Apple has just updated Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower starting price, making Apple’s most affordable Mac an even better value. Mac mini now features fourth generation Intel Core processors, integrated graphics that are up to 90 percent faster, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2 and is still the world’s most energy efficient desktop.
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 percent faster graphics performance than the previous generation. 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. Mac mini is still the world’s most energy efficient desktop, exceeding Energy Star 6.1 requirements by seven times the standard and consuming as few as 6 watts of power at idle.
Mac Mini 2014 Specs:
1.4GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz with 3MB L3 Cache)
2.6GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz with 3MB L3 Cache)
2.8GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz with 3MB L3 Cache)
Intel HD Graphics 5000 (1.4GHz) / Intel Iris Graphics GPU (2.4Ghz & 2.8Ghz)
up to 8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
500GB 5400rpm HDD / 1TB 5400rpm HDD / 1TB Fusion Drive
2x Thunderbolt ports / 4x USB 3.0 ports / Gigabit Ethernet / SDXC Card slot / Audio and Microphone jacks / Mini Display Port / HDMI out
Wi-Fi 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0
197 x 197 x 36mm (dimension)
Pricing and Availability
The latest iteration of the Mac Mini are now available starting today. The entry-level configuration starts at $499 while the spec’d-out model costs $999.