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8.2 out of 10

Apple Mac Mini Unibody 2010 -

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Overall 7
7.0

Apple Mac mini 2010

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: The new Apple Mac mini has shot up in price, but it's also more attractive, more powerful and more capable than ever. If you're looking for a small machine that makes a fabulous all-rounder, and you're not affected by the economic downturn, then get involved
  • Cons: Limited user upgrade options; pricey.
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Apple Mac mini (2012) review

Hardware.Info
28 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Even when you look really close, the new Mac mini looks like a clone of the previous version. It's also more of an update than a complete overhaul, and that means it's still a very nice mini PC.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
16 November 2012
  • Conclusion: At $1,049, however, it's hard to argue that our review configuration packs the same value proposition, especially if you're going to be upgrading your peripherals or monitor at the same time. Sure, one of Apple's entry-level laptops or iMacs won't get you the Fusion Drive, but really, for the majority of buyers, the upgrade won't be essential. It's a nice option to have for speeding up boot times and program loads.
  • Pros: Strong productivity and media performance, Quiet operation, Compact size, Fast drive performance with Fusion Drive option, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports
  • Cons: Expensive considering lack of peripherals, $250 price for Fusion Drive option seems high, No dedicated-graphics option
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Overall 7
7.0

Apple Mac Mini 2011 Review

thinkdigit.com
13 February 2012
  • Summary: The 2011 Apple Mac mini is alive and kicking. What with the Cupertino-based company dazzling the tech world with iPhones, iPads and MacBook Airs, the Mac mini seems to be the forgotten child in Apple's product portfolio. Still with the latest revision of the most inexpensive Mac ever, the mini boasts of improved performance thanks to Intel's second-gen Sandy Bridge processor.
  • Pros: Tiny, great design, Good performance, Thunderbolt port
  • Cons: Heats up, No optical drive
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Overall 8
8.0

Mac mini 2011

MacNN
7 August 2011
  • Excerpt: The Good Compact and sleek design. Thunderbolt port for (future) expansion. Much faster than previous gen; quad option. Discrete graphics finally a choice. Relatively easy to upgrade. Quiet and low power. Lion as an OS is high grade. The Bad No optical drive. No system reinstall media; Internet only. Hard drive not (easily) user upgradeable. No USB 3.0 ports, few Thunderbolt devices. Relatively expensive for a computer without a display, keyboard, or mouse.
  • Pros: Compact and sleek design., Thunderbolt port for (future) expansion., Much faster than previous gen; quad option., Discrete graphics finally a choice., Relatively easy to upgrade., Quiet and low power., Lion as an OS is high grade.
  • Cons: No optical drive., No system reinstall media; Internet only., Hard drive not (easily) user upgradeable., No USB 3.0 ports, few Thunderbolt devices., Relatively expensive for a computer without a display, keyboard, or mouse.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple Mac Mini (2011)

stuffmideast.com
1 August 2011
  • Summary: Still a beautiful computer, but USB 2.0 and no DVD feels obstinate rather than clever
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
21 July 2011
  • Excerpt: The slender Mac Mini gains muscle, thanks to newer Intel CPUs, but jettisons the optical drive. Whether it's a good value depends on the peripherals you already own.
  • Pros: Improved productivity performance, thanks to Intel Sandy Bridge CPU, Lower entry-level price
  • Cons: No more optical drive, Improved AMD graphics only offered in higher-end models, No bundled Magic Trackpad means extra cost for some of OS X Lion’s best features
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
15 June 2010
  • Excerpt: The Mac Mini gets a sleek new design and nice new features, but its performance can't keep up with some of its competition.
  • Pros: Sleek, compact design, Now has HDMI port, SD-card slot, Improved graphics, Easily removable bottom allows for memory upgrades
  • Cons: Keyboard, mouse, monitor not included, Costly for what you get, Performance not up to par with comparably priced PCs
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple Mac mini (Late 2012)

PC Magazine
28 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) is Apple's best yet, packing as much punch into its compact chassis as a full-size desktop, and offering the sizable, speedy Fusion drive.
  • Pros: Intel Ivy Bridge processor. Fusion Drive with 1.12TB capacity. Unchanged aluminum unibody design. Offers USB 3.0, HDMI, and Thunderbolt ports.
  • Cons: Limited upgrade opportunities.
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Overall 10
10

Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) review

Macworld UK
2 October 2013
  • Excerpt: It’s only 36 mm high. But the innocent-looking flat box with the rounded corners remains the most subversive little personal computer made by Apple Inc.
  • Pros: sleek, supreme build quality, quiet, high performance, USB 3.0
  • Cons: Does not support PCI cards for upgrading, no built-in optical drive
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