Apple ups Mac mini speeds, all models now feature Core Duo processors, prices unchanged

Along with new iMac models (see related article), Apple today also increased processor speeds on both models of the Mac mini, delivering dual-core performance across the line at no additional cost. The $799 model now includes a 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, up from 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, and the $599 model now includes a 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, up from a 1.5 GHz Intel Core Solo processor.

The new Mac mini models are here.

Related article:
Apple iMac line gets Intel Core 2 Duo processors; pricing starts at $999; new 24-inch model debuts – September 06, 2006


  1. From ‘Useless’: No-one will buy these; people want laptops”.

    I totally disagree – I choose a Mac Mini alongside an Apple Cinema display because I didn’t want the integrated computer/monitor offering of the iMac.

    In the absence of a ‘midi’ Mac tower I’ll continue to favour a Mini over an iMac – or laptop, for that matter.

  2. Lets hope these release today dont mean that on Sept 12th Steve is only going to talk about a movie service from itunes. That launch is definetly not enough. They had to release this stuff today and get it out of the way either because there is way more cool stuff to go over on Sept 12th or Steve is really sick and cant stay up there and talk about more then a new iTMS…..lets all hope for tons of new products.!!

  3. They might have decided to release this early due to all the (correct) speculation, allowing the event to be focussed on the bigger news rather than product updates and larger versions of existing products.

    Downloadable movies and either new iPods or new under-TV based gadget are the most likely contenders for the Sept 12th announcement. The product announcements today can only add to the excitement of what is coming on the 12th.

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