updated 03:25 pm EDT, Tue August 7, 2007
Mac minis refreshed
Negating rumors of the machine's imminent death, Apple today announced new processor upgrades for the Mac mini. The tiny Mac now sports 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors, updated from 1.66 GHz or 1.83 GHz Core Duo processors in the older models, respectively. Apple claims the processor upgrades make the new minis run 39% faster than previously. Otherwise, the Mac mini's specs are similar to older models. The units still ship with an Apple Remote with Front Row, support up to 2GB of memory, use the Intel GMA 950 graphics processor and offer 802.11 b/g wireless networking. However, the new models do ship with the newly released iLife '08 suite rather than iLife '06, which was included with the previous models. The new Mac minis are still priced from $599, and available from the online Apple Store.