Apple upgrades the Mac Mini

Mac Mini

Apple has just revealed a new version of its Mac Mini for the budget conscious Apple user.

While the new Mac Mini happens to be the smallest version of the desktop computer, it's certainly not the slowest.

In fact, four USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, HDMI connectivity, Intel Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processors and either a 1TB hard drive or a smaller 256GB SSD all make what will be a very capable performer.

Power consumption is boasted to be 11W at idle, making it rather eco-friendly for a computer – assuming that sort of thing floats your boat.

The basic model, which sports a 2.5GHz clock speed, 4GB of RAM and 500GB of hard drive storage space will start at £500 – rising to £850 for the server version – which includes a top-of-the-range i7 Ivy Bridge and two 1TB hard drives.

Orders have opened today should you fancy a new Mac Mini.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.