Previous to this announcement today there was a lot of speculation around the death of the Mac mini. Many though Apple was going to phase it out of their product line but today instead of doing that Apple refreshed it.

The new Mac minis include Core 2 Duo chips which are up to 33% faster then previous chips, allows 2GBs of RAM, has 4 USB ports, has digital in/out audio and has a Gigabit ethernet port. The new minis also come with iLife ‘08.

According to the Apple tech specs page on the Mac mini it does not come with 802.11n wireless networking but uses the older 802.11g which seems a bit odd to me. Overall it’s a nice upgrade and I would love to replace my Xserve with one of these.


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