Apple is all set to begin shipping its newly launched Apple Mac Mini. The scheduled date for the shipping of the new product by Apple is set as June 15. The new Mac mini is not only elegant looking and sleek, it is surely an answer to the imagination of any speed-loving Apple fan.

Features supported by the new Apple Mac Mini

Apple Mac Mini is being touted as one of the most energy efficient desktops. It is expected to reduce its energy usage by up to 25%. Let us take a look at some of the features supported by this new technology.

Physical attributes

  • Mac mini showcases a 7.7×1.4 inch aluminum body.
  • The new Mac Mini supports integrated power supply, thereby eliminating the external power adopter. Hence, Mac mini can easily make for the neatest desktop with only one single white power cord attached to it.
  • 320 GB hard drive and 2GB RAM.
  • Mac mini also supports HDMI output, hence supporting HDTV.
  • An additional SD card slot is provided.
  • 2GB of 1,066MHz DDR3 (double-data rate 3) SDRAM (expandable up to 8GB).
  • Showcases amongst the first of its kind recyclable aluminum enclosures.
  • Has been granted Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Gold status.
  • Showcases PVC-free components and wires.
  • SuperDrive optical drive loaded with an 8x slot.

Software Supported

  • Apple has attached an Nvidia GeForce 320 graphics processor to the new mac mini.
  • There is an optional 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
  • Mac mini has a much improved graphics performance, much thanks to the 48 processing cores of Nvidia GeForce 320 graphics processor. It is expected to give twice the performance compared to earlier versions when it comes to graphics, while giving an incomparable performance when compared with other products in the similar line offered by other companies.
  • Choice of Intel processors with a standard 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
  • Apple has included Mac OS X Snow Leopard in the Mac mini.
  • To add to this all, Apple’s iLife application suite is being housed with the Mini.

Connectivity

Mac mini showcases some mouth watering attributes when it comes to connectivity.

  • It has 802.11n wireless and Bluetooth 2.1.
  • To add to it all, it also showcases Gigabit Ethernet.
  • Making it all the more convenient to its users, it has four USB 2.0 ports.
  • Fire wire port is an added incentive.
  • Digital and audio line-in and headphone out ports etc are a few other attributes that makes Mac mini one of the most desirable machines today.

Price Factor

Apple Mac mini is being priced at $699 for the standard 2.4GHz Intel Processor. However for enhanced performance, if you want the Intel Core 2 Duo processor that offers speed ranges up to 2.66GHz, 4GB of 1,066MHz DDR3 SDRAM and two 500GB Serial ATA hard drives running at a speed of 7,200 rpm, you will be asked to pay $999 for all the gumption.