Apple has unveiled a new Mac mini, the first update since 2011, at its San Jose event. 

The pocket-sized device that can connect to an HDMI-enabled TV to give you a full desktop experience features four USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt port, Gigabit Ethernet connector, SD Card Reader and, of course, that HDMI port. 

A 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 3.1GHz, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive is available for £499 or customers can opt for the higher-specced 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU with faster Turbo Boost speeds of up to 3.3GHz, 4GB RAM and a 1TB HDD variant, available for £679.

However, if it's a server you're after, for £849 you'll be able to get your hands on similarly specced version as the £679 variant only with the OS X Mountain Lion Server thrown in along with an additional 1TB hard drive.

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Each version is Bluetooth 4.0 compatible - so you'll be able to pair up a wireless keyboard and mouse -features Intel HD Graphics 4000, is Wi-Fi enabled and has up to 16GB of on-board memory.

The new Mac mini is available from today from Apple's online and retail stores as well as other authorised Apple sellers.

The Mac mini wasn't the only "mini" device to be announced today with Apple also revealing the iPad mini at the California event.