Apple slashes Mac mini desktop price to $499 with new features

Apple today said its updated Mac mini desktop offers significant flexibility to users to choose from a selection of configurations and prices.

The starting price of Apple Mac mini is $499 in the U.S. device market.

Cupertino, California-based Apple said its customers can 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.

Apple Mac mini for $499 in U.S.

The device vendor is also offering a wide price range to choose from.

To start with Mac mini comes in three standard models.

The Mac mini model with a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7 GHz, 4GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 5000 and a 500GB hard drive will be available for a price of $499 in the U.S.

The cost of the Mac mini with 2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory, Intel Iris Graphics and a 1TB hard drive is $699.

The Mac mini desktop model with 2.8 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory, Intel Iris Graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive has been priced at $999 in the U.S.

Apple Mac mini new features

Apple Mac mini desktop features

Mac mini now features fourth generation Intel Core processors, integrated graphics that are up to 90 percent faster.

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.

Mac mini consumes 6 watts of power at idle.

Mac comes with Mac OS X Yosemite, a new version of OS X.

Vishal Kawadkar
editor@gizmolead.com

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