March 1, 2006
Source: ZD Net
Written by Ina Fried
CUPERTINO, Calif.–Apple Computer on Tuesday introduced its third Intel-based Mac, a revamped version of its petite Mac Mini.
The new Mac Mini will be available, starting immediately, in two models. The low-end model sells for $599 and comes with a 1.5GHz Intel Solo single-core chip, a 60GB hard drive and a combo drive that can play DVDs and burn CDs.
The higher-end version will sell for $799. It comes with a dual-core 1.67GHz Core Duo processor, an 80GB hard drive and a SuperDrive that burns CDs and DVDs.
Both models come with 512MB of memory, Gigabit Ethernet networking, FireWire ports and four USB ports.
“We think this is going to be a strong product for us,” CEO Steve Jobs said at a special event at company headquarters here.
Apple also unveiled the “home stereo quality” iPod Hi-Fi, which Jobs said is of higher quality than the speakers available today. The large speaker system comes with an iPod dock built-in, as well as an auxiliary port to connect an iPod Shuffle or other device.
“It’s really a home stereo reinvented,” Jobs said. “It’s home stereo reinvented for the iPod age.”