“The smallest sibling of the Mac family just graduated. Little brother has some new smarts and a sharp new suit… Apple Inc. released a new mini this week, and it’s the biggest redesign of the product since it was launched in 2005,” Peter Svensson reports for The Associated Press. “It adds some much-needed features and a less-than-necessary, but very appealing, design flourish.”
“So why get a Mac mini? It doesn’t have the horsepower of the full-size Mac Pro desktop, or the portability of the MacBook,” Svensson reports. “Well, for one thing, it’s still the cheapest way to get access to Mac software. If you want to do video editing or graphic design, the Mac rules. The new mini starts at $699, up from $599 for the previous model. That’s without a keyboard, mouse or monitor, but it’s still a pretty good value.”
“It could also be a ‘home base’ computer, acting as a backup and file server for the household’s laptops,” Svensson reports. “The basic model now comes with a 320 gigabyte hard drive, enough for most purposes and twice the size of the old basic model.”
Svensson reports, “Third, the mini is a great option if you want to connect your living-room TV to the Internet and your collection of movies, music and photos.”
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