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Apple Mac mini

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From its smallest desktop to its largest, Apple's computers get a 2012 refresh

theverge.com
30 November 2012
  • Summary: of a guy in Starbucks, playing a game on his iMac. It takes him forever to pack everything up when he's leaving — the mouse, the keyboard, the hulking desktop PC — but apparently the guy needed to play
  • Pros: Gorgeous display, Slim, light design, Powerful performance, Gorgeous display, Slim, light design, Powerful performance, Great design, HDMI port, Good media performance
  • Cons: No optical drive, Speakers are worse than previous model, No optical drive, Speakers are worse than previous model, Graphics performance worse than last model, Fusion Drive only available on high-end mini, Doesn't ship with mouse or keyboard
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Apple's added hot new processors and dropped the optical drive — is the trade off worth it?

theverge.com
25 July 2011
  • Summary: Unlike the new MacBook Air, the new processors in the Mac mini don’t suddenly make it a dramatically different kind of product; if the new Air with Lion represents Apple’s vision of what traditional computing should look like in 2011 and beyond, the new mini is more like a concession to the idea that perhaps not everyone else has quite caught up.
  • Pros: Solid performance, Small, beautiful case, HDMI port
  • Cons: No optical drive, Magic Trackpad required for full Lion experience, Expensive
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2.66GHz Mac Mini with Snow Leopard Server Review

Maclife
21 October 2010
Overall 9
9.0

Apple Mac mini (HDMI)

PC Magazine
29 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The Apple Mac mini (HDMI) is an all-around improvement with a new unibody aluminum chassis to match the rest of the Macintosh line. The mini is the mainstream, compact PC you've been searching for, and it defines its category.
  • Pros: Super compact design. Aluminum unibody construction. SD slot supports new SDXC cards. Included HDMI-to-DVI adapter and HDMI port. Extremely low power usage. GreenTech Approved. Internal power supply. Accessible memory slots. More 3D power than anything in its class.
  • Cons: Still no Blu-ray. Hard drive is hard to upgrade. No eSATA port.
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Apple Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server

PC Magazine
28 September 2009
  • Conclusion: One of the most aesthetically beautiful business servers we've ever seen, this tiny, peppy machine makes for a quiet desktop server that's perfect for light-duty home and SMB server tasks.
  • Pros: Setup in as little as 10 steps. Faster processor and more memory than the Mac mini client. Lots of storage for SMBs or a home network. New features add to the ultra-easy Mac experience. Powerful command-line option for advanced tasks and management.
  • Cons: Tricky Active Directory integration. Not for heavy-work-load environments.
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Overall 9
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Apple Mac mini (Thunderbolt)

PC Magazine
28 September 2009
  • Conclusion: In addition to being as powerful as a tower PC, the Apple Mac mini (Thunderbolt) innovates and sounds the death knell for the optical disc.
  • Pros: Super compact design. Aluminum unibody construction. SD slot supports SDXC cards. Included HDMI-to-DVI adapter and HDMI port. Internal power supply. Thunderbolt interface. Second generation Core i5 processor. 3D performance rivals a tower PC.
  • Cons: Hard drive is hard to upgrade. Thunderbolt peripherals are scarce. No optical complicates some installs.
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Apple Mac mini Dual Core 1.66GHz Review

Digitaltrends
11 April 2006
  • Conclusion: The Mac Mini is the Bruce Lee of the computing world – small frame, incredibly fit, lightning fast and able to take on any sized opponent with unflinching confidence.  The video performance was impressive – exceptional in many ways – but could be improved upon.  The integrated video chip is certainly worthy of applause and congratulations but it may not deserve a standing ovation.
  • Pros: Small size; attractive design; powerful; low power consumption
  • Cons: Mono speaker: cost is higher than expected; video output could be better
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Overall 10
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Mac mini Server review

Macworld UK
13 December 2011
  • Excerpt: The release of the Mac mini Server in October 2009 was, in effect, Apple’s acknowledgement of the use to which many users had put their minis since the model’s introduction in January 2005.
  • Pros: Unlimited licence for Mac OS X Server, includes Thunderbolt and HDMI connectors, easy to upgrade memory, includes iLife ’11
  • Cons: Difficult to upgrade or replace hard disks
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Overall 9
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Apple Mac mini - nVidia 9400M Edition

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: The Apple Mac mini has finally received a much-demanded update. Has the wait been worthwhile?
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Overall 9
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Apple Mac mini

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Apple's Mac mini is desirabilty and affordabilty in a small white and silver box. But does Apple's cheapest ever Mac have what it takes to reel in PC users?
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