Apple finally announces an overhauled Mac mini

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The all-new Mac mini starts at $799 (roughly Rs. 58,800), and is up for pre-orders today in the US.

Quite surprisingly, unlike its laptops, Apple is actually paying attention to the connectivity of the new Mac mini.

The starting configuration includes a 3.66 GHz 4-core i3 processor, 128GB of SD storage, and 8GB of memory at $799. The new Space Grey boasts five times the performance of its predecessor, with either 4- or 6-core processors and up to 64GB of RAM, making it a much more capable system for demanding users.

The exterior is 100 percent recycled aluminum, and that entry-level model comes with 8 GB memory, 3.6 GHz quad-core i3, and 128 GB SSD.

You can also string multiple Mac Minis together for even faster processing, even use them as the basis for a server centre.

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It comes with the T2 security chip and has a whole suite of connections, including HDMI, two USB-A ports, Thunderbolt 3 and Ethernet.

Today's Apple event is ongoing as we speak, and the company is releasing a slate of new Mac and iPad products.

The Mac mini 2014 kept the same compact design of the Mac minis that came before it, with a small, square-ish metal design that measures 7.7 x 7.7 x 1.4 inches (19.7 x 19.7 x 3.6cm) and weighs 2.6 pounds (1.19kg). As for the Apple T2 Security Chip, it features an SSD controller that provides on-the-fly data encryption, and HEVC video transcoding (30 times faster than previous generations), apart from a Secure Enclave that ensures the "software loaded in the boot process is not tampered with". And Apple let that refresh sit for a long time without an update.

The 2018 Mac mini isn't the only the device that saw a price increase with substantial maxed out rates. "Mac mini customers are going to flip over the new Mac mini". It's the biggest upgrade ever to the Mac Mini. Despite all the hardware that's packed into this enclosure, the external dimensions remain the same as the old Mini.

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