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Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971

Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971
alaScore 84

804 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 804 reviews of Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and price also get good views.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and reliability are overall positive. The design and price also get good views.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple 1.42GHz Mac miniAPPLE MAC MINI G4-1.42G 512MB 80GB Super Drive (DVD-RW) Optical Drive Airport Xtreme BlueTooth excl. Keyboard & MouseApple 1.25GHz Mac mini

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 406 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Views about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac mini M9687LL/A (G4 1.42 GHz, 256 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)Apple Mac mini M9686LL/A (G4 1.25GHz, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)Apple Mac mini M9687LL/B (1.42 GHz PowerPC G4, 512 MB DDR SDRAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

Mac mini Review w/ brief looks at iPhoto 5 & Pages

 

Updated! With anticipation and excitement building, we got our first Xbox 360 in house and of course, took it apart. Now with HDD disassembly instructions and pictures!

Nov, 2005
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Expert review by: Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Apple Mac Mini

 

This impressive small system could tempt you to become a Mac user.

The Mac Mini provides an elegant way to enter the Mac universe without having to spend too much.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Apple 1.25GHZ Mac Mini Desktop Desktop

 

Cute isn't a word we use very often in connection with PCs, but it certainly applies to the Apple Mac Mini--arguably the most visually striking personal computer ever built. The world's most petite PC could serve double duty as a bookend, as long as...

Apple describes the Mac Mini as a BYODKM (bring your own display, keyboard, and mouse) system; none of these are included. Apple offers a USB keyboard and mouse set for $58, but the system works with any USB keyboard and mouse designed for a PC: You...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Peter Rojas (engadget.com)

Mac mini reviews contest: We have a winner

 

We know it's taken us freaking long enough, but we finally have a winner in our Mac mini reviews contest. What was the holdup? Well, for starters we received more entries than we expected, but what really complicated matters was the quality of the...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Jason Snell, Macworld (pcworld.com)

Mac Mini Dissected

 

The inside scoop on one of the smallest PCs around.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Peter Rojas (engadget.com)

Last chance to enter our Mac mini reviews contest

 

Just a quick reminder that you have until noon tomorrow to enter our Mac mini reviews contest (we're giving you all an extra 24 hours to get 'em in). Post up your review of the Mac mini for a shot at $500 in Mac mini accessories (or $500 in cash). So...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Rebecca Freed (pcworld.com)

Apple's Diminutive Mac Mini Seems Pretty Mighty

 

Powerful but tiny Mac just might lure curious PC users.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple Mac mini

 

The Apple Mac mini makes an attractive entry point for the Windows-to-Mac switcher, the Mac user who needs an upgrade from a pre-1-GHz Mac, or the user on a budget who wants a small, silent desktop with a really cool design.

Sleek design. Tiny chassis. Most affordable Mac yet. Built-in Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless available. Quiet, single-fan system

Base price ($499) does not include keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, or wireless; RAM and hard drive space are barely adequate. No audio input. Limited internal expansion

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: (machome.com)

Apple Computer Mac Mini 1.42 GHz SuperDrive

 

Extra RAM is not enough to shoulder Tiger's burden, but the other extras are nice

SuperDrive, built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth, RAM doubled to 512MB (1GB total capacity).

No improvement to processor speed or graphics card, the demands of the Tiger OS actually make it run slower overall than before.

Frankly, it's almost shocking that a Mac would not have a faster processor after more than six months, but this probably underscores the need for the upcoming switch to Intel processors. The Mac Mini's graphics processor could also use a little extra...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Jennifer Berger (macworld.com)

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...

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

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Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card:DVB-T / No / TV Card
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS 9
Product Type:Micro
Type:Micro PC

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Not Applicable
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Not Applicable / Radeon 9200
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:SIS / Unknown
Chipset Type:SiS651 / Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:G4
Processor Brand:Motorola
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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