Apple company is familiar to most people as innovators of the personal computer as it is known today. For the first time Apple’s low price Mac mini was launched. Mac mini is simply a notebook without display and other input devices.
Mac mini=notebook – (display + input devices)
Apple with its common different approach attracting the customers with the style, size and price ($699) of Mac mini. The major part of Mac mini is of alluminium. The bottom panel can be removable and it is easy for accessing the memory. To its size it saved a lot of space by providing built in power supply which made Mac mini a pretty and an extraordinary product.
Mac mini makes it easier to connect to a digital display using HDMI port and Mini Display port and can use them as a player. It is provided with slot for playinf DVD’s and CD’s. Mac mini is powerd by a 2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, with a superfast 1066MHz bus and 3MB of L2 cache to boost the performance.
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The main advantages of Mac mini are the usage of recyclable materials like aluminium and also uses 68% less plastic than previous generation and the efficeint transportation .It is the worlds most energy efficient desktop computer that consumes lessthan 10w when it is in idle and consumes 85w.
The three ways Apple adopted to reduce the energy consumption are efficient power supply, low power components and power management software. Mac has earned the highest rating of EPEAT Gold(Electronic Product Environmental Assesment Tool) for its development.
Size and Weight
- Height : 1.4inches (3.6cm)
- Width : 7.7 inches (19.7cm)
- Depth : 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
- Weight : 3.0 pounds (1.37 kg)
- Four USB2.0 ports
- One FirmWire 800 port that supports data transfer rate upto 480Mbps
- SD card slot that reads pictures and videos from cameras,phones etc.
Audio and Video support
- NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics.
- Mini Display port and HDMI port.
- Audio line in/out minijack.
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The most intresting thing is that it supports about 500GB storage and a memoy upto 8GB(DDR3),can be placed in two slots. It is also provided with latest communication system with Airport Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi for wireless networking that offers us both high speed and wide range of acceptance. The Bluetooth device is also used to connect peripherals like wireless keyboard and mouse.