It turns out Apple didn't forget about the Mac Mini after all. While the $599 entry-level unit still has the same enhancements added last March such as NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics and a 160GB hard drive, its processor got a speed bump, now at 2.26GHz. That's 0.26 GHz faster than its predecessor. It's more generous with the RAM, too, doubled to 2GB.
If that's not enough for you, there's the $799 model, with a 2.53GHz processor and 4GB of RAM, along with a 320GB hard drive. We hear the integrated GeForce 9400M graphics can handle 1080p pretty well, but too bad there's no HDMI port on the back for us home theater aficionados.
A new product from Apple is its $999 Mac Mini that functions as a tiny 1TB server. It's loaded with a couple of 500GB drives and OS X Snow Leopard Server that can be used with unlimited clients. With all those USB ports in the back, you could hook up boatloads of storage space. Not bad for such a tiny box. We like HP MediaSmart servers, so maybe this minuscule Mini might give it some competition. One more pic of the Mac Mini, in situ: