Without Fanfare, Here Comes New iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule

Apple revamped its entire desktop line on Tuesday, without any fanfare san any press event unlike previous launches of such magnitude. We summarize the essential below. Visit apple.com for more details.

  • Mac mini: Two new Mac mini models with 2.0GHz Intel Core2Duo processor and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrateg graphics used in MacBooks. The graphcs is now 5 times better and it comes with Mini DisplayPort. It is bundled with the new iLife 09 and it uses only 13watts of power when idle.
  • iMac: iMac is refreshed with one 20-inch model and 3 other 24-inch models. Pricing for one 24-inch model is the same as last generation 20-inch model. The 20-inch model comes with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics. For 24-inch model, you can opt for other graphics solution such as NVIDIA GeForce GT120, NVIDIA GeForce GT130 or ATI Radeon HD 4850.

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New Mac mini Appeared On Video Online

A person by the nick ‘monthy’ on MacRumors forum has posted a short video of what could be the next-gen Mac mini. The clip shows a box device in the same design as current Mac mini but sports a Mini DisplayPort at the rear.

The Mini-DisplayPort connector aroused some excitement no doubt. Apple has only begun using Mini-DisplayPort on the recently launched MacBook and MacBook Pro models. The video is titled “Mac Mini 2009 Edition”, suggesting that it will be released this year. Rumors of an imninent new Mac mini has started as early as mid 2008. There are hints that Apple would use NVidia’s chipset for the new Mac mini, following the footsteps of all new Apple Macs in recent releases.

So is it a crazy mod or the real thing? Whatever it is, we hope Apple does refresh Mac mini quick, like in yesterday. Mac mini was last refreshed in August 2007, way too overdued by industry standard. And we wish Apple could offer an option for a mid-range Mac in the desktop form factor this time, a Mac mini with a respectable spec. Not everyone who long for a desktop computer is able to afford a Mac Pro.