Apple refreshes specs on Mac mini; starts $599; Snow Leopard server model, $999

Apple refreshes specs on Mac mini; starts $599; Snow Leopard server model, $999

Summary: Apple on Tuesday refreshed its Mac mini, the most inexpensive computer in the maker's lineup, offering a trio of computers that start at $599, including one preloaded with Snow Leopard Server.

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Apple on Tuesday refreshed its Mac mini, the most inexpensive computer in the maker's lineup, offering a trio of computers that start at $599, including one preloaded with Snow Leopard Server.

Starting at $599, the entry level Mac mini features a faster 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. It also includes 2GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, a 160GB hard drive, five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics and a SuperDrive.

[Image Gallery: Apple's new Mac mini trio]

The $799 Mac mini features a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of memory and a larger 320GB hard drive.

There's also a $999 Mac mini specially configured with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server. That model features two 500GB hard drives for a total of 1TB of server storage in the mini's 6.5 in. by 6.5 in. by 2.in enclosure.

They're available now.

More Apple announcements today:

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Processors, Servers

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  • The two Mac Mini's we have owned over the past 4 years . . . .

    Have been the most reliable, most useful and most FUN computers I
    have ever owned.

    I have two Win XP PC's, have done CAD design on them for over 20
    years, and know both platforms well. EVERYTHING about the Mac Mini
    just works. Recently upgraded my Intel Mac Mini to Snow Leopard, and
    the PPC Mac Mini to Leopard and they are running like a charm.

    Anyone who wants a computer designed with the USER in mind
    should get one. I went to play a DVD in my Dell Win XP machine, and
    was disgusted that I couldn't do so without buying some additional
    Codec for Win Media Player. Apple would NEVER do anything like that
    !!!

    Interoperability is seamless nowadays, though. I can run MS Office
    files on either platform from the other platform with no problems at
    all. Behind my router firewall, all is transparent.
    acad2kman