Wednesday played host to a highly publicized Apple Event in San Jose, Calif., during which CEO Tim Cook revealed a slew of new products for fanatics to drool over.

Among the innovative items introduced by the Cupertino, Calif., based company were an updated iMac, an updated MacBook Pro, an iPad mini and one of the most anticipated products of the event – the Mac mini.

Starting at $599, the revamped Mac Mini will have three USB 3 ports, dual or quad-intel Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge, with Intel HD Graphics 4000, and up to 16GB of RAM. The base price will get consumers a 2.5GHz computer with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

There's also a server edition for $999 that has a pair of 1 TB hard drives, which ships today.

The updated version of the mini will also have a Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI, Thunderbolt (as before), and an SD card slot.

The last update to this Apple product came in July 2011, when it received second-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 CPU updates and a Thunderbolt port. It lost its SuperDrive DVD burner -- which has not returned -- but did retain the HDMI port.