Cheaper 24-inch iMac now faster, so is Mac mini

Even though Steve Jobs-less and without much fanfare, Apple carried on today and announced new iMacs and Mac mini boxes in addition to those revved-up Mac Pros. The 24-inch iMac will go for $1,499 for the new 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4GB of memory, up to $2199 for the 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo version with a 1TB drive. The 20-inch iMac starts at $1,199. All come with Apple's new keyboard that lacks a number pad for some reason (but you can pick the old one with the numbers for the same price).

The Mac mini also received a refresh, with a faster Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz chip in both the $599 and $799 models, with the pricier one running with 2GB of memory instead of 1GB, a 256MB graphics card instead of a 128MB, and a 320GB hard drive compared to the cheaper one with a mere 120GB. The best part of these two tinyMacs is the performance-goosed graphics, the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M that Apple says is 5x faster than the old Mac Mini graphics.

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