Apple ships three new Mac mini models

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 26 2005 @ 21:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Like expected Apple today presented three new Mac mini models. All models come with 512MB memory and the cheapest model retails for only $499. The $599 model adds built-in wireless network functionality with AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth support, and the $699 model will enable users to burn DVDs with SuperDrive.

The new models feature a 1.25GHz or 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 processor and come with Apple's iLife 05 and Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger preinstalled.

Just two inches tall and weighing only 2.9 pounds, Mac mini redefines design for the sub-$1,000 desktop, and allows users the flexibility to choose their display, mouse and keyboard. Mac mini includes one FireWire 400 and two USB 2.0 ports for easy plug-and-play connections to popular peripherals such as Apple’s market-leading iPod digital music player, digital still cameras, digital video camcorders and printers. Mac mini offers a DVI interface that also supports VGA so customers can easily connect to a variety of LCD or CRT displays and built-in 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet.

Here's a look at the specifications of the three new models:

The 1.25 GHz Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of $499 (US), includes:
  • 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4 processor;
  • 512MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM, expandable to 1GB;
  • 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive;
  • Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • ATI Radeon 9200 graphics processor with 32MB video memory;
  • one FireWire 400 and two USB 2.0 ports;
  • 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet networking and 56K V.92 modem;
  • internal support for AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth;
  • DVI or VGA out (adapter included), composite/S-video out with optional adapter; and
  • built-in speaker and headphone/line out.
The 1.42 GHz Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of $599 (US), includes:
  • 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 processor;
  • 512MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM, expandable to 1GB;
  • 80GB Ultra ATA hard drive;
  • Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • ATI Radeon 9200 graphics processor with 32MB video memory;
  • one FireWire 400 and two USB 2.0 ports;
  • 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet networking;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth;
  • DVI or VGA out (adapter included), composite/S-video out with optional adapter; and
  • built-in speaker and headphone/line out.
The 1.42 GHz Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of $699 (US), includes:
  • 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 processor;
  • 512MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM, expandable to 1GB;
  • 80GB Ultra ATA hard drive;
  • SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • ATI Radeon 9200 graphics processor with 32MB video memory;
  • one FireWire 400 and two USB 2.0 ports;
  • 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet networking;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth;
  • DVI or VGA out (adapter included), composite/S-video out with optional adapter; and
  • built-in speaker and headphone/line out.
Build-to-order options and accessories include up to 1GB of RAM, SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW), AirPort Extreme Card, 56K V.92 modem, internal Bluetooth module, wired or wireless Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse and the AppleCare Protection Plan.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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