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Wednesday, November 16

Product Guide: Mac mini

There's some debate as to exactly when the Mac mini (the capitalization is intentional) was last updated. If you ask Apple they'll tell you July 26th, but towards the end of September some customers noticed the machines they were receiving were actually faster than advertised on Apple's website and even on the box itself. According to everything you can find the minis come with 1.25 and 1.42 GHz processors but apparently some boxes come with 1.33 and 1.5 GHz processors. Not so much a case of Buyer Beware so much as Buyer Be Hopeful.

1.25GHz Mac mini - $499

CPU: 1.25 GHz G4
Memory: 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics: ATI Radeon 9200 w/ 32 MB DDR SDRAM
Hard Disk: 40 GB
Optical Drive: Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CR-RW)
Networking: 10/100 Ethernet
I/O: 1-Firewire 400, 2-USB 2.0
Misc: Headphone/Audio line out

1.42GHz Mac mini - $599

CPU: 1.42 GHz G4
Memory: 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics: ATI Radeon 9200 w/ 32 MB DDR SDRAM
Hard Disk: 80 GB
Optical Drive: Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CR-RW)
Networking: 10/100 Ethernet
I/O: 1-Firewire 400, 2-USB 2.0
Misc: Airport Extreme (802.11 G) & Bluetooth built in
Headphone/Audio line out

SuperDrive Mac mini - $599

CPU: 1.42 GHz G4
Memory: 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics: ATI Radeon 9200 w/ 32 MB DDR SDRAM
Hard Disk: 80 GB
Optical Drive: 4x SuperDrive
Networking: 10/100 Ethernet
I/O: 1-Firewire 400, 2-USB 2.0
Misc: Airport Extreme (802.11 G) & Bluetooth built in
Headphone/Audio line out

Heading image Courtesy of Apple

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