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Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971

Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971
alaScore 81

664 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 664 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. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, 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 81/100 = 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 14 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

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

This summary is based on the products: APPLE MAC MINI G4-1.42G 512MB 80GB Super Drive (DVD-RW) Optical Drive Airport Xtreme BlueTooth excl. Keyboard & MouseApple Mac mini - DTS - 1 x PPC G4 1.25 GHz - RAM 256 MB - HD 1 x 40 GB - CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - Mdm - LAN EN, Fast EN - MacOS X 10.3 - Monitor : noneAPPLE MAC MINI G4-1.42G 512MB 80GB COMBO (DVD/CDRW) optical Drive Airport xtreme BlueTooth excl. Keyboard & Mouse

Apr, 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. People really like the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, 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)

Apr, 2015

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
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Expert review by: (macintouch.com)

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)

Expert review by: Alan Stevens (theinquirer.net)

Apple Mac Mini Server

 

Product Apple Mac Mini Server Website http://www.apple.com/macmini/ Specifications Machined aluminium 'unibody' casing with integrated power supply, 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM user upgradeable to 8GB, two 2.5-inch 500GB...

Small, efficient and quiet, unlimited user licence, user upgradeable RAM, cross-platform file sharing, bundled email, address book, calendaring and web servers, wiki and blogging tools

Limited expansion options, no eSATA interface for external storage, old-fashioned webmail client

One obvious difference, however, is the lack of a DVD slot. Apple has ditched the optical drive to enable a second hard disk to be fitted inside

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: jim (shopzilla.com)

Apple Mac mini 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4 Desktop

 
Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: Jbm7777 (viewpoints.com)

Great HTPC ”

 

This is a great home theatre PC, almost perfect that is. This version does not have a HDMI out. Therefore its not as easy to connect directly to your HD TV. The current generation does have this and its vastly improved. This is not a PC that is...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: CreativeFamily (viewpoints.com)

Use it for about everything. ”

 

I wasn't a super Mac enthusiast when we got the Mac Mini, but after I began using it, I can attest that I am!  iLife included makes this a super duper fun computer for the kids, especially, if you're willing to get a monitor or simply buy a web camera...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: SavingUsGreen (viewpoints.com)

Makes my life easier. ”

 

I remember using the old Apple computers back in grade school.  You know, the kind where you had to type in codes.  But I grew up with a PC in my house.  And I thought that Apple Computers where just WAY too complicated for me.  I knew how to do...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: RibbitFroggie (viewpoints.com)

Amazing value packed into a tiny space ”

 

I purchased the G4 Mac Mini originally as a desktop machine, for which it worked beautifully. I still couldn't believe it after I had it hooked up on my desk how it basically disappeared, it was just so small and compact! Plus, it is whisper quiet--I...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: adrianb1982 (viewpoints.com)

We love it! ”

 

We love the Mac mini in our house.  We first bought a refurbished one about four or five years ago.  The size was so great.  I loved it because it saved a lot of room around our cluttered desk and because it still came with the same quality as all Mac...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Amandaj0831 (viewpoints.com)

Not a fan ”

 

This was our first and probably last time going with a Mac. I have several family members that highly recomended that mac to me. In fact the Mac mini was a christmas present from my father. I use my computer to work with pictures and it has iphoto...

Aug, 2010

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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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