Summary: Got bought this memory for Christmas, and it's fantastic, incredibly fast. Running it with an i5 2.2ghz CPU and a Samsung SSD. Probably a bit over kill to have 16GB but better than not enough! A bit pricey, but well worth it. With my previous RAM I was frequently getting warning messages about memory running low, especially when I was using Fireworks, Photoshop and had loads of tabs open in Firefox. This is no longer a problem.
Summary: At least one of the RAM sticks I received was defective. Do not buy! Amazons' return policy for these is VERY short, and if you don't want to be out $131 stay away. I am surprised because amazon is usually good when dealing with customers.
Summary: This "review" is mostly to confirm for anyone wondering: this memory works perfectly in my Late 2012 (6,1) Mac Mini, so if you're looking for 1600 MHz DDR3 SODIMMs for your little box, here it is, and the price is right. This is a max-out memory kit for that computer (2 8GB sticks). Not much more to say, it's memory, it works, and I have no info for you about the nuances of benchmark performance, and NCIX pretty much had the best pricing around, so that makes this one of...
Pros: Works in my Mac Mini, is 16 GB, affordable!
Cons: Costs money, did not make me better-looking.
Summary: With all these extra rams, I can computer so much faster. Facebook is like BOOM. In all seriousness, this RAM, coupled with an SSD, lets my computer not only boot and shut down in under 30 seconds, but also my data-intensive MATLAB processing is notably quicker. Now, if I could only cram a discrete GPU into my laptop, I'd be THE ULTIMATE COMPUTERER. If my laptop had more slots for RAM, I'd buy more of this product.
Summary: I put this memory into my mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13" (2.5Ghz i5) the other day and everything is running perfectly. After I made sure the memory was working fine I also installed a SSD (Samsung 840). With the SSD and 16GB of memory the system boots in about 5 seconds and easily runs Parallels 8 Desktop with Windows 7 and Photoshop CS6 concurrently.