Apple Mac Mini with Next-gen Intel Processors, Discrete Graphics, Thunderbolt I/O and OS X Lion Launched

Apple Mac mini update with next generation Intel core processors, new discrete graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and Lion, the world's most advanced operating system is now available.The new Mac mini delivers up to twice the processor and graphics performance of the previous generation in the same amazingly compact and efficient aluminum design. At just […]

Apple Mac mini update with next generation Intel core processors, new discrete graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and Lion, the world's most advanced operating system is now available.

The new Mac mini delivers up to twice the processor and graphics performance of the previous generation in the same amazingly compact and efficient aluminum design. At just 7.7-inches square and 1.4-inches thin, the new Mac mini maintains its compact aluminum design while delivering amazing performance and graphics capabilities.

"New Mac mini comes in three different configurations: latest dual-core Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors, AMD Radeon HD 6630M discrete graphics, or a quad-core Intel Core i7 powered server configuration. Designed without an optical disc drive, Mac mini can access the optical drives on other PCs and Macs, and works with the MacBook Air SuperDrive. Configure-to-order options include up to 8 GBs of memory, a faster 7200 RPM hard drive and a 256GB solid state drive," revealed Apple.

Every new Mac mini comes with Mac OS X Lion, the latest major release of Mac OS X, the world's most advanced operating system, and iLife apps for creating and sharing great photos, movies and music.

With ultra-fast Wi-Fi, you can wirelessly download apps from the Mac App Store, get music and movies from iTunes, back up data to Time Capsule and share files with AirDrop, which makes transferring files quick and easy. Mac mini includes Bluetooth for wireless peripherals and four USB ports for easy connectivity for the wired and wireless devices you use every day.

The new Mac mini remains the world's most energy efficient desktop, meets Energy Star 5.2 requirements and achieves EPEAT Gold status.

Mac mini now comes with Thunderbolt I/O technology for expansion possibilities never before available to Mac mini users.

Starting at just $599 (US), the new Mac mini is available for order today and in stores tomorrow.

[Source: Apple Press]