has announced India pricing and availability for its refreshed Mac mini, which was announced alongside new iPad
models at an event in California
on Thursday. The new Mac mini comes in three models and will be available at select authorised resellers in India next week.
The new Mac mini model at Rs. 36,990 will come with a dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU running at 1.4GHz with a Turbo Boost speed of up to 2.7GHz and integrated Intel HD Graphics 5000. It will have 4GB of RAM and a 500GB 5,400rpm hard drive.
Another model, priced at Rs. 49,990, will come with a dual-core Intel Core i5 running at 2.6GHz with a Turbo Boost speed of up to 3.1GHz. This model will have a 1TB Fusion Drive standard, but customers can choose a 256GB solid-state drive instead. This model will have 8GB of RAM and Intel Iris graphics.
The highest-priced model comes in at Rs. 69,990 and boasts of a 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU with a maximum Turbo Boost speed of 3.3GHz. The 1TB Fusion Drive can be swapped out for 256GB, 512GB or 1TB of solid-state storage. This model also has 16GB of RAM and Intel Iris graphics.
The two higher-priced models can be ordered with a dual-core 3.0GHz Intel Core i7 CPU and all three can be ordered with 16GB of RAM instead of 8GB.
All three models support up to two displays at resolutions of up to 2560x1600, via twin Thunderbolt 2 ports and an HDMI port. There is also a Gigabit Ethernet jack, four USB 3.0 ports, an SDXC card reader and 3.5mm audio in and out sockets. High-speed Wi-Fi ac is supported along with the older b/g/n standards, and there is also Bluetooth 4.0.
The new Mac mini models will come with OS X Yosemite preloaded. Apple offers free apps including its iWork and iLife suites, iTunes, iBooks, and Safari.
The new Mac mini has a built-in power supply and the models weigh between 1.19kg and 1.22kg. The device is 3.6cm tall, and 19.7 wide as well as deep.