The updated Mac mini was introduced to the world just a couple of days ago, and it did not take too long for someone to take one of these newfangled desktops and tear it apart, revealing to all and sundry what lies underneath the hood. Of course, we are well aware that Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors will power this puppy, with the option for one to configure the Mac mini to carry a whopping 16GB RAM, although the entry-level model will come with a quarter of that amount. At least it is far better than its predecessor that featured just 2GB RAM, making it barely enough for OS X Mountain Lion to chug along..
Apple’s new Fusion Drive is also worth noting, where this hybrid device will rely on a solid state drive in order to maximize read/write times, while a hard drive will help deliver the need for high storage capacity. Chances are the mid-tier range of the Mac mini will be the most popular thanks to the $799 price point with it carrying Fusion. A Geekbench benchmark test was performed on the updated Mac mini that delivered superior performance to its predecessor, which is to be expected. Are you all up for the new Mac mini?
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