Apple Announces New Mac Mini Starting at $499

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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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    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
     
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    Base model will probably still have 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. Awful
     
  4. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    If the price drops to £399 over here in the UK then it could be a HUGE hit.
     
  5. John.B macrumors 601

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    Yay for the new Haswell minis! Not sure I'd like the 1.4GHz model though...
     
  6. -LikesMac- macrumors 6502

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    Cool update, though not as major as I thought.
     
  7. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe this is what the "It's been way too long" tagline was referring to.
     
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    It has!
     
  9. mmomega macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  10. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a

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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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    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
     
  15. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    This is really crappy. This computer went from being a mini powerhouse to more of a toy.

    I guess they felt they had to do this to bring the price point down. It will still sell very well and suit many people just fine, though.
     
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    No GPU = deal breaker for me. Integrated graphics just don't cut it.
     
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    The i7 is a dual-core.

    Configurable to 3.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz) with 4MB on-chip shared L3 cache.

    Disappointing. I was finally going to get rid of my Windows server but I need the quad-core. Oh well.
     
  18. nikko1423 macrumors member

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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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    No kidding...I was hoping for quad i7 with Iris Pro 5200. If Apple had done that I'd buy two...now WTF, still underpowered GPU (better though) and horrible CPU. Stupid...time to build a PC and hope Windows 10 doesn't suck.
     
  20. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    Iris and HD5000 are more than enough for everyday consumer tasks (browsing, itunes, word processing, light gaming).
     
  21. definitive macrumors 68000

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    probably, but for the same price you could build a nice little mini-itx hackintosh which much better hardware.
     
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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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