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Mac mini next generation will no longer be a “mini”

Price compact desktop Mac mini starts with a mark of 39 990 rubles — this is the most affordable Apple computer. Its dimensions case measures 197 x 197 x 36 mm, weight-1.9 kg depending on version. Users simply connect to a small device, monitor, keyboard and mouse, and you can work with macOS.

The current Mac mini has four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, a slot for memory cards. Last refresh was in October 2014.

According to the newspaper Pike’s Universe, the Mac mini next generation will not be as compact. The gadget will get a higher shell to accommodate more productive equipment. In January of this year, Intel introduced a new generation of processors Kaby Lake, which will probably act as the hardware foundations of Mac mini.

It is also known that the next generation of “miniks” will receive a fast interface USB C, more powerful graphics, high performance memory and Bluetooth 5.0.

The current model Mac mini comes in the following configurations:

  • 39 990 rubles: Intel Core i5 1.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM memory 500 GB
  • 53 990 rubles: Intel Core i5 2.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM memory 1 TB
  • 74 990 rubles: Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz, 8GB RAM memory 1TB (Fusion Drive)

Recently senior Vice President of marketing Phil Schiller said that Mac mini is still an important part of the company’s product line. According to him, the device provides users with the features required for ordinary consumers with ambitions for professional use in high-end configurations.

According to sources, Apple is also working on a new modular Mac Pro and a display with an impressive resolution of 8K. In October of this year, is expected to debut a new “professional” iMac that will equip the server with Intel Xeon E3, ECC memory with up to 64 GB and USB ports.

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