Summary: I bought this mac because I'd been wanting a mac for years. I come to find after getting that not only will my usb wireless dongle not work, but hardly anything else works on it either. bootcamp, nothing. Apple has run as far from power pc as they can and, well, it won't work with anything that's out there now.
Summary: I wanted this mac mini for viewing netflix streaming movies. didn't workout because its too old and doesn't have an Intel processor and the operating system was to old. I should have read more carefully or asked questions. I'll probably give to a family member because I have no use for it.
I am using it but it did not turn out to meet my expectations
7 July 2011
Summary: I bought this to access netflix on one of my televisions. I discovered this processor does not match netflix. Additionally i had to take it to a tech who had to fix the OS installation which was incorrect.
Pros: Don't know yet. Not able to turn it on. They don't bother to send along an adapter which will hook up the Mac to an ordinary computer monitor.
Cons: Apple, as usual, has its own weird method of hooking up a computer to a monitor. This one is no different, except this time they don't bother to send along an adapter which will work. Instead, they send an adapter to hook it up to a TV set.
Pros: Great OS Excellent Reliability Apple Support and Service Apple Integration BFR-free, PVC-free and Highly recyclable aluminium enclosure Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) now... with HDMI!!!
Cons: No Blue Ray!??!?!?! SERIOUSLY!!??!? uh, thanks for that HDMI port Duo = weak offensively minuscule (and only 5400rpm) Hard drive - small, yet expensive, upgrade $200 price increase on base specs with minimal quality
Pros: Cool looking HDMI connectivity Excellent OS Tight integration of hardware and software Less prone to viruses due to Mac platform
Cons: Poor value No Included bluetooth controller (keyboard or other input device) Small, slow hard drive compared to competitive products No Blu-Ray player Core Duo chips instead of an i3 chip - Seriously?
Pros: The HDMI is a nice touch - case design looks solid and attractive.
Cons: Brand new, but as someone else pointed out, already dated. VERY low RAM in a day and age when they could have easily given more for that price. Not having Blue-Ray - again for THAT price is simply ridiculous.