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New Mac mini, iMac, And 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Released

At the keynote today, Apple launched a new iMac and Mac mini lineup. They also unveiled the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. They are all available to order today except the iMac which debuts in November/December, so head on over to the Apple Store online and check them out!

iMac

  • Sizes: 21.5-inch and 27 inch
  • 5mm thinner display
  • 80 percent thinner than previous generation
  • LED-backlit display with IPS technology
  • Anti-reflective coating and plasma deposition, 75 percent less reflection than previous generation
  • FaceTime HD camera, dual mics, stereo sound system
  • Audio: stereo speakers, dual microphones, and headphone jack
  • SDXC card slot, Four USB 3 ports, Two Thunderbolt ports, Mini DisplayPort
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Mac mini

The models available are as follows:

  • 2.5 GHz dual-core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard drive – $599
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core, 4GB RAM, 1TB Hard drive – $799
  • Server: 2.3 GHz quad-core 4GB of RAM, 2TB Hard drive – $999

There’s also an option to include Apple’s new Fusion drive (also announced today) which combines solid state drive speeds with hard drive capacities.

The Fusion drive features:

  • 128GB flash storage
  • 1TB or 3TB HDD
  • Fused into a single volume
  • Faster reads and writes
  • Works automatically

Pretty cool eh? It’s a glorified hybrid drive …

13-Inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Like the 15-inch Retina MacBook, the 13-inch model is one power machine!

Here’s what’s available:

  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache
  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

Apple now has the specs available online:

  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
  • up to 768GB flash
  • 7 hour battery life
  • 720p FaceTime HD camera

With so many new products announced today, it’s hard to tell which one will be a best seller. Knowing Apple’s popularity, I see most all of these (with the exception of the Mac mini) selling in mass quantities.

Which Mac do you plan on purchasing?

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