The Jig Saw

Monday, January 17, 2005

Apple plans to blitz the low-end of the market with a cheap computer and music player.

Red Herring Tue, 11 Jan 2005

Apple made its big stab at the low-priced market today, with Steve Jobs unveiling a $499 computer and a $99 flash memory-based MP3 player during his MacWorld keynote in San Francisco.

The new Mac Mini includes a 1.25 GHz G4 processor with 256 MB of RAM, a 40-gig hard drive, and a DVD/CD-RW combo drive. It will sell for $499 starting January 22. Apple will upgrade the processor to 1.42 GHz and double the size of the hard drive for another $100. The machine comes loaded with Apple's newest operating system, Panther, and software, iLife 05.


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