Apple has quietly dropped the price of its Mac Mini in several countries. However, the desktop's U.S. price has remain unchanged.
The Apple Store Europe today is showing a price decrease of 100 euros ($140) to 699 euros to 729 euros for the basic model (depending on the country) or 999 euros to 1,029 euros for the higher-end version. In the U.K., Apple has dropped the price by 50 pounds ($80) to 599 pounds and 879 pounds.
Apple did not immediately respond to request for comment on why it dropped the prices in Europe or whether it will do the same in the U.S.
Apple. The first option, which includes a 2.4GHz processor, a 320GB drive, and Mac OS X, is designed for basic home use, and sells for $699 in the U.S. Apple also offers a Mac Mini with a 2.66GHz processor, dual 500GB drives, and Mac OS X Server, which the company says is designed for workgroups or small businesses. That product sells for $999.