The new Apple MAC mini is an entry level desktop Mac computer for Apple fans since its inception in 2005. The dimension of the MAC mini has always been exactly 2 x 6.5 inches for their entire existences. However, this time the interior design was enhanced. These improvements, which although keeps the price tags intact, prove to be a convincing choice for Windows to Mac switchers and also for the mini lovers.
The Apple Mac Mini includes 2GHz core 2 Duo processor and it identified in Windows as Core 2 Duo P7350 processor which runs at 2.0 GHz. The new Mac mini also has the same NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics and chipset like that included in iMac, updated MacBook Air and MacBoojk 13 inch Aluminum. This reasonably priced Mac mini now features 2 GB of standard memory which is a welcome addition. The best thing is that the internals would now include the 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi adapter that offers you a faster 802.11n transfer speed if you have draft-n router. The outstanding 320GB hard drive is large enough to hold iTunes library of a household and fill up the biggest iPod available today. Apart form this, the optical drive is still a DVD burning SuperDrive but the Mac Mini also has a DVD burner apart from a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive. However there is no mouse or keyboard included.
The Mac mini is designed in the same traditional manner which fits in the white plastic and aluminum chassis and you can only find out the difference after looking at the back panel. The Mac mini would now include FireWire 800 on its back rather than FireWire 400 including an extra USB port in the total of five. It is also designed with two monitor ports one the mini DVI and the other Mini DisplayPort. The newly included FireWire 800 port is considerably faster compared to the previous FireWire 400 port. Most of the quad port external hard drives would easily work with this mini even without an adapter.
You should know that the 24 inch LED backlit Cinema Display of Apple is probably the only monitor which you can directly connect to a mini DisplayPort. Therefore if you need to connect it to the 30 inch display then you will require an optional DisplayPort to the Dual-Link DVI adapter. This means that if you have two 24 inch monitors connected through the DVI and mini DisplayPort simultaneously would give you almost unheard screen space along with desktop spanning and alternate dual display mirroring. Additionally the performance of Mac Mini has also set it apart from other small PCs and particularly those in budget and nettop category. The new Mac Min was successfully able to easily complete the Photoshop CS4 tests and other performance tests conducted. The bottom line is that the Apple Mac Mini can make a great second PC in the houses or as a great home based PC for people with iPhone or iPod as includes several great upgrades over its previous mini.