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Location: Pittsburgh, PA United States
New Mini Mac on the Horizon?
Monday, March 02 2009 @ 11:32 PM CST
Just saw this today. It could be a hoax or it could be true. I'm sure we'll know soon enough.
Peace and Love
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Tuesday, March 03 2009 @ 10:30 AM CST
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Location: San Diego, CA USA
Re:New Mini Mac on the Horizon?
Tuesday, March 03 2009 @ 11:06 AM CST
today on www.macintouch.com, and I quote:
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 10:22 EST
Minus the usual hoopla, Apple rolled out a new Mac Pro, due next week at $2499 with:
Intel ["Nehalem"] Xeon processors running at speeds up to 2.93 GHz, each with an integrated memory controller with three channels of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC memory that delivers up to 2.4 times the memory bandwidth [...], NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB of GDDR3 memory [... or an] optional ATI Radeon HD 4870, [...] both a Mini DisplayPort and DVI port. [...]
An updated interior provides easy access to all components within the Mac Pro for hassle free expansion. The Mac Pro includes four direct-attach cable-free hard drive carriers [...]. An optional cable-free Mac Pro RAID card delivers performance up to 550MB/sec. and allows the four internal drive bays to be set up in RAID 0, 1, 5, or 0+1 configurations for improved disk performance and redundant data protection.
Apple also updated its iMac and Mini series, which starts at $599 and now includes FireWire 800:
For the same $1,499 price as the previous generation 20-inch iMac, the new 24-inch iMac delivers a 30 percent larger display, twice the memory and twice the storage.
Delivering up to five times better graphics performance, the updated Mac Mini now features the same groundbreaking NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics introduced with the aluminum unibody MacBook family. [...]
The elegant, full-featured iMac line starts with the 20-inch iMac for only $1,199 with a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, a 320GB Serial ATA hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics. The 24-inch iMac features a beautiful 1920-by-1200 pixel widescreen display that offers 30 percent more screen real estate than the 20-inch model, and starts at just $1,499. The 24-inch iMac includes up to a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, a 640GB or 1TB Serial ATA hard drive, and a variety of graphics technology from NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics to the NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 or ATI Radeon HD 4850 discrete graphics for ultimate performance. [...]
The new iMac also includes a Mini DisplayPort connector for a pure digital signal to Apple's new 24-inch LED Cinema Display with adapters available for DisplayPort, VGA, DVI and Dual-Link DVI displays
Starting at $599, the Mac mini is an innovative, tiny desktop measuring only 6.5 by 6.5 by 2-inches. Available in two models, Mac mini features a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, up to 320GB Serial ATA hard drive, five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800 and a SuperDrive. [...].
Apple boosted the 15" MacBook Pro middle model from 2.53 GHz to 2.66 GHz, adding an optional 2.93 GHz upgrade, and also updated its wireless products:
Apple also announced that its popular AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi Base Station and Time Capsule now feature simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band networking for optimal performance, range and compatibility. An innovative Guest Network feature allows setting up a secondary network for friends and visitors with Internet-only access so you don't have to hand out your WiFi password. Time Capsule combines an 802.11n router and server-grade hard disk for automatic wireless back-up with Time Machine, and is immediately available in two models: a 500GB model for $299 and a 1TB model for $499. The AirPort Extreme Base Station is also available immediately for a suggested retail price of $179.