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Apple updates Mac desktop range

The Gadget Show  Tuesday 03 March 2009

Apple updates Mac desktop range Apple's new Mac Mini - a welcome update.

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.

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Apple, imac, mac pro, Mac Mini

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Ian Robinson

Hi guys, Have you thought of looking at the tech that goes into building a road bike. (aka like Lance Armstrongs). Just noticed the other day that shimano have invented an electronic gear changer that is wireless and automatically adjusts itself to avoid chain rub. Very advanced in the biking world that is. It aint cheap though. Just an idea.

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paulrazzell

it look like HARDDRIVE to me?

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eon-z.

The Mac Mini opens up a whole new way of using computers especially as it has such a small footprint. I own a Mac Book Pro 15" and it is the best laptop/OS I have ever used. Apple are the type of company that steer us toward to gadget nirvana! All hail Steve Jobs.

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cooljoe567

i think its to chunky and big

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Charlie Boy

Dell Zino - similar configuration to the Mac Mini, but starting at £199. You do the math!

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Dawood10

WHY ARE THEY EXPENSIVE I ADMIRE APPLE BUT STEVE IS THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO THINKS THAT 2000 POUNDS IS 1.50 POUNDS ACCORDING TO US

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Anonymous

Hi guys @ Ian the show done the bike comparison already, As for Apple yes there products are expensive but you are getting tommoroes Tech today( I do not work for Steve Jobs ) since getting the iPad and the first iPhone and gone on to iPhone 4 I think there products are up there with most of the latest gadgets of what people want , and the apps are getting better all the time , recommend splashtop remote I can remotely hook up to my pc or any ones if they need my help and access all my files and play flash, cannot wait to see what IPad 2 brings to the table, or the IPhone 5 ,6, 7 :) Merry Xmas

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cool15918

apple products are too expensive

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Anonymous

Looks good but I agree. Apple products are a bit expensive, I've just bought an iPad, about to buy an iPad 2, getting an iMac and a Macbook Pro in august. Not gonna have much money left just after buying 4 things! But hey. I love apple stuff and will continue to buy it and I am very happy to see an upgrade being put into place.

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Anonymous

It's very nice & would look ace beside my Tv but as others have said Apple need to sort there prices out i get Apple want there gear to look nice but its not worth double or triple the price of a Windows computer.

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What a load of hogwash!

So overpriced, so underpowered. Next.

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Orange

No 2 on the "most popular blog posts... the articles dated March 2009 !!!!! WAKE UP GADGET SHOW how about current advances in bike tech...there's one called a penny farthing

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