And what a beauty it is.
Apple have gone for another unibody design to save space. Now it's only 195mm square and 36mm tall. Extras squeezed inside include the power supply (so there's no power brick to keep your feet warm) and notice the added bonus of a SD card slot.
The video card (Nvidia GeForce 320M) is the fastest integrated card on the market. That's twice as fast as the predecessor. And the power consumption has been reduced 10W at idle, so it remains the world's most energy efficient desktop computer.
But the exciting new addition is the HDMI output. This means you don't need to go out and buy a monitor; you can use any HD TV.
It's a lot easier to get into as the old Mac Mini as the circular foot rotates to give access to the gubbins inside.
For £645 you get:
- 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB of shared L2 cache;
- 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable up to 8GB;
- 8x SuperDrive (CD and DVD read-write);
- 320GB Serial ATA hard drive;
- Nvidia GeForce 320M integrated graphics;
- AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
- Gigabit Ethernet;
- Four USB 2.0 ports;
- SD card slot;
- FireWire 800 port;
- HDMI port and Mini DisplayPort;
- HDMI to DVI video adapter;
- Combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack);
- Combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack).
As ever, all you have to supply is the keyboard and mouse and there's a server version with 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, two 500GB hard drives now running at 7200 rpm, 4GB of RAM (expandable up to 8GB) that supports unlimited clients for £929.