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Apple MAC MINI MB138

Apple MAC MINI MB138
alaScore 89

175 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews of Apple MAC MINI MB138. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The design and reliability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, reliability, design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple MAC MINI MB138 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Apple MAC MINI MB138 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on People really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


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

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac mini (Dual-Core i5,2.3GHz,2GB,500GB HD,HD GraphicsMac mini Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz/2x512MB/80GB...

Apr, 2015

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

Apple Mac mini (Thunderbolt)


In addition to being as powerful as a tower PC, the Apple Mac mini (Thunderbolt) innovates and sounds the death knell for the optical disc.

Super compact design. Aluminum unibody construction. SD slot supports SDXC cards. Included HDMI-to-DVI adapter and HDMI port. Internal power supply. Thunderbolt interface. Second generation Core i5 processor. 3D performance rivals a tower PC

Hard drive is hard to upgrade. Thunderbolt peripherals are scarce. No optical complicates some installs

Jul, 2011

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Apple Mac Mini Core Duo


The Apple Mac Mini with Intel Core Duo is a lean, mean computing machine. Aesthetically pleasing and functional the Mac Mini is a great option for Apple enthusiasts that can't quite afford that large iMac just yet. The Mac Mini includes an Intel Dual...

The Mac Mini is a great introduction for those looking to switch from PC to Mac without breaking the bank


Expert review by: Paul Monckton (

Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) review


Apple's tiny but perfectly-formed Mac mini makes no claims to be a media centre PC. It requires a little work to setup as a media centre, but its minuscule dimensions, minimal power consumption and flawless design make it more than a little tempting to...

If you’re prepared to do a bit of software setup and buy extra accessories, such as a TV tuner, optical drive and remote control, the Mac mini’s impeccable hardware makes it a very attractive choice as a media-centre PC. It’s the most lounge-friendly...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Paul Monckton (

Apple Mac mini (Mid 2011) review


Although not specifically designed as a Media Centre PC, the tiny Mac mini's diminutive proportions, elegant design, excellent performance and low power consumption all add up to a formidable piece of hardware for the living room.

Ultra-compact in size, ultra-low in power consumption, and crucially quiet to use, the Apple Mac mini makes a compelling media centre when matched with the right peripherals and software. Its performance is much faster than a box this size deserves and...

Jan, 2012

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Apple Mac Mini 2011 Review


Still a beautiful computer, but USB 2.0 and no DVD feels obstinate rather than clever

So farewell optical media (1982-2011). What joy you brought us, with your CDs and high definition videos. How you lit up students' lives when they threw you in the microwave to see what would happen.

Jul, 2011

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Stuff magazine


The Mini is here to remove the main barrier to widespread Mac adoption – high prices. Is it a revolution or just clever marketing?

The Mini's specs are fine for the casual user but, even with upgrades, gamers and intensive media workers should look elsewhere

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (

REVIEW: Apple Mac Mini (2012)


This update to the humble Mac Mini has gone almost unnoticed amidst the headline-grabbing launch of the iPad Mini and the elegant new iMac. That's...

In technical terms, this update to the Mac Mini provides little more than an Ivy Bridge speedbump. However, we are pleased to see that Apple has finally cut the entry-level price to just below £500 for the first time in years. There are cheaper PCs...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Darien Graham-Smith (

Review: Apple Mac Mini


Faster, cheaper and more tempting than before.

To be sure, the Mini has its limitations: a big-box PC will still offer much more power and expansion potential for your money. But if you’re looking for a basic OS X machine, or a general-purpose low-profile desktop, the Mac Mini is an elegant,...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Stephen Dean (

Apple Mac Mini 2011


Review Last year's Mac Mini was a bit of a let-down. Sure, it got a nice redesign, with a gleaming metallic, low-profile chassis and a new HDMI port that seemed like a belated attempt to try and repurpose the Mini as a media centre system. However, the...

I’ve always liked the compact design of the Mac Mini – which is still streets ahead of most of its PC rivals – and the much stronger performance of this year’s i5 models is a welcome improvement. However, cost-cutting decisions such as the removal of...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Stephen Dean (

Apple Mac Mini 2010


Review I'll admit up front that I've always liked the Mac Mini. I used one as my main office computer for a couple of years before retiring it to my living room where it's hooked up to my HD TV and makes a terrific little media centre.

The design of the new Mac Mini speaks for itself – it makes most ‘small form-factor' PCs look like bloated heaps of junk. The long-overdue addition of HDMI finally acknowledges the Mini's media centre credentials, while the improved graphics...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Mountain Lion / OS X MAVERICKS
Product Type:Micro / PC Server


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


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I7-3610QM / i7-3615QM / I7-3720QM