Editors Note – Smaller, lighter media player computers always get our attention, and the new mac mini is an invention that will satisfy the MAC faithful and entice the window lot. With an i7 inside and 4gb of RAM you can really get the company’s jack-of-all-trades computer for your living room.
October 23rd was mostly the iPad mini’s coming out party; an event with one major headliner. But that newborn product didn’t enterApple’s ecosystem alone. Amidst the flurry of announcements, there was one other wee hardware relative on hand ready to join in on the launch festivities: a refreshed 2012 Mac mini. Addressing criticisms oflast year’s model, Apple added USB 3.0 ports, upgraded to third-generation Ivy Bridge Core processors and boosted the standard RAM allotment to 4GB (you can configure it with up to 16 gigs). Perhaps most interestingly, it’s now offering a hybrid storage option, the so-called FusionDrive, which combines flash memory with a SATA HDD. Continue reading