Summary: The Mac Mini is an awesome machine, but mine experienced a mother board failure a couple months after the 1-year warranty period expired. I mean, what are the chances? Guess I should have paid for the 3-year Apple Care. It was a good machine while it lived, and there is no reason why the mother board should cost more than a brand new machine. Replaced it with a MacBook Air and now we're a laptop only family.
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.
Don't buy this a new one is so much faster and just a little more expensive
26 May 2013
Summary: The comparison to a new one is unbelievable. For some reason people insist to resell their old mac for almost the same price (why of $100). This was a big mistake because I ended up replacing it. The hard drive crashed and it came with something like 2 gigs of RAM. I had to replace the HDD within the first month of getting this which means that I had to some how also re install OSX.
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.
Summary: The device is slow. It is only 1 generation old, it was brand new, never set up, still in factory box, but I'm disappointed at how slow it seems. It comes with an older CPU and only a 5400 RPM drive, which I knew, but it still just seems to lag. I have a 3 year old PC at work that seems faster. There wasn't much software included. For example, my wife uses Paint on the old PC that died. There was nothing that came with the Mac OS that was equivalent.