Apple releases a new Mac Mini

After over two years of quasi lack of updates, Apple recently announced updates for their Mac Mini. Additional features for this new release would include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Haswell processors, Intel HD 5000 with Iris graphics. A PCI-based flash storage would be available for the high-end models. Indeed, the new Mac Mini will come in three separate base configurations with a starting price of $499.

The basic version of the Apple Mac Mini will have a 1.4Ghz i5 dual-core processor along with 4GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 5000. The hard drive capacity would be of 500GB. The mid-range version will have a 2.6Ghz i5 dual-core processor, with 8GB of RAM, 1 Terabyte of hard drive and for graphic processors the Intel Iris Graphics. The higher end model of the Mac Mini will have 8GB of RAM, 1 Terabyte of Fusion Drive, Intel Iris Graphics and 2.8Ghz dual-core i5. The RAM of all three of these versions are upgradable to a maximum of 16GB. The price of the upgrade is set at $300 for the basic model and $200 for the mid-range and higher end versions.

This upgrade has proved to be quite disappointing to Mac mini fans as Apple has ceased offering the customizable option of quad-core processor upgrades and storage capacity exceeding 1 Terabyte. This new release also comes with a soldered RAM, which means that customers would need to opt for RAM upgrades at the moment that they are purchasing the Mac mini from Apple.