New Mac Mini 2010
Apple released a new Mac Mini for 2010, the first update to the model this year. Getting a speed bump, HDMI output, and an SD card slot, the 2010 Mac Mini also looks different than it’s predecessors. Boasting a smaller aluminum unibody enclosure, the new Mac Mini matches closely to other aluminum products in Apple’s lineup. The tiny machine is being dubbed as “the world’s most energy efficient desktop computer” consuming a surprisingly small amount of energy, an amazing 10 watts when the machine is idle.
New Mac Mini 2010 features
The new Mac Mini is smaller than ever, at just 1.4″ tall and 7.7″ wide and deep. Updated tech specs and features include:
- Aluminum unibody enclosure
- 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (up to 2.6Ghz)
- NVidia GeForce 320M graphics card
- Up to 8GB of RAM
- Up to 500GB of hard drive space
- Built-in Power Supply
- HDMI output (no adapter required!)
- SD Card Slot
- 4 USB Ports
- 1 FireWire 800 port
- Easily removable twist-off bottom panel for simple RAM upgrades
- Prices start at $699 from Apple, or $669 from MacMall
With it’s reduced size, HDMI output, and lower power consumption, it’s more appealing than ever to setup the Mac Mini as a media center, and Apple seems to know it. Apple’s own sales page states:
Plug in one HDMI cable and start enjoying content on your Mac mini in brilliant HD. Like movies and TV shows from iTunes, the Internet, and your photo library. There’s also a handy control that lets you easily adjust the output on Mac mini to fill even the biggest HDTV screen.
You can read more about the new Mac Mini on Apple.com.