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Apple Mac Mini (G4)

Apple Mac Mini (G4)
alaScore 82

316 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini (G4) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 316 reviews)

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Value is the key as Apple adds features, lowers prices on iBook G4s and Mac minis

 

No update to Mac product lines escapes our attention-especially when it's the first revision of the Mac mini, with previously optional features for a low price. Bigger news is the iBook G4 line getting the PowerBook treatment with some high-end...

Very good value ; adequate memory ; small and light ; good video-out options ; excellent design ; fast enough for basic tasks ; large hard drive ; AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 1.0 now standard ; SuperDrive DVD burner

No audio-in port ; modem not included (optional)

The iBook G4 line has been streamlined to two models: a $999 computer with a 12-inch display, a 1.33GHz processor, a 40GB hard drive, a CD-burning Combo drive; and a $1,299 model with a 14-inch display, a 1.42GHz processor, a 60GB hard drive, and a...

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Mac Mini Review

 

The Mac Mini is, at once, a radical change in direction for Apple Computer Inc. and the quintessential Macintosh

Compact, quiet, inexpensive, quick, excellent display support, includes useful applications

Limited disk performance and capacity, very difficult access to internals, video problems affect some displays (and not others)

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Apple Mac mini 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4 Desktop

 
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Amazon review summary for Apple Mac Mini (G4)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (G4) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design, reliability, size

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac mini M9686LL/A (G4 1.25GHz, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)Apple Mac mini M9971LL/B (1.42 GHz PowerPC G4, 512 MB DDR SDRAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive)Apple Mac mini M9686LL/B (1.25 GHz Power PC G4, 512 MB DDR SDRAM, 40 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)

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Apple Mac mini Desktop Computer (1.42GHz G4, 30GB)

 

My family has been a family of Mac users since our first Mac years ago – our well-loved (and still missed) Color Classic. Right now our home computer is a Mac mini, the old 30GB base-model. We got the mini for the house because we

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iBook G4

 

I've had this trusty computer for a few years now and am quite pleased with it. Its appearance is white with the apple logo on the top cover. It does not have a built-in camera like some of the new computer models do. I love the features that

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small and stable I

 

This is a practical review may be very useful to get the best computer for you. Please be, Apple Mac mini PPC G4 1.42 GHz CPU : Prosesor : PowerPC G4 1.42 GHz Installed RAM : 256 MB / 1 GB (max) Hard Drive : 80 GB - standard - ATA-100 Suitable for: 1....

simple, stable

None

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Apple Mac mini

 

Capability and a good style, Apple Mac Mini is already in stores for you. Apple Mac mini comes with no keyboard, mouse or monitor at all. You need to buy those three if you don't have them. But for those who have a complete set of those things then...

Easy to carry, applications are good

Not practical to buy if you're starting out of scratch

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Not for intensive use, good otherwise.

 

I bought this computer 3 years ago when it first came out. Initially, it was a wonderful little machine, which did everything I threw at it. Then again, my usage with it was strictly basic at the time when I got it. Shortly after, I started getting...

Small footprint, attractive design, great operating system.

Low video RAM, slow hard drive, architecture is dated.

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mac mini

 

The greatest thing about this computer is how small and quiet it is. The fan turns on probaly for a minute once every two weeks. The OS X has the best userinterface, but unfortunately the underlying base is quite poorly implemented. This thing freezes...

small form factor extremely quiet

OS X lacks parallelization, expensive camera

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