Today Apple quietly changed their Mac Pro, iMac and Mac Mini lines. No visual changes for any of them — the guts are faster and storage is bigger.
Significant for greenies is that the new Mac Mini uses less energy than before: 45 percent less than the previous model — less than 13W while it’s idle. The graphics processing is much faster. The CPU gets a small bump upward.
My advice? Buy a refurbished Macbook for about $350 more. You’ll get a much faster CPU, a built-in webcam and a monitor, along with portability.