Apple have updated the Mac mini with new technologies and a new lower starting price.
Featuring fourth generation Intel Core processors, integrated graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2.
“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.
The new Mac mini comes in three standard models and start at recommended retail price NZ$749 including GST.
The new Mac mini delivers new levels of graphics performance, expandability and connectivity. New integrated Intel HD Graphics 5000 and Intel Iris Graphics deliver up to 90 percent faster graphics performance than the previous generation.
Mac mini now includes two Thunderbolt 2 ports, each delivering up to 20Gbps of bandwidth to each port, as well as next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi that is up to three times faster when connected to an 802.11ac base station.
Apple says the Mac mini is still the world’s most energy efficient desktop, exceeding Energy Star 6.1 requirements by seven times the standard and consuming as few as 6 watts of power at idle.
Every new Mac comes with Mac OS X Yosemite, a powerful new version of OS X, redesigned and refined with a fresh, modern look, powerful new apps and new Continuity features that make working across your Mac and iOS devices more fluid than ever.
iMovie, GarageBand and the suite of iWork apps come free with every new Mac.
iWork productivity apps, Pages, Numbers and Keynote, make it easy to create, edit and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations. iWork has been redesigned with a new look, support for iCloud Drive and a host of new features, including a new comments view in Pages.
iWork for iCloud beta lets you create your document on iPad, edit it on your Mac and collaborate with friends, even if they’re on a PC.
Customers can choose to configure their Mac mini with up to a 3.0 GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of memory, and up to a 1TB PCIe-based flash drive. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online.
Customers can order Mac mini through the Apple Online Store.