“Apple will launch an upgrade to its low-end desktop, the Mac Mini, at January’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco, according to an Apple corporate employee who contacted Wired.com,” Brian X. Chen blogs for Wired.
“The source, who wished to remain anonymous (to keep his job), could not disclose details about the Mac Mini other than its upcoming announcement at Macworld Expo, which begins Jan. 5. That’s where CEO Steve Jobs traditionally launches major products during his famous keynotes (assuming he does indeed show up),” Chen reports.
“Although Apple has been quiet about Mac Mini sales numbers, the diminutive desktop appears to be selling quite well. For example, the Mac Mini has been among the top 5 of Amazon’s best selling desktops; it currently stands at No. 3,” Chen reports. “Though our source confirms there will be a new Mac Mini announced January, it’s unlikely this will be Apple’s big product launch at the show.”
Chen reports some of what to expect of the new Mac mini, including:
• Aluminum Unibody contruction
• “Greenest Mac ever.”
• Video output will utilize DisplayPort
• Super Drive (no Blu-ray)
• 2 GB of RAM, expandable to 4 GB (double current levels)
• 2.0-GHz Core 2 Duo and a 2.3-GHz Core 2 Duo (up from 1.83 GHz and 2.0 GHz)
• Nvidia inside
• $499 and $699 prices
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lee” for the heads up.]