New Mac Mini: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Apple has revealed their new Mac Mini. The Mac Mini line was definitely due for an update.

1. The New Mac Mini Starts at $499

The new Mac Mini starts at $499, a hundred bucks less than the previous gen Mac Mini. The new Mac Mini starts shipping today, October 16.

2. The Mac Mini Was Long Overdue for an Update

Mac Rumors notes that today’s Mac Mini update is the first facelift the line has gotten in 723 days, or since October of 2012.

3. The Mac Mini Was Joined by a New iMac

The new iMac unveiled alongside the new Mac Mini today boasts a 27-inch, 5K display. It costs a lot more than a Mac Mini, with new iMac prices starting at $2499. That seems expensive, but its actually cheaper than buying a 4K monitor alone.

4. Mac Mini Is ‘The World’s Most Energy Efficient Desktop’

Ars Technica reports that Apple is billing this new Mac Mini as “the world’s most energy efficient desktop.” If you are trying to go green, or just cut your energy bills, this energy efficiency may appeal to you.

5. The Mac Mini Offers Configurable Options

Apple Insider reports that the Mac Mini has many options to custom configure your machine:

“Customers can configure their machine with a top-shelf 3.0 GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of memory, and up to a 1TB PCIe-based flash drive.”

The entry-level Mac Mini costs $499, and has a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7 GHz.

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