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Apple Mac mini

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Overall 7
7.0

Apple Mac Mini (Spring 2010)

CNET
9 hours ago
  • 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.
  • Cons: Puny storage capacity for its price; no Blu-ray hurts in a pricier living room system like this.
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Overall 9
9.0

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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Overall 9
9.0

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
9.0

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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Overall 9
9.0

Apple Mac mini Dual Core 1.66GHz Review

Digitaltrends
11 April 2006
  • Excerpt: The Intel-based Mac Mini is a sub-compact (smaller than Small Form Factor) desktop computer worthy of the Apple name and completely devoid of the sub-compact stigma.  No other computer manufacturer could have brought such a tiny powerhouse to the world with as much style and appeal as Apple did.  The Mac Mini is a marvel.  From the outside, it looks small, unassuming, minimalist and possibly even austere.
  • 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 9
9.0

Mac mini/1.42 GHz (SuperDrive)

Macworld
15 August 2005
  • Summary: This model -- added when Apple doubled the installed memory on Mac minis to 512MB in July 2005 -- is essentially a 1.42GHz Mac mini G4 with a SuperDrive instead of a Combo drive. All other specs are the same, including the standard AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth wireless technologies.
  • Pros: Very good value, AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 1.0 now standard, Adequate memory, Large hard drive, SuperDrive DVD burner, Fast enough for basic tasks, Excellent design, Small and light, Good video-out options
  • Cons: Modem not included (optional), No audio-in port
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple Mac mini review (late 2012)

itproportal.com
22 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Note that our review machine’s configuration, with the added Fusion Drive, isn’t the cheapest Mac mini available by far at £879. Without the Fusion tech on board, and just a vanilla 1TB hard drive, the Core i7 Mac mini is £679 – and the base model, with a Core i5 dual-core CPU and a plain 500GB hard disk, is cheaper still at £499.
  • Pros: Intel Ivy Bridge processor, Large and responsive 1TB Fusion Drive, Considerably faster than its predecessor, Has USB 3.0, HDMI, and Thunderbolt ports, Smart aluminum unibody design
  • Cons: Limited upgrade opportunities
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
1 March 2012
  • Excerpt: As such, the Mac mini with Lion Server does not have redundant power supplies, hot-swappable components, and other features found in enterprise servers . (Then again, for the same price as Apple's discontinued Xserve enterprise server with the proper specifications, you can buy several Mac mini servers to get redundancy. Apple does offer a Mac Pro with Lion Server if you want the heavy-duty hardware.
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Overall 10
10

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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