Apple Spring Totally New Mac mini with HDMI

New Mac mini with HDMI

This one came right out of the blue – Apple have just released a brand new 1.4" high unibody Mac mini – complete with HDMI !  The new machine also includes the NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics, an SD slot and for the firsrt time a built-in PSU.  It and can now take up to 8GB of RAM and – put your pallet knives away – there's now a removable panel on the bottom for easy RAM upgrades.  Read on for all the details…

"Mac mini comes to the big screen – It’s easy to connect Mac mini to the biggest screen in the house — your HDTV — courtesy of a built-in HDMI port. Plug in one HDMI cable and start enjoying content on your Mac mini in brilliant HD. Like films and TV programmes from iTunes, the Internet and your photo library. Like home movies, the Internet and your photo library. There’s also a handy control that lets you easily adjust the output on Mac mini to fill even the biggest HDTV screen. And when you just want to listen to music, you can play your entire iTunes collection through your home entertainment centre, or stream it to a set of speakers in any room via an AirPort Express Base Station.

Plenty of ports make it ready for anything – Mac mini makes things happen. It can connect to any digital display right out of the box. In addition to HDMI, Mac mini comes with both Mini DisplayPort output and an HDMI-to-DVI adapter, so it’s ready to connect to the Apple LED Cinema Display or a third-party display you already have. You can even connect two displays to see more of your photos, films and files. And there’s a built-in SD card slot, which makes it easy to grab photos and videos from your digital still or video camera. Mac mini gives you ports galore: four USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 800 port, so you can plug in your keyboard, mouse, iPod, iPhone, iPad, digital camera, DV camcorder, external hard drive, printer and just about any other device you use.

Mac mini features an all-new, 1.4-inch-thin aluminum enclosure. It’s called the unibody — a seamless enclosure carved from a single, solid block of aluminum. The unibody construction was originally developed for Apple’s MacBook Pro. It’s created using computer numerical control, or CNC, machines — the same kind used by the aerospace industry to build mission-critical spacecraft components. This ensures absolute precision of every component of the Mac mini enclosure. Not to mention a stunning aluminum fit and finish that will make any desk proud."

4 Comments on "Apple Spring Totally New Mac mini with HDMI"

  1. Not sure, but think there were rumours of supplies beginning to dry-up last week … 10W idle & 85W PSU, both down 25%, but PSU now onboard – wonder if they’re using the machined metal (presumably enveloping upper part of the) case as a heat-sink to make this possible without having to add a fan ? Hopefully there isn’t a fan … glad about the FW800 !

  2. Scary price increase – before and after…

  3. Big (off-putting) price increase. My 2 gig Mac Mini will have to soldier on a while longer! It could do with a fifth USB port too.

  4. Apple’s cover-off views show there is a fan … still, hopefully it’ll run quieter – can’t understand why they’d go to the expense of a machined-from-solid case otherwise (parts-count reduction might help offset the cost, but weight won’t matter as much as it would with a laptop and the shape will be fairly stiff on its own account, but solid would give better heat-conduction) … wonder if price increase is to do with the pound have slipped against the dollar, and the recent 100% pay-rises in China ?

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