Apple has improved the value of the Mac Mini as well as its general appeal thanks to its faster performance. The fusion drive
is also a nice touch for the enthusiast who might want it.
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A I -- rich brown of CNET every a look at Apple's new Mac mini. The 799 Mac -- config but it also has 250 -- upgrade Apple's new fusion. Sentences is a Quad Core core I seven back with four gigs of ram and a terabyte hard drive as well also 128 gigabytes solid state drive. -- aside from the fusion drive is actually not that much different about this new Mac from the last version. Does have Intel's most recent ivy bridge CPUs in here so that's nice he -- good speed benefit. And Apple's also brought core I seven down before you could only get core -- five at least in the non server models. -- little as though the system is basically identical on the outside the still optical drive -- Apple sticking with that no surprise there. On the back the ports are exactly the same -- power ethernet. Firewire 800 HDMI thunderbolt four USB ports audio in and headphone out -- -- -- ST exe card slot. Now there are -- and Anderson -- -- is -- USB three ports night USB -- so it's a lot faster than the previous version that's nice. That may also know -- some ports that you won't find in the new IMAX is typically firewire 800 in the two audio ports -- only a single audio -- -- new. The big technical difference of the system really is the fusion drive. So what that is essentially is a way to give you all the speed benefits of the -- it hard drive as well as all the big storage line benefits of the standard. Now there are some other solar hybrid hard drives out there that work in a similar way but the way Apple hasn't set up is that it's really kind of a seamless process with fusion. It -- -- automatically speed up access your files they use most frequently. Front in our testing that actually works pretty well a special file rights. Boundaries are a little bit hard to tell apps like Photoshop and certain games had characteristics that get in the way of the file system and make it more than just about load speed CPU calculations up it -- on a background. So if you -- can't always be as effective as me you want to. The kind of a pricey upgrade customer for the bucks and it pushes this and an -- configure up to a 1049 dollars that's pretty expensive for -- Mac it's generally considered we have budget priced option. Overall though I know there's a passionate niche of Mac mini fans out there -- -- the final -- the creative uses for the system and I expect it will certainly appreciate faster access. In if you don't opt for -- the core I seven chip provides and they speed boost makes is actually pretty competitive compared to windows PCs in -- -- -- -- Of course it also has Apple's hallmark attention to design this is the one most attractive PCs. So overall Apple's improve the value and that means closet general appealed thanks as fast performance -- -- also a nice touch for these things -- smile. I'm rich brown this is Apple's new Mac.
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