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There are two new Intel-powered Mac Minis. Both of which are featuring Gigabit Ethernet, four total USB ports, firewire, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. They also will both be able to connect to a television using DVI and SPDIF audio outputs. They also use Intel GMA950 integrated graphics with 64MB of shared memory and will include the usual Apple suite of software, including an updated Front Row and the Apple infrared remote control

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The entry level model has a 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo processor. It has a 667Mhz bus, 512MB memory, 60GB SATA hard drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive. This one will sell for $599 and is estimated to be 2.5 to 3 times faster than its entry-level non-Intel predecessor.

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The higher end model has a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo processor. It also has a 667Mhz frontside bus, 512MB memory, 80GB SATA hard drive, and SuperDrive dual-layer DVD burner. This model will sell for $799 and is estimated upwards of 5 times faster than the higher-level non-Intel predecessor.

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Update: While we think the faster processors are great, what is up with the video? Apple's page says that its graphics chipset, the Intel GMA950, uses shared memory—that means it's using regular RAM that could otherwise be used for running applications—and ExtremeTech's review of the chipset says that if you "want to play 3D games, invest at least $60 in an add-on card."

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That's great if you have any other computer besides a Mac mini, but there's no way to upgrade the little white box. (That's sort of the point, in fact.)

Okay, sure—what games are there for Mac? Well, there's at least one: World of Warcraft, and it just so happens to be super-popular among, you know, everybody.

So to sum up: want to play games? Don't buy an Intel-based Mac mini.