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Overall 8
8.0

Apple Mac Mini ( 1.66GHz Core Duo)

CNET
2 weeks ago
  • 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 spending a fortune
  • Pros: Excellent styling; quiet operation; value for money.
  • Cons: Graphics performance; lack of upgrade potential.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini Review

Maclife
23 July 2010
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 8
8.0

Apple Mac mini

PC Magazine
29 September 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 7
7.0

Apple Mac mini (2-GHz Core 2 Duo)

PC Magazine
29 September 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
29 September 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 7
7.0

Apple Mac mini (Nvidia GeForce 9400M)

PC Magazine
28 September 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 (Spring 2010)

CNET
19 July 2009
  • Summary: Apple's new Mac Mini includes an elegant new design and some long asked-for features, including HDMI output and user-accessible memory. The system still faces a value challenge for its given specs, but Apple has done enough to improve the Mac Mini's appeal for Apple loyalists and design fans looking for a living room computer.
  • Pros: Sleek, living-room-ready aluminum chassis; HDMI video output makes it easy to connect an HDTV; SD card slot; user-accessible RAM; handles Web-based HD video with no trouble; best-in-class case design.
  • Cons: Puny storage capacity for its price; no Blu-ray hurts in a pricier living room system like this.
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Overall 7
6.7
Features 7
6.7
Performance 7
6.7

Apple Mac Mini review: An updated box of tricks that is faster, cheaper and more tempting than before

PC Authority
22 September 2013
  • Summary: Apple's updated box of tricks is faster, cheaper and more tempting than before.
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Overall 7
6.7

Review: Apple Mac mini

PC Authority
15 April 2013
  • Summary: This model is expensive, but generally the Mini is pretty sound.
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