Apple’s tiny, affordable Mac mini desktop received a hardware refresh and an accompanying price cut on Thursday, featuring 4th-generation Intel Core processors and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, starting at $499.
The new Mac mini lineup features integrated Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000. It also has PCIe-based flash storage for faster performance.
The hardware refresh adds two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and Apple has said it is the world’s most energy efficient desktop.
Though it had been priced at $599 for some time, the Mac mini saw a reduction on Thursday, with a new entry price at $499. The units are shipping to customers starting today.