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Apple Mac mini (2012) review
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.
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.
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
Excerpt: The Apple Mac mini is back with a bang. 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. Not any more.
Pros: Tiny, great design, Good performance, Thunderbolt port
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.
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.
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