I wonder for almost a year what will be mini mac look a like ?, and this march 2009, its out, and much of the new features are what I expect, but only one thing that is not there, its expresscard expansion.
Many dont see what is the expresscard expansion really give a benefit, but per computer architecture design, having expresscard expansion is a plus plus compare to just bunch of USB port, because USB is just a Universal Serial Bus, compare to expresscard, which is true expansion slot/bus to give more powerfull feature on the computer.
but anyway, its good to see this new mini mac now already include RW drive as default, no upgrade needed, and the best of all, now it support dual display, which is a BIG plus.
here is complete tech spec for $599 price.
120GB Mac mini (MB463LL/A)
Processor 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
L2 cache 3MB shared
System bus 1066MHz
Memory 1GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 4GB
Hard drive 120GB Serial ATA4; 5400 rpm
Optical drive Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 128MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory2
Ports One FireWire 800 port (8 watts); five USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps); mini-DVI output; VGA output (using optional adapter); Mini DisplayPort
Audio Built-in speaker, combined optical digital audio input/audio line in, combined optical digital audio output/headphone out
Networking Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)
Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11n)3; built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)