New Mac mini specs revealed: 2.5GHz dual-core to 2.3GHz quad-core, 500GB to 2TB storage

As we previously revealed, Apple has refreshed Mac mini models that will likely launch today alongside the iPad mini. We previously discovered that Apple was planning two new standard configurations, as well as a third model running OS X Server, and we found the new models would receive upgraded RAM options.

Ahead of Apple’s event slated for 10 a.m. PST this morning, we now have additional details on the upgraded models’ processors, storage capacity, and base RAM configurations:

  • 2.5 GHz dual-core, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard drive
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core, 4GB RAM, 1TB Hard drive
  • Server: 2.3 GHz quad-core 4GB of RAM, 2TB Hard drive

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The three new Mac mini models will include updated processors with the base model getting a 2.5 GHz dual-core and the higher spec model getting a 2.3GHz quad-core processor. The server edition of the new Mac mini line will get the same 2.3 quad-core as the higher spec mini. These upgrades replace the 2.3GHz dual-core and GHz 2.5 dual-core options Apple sells with the current Mac mini line-up.

Storage options will start at 500GB for the 2.5GHz dual-core model, the same as the current Mac minis, while the new higher spec 2.3 GHz quad-core Mac mini will start at 1TB. The server model will get 2X1TB. As for RAM, all models appear to have 2X2GB stock, but there will be upgrades up to 16GB available from Apple. (Image: iFixit)


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  1. patstar5 - 8 years ago

    I might get one. Really don’t want a MacBook, I love my windows 2 in 1. I could always remote into the Mac mini if I need to use it on the go.

  2. Henry Pham - 8 years ago

    There is no quad core version anymore


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