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Mac Mini

Jun 18th, 2010 by Atelier | 0

The Mac Mini was first introduced in 2005 with a G4 1.25 ghz or 1.42 ghz processor and ATI Radeon 9200 graphics with 32 mb of DDR SDRAM. It only had one memory slot making upgrade options highly limited. Towards the end it was shipped with a G4 1.5 ghz processor shortly before it was replaced by the Intel based Mac Mini in 2006.

With the move to Intel processors, the Mac Mini form factor remained but now have a Intel Core Solo 1.5 ghz or Core Duo 1.66 ghz processor with an Intel GMA950 graphics. It uses shared memory up to 64 mb from the available memory in the two ram slots. Both models sold for  SGD 948  and 1249 respectively. It was later upgraded to Core Duo 1.66 ghz and 1.83 ghz.

The Mac Mini was the last in the entire Apple line to switch to the faster Core 2 Duo processors with a C2D 1.83 ghz or 2 ghz processor.

In 2009, the mac mini graphics was improved with a Nvidia 9400m chip supporting up to 256 mb of shared memory.  It was only available with a Core 2 Duo 2 ghz processor and an optional upgrade to 2.26 ghz.

Within that year, the Mac Mini range widened to became available with a Core 2 Duo processor at 2.26 ghz or 2.53 ghz. A new Mac Mini Server was introduced omitting the optical drive for a second hard disk and came with Snow Leopard Server instead priced at SGD 1588.

After 4 years, the Mac Mini finally got a new redesign. The case was now a unibody with easy access panel to the memory. The graphics was also upgraded to a Nvidia Geforce 320m. Prices for the entry level model was raised from SGD 948 to SGD 1088. The Server edition remains at SGD 1588.

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