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Apple Releases New Mac Minis: Faster, Easier Access, More Storage… and No Optical Drive

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Apple has just released the new Mac mini desktop unit. The upgrade includes a little of everything, from faster processor, larger hard drive and perhaps most desired – easy access for for users.

Even more important? No optical drive, signaling the future: with the Mac App Store and iTunes, Apple no longer thinks you need optical media. Forget Blu-Ray, digital delivery’s the future.

The entry-level Mac mini is $599, with higher-end units priced at $799 and the server version at $999.

You can choose a 2.3GHz or 2.5GHz dual-core i5 process or up your game even more with a 2.7GHz Intel Core i7, providing twice the performance than before.

The new 2.5GHz Mac mini also sports an AMD Radeon HD graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memory, doubling the previous graphics speeds.

Thunderbolt technology is also included in the Mac mini update. providing improved speed and more expandability options.

Last but not least, Apple has removed the chief headache for Mac mini users: getting inside for adding memory. Now, along with a souped up 500GB or 700GB hard drive, the new desktop units have a twist-out bottom panel where you can insert memory in one available slot.

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