After being forgotten for four years, the Mac mini is back with an upgrade that was well worth waiting for. "It's truly the Swiss Army knife of computers", says Brian Stucki of MacStadium, which manages almost 8,000 Mac mini systems in co-location data centers for a wide range of developers - from small startups to some of the most valuable companies in the Fortune 500.
In addition to being five times faster and more powerful than before, the Mac mini comes in an aesthetically pleasing space gray finish, as the enclosure is made from Apple-designed aluminum alloy from 100 percent recycled aluminum.
But Boger wasn't done.
Apple introduces new Mac mini: Specifications, price revealed
As demonstrated in the hands-on area of today's event, the diminutive mini can be stacked for uses like build and render farms. We didn't hear any more details after that, but a report in Bloomberg revealed that this new product was around the corner.
Mac mini comes pre-installed with macOS Mojave that brings a number of new features to Apple fans in its own right. It will be available next week.
The Mac mini was ideal for existing OS X users who needed a second desktop, but more importantly, it gave long-time Windows users an easier way into the Apple ecosystem.
Mac mini has all the ports you expect from a desktop. Additionally, consumers can configure the Mac Mini with up to 64GB of RAM and up to 4TB of solid-state storage. There is also an Apple T2 security chip under the hood, which keeps data secured and encrypted. The Mac mini like its laptop cousin is also the first in its series to be made out of 100 percent recycled aluminium that gives it a smaller carbon footprint - almost 50 percent less than the previous generation. The base model of Mac Mini with Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage retails at $799 (Rs. 58,000 approx.) The top-end variant with Core i7 processor can go as high as $4,199 (Rs. 3,06,000 approx.). The Mac Mini is beloved by many creatives for its affordability, and many have been patiently awaiting an update for years.
Add a Mac mini to your MacBook Pro and offload Compressor work to a Mac Mini or half dozen.
Apple just updated the Mac Mini for the first time since October 2014.