Apple Announces New Mac Mini Starting at $499

Today at its media event in Cupertino, Apple announced a brand-new Mac mini, a popular Mac computer that hadn't been updated since October 2012. The new Mac mini starts at $499, $100 less than the previous $599 starting price.

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“People love Mac mini. It’s a great first Mac or addition to your home network, and the new Mac mini is a nice upgrade packed into an incredibly compact design,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the latest CPU and graphics, faster Wi-Fi, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, OS X Yosemite, and starting at just $499, the new Mac mini is the best value ever.”

The new Mac mini comes with 4th-generation Intel Core processors, Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000 with up to 90 percent faster graphics than the previous generation, PCIe-based flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. Apple also claims it's the "world's most efficient desktop".

The new Mac mini begins shipping today.

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Top Rated Comments

Luap Avatar
99 months ago
No Firewire...?!

It was the last Mac with Firewire. What did you expect? RS232 ports and a Floppy drive also?
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
poematik13 Avatar
99 months ago
No option for quad core cpu

rip mac mini
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dlimes13 Avatar
99 months ago
It's about damn time.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mmomega Avatar
99 months ago
Base model will probably still have 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. Awful

Then don't purchase the base model ??

We all can't have top end specs at rock bottom pricing, sure you want that, hell so do I but it has never happened and it won't start today.
We all have to pay to play on better, faster equipment.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
defecta Avatar
99 months ago
WTH Apple?? No quad core anymore?? That's really lame. We waited 2 years for you to cripple the Mac Mini with a dual core?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Krypter Avatar
99 months ago
Just been on livechat

Just been on livechat as I saw this in the order page.

"Configurable to 8GB or 16GB, only at the Apple Online Store."

However livechat has responded.

Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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