Mac Mini (w OS X Server) and iMac updates

It looks like Apple’s decided to grace us with some new iMacs and an updated Mac Mini without making us wait for a major Apple event to get the news.

Brand spanking new iMacs and updated Mac Minis have been released.  For the iMac line they now have Backlit Displays, and Quad-Core processors.  They come in both a 21.5 and a 27 inch widescreen display.

The Mac Mini

  • 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 2GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory
  • 160GB hard drive
  • Five USB 2.0 ports
  • FireWire 800
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics
  • A SuperDrive®.

But the real news comes with a 999.00 USD price tag. It’s a Mac Mini with Snow Leopard – Server Edition. It features two 500GB hard drives, which means you now have a new option for a home server, that doesn’t include buying a Mac Mini and OS X Server separately.

iMac Refresh

  • LED-backlit displays with a 16:9 aspect ratio
  • The  21.5-inch iMac features a 1920-by-1080 pixel display.
  • The 27-inch iMac features a 2560-by-1440 pixel display.
  • Both 21.5 and 27-inch displays use IPS technology.
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics or ATI Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphics in the 21.5-inch model
  • ATI Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphics or ATI Radeon HD 4850 discrete graphics in the 27-inch model.
  • 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory and capacity up to 16GB across four SO-DIMM slots.
  • iSight® video camera, mic and stereo speakers integrated into the thin aluminum and glass design.
  • AirPort Extreme® 802.11n Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet,
  • Four USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire® 800 port
  • Built-in SD card slot.
  • Top of the line model now has 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5 quad-core processor with 8MB shared L3 cache