Continuing the trend of impossibly powerful machines at zero cost, the Mac Mini just got an update and most significant thing is that it uses the 9400M graphics chip, so you can play call of duty with it. It is $649 vs. $1200 for a full MacBook. It is a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB memory, 120GB disk and $149 AppleCare Protection Plan that extends it to three years as a warranty. Marginal given the low cost of the device.
For the same $1,499 price as the previous generation 20-inch iMac, the new 24-inch iMac delivers a 30 percent larger display, twice the memory and twice the storage. Apple also claims up to five times better graphics performance in the new Mac mini with the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics. 2.66Ghz, 640GB hard drive, 4GB ram
$799. 2.0GHz Mac mini. 2GB 1066 MHz DDR SDRAM, GeForce 9400M integrated graphics, 320GB HD, 8x SuperDrive, Mini DisplayPort and mini-DVI, 5 USB Ports, One FireWire 800 Port
Apple also updated the AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule, which are now offering simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band networking “for optimal performance, range and compatibility.” The new models also offer the ability to set up a secondary Internet-only Wi-Fi network to allow family and friends to access the Internet without giving them the password to the primary network
MacMall is offering $25-$100 rebates on new Mac minis and iMacs.