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Originally Posted by J-L View Post
So the differences between the new baseline mini and the old mini are:

New Processor, it now contains an Intel i5 which should give it a pretty decent performs boost from the core 2 duo.

Bigger hard disk drive at 500 GB compared to the old 320 GB (but still both at the speed of 5400rpm)

No more DVD drive

No more dedicated graphics card the new mini uses the HD 3000 IGP. From most reviews I have seen it is better at doing video but slightly worse at doing games, overall though there is not much difference between this and the previous mini graphics.

Now to answer you second question, yes there is also a new mini priced at the same value as the old one. For your extra money you get a slightly faster processor (200mhz), an extra 2 GB RAM memory and a dedicated video card the AMD Radeon HD 6630M with 256 MB GDDR5.

Which one you want will depend on what you want to use it for
FTR, that model with the upgraded processor and stuff is 799 not 699, but still worth it.
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