Apple launches a Mac Mini with a "huge punch"

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You can purchase a new Apple Mac Mini from $799 / £799 now, and it will ship starting from 6 November.

Apple is giving the Mac Mini a major upgrade since the last upgrade that was launched back in 2014.

The base model for the Mac mini 2018 comes with 8GB RAM, 3.6Ghz quad core Intel Core i3 processor and a 128GB SSD.

The new Mac mini comes with quad- and 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core processors, up to 64GB of faster memory and all-flash storage (up to 2TB).

Mac mini has two processor options. Mac mini also comes with Gigabit Ethernet, 4 Thunderbolt 4 ports, and 2 USB-A ports.

At its special event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Apple today revealed a new MacBook Air with Retina Display, new iPad Pros with USB-C, and also updated its Mac mini. The "budget" MacBook Air is pricier than ever with a starting cost of $1,199 United States dollars, that ultimately topping out at $2,599 USD. Its graphical capabilities are rated as 60 per cent faster than the previous generation. The existing model was so long in the tooth as to be considered borderline irrelevant, but the upgraded machine might make up for it by packing quite the punch inside its slim dimensions. It features a new "Space Grey" finish. Again the Apple T2 Security Chip makes an appearance to provide a "secure enclave", always-on Siri ready to respond, and on-the-fly data encryption - and again we have Touch ID integration. The 2018 Mac Mini also has 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0.

The $1,099 Mac mini model sports a 3.0GHz six-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz), though users can configure the same machine up to a 3.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 (with Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz), 8GB of 2666MHz RAM (with configuration options of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB), 256GB of SSD storage (options of 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB). Despite all the hardware that's packed into this enclosure, the external dimensions remain the same as the old Mini.

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