Apple announces updated Mac mini with Ivy Bridge processor

Apple recently announced an updated version o f its Mac mini device which is now powered by an Intel Ivy Bridge processor. It the first updated version of the Mac mini since mid-2011 when the company decided to drop out on the optical drive.

Just like with the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro the device will use the HD 4000 integrated graphics which is offered with Ivy Bridge processor and there will be no option for the user to add a dedicated graphics card, like one previous generation models. The device however will feature the hybrid ‘fusion drive’ which combines the HDD with the 129GB flash storage. The ‘fusion drive’ features installs the OS and apps on the flash storage while all other data (documnets, videos, etc.) is stored on the HDD.

The cheapest model of the Mac mini is priced at Rs. 39,900 (including VAT) and it is powered by a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and has a 500 GB HDD. A slightly expensive model is priced at Rs. 52,900 (including VAT) and is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM and 1TB HDD while the most expensive is the server version which is also powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor,  runs OS X Server, 4GB of RAM and two 1GB hard drives. This one is priced at Rs. 65,900 (including VAT).