Apple has announced the release of a new Mac Mini, not revolutionary on design side, it’s inside the revolution happens.
Available in two options, with Intel Core i5 dual-core 2.5 GHz or Core i7 quad-core 2.3 GHz, count on the help of Turbo Boost technology to accelerate the process of its activities up to 3.6 GHz, making its programs and tasks to run much more fluid and consistently.
As a complement, the new Mac Mini also features Hyper-Threading where each core run two threads, allowing the Mac OS X Mountain Lion on this equipment perform several tasks at once more efficiently, and allow a better memory consumption control. Iin practice, it can be up to two times faster than the previous version, making it more efficient on playback of 3D content and other more elaborate graphics.
The new Mac Mini has an Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics chip, which in this model results in a performance with up to 65% more pixels, with greater definition for videos and games. The model has two storage options: 500 GB (model with 2.5 GHz dual-core) or 1 TB HD with 256 GB SSD (core i7 quad-core with 2.3 GHz model ) with the new Fusion Drive function, already present in the iMac, which combines the two different types of disks, automatically managing how the system will distribute files, applications and other resources in this hybrid disc. Most are used in SSD, the least used, in HD.
The Mac Mini has 4 GB of RAM DDR3 at 1600 MHz, but can be easily upgraded by simply turning a simple protective cover on the bottom of the device (that part, thankfully, has not changed), and can support up to 16 GB of RAM. It is compatible with Thunderbolt ports, USB 3.0, HDMI and Gigabit Ethernet, and its compatible with peripherals of your choice, including the products of other manufacturers.
The model with Intel Core i5 dual-core 2.5 GHz, 500 GB HD will cost $599 and the model with an Intel Core i7 quad-core 2.3 GHz with 1 TB HD + 256GB SSD as a target price of $799.