updated 02:05 pm EST, Tue January 11, 2005
Mac mini debuts
, "the most affordable and compact Mac ever." Starting at just $500, Mac mini is aimed at "anyone looking to get started with Mac OS X and features iLife '05." Just two-inches tall and weighing only 2.9 pounds, the Mac mini offers either a 1.25 GHz or 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 processor, 256MB of RAM, and ATI Radeon 9200 graphics with 32MB of dedicated DDR memory. Both models come with a slot-load Combo drive for watching DVD movies and burning CDs, and up to an 80GB hard drive for storing digital media creations. It features two USB 2.0 ports, in addition to DVI and VGA interfaces, Ethernet connectivity, AirPort support, and an internal modem.