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With new CPUs, rearranged ports and improved graphics, the Mac Mini can be either a set-top media streamer or a budget OS X desktop.
Apple radically re-imagines the professional desktop with the new Mac Pro, featuring a design that looks fantastic and offers genuine breakthrough advantages. But, consumer-level Apple enthusiasts should note that this product isn't specifically targeted at them and DIY upgraders will lament the loss of traditional desktop tower flexibility.
With or without its new Fusion hybrid drive, Apple finally has a Mac Mini that competes well against mainstream Windows PCs in the same price range.
New Ivy Bridge chips come to Apple's tiny desktop
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Tim Cook says the Apple Watch is "cool," the iPhone will remain Apple's top moneymaker, Apple Pay is in a skirmish with retailers, and he'd love to team up with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.
Apple's new $799 Mac Mini demands that you abandon disc-based media, and that you surround it with potentially expensive extra hardware to realize its full benefits. It makes most sense for committed Mac users, those who need it for a specific niche-case, or for those who value design over functionality for the dollar.
Instead of archiving or trashing email messages, the Export Mailbox feature allows you to remove messages entirely from Mail while still holding onto copies.
Apple VP Phil Schiller showcases a new Mac Mini for $499, shipping today.
Just before Apple's October 2014 press event, see where every MacBook and Mac desktop stands.
In this Inside Scoop, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Shara Tibken discuss Apple's upcoming, October 16 event. They break down everything from the cryptic invitation to new features anticipated for the iPad to why we're bound to see new Mac computers.