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Apple Mac Mini Unibody 2010 -

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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 9
8.6

Mac mini review (2012)

Engadget
9 November 2012
  • Conclusion: The new mini brings USB 3.0, twice the standard RAM and optional hybrid storage. All told. you won't find another desktop this small, this powerful and this inexpensive.
  • Pros: Attractive and compact design, High-speed Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports, FusionDrive hybrid storage works intelligently, Affordable price for the specs
  • Cons: Intel HD 4000 GPU not ideal for true desktop gaming, Still lacking optical drive
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Overall 7
7.0

Apple Mac Mini 2011

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

Apple unveils updated Mac Mini desktops

CNET
28 December 2011
  • Summary: With or without its new Fusion hybrid drive, Apple finally has a Mac Mini that competes well against mainstream Windows PCs in the same price range.
  • Pros: A strong core of components and the speedy Fusion hybrid hard drive design make this the most competitive Mac Mini yet.
  • Cons: Fusion is an expensive upgrade, especially for users without demanding data transfer requirements.
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Overall 8
8.0

A strong, new Mac Mini, with or without Fusion

CNET
28 December 2011
  • Summary: With or without its new Fusion hybrid drive, Apple finally has a Mac Mini that competes well against mainstream Windows PCs in the same price range.
  • Pros: A strong core of components and the speedy Fusion hybrid hard drive design make this the most competitive Mac Mini yet.
  • Cons: Fusion is an expensive upgrade, especially for users without demanding data transfer requirements.
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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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