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Apple Mac mini
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
11 December 2009
  • Excerpt: If you’re a PC user with a spare monitor, looking to dip your toe into Mac waters, the Mini is a nice introduction to Apple computers. All others, though, should weigh this tiny PC's value versus an iMac.
  • Pros: Very compact, Decent performance, Great connectivity for a tiny chassis
  • Cons: Keyboard, mouse, monitor not included, Not upgradable, Costly for what you get
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Overall 7
7.0

Apple Mac mini (Nvidia GeForce 9400M)

PC Magazine
17 May 2009
  • Conclusion: The mini's new internals bring it up to the same performance level as Apple's MacBook, and that's a good thing. It's the nettop-sized desktop that's a better alternative for many users.
  • Pros: Compact. Energy efficient. Quiet. Dual-core performance. Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth built in. New iLife '09. Mac Os X 10.5 Windows compatible. FireWire 800 now standard.
  • Cons: No Blu-ray option. No keyboard or mouse included. DisplayPort is still a nascent technology. 30-inch LCD support requires optional DVI adapter.
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Overall 7
7.0

Apple Mac mini (2-GHz Core 2 Duo)

PC Magazine
15 May 2009
  • Conclusion: With a small bump in memory and CPU speed, this quintessential small-form-factor desktop computer is still a leader among energy-efficient systems.
  • Pros: Compact. Energy efficient. Quiet. Dual-core performance. Wireless 802.11g and Bluetooth built in. New iLife '08. Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard makes the mini and iMac officially Windows compatible.
  • Cons: Only 1GB of RAM standard (2GB would be better, especially if you use Boot Camp). No TV tuner. No keyboard or mouse included. This is the only wireless Mac without 802.11n.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple Mac mini (Intel)

PC Magazine
12 May 2009
  • Conclusion: The new Apple Mac mini has the Intel Core Duo processor, and adds Front Row, wireless 802.11g, and Bluetooth. It's a good fit as a media extender or a second system for living room or bedroom use.
  • Pros: Airport Extreme (802.11g Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR now standard. Compact, sleek, quiet, and low-priced. Can use accessories from previous generation Mac mini. Four USB 2.0 ports and an audio input (finally). Intel Core Duo processor.
  • Cons: No TV tuner. 512MB of RAM is good, 1GB would be better. Core Duo means some incompatibility with older software (such as "Classic" apps running OS 9.) No keyboard or mouse included.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple Mac mini

PC Magazine
11 May 2009
  • Conclusion: The Apple Mac mini makes an attractive entry point for the Windows-to-Mac switcher, the Mac user who needs an upgrade from a pre-1-GHz Mac, or the user on a budget who wants a small, silent desktop with a really cool design.
  • Pros: Sleek design. Tiny chassis. Most affordable Mac yet. Built-in Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless available. Quiet, single-fan system.
  • Cons: Base price ($499) does not include keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, or wireless; RAM and hard drive space are barely adequate. No audio input. Limited internal expansion.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple Mac Mini ( 1.66GHz Core Duo)

CNET
29 March 2006
  • Summary: The ultimate small form-factor PC gets even better thanks to the addition of a high-speed, dual-core Intel processor and the latest chipset. It's the perfect machine for anyone who requires a second home PC, and is also ideal for those who want to jump on the shiny white Mac bandwagon without...
  • Pros: Excellent styling; quiet operation; value for money.
  • Cons: Graphics performance; lack of upgrade potential.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple Mac mini review

TechRadar UK
4 December 2012
  • Summary: Apple's small form factor Mac takes a step forward, but not a giant leap
  • Pros: Excellent new processors, USB 3.0, Better integrated graphics, Faster memory, The 2012 Mac mini retains the qualities that endeared us to previous generations of Apple's small form factor Mac. It's very convenient; if you want to use the same computer at home and in the office, you can set up a m...
  • Cons: No optical drive, No discrete graphics, No media centre software, SD card reader awkwardly placed, Apple appears to be phasing out the optical drive. It was dropped from the Mac mini in the previous generation, and unsurprisingly, it doesn't make a return here. We miss the discrete graphics proce...
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Overall 7
7.0

Apple Mac mini (Late 2009)

Trusted Reviews
28 December 2011
Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 8
8.3
Performance 7
6.7

Apple Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server

PC Pro
3 December 2009
  • Conclusion: It's undeniably expensive, but in return you get a beautifully compact package and a fine operating system
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple Mac Mini 2009 review

Stuff.tv
11 November 2009
  • Summary: Sadly, there was no Apple Tablet in this year’s Autumn Apple harvest. Still, we’ve got plenty to keep us occupied: the new four-core iMac is a five star winner, and the unassuming but popular Mac Mini has been given a seasonal spruce up.
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