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Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) (MD387 / MD388 / MD389)

Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) (MD387 / MD388 / MD389)
alaScore 91

618 reviews

Dec, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 618 reviews of Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) (MD387 / MD388 / MD389). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability. The design also gets good feedback.

price, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) (MD387 / MD388 / MD389) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 618 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) (MD387 / MD388 / MD389)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) (MD387 / MD388 / MD389) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Apple Mac Mini 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 / 4GB memory / 500GB hard drive (MD387)

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) (MD387 / MD388 / MD389)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 432 user reviews of Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) (MD387 / MD388 / MD389) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Apple Mac mini (Late 2012)

 

The Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) may look the same—it is, after all identical to the Mac mini (Thunderbolt)—but it has been updated with Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processor, faster USB 3.0 ports, and given a performance boost with Apple's new Fusion...

Intel Ivy Bridge processor. Fusion Drive with 1.12TB capacity. Unchanged aluminum unibody design. Offers USB 3.0, HDMI, and Thunderbolt ports

Limited upgrade opportunities

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.

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Apple Mac Mini (Core i7 2.3 GHz, fall 2012)

 

The new Apple Mac Mini, updated with Intel's third-generation Core CPUs and a new Fusion hybrid hard-drive option, brings improved value and welcome speediness to the most affordable Mac. The Core i7 chip and 1TB standard hard drive in our review model...

A strong core of components and the speedy Fusion hybrid hard drive design make this the most competitive Mac Mini yet.

Fusion is an expensive upgrade, especially for users without demanding data transfer requirements.

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.

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Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) review

 

Sitting here looking at our Windows-based desktop and, next to it, the Mac Mini, we're starting to wonder if the full-sized desktop is running toward the end of its lifespan. Sure, gamers want a big powerful machine with loads of cooling and a...

Stylish, good connectivity, more than powerful enough for most tasks, cheapest Mac you can buy

Could have a better graphics system, HDMI output bug will annoy until next OS X update, still quite expensive really

A lovely machine that has so many uses it's almost staggering. It works as a desktop machine, it works as a media centre. It's not hugely cheap, but it is still the cheapest way to get into Apple computers, without buying reconditioned or second-hand....

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New Mac mini preview (2012)

 

The 2012 Mac mini offers quad-core computing in a tiny box with very little power draw. Here's our new Mac mini preview.

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"Hello I'm a Mac...err on a budget, so curb expectation."

 

This Apple-refurbished ($620+tax) 2012 mini was an upgrade to the 2007

Cheap, 2.3GHz quad core i7 (3rd gen), 4x USB 3.0, 1TB drive, HDMI, FireWire, compact design. Mountain Lion runs well with 4GB@1600MHz RAM.

No design-matching optical drive, keyboard/mouse or monitor included. Not enough USB ports. Doesn't feel much faster than a 2 year old core 2 duo

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Apple MD388LL/A

 

Wish I would have done it sooner.

Nice interface. Better for desktop than Win8. Great way to transition from PC to Mac. I have not used a Mac for very long and I've already learned how to move the 1TB drive to 2nd position in the Mini and install an SSD. Have to connected to a KVM and...

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Love it so far!

 

I've been a PC guy my whole life beginning with DOS. I've used Windows / Linux for many years and have always wanted a Mac to mess around with and explore. I finally decided on this one and am enjoying it immensely. It comes with TWO 1TB hard drives...

It's a Mac mini, so many of the pros are obvious: It has a small footprint, but it's solidly built. When I picked it up I was surprised at the weight; a nice solid feel ; Very fast ; OS X is beautiful ; Awesome connectivity ; Newegg is AWESOME....

Very difficult to upgrade / change drives. (I changed the OS drive to a solid state). Sometime in the future I may upgrade the RAM. That is very easily accessible

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Great little computer

 

Mac Minis are great little computers, especially for dedicated single purposes. Last year I bought 2 Minis for digital signage, which work seamlessly. This new Mini will be a streaming server used to send 1080p video to another computer via LAN. Minis...

Adequate Storage","Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","Fast","Quality Accessories","Reliable Performance","Sleek Design

Expensive

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very impressive machine

 

Able to run 2 Thunderbolt displays, my main reason for a new Mac Mini. This machine is a workhorse for me.

Easy To Set Up","Fast","Sleek Design

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Apple MD387LL/A

 

LOVE IT!!!

Just about everything

Graphics, but I knew what I was getting in to

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Lion / Mac OS X Mountain Lion / Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Product Type:Micro / Micro PC / PC Server
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-2520M / I5-3210M / I7-3610QM / i7-3615QM / I7-3720QM
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