Apple Mac Mini Gets Hardware Upgrade, Starts at $499

Apple Mac Mini Gets Hardware Upgrade

Apple has unveiled an update to its Mac mini line, marking the first refresh in two years.

The upgraded Mac mini models boast 4th-generation Intel Core processors, Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000, PCIe-based flash storage, enhanced 802.11ac WiFi, and dual Thunderbolt 2 ports.

Apple Mac Mini Gets Hardware Upgrade

Apple claims that the new Mac mini holds the title of the most energy-efficient desktop in the world.

Available for purchase starting today, the new Mac mini has an introductory price of $499, showing a $100 reduction from the previous base model’s price.


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