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Apple updates Mac mini with price starts at US$499
Press release, October 17; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES

Apple has updated its Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower starting price. The Mac mini now features Intel's fourth-generation Core processors, integrated graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2.

The new Mac mini delivers new levels of graphics performance, expandability and connectivity. New integrated Intel HD Graphics 5000 and Intel Iris graphics deliver up to 90% faster graphics performance than the previous generation. The Mac mini now includes two Thunderbolt 2 ports, each delivering up to 20Gbps of bandwidth to each port, as well as next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi that is up to three times faster when connected to an 802.11ac base station, said Apple.

The Mac mini comes in three standard models: a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7GHz, 4GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 5000 and a 500GB hard drive starting at a suggested retail price of US$499; a 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1GHz, 8GB of memory, Intel Iris graphics and a 1TB hard drive starting at suggested retail price of US$699; and a 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3GHz, 8GB of memory, Intel Iris graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive starting at a suggested retail price of US$999.

Customers can choose to configure their Mac mini with up to a 3.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of memory, and up to a 1TB PCIe-based flash drive.

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