Apples new Gear

At todays Apple event 2 major new products were announced. The new Mac minis and the iPod Hi-Fi.

The new Mac Mini comes in 2 flavours Core Solo and Core Duo (Denoting Single and Dual Processor)

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These models retail for $599 and $799 respectively. These new models include front row as aparently all new Apple computers will.
Specs are as follows


Core Solo

  • 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo processor
  • 2MB L2 Cache
  • 667MHz Frontside Bus
  • 512MB memory (667MHz DDR2 SDRAM)
  • 60GB Serial ATA hard drive
  • Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
  • Apple Remote
Core Duo
  • 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo processor
  • 2MB L2 Cache
  • 667MHz Frontside Bus
  • 512MB memory (667MHz DDR2 SDRAM)
  • 80GB Serial ATA hard drive
  • Double-layer SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVDRW/CD-RW)
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
  • Apple Remote
iPod Hi-Fi
Now the iPod Hi-Fi is a little different it’s basically a set of speakers for your iPod. Now in my opinion it dosen’t look like Apple brought a lot to the table on this one. What you get here for your hard earned $349 is basically a dock with speakers in it that can run on both AC power and D Cell batteries. Now some features of this dock are a built in volume control and support for the apple front row remote. The iPod Hi-Fi measures just 17.0″ x 6.6″ x 6.9 . Now I haven’t heard it in action but unless the audio quality is superb above all else I can’t really recommend this as there are many more feature rich “Speaker Docks” on the market by 3rd party vendors.
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