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Apple Releases New Mac Mini

We didn’t see this coming, but this morning Apple has released the beautiful and powerful new Mac Mini. Starting at $699, the new Mac Mini features up to 2 times faster graphics, an all new sleek aluminum design, built in power supply, HDMI port, built in SD reader and many, many other stuff. Check out all the details and pictures after the break.

The Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of $699 in the US or (in the UK) £649 inc VAT (£552.34 ex VAT) includes:

- 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB of shared L2 cache;

- 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable up to 8GB;

- a slot-load 8X SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;

- 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm;

- NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics;

- AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;

- Gigabit Ethernet;

- four USB 2.0 ports;

- SD card slot;

- one FireWire 800 port;

- one HDMI port and one Mini DisplayPort;

- HDMI to DVI video adapter;

- combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack); and

- combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack).

The Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server, for a suggested retail price of $999 in the US or £929 inc VAT (£790.64 ex VAT) in the UK, includes:

- 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB of shared L2 cache;

- 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable up to 8GB;

- two 500GB Serial ATA hard drives running at 7200 rpm;

- NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics;

- AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;

- Gigabit Ethernet;

- four USB 2.0 ports;

- SD card slot;

- one FireWire 800 port;

- one HDMI port and one Mini DisplayPort;

- HDMI to DVI video adapter;

- combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack); and

- combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack).

Build-to-order options and accessories include up to 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB hard drive running at 5400 rpm; Apple Remote; Aperture 3, Final Cut Express 4, Logic Express, iWork (pre-installed); Apple Wireless Keyboard; Magic Mouse; Apple 24-inch LED Cinema Display and the AppleCare Protection Plan.

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