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Today at its media event in Cupertino, Apple announced a brand-new Mac mini, a popular Mac computer that hadn't been updated since October 2012. The new Mac mini starts at $499, $100 less than the previous $599 starting price.

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"People love Mac mini. It's a great first Mac or addition to your home network, and the new Mac mini is a nice upgrade packed into an incredibly compact design," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "With the latest CPU and graphics, faster Wi-Fi, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, OS X Yosemite, and starting at just $499, the new Mac mini is the best value ever."
The new Mac mini comes with 4th-generation Intel Core processors, Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000 with up to 90 percent faster graphics than the previous generation, PCIe-based flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. Apple also claims it's the "world's most efficient desktop".

The new Mac mini begins shipping today.

Article Link: Apple Announces New Mac Mini Starting at $499
 

mmomega

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Base model will probably still have 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. Awful

Then don't purchase the base model ??

We all can't have top end specs at rock bottom pricing, sure you want that, hell so do I but it has never happened and it won't start today.
We all have to pay to play on better, faster equipment.
 
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Wuiffi

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It's orgasmic. Just give me the base model I will (AND CAN) upgrade the rest myself :)
 
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trimiton

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The sad part is that there isn't any quad core :( Not even for CTO apparently.

What I am curious is if they upgrade the EFI version so that Windows can boot native EFI

LE: hmm, it seems the processor is also slower (1.4 Ghz) :(
Well, I guess they took something from it while making it cheaper
 
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nikko1423

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It wasn't the big "Mac Pro" update I thought it would be, but SO many people are going to be happy. And now it's cheaper :)
 
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Luap

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Decent specs and price. Although it is a shame about the lack of a quad core version.
Still, that makes me feel a bit less sore about my freshly outdated 2012 quad core MacMini ;)
 
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