Apple updates Mac desktop range
Apple has unleashed updated models across its entire desktop range, introducing new Mac Mini, iMac and Mac Pro computers.
The Mini has been long due an update, and while the new model looks much the same as the previous one, there are lots of changes underneath the hood. Apple claims it’s “Faster. Greener. Still Mini” and it now has an Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics processor, giving it a five-fold improvement on the old Mini. There’s Apple’s new Mini DisplayPort connector alongside traditional Mini DVI, and power consumption is down by 45 percent. Two versions are available (starting at £499) – while both have 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors, there are choices between 120GB and 320GB hard drives.
Likewise, the new iMac only really changes under the skin, with the same Nvidia 9400M graphics card as standard (but others available as upgrades) and a Mini DisplayPort added. Prices start at £949 – quite a jump over the previous £799 entry-level model.
The new Mac Pro features a Nehalem Intel Xeon processor alongside an Nvidia GeForce GT 120 as standard. Apple claims the latter is three times more powerful than the standard graphics processor on the previous model. Prices begin at £1,899.