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Apple Computer Apple Mac mini (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive DVD±RW/CD-RW, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.

Apple Computer Apple Mac mini (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive DVD±RW/CD-RW, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.
alaScore 80

30 reviews

Nov, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price get mixed views.

usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Computer Apple Mac mini (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive DVD±RW/CD-RW, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802. Is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple Computer Apple Mac mini (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive DVD±RW/CD-RW, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Apple Computer Apple Mac mini (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive DVD±RW/CD-RW, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802. From Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

screen, price

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

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A fun little box

 

The 80GB hard drive is very small. Because of this it's likely that anyone with a mini will also have at least one external drive attached. Booting from an eSATA hard drive would have made a huge difference in performance. The mini even has an eSATA...

Extremely small and quiet, decent features, fairly power efficient. Reasonably snappy, so long as you're not doing anything that is disk intensive. Great fit if you're looking for something you can leave on all the time that won't clobber your electric...

Motherboard recognizes 4GB of memory, but the mini can only use 3GB due to a chipset limitation. Hard drive is painfully slow - frequent beach balls waiting for disk even with 3GB of RAM. No support for resolutions higher than 1900x1200. No eSATA

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One of the nicest computers ever made

 

I love this machine and wish I had a few more. It would be a good, cheap, green server for a web or FTP server. I plan to use it as a navigation system in my boat with MacENC. For those of you using Windows. Try OS X, and you will never see a need to...

I purchased my Mac Mini directly from Apple and have since upgraded the CPU to 2.33Ghz, the Ram to 3Gb and the Hard Drive to a 320 GB 5400 rmp (purchased from NewEgg). I've also installed the latest version of Leopard--which also adds to the speed of...

If you want to be picky and you are running windows on this machine you might gripe about the graphics. I use it hooked up to a 47" SONY HD at 1920x1080. If you can call this a Con, I don't see how. It looks fine to me

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Nice Little Machine

 

I started with a core solo with 512 mb of ram. This config really wasn't very good and not fast like my core 2 duo imac. But upgraded to 500gb HDD, T7400 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo, with 2GB of ram and it rocks in comparison. It now boots and runs vista...

The Mac Mini is Small! Smaller than any of the the barebone minis sold on newegg that I have found. About half the size of those. It performs daily needed items with ease. Even runs Imovie and Garageband relatively well compared to my intel Imac. Has...

Starts with too small of many things. HDD is little, Ram needs upgrade, unupgradible onboard video. Not really a gamining machinge. If you bought it for that you didn't do your research very well. Not easy to uprade parts

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Great Intro To Mac

 

I've read some bad reviews of this from some claiming to be long time Mac users. This an inexpensive option which I believe to be an introduction to the world of Mac. Who goes from a $2.5k machine to one a quarter of the price and expects to see the...

Small. Easy to set up. Inexpensive way to get into Mac

Could be easier to get inside of. But upgrading memory was pretty simple and takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. You'd have to be missing several fingers and the thumbs on both hands for it to be too difficult

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MAC MINI 1.8 Core 2 Duo

 

Will definitely upgrade to 2GB of ram. Although 1 is not bad at all. Using my DVI/HDMI cable and just looks amazing in my 47' LCD.

I love it! Got online in a sec! Did not need to install flash or adobe player! Super Compact. Looks nice on computer desk. Registered Product on apple website in less than a minute and u get to choose 1 of 2 free magazine subscriptions. Do not miss...

This would be better than perfect if it came with a 320GB HD Don't mind the 2GB of Ram, my Desktop running Vista Ultimate never used more than 50% of the 4 GB's it had

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Mini mac

 

pics,movies,music, and web are perfect........for those of you who complain and moan about it not being as fast as your 8 gb, 2 gb voodoo, 1 tb sata hdd, quad core pro, sh*t winPC that you probably paid too much for and sit on your moms couch (probably...

well where should i start..let me begin with the reason i bought it...i got a sony 47 inch flat screen hd tv with vga port. got this little baby to attach to it...yeah awsome. i can switch inputs and surf the web with wireless keyboard and mouse. very...

not for gamers (duhhhh!) don't be stupid got a 64 mb shared memory.. hard drive is a lil small but think about how big the unit actually is.......ssd would probably be really really nice if they were not soo expensive. for most of the people i talk to...

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The Perfect Choice for the Seniors

 

I have now recommended the mini to four seniors who don't want to do anything more than browse the web, do email, and play with pictures. They don't want to know how to do anything else and the mini is the perfect fit. They can assemble it easily, OSX...

Yeah upgrading is difficult or impossible, it costs more than a comparable PC, and the remote is silly. It's a basic Apple box

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GREAT MINI!!!!

 

CHEAP AND DOES THE JOB

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT! UPGRADED THE MEMORY TO 4GBS AND IT RUNS AS FASTER THAN A G5

NONE YET

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Complete Garbage

 

The remote is laughable at best. Don't give us a dumb remote. Take 20 bucks off the price and keep the remote. Ill buy a way better one later. Never gets used.

Apple has its blue tooth down pat

Upgrading required me to buy two paint scrappers to open the case. Why not make the case easily upgradeable, THUMB screw's were invented many years ago

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Biggest little computer on the market

 

Some people just want to complain. Don't ask things of a machine that it is not trying to be. This mac mini is designed to be an excellent home desktop system for buyers who want excellence and are willing to pay a few bucks extra to get it. You get...

I've been a mac owner for twenty-plus years. Don't listen to the detractors. You simply cannot find a better general purpose computer for home or business use. It's desktop 'footprint' is minimal. It runs everything you want, including XP or Vista......

NONE! Apple thinks of EVERYTHING. Want to do extreme gaming? Well, you already know this machine is not for you. Upgrades? By the time you need to upgrade, computers will have changed so much you'll want a new one. Need a DVD burner? Go external. Or...

Product Specifications

A great choice for home computing tasks and creating a digital media hub, Apple's Mac mini desktop PC combines design simplicity with powerful computing resources. Nicely compact at just 6.5 inches square and 2 inches high, the Mac mini offers an affordable avenue to dual-core processing power via the 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and Apple's latest suite of digital media applications--iLife '08. It also comes with the Apple Remote and Front Row media display software, which enables you to easily play your music, enjoy photo slideshows, and watch DVDs, iMovies, music videos and television shows from across the room. Every Mac mini includes iLife '08, the latest version of Apple's award-winning suite of digital media applications, with major upgrades to iPhoto, iDVD, iWeb, and GarageBand and a completely reinvented iMovie. iPhoto '08 now automatically organizes photo libraries into Events that let you more easily manage your growing photo collections, and iMovie '08 can import video from the latest AVCHD, HDV and DV camcorders, as well as from digital cameras, and displays your entire video library whether it's stored on internal or external drives. Both iPhoto and iMovie integrate seamlessly with the new .Mac Web Gallery, Apple's new service for .Mac members to instantly create and host websites for their photos and videos.
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