With all the recent news surrounding the impending launch of the iPhone 4, Apple this week introduced a brand new Mac Mini, the smallest computer in the Apple line-up.

The company says the device has been completely redesigned an now features twice the graphics performance, a new HDMI port and a new SD card slot inside a new compact aluminum case.

The new aluminum enclosure is 7.7 inches square and 1.4 inches thin and contains a new integrated power supply that eliminates the need for an external power adapter, reducing overall system volume by 20 percent and keeping cable clutter to a minimum. A removable panel underneath provides for quick access in case you wish to add more memory.

The new Mac mini comes in two stock configurations priced at $749 and $1,099 Canadian.

The Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of $749 ($699 in the U.S.), includes:
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB of shared L2 cache;
  • 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable up to 8GB;
  • a slot-load 8X SuperDrive(DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm;
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics;
  • AirPort Extreme802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • Gigabit Ethernet;
  • four USB 2.0 ports;
  • SD card slot;
  • one FireWire 800 port;
  • one HDMI port and one Mini DisplayPort;
  • HDMI to DVI video adapter;
  • combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack); and
  • combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack).
The Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server, for a suggested retail price of $1,099 ($999 in the US), includes:
  • 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB of shared L2 cache;
  • 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable up to 8GB;
  • two 500GB Serial ATA hard drives running at 7200 rpm;
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics;
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • Gigabit Ethernet;
  • four USB 2.0 ports;
  • SD card slot;
  • one FireWire 800 port;
  • one HDMI port and one Mini DisplayPort;
  • HDMI to DVI video adapter;
  • combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack); and
  • combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack).
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