Mac Mini http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-mini/news en-GB New Mac Mini expected in October alongside iPad Air 2 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-mac-mini-expected-october-alongside-ipad-air-2/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you like your Macs diminutive, a long-awaited update is reportedly on its way </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mac Mini (2012)" alt="Mac Mini (2012)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mac-mini-2012.png?1411793959" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After releasing a new model on a more-or-less annual basis for a few good years, Apple&rsquo;s Mac Mini has gone dormant - next month marks two years since the last refresh. But that&rsquo;s reportedly about to change.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-mac-mini-expected-october-alongside-ipad-air-2/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-mac-mini-expected-october-alongside-ipad-air-2/news#comments Apple Mac Mini OS X Yosemite Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:09:08 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1448658 at http://www.stuff.tv Leaked Apple support page suggests new iMac and Mac Mini models http://www.stuff.tv/apple/leaked-apple-support-page-shows-possible-new-imac-and-mac-mini/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s about time Apple showed some love to its iMac range </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Heads up! Apple may have a new iMac and Mac Mini coming" alt="Heads up! Apple may have a new iMac and Mac Mini coming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-imac-21in_0.jpg?1406798664" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple, it seems, is finally showing some attention to its desktop range with a revamp of its iMac and Mac Mini products &ndash; at least if you believe an <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634?viewlocale=en_US&amp;locale=en_US" target="_blank">Apple support page</a> for installing Microsoft Windows using Boot Camp.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moving forward with technology </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Mac Mini was <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-reveals-new-mac-mini/news">last upgraded in October 2012</a> &ndash; clearly, it&#39;s crying out for a refresh. It featured a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor, 500GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. Sources claim the new Mac Mini will boast faster speeds, along with upgrades to its ports (to USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2) and improved 802.11a/c Wi-Fi for better connectivity.</p> <p>The iMac, meanwhile, hasn&#39;t had a proper upgrade for almost a year: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-imac-range-refreshed-haswell-processors/news">new Intel Haswell-equipped 21.5in and 27in were launched in September 2013</a>. There was a 21.5in iMac launched in June but it&#39;s couldn&#39;t be described as an upgrade &ndash; instead it&#39;s a cheaper and more basic alternative to the models that were already available (read our in-depth review of it <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-imac-215in-14ghz/review">here</a>).</p> <p>So the new iMac, which is listed to be 27in, will most likely just have its quad-core 3.2GHz Intel i5 with 1TB of storage and 8GB of RAM internals tweaked. But there&rsquo;s no way of knowing Apple&rsquo;s plans for sure until it actually reveals them. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">Mac OS X Yosemite hands-on preview&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.sg/new-imac-and-mac-mini-hinted-by-apple-support-page-2014-7/#.U9mjRICSwYE" target="_blank">Business insider</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Heads up! Apple may have a new iMac and Mac Mini coming" alt="Heads up! Apple may have a new iMac and Mac Mini coming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-mac-mini-2012-03.jpg?1406798664" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/leaked-apple-support-page-shows-possible-new-imac-and-mac-mini/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple iMac Mac Mini Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:24:25 +0000 Stephen Graves 1443742 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple Mac Mini 2012 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-mac-mini-2012/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple&#039;s seamless aluminium slab looks stunning – but is its beauty just skin-deep? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Mac Mini (2012)" alt="Apple Mac Mini (2012)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-mac-mini-2012-03.jpg?1400518572" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>No computer is more beautiful than the seamless, aluminium Mac Mini. The 2012 version adds Ivy Bridge processors (in dual- or quad-core varieties), Apple&#39;s new Fusion Drive tech and faster graphics. The whisper-quiet operation and high price tag remain unchanged.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £500.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pocket powerhouse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The real star of the Mac Mini is the Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 processor. This may &#39;only&#39; be a laptop chip, but it&#39;s plenty powerful enough for everything up to and including video encoding. What&#39;s more, it&#39;s so efficient that the fan is barely audible, the case never gets warm and it only draws more than 25-35W of power if you&#39;re gaming or encoding video. If you want substantially more power, the Mini can be specced up with an i7 &ndash; though a 2.3GHz i7 Mac Mini costs &pound;680, versus &nbsp;&pound;500 for the i5 version.&nbsp;</p> <p>Not that either is a games machine &ndash; both feature the comparatively feeble integrated HD Graphics 4000 processor, which falls short of the AMD Radeon discrete graphics processor available on the previous year&#39;s model.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Mac Mini (2012)" alt="Apple Mac Mini (2012)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-mac-mini-2012-01.jpg?1400518572" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cold Fusion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 2012 model adds the option to swap out the standard HDD for Apple&#39;s new Fusion Drive &ndash; a combination hard disk and solid-state drive that shuffles your files around, giving you the fastest access to those you use the most. It&#39;s pricey, though, with a 16GB Fusion Drive adding &pound;200 to the price of the &pound;680 Core i7 model.</p> <p>The USB ports have been specced up to USB 3.0, plus there&#39;s a Thunderbolt port for high speed peripherals. If you run a monitor with a higher resolution than 1920x1080, or want to use two screens, you&#39;ll need that Thunderbolt port for a display adaptor, as the HDMI port maxes out at 1080p.</p> <p>Our advice? The Mac Mini trounces all other small form factor machines, and the cheaper option makes sense. However, step up to the &pound;680 model and you don&rsquo;t get enough tech for your money. A MacBook Air is more flexible for not a lot more, and the basic &pound;1000 iMac is much better specced.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Mac Mini (2012)" alt="Apple Mac Mini (2012)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-mac-mini-2012-02.jpg?1400518572" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Beautiful to look at, and the best in its mini-PC class &ndash; but the top-spec model just doesn&#39;t offer enough tech for your money&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/apple-mac-mini-2011 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-mac-mini-2012/review#comments Apple Desktops Mac Mini Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Stephen Graves 1423908 at http://www.stuff.tv New Apple Mac Mini gets more memory, more storage and faster processor http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-apple-mac-mini-gets-more-memory-more-storage-and-faster-processor/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Following on from its MacBook and iMac announcements, Apple has also outed the &quot;mightier&quot; Mac Mini we&#039;d been expecting, with more memory, a </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/14405075fmn.jpg?1364469159" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Similarly to the previous update earlier this year, the Mac Mini still looks the same compact package as ever, but replaces the rather feeble 1GB of memory available previously for a choice of either 2GB or 4GB.</p> <p>The processor has also been boosted with the choice of either a 2.26GHz or 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo chip, and you now have the option of 320GB or 500GB hard drives alongside the standard 160GB one.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/new-apple-mac-mini-gets-more-memory-more-storage-and-faster-processor </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-apple-mac-mini-gets-more-memory-more-storage-and-faster-processor/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-apple-mac-mini-gets-more-memory-more-storage-and-faster-processor/news#comments Apple Mac Mini Tue, 20 Oct 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 13502 at http://www.stuff.tv IMHO – Apple's new Mac Mini is too pricey http://www.stuff.tv/apple/imho-%E2%80%93-apples-new-mac-mini-too-pricey/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I&#039;ve been waiting months for the new Mac Mini. Before jetting off to Las Vegas for CES, all the talk was of a new model getting the keynote treatment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="227" height="166" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuffnewsthumb_908.jpg?1364402842" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I've been waiting months for the <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/Apple-Mac-Mini-new-models-official/11942/Page1/">new Mac Mini</a>. Before jetting off to Las Vegas for CES, all the talk was of a new model getting the keynote treatment up the road in San Francisco at Macworld. But alas, it's taken Apple until today to unveil it. And unsurprisingly, the price is a major sticking point.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/stuff/imho-%E2%80%93-apples-new-mac-mini-is-too-pricey </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/imho-%E2%80%93-apples-new-mac-mini-too-pricey/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/imho-%E2%80%93-apples-new-mac-mini-too-pricey/news#comments Apple Mac Mini Tue, 03 Mar 2009 18:18:45 +0000 admin 137532 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple Mac Mini – new models official http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-mac-mini-%E2%80%93-new-models-official/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While the Mac Pro is purely for full–on, loaded creative types, Apple isn&#039;t leaving those of us with a savings account smaller than that of a re </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/126060142mn_0.jpg?1364471829" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The low–end £499 model comes with 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, super–drive and the same NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics you'll find in last year's MacBooks.</p> <p>The pricier £649 model packs in 2GB of RAM, a 320GB HDD and the same super drive and graphics as its stripped down sibling.</p> <p>Round the back you'll find 5 USB ports as promised, Ethernet, displayport and firewire with Bluetooth bundled too. Each model comes with OSX Leopard and iLife on board.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/apple-mac-mini-%E2%80%93-new-models-official </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-mac-mini-%E2%80%93-new-models-official/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-mac-mini-%E2%80%93-new-models-official/news#comments Apple Mac Mini Tue, 03 Mar 2009 06:00:00 +0000 admin 11942 at http://www.stuff.tv Mac Mini on the edge of extinction? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-mini-edge-extinction/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;re hearing rumours that the Mac Mini, beloved of budget Mac fans, could be about to disappear altogether.The Apple grapevine is tingling with news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/653100c98mn.jpg?1364473186" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're hearing rumours that the <a href="http://stuff.tv/review/id-2048/default.aspx">Mac Mini</a>, beloved of budget Mac fans, could be about to disappear altogether.</p> <p>The Apple grapevine is tingling with news that the screen-free wonder might be pulled when the next line-up of <a href="http://stuff.tv/review/id-1885/default.aspx">iMacs</a><a href="http://stuff.tv/news/id-5068/default.aspx"> </a>appears.</p> <p>But the cull doesn’t end there. The smallest iMac is also staring into the hardware abyss, with plans to drop the 17in model.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/mac-mini-on-the-edge-of-extinction </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-mini-edge-extinction/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-mini-edge-extinction/news#comments Apple Mac Mini Fri, 25 May 2007 05:00:00 +0000 admin 6064 at http://www.stuff.tv