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Monday, 5 November 2018

5 reasons why the new Mac Mini has been a surprise

The Mac Mini has come back to life. After four years without renewing, Apple presented on October 30 the new model with the iPad Pro. At first glance the new Mac Mini does not attract attention . Its appearance is very similar to the previous generation, launched in 2014. The only thing that changes are its ports and the new gray color, so characteristic of the iMac Pro and the MacBook.

However, the true change of the Mac Mini is inside it . If Apple's smaller desktop was intended for an unpretentious audience, now it's just the opposite. Here are 5 reasons why the new computer Cupertino has surprised (for good).

5. Professional performance at "low cost"
The Mac Mini has always been a computer for a basic audience , with Internet browsing and office automation as a banner. This is what Apple continued to show in the 2014 model, with a team that included $ 499 including an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB HDD.

But Apple has wanted to change the strategy with this team. Now, for 899 euros, there is a team that gives a review in all aspects . It has an Intel Core i3 quad-core processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage SSD. Although these features are also not ideal for a good video editing, it can be used sporadically for this purpose. And that is the basic model, since the most powerful (and most expensive) are using it for movie editing.

With all this, Apple wants to make a statement of intent. The Mac Mini is a small team that can do great things .

4. Connectivity by flag
As we have already mentioned, the appearance of the new Mac Mini is not too far from its predecessor. But the important changes are inside it. Thanks to the update of its hardware, it is a computer with incredible connectivity that does not lack anything .

The 2014 model had a 10 / 100Mb Ethernet port, two Display Ports, HDMI 1.0, four USB 2.0 ports, headphone jack and SD slot. The 2018 improves this point in all aspects .

Now, it has four ports Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), HDMI 2.0, two USB 3.0 ports, headphone jack and the ability to choose Ethernet port up to 10 Gb .

3. Possibility of updating (almost) infinite
Apple has never been very permissive when it comes to updating the internal components of their computers. In fact, the 2014 Mac Mini was quite layered in this regard. You could only put up to 8 GB of RAM, Intel i5 quad-core fourth generation and 1 TB HDD.

Those of Cupertino offer in the new version a greater possibility of update depending on the tastes and needs of the users. The RAM can be expanded up to 64 GB and the SSD hard disk up to 2 TB. Regarding the processor, you can choose an Intel i7 six-core.

2. It is expensive, very expensive
That Apple computers are expensive is no secret. The Mac Mini had always been the most accessible and economical equipment, perfect as a first computer or making the leap to the ecosystem of the bitten apple. However, this seems to be over forever .

Beyond Apple's predesigned options, not everyone can afford the most expensive Mac Mini . Its price exceeds more than 4,000 euros, and that must be added, apart, the expense of a monitor, keyboard and mouse. Come on, that is no longer a bargain for all audiences.

1. Friendly to the environment
The Mac Mini is the first step of Apple to manufacture all its computers with materials that are not harmful to the environment. From now on, all will be built with 100% recycled aluminum .

This anodized aluminum is black, the same used by the company in the iMac Pro and the 4th generation Apple TV .

For years, and in each presentation, Apple likes to comment that its stores and centers operate with 100% renewable energies so that their developments do not impact in a nefarious way against nature.

The Mac Mini is a good computer that has been reinvented, but that has undoubtedly lost users who expected an affordable computer .

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