Apple Unveils Completely Redesigned ‘Mac mini’ Compact Desktop & Server in India

Apple has announced a completely redesigned Apple Mac mini computer, that now offers double the graphics performance, and features a new HDMI port and a new SD card slot, all in an amazingly compact customary white colored aluminium enclosure.

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Released officially in India on 15th June 2010, the Apple Mac mini is the world’s most energy efficient small form factor desktop that is now available to Indian customers at the starting price of Rs 44,900.00 inclusive of taxes, duties and VAT (Rs 42,761.90 ex levy and VAT).

Apple Mac mini is the most affordable way to enjoy Mac OS X, iLife or Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server. According to Apple, the sleek, aluminium Mac mini packs great features, versatility and value into an elegant, amazingly compact design and with twice the graphics performance, HDMI support and industry-leading energy efficiency, customers are going to love the new Mac mini.

Designed with the unibody construction process pioneered by Apple, the new Apple Mac mini compact desktop features a compact aluminium enclosure just 7.7-inches square and 1.4-inches thin.

It incorporates a all new integrated power supply that eliminates the need for an external power adapter, reducing overall system volume by 20 per cent and keeping cable clutter to a minimum and a removable panel underneath provides quick and easy access for memory expansion slots.

Apple Mac mini is incredibly versatile, effortlessly connecting to existing peripherals such as mice, keyboards and digital displays, while the new HDMI digital output port allows connecting Mac mini to an home HDTV and the new SD card slot enables easy transfer of photos and videos from a digital camera.

Inside its sleek, small form factor compact housing, the new Apple Mac mini includes the fastest integrated graphics processor on the market today. With 48 processing cores, the NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor delivers up to twice the graphics performance of its predecessor, making Mac mini ideal for graphics intensive applications or visually rich games.

The Apple Mac mini comes standard with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 320GB hard and 2GB of RAM for Rs 44,900.00 inclusive of local taxes and duties and VAT (Rs 42,761.90 ex levy and VAT).

The all new Apple Mac mini is more eco-friendly: as it reduces power consumption by an incredible 25 per cent to less than 10W at idle, less than half the power required by competing systems. Mac mini is also Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Gold compliant. The new aluminium enclosure is highly recyclable and Mac mini uses PVC-free internal components and cables, contains no brominated flame retardants and features material-efficient system and packaging designs.

Apple Mac mini comes loaded with with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and iLife, Apple’s innovative suite of applications for managing photos, making movies and creating and learning to play music. The Snow Leopard also offers out of the box support for Microsoft Exchange. iLife features iPhoto, to easily organise and manage photos; iMovie with powerful easy-to-use new features such as Precision Editor, video stabilisation and advanced drag and drop; and GarageBand which introduces a whole new way to help you learn to play piano and guitar.

Mac mini specifications

The Mac mini with with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and iLife 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 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).

Build-to-order options and accessories include: up to 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB hard drive running at 5400 rpm; Apple Remote; Aperture 3, Final Cut Express 4, Logic Express, iWork (pre-installed); Apple Wireless Keyboard; Magic Mouse; Apple 24-inch LED Cinema Display and the AppleCare Protection Plan.

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Mac mini Server

Apple Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server fulfils all the server needs of a workgroup or small business including email, calendar, file serving, Time Machine backup, Wiki Server, Podcast Producer and more. The Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server uses less than 11W of power at idle, a fraction of the power consumed in comparison to typical entry-level tower servers.

Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server is powered by a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and features two 500GB 7200rpm SATA hard disk drives, 4GB of RAM and supports unlimited clients.

Mac mini server specifications

The Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 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).

The Apple Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server is available in India for the price of Rs 64,900.00 Inc levy and VAT (Rs 61,809.52 ex levy and VAT).

Pricing & Availability

The Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of Rs 44,900.00 Inc levy and VAT (Rs 42,761.90 ex levy and VAT).

The Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server, for a suggested retail price of Rs 64,900.00 Inc levy and VAT (Rs 61,809.52 ex levy and VAT).