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Mac mini (Late 2009)

Mac mini (Late 2009)
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Jul, 2014

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Review: Mac mini (Late 2009)

 

Just seven months after giving the Mac mini line its biggest update ever, Apple has bumped the performance of the company's smallest desktop computers. While the improvements are modest, the latest Mac minis address a few of our biggest criticisms of...

Rounding out the list of improvements, the newest Mac minis also ship, as you would expect, with Snow Leopard. They continue to include iLife '09

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Review: Mac mini (Late 2009)

 

Back in March, when I reviewed the previous Mac mini models—officially called the Mac mini (Early 2009)—Apple's smallest desktop computer had just received a long-overdue refresh: it had been 19 months since the company had touched the Mac mini line....

Tiny size; impressive set of features; all the dramatic improvements of the Early 2009 model plus better performance; no longer a very poor value compared to the $849 model

Slow hard drive; difficult to upgrade; performance increase over $849 model still not dramatic

As for which of the two models to consider, unless you need the very best performance in a computer the size of a mini, the $849 model is a better value, giving you most of the power of the $1099 model with enough cash left over to spurge on a huge,...

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