Report: significant Apple Mac mini update imminent

“Apple Computer has begun to inform service providers of a revision to its Mac mini desktop computer that is now expected to quietly make its debut in a matter of days,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider. “According to documents shown to AppleInsider, the revision, which will bump the low-end Mac mini from 1.25GHz to 1.33GHz and the two higher-end models from 1.42GHz to 1.5GHz, was originally slated for release last Tuesday.”

“Sources say Apple will continue to market the three new Mac mini configurations at the current price points of $499, $599, and $699. All three models will ship standard with Mac OS X 10.4.2 and include faster hard drives operating at 5400-rpm. The current Mac minis include 4200-rpm drives,” Jade reports.

More info about the new Mac mini’s graphics, wireless technologies, and double-layer DVD burning capability in the full article here.

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27 Comments

  1. This is practically the same as Think Secret’s rumor. The only thing I think that is wrong with the rumor is that I believe the next Mac mini will come with (at least) an ATi Radeon 9550. Whether it has 32 MB or 64 MB of VRam, I’ll leave to the guys in Cupertino.

  2. They should have had 5400 RPM drives in there right from the start, IMO. I don’t think the price difference for Apple could have been all that much between the 5400 and 4200 drives. I think the 4200 drives are used in portables so they don’t get damaged too easily when jerked around (as a laptop often is). Most Minis, however, just sit on people’s desks.

  3. “The only thing I think that is wrong with the rumor is that I believe the next Mac mini will come with (at least) an ATi Radeon 9550. Whether it has 32 MB or 64 MB of VRam, I’ll leave to the guys in Cupertino.”

    “I think” that Apple should have incorporated at least comparable video support to the PowerBooks from the outset, so that the mini could support the (then upcoming) Tiger’s Core Graphics fully in hardware, but they didn’t…

    Any other thoughts out of your ass, macnut222?

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