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Apple Mac Mini (2010)

Apple Mac Mini (2010)
alaScore 88

188 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The size also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the value for money.

design, size, usability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini (2010) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 188 reviews)

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The Mac Mini Revamped!

 

If you are looking for an out of the box and easy to use PC for your desk, the new Mac mini is IT. Also, with the new aluminium unibody and additional features, this mini PC is truly irresistible, but can we say the same for its performance? Let's find...

The default model (our test unit) is priced at Rs 44,900, it is built around an Nvidia GeForce 320M chipset, and is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor. Clocked at 2.4 GHz and with 3 MB L2 cache, this dual–core CPU is rather older when...

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Apple Mac mini Review (Mid 2010)

 

For the first time since its introduction in 2005 Apple has significantly updated the design of the Mac mini. The new model is thinner, although it requires a bit more surface area. Basically a 13-inch MacBook Pro without the display, this new $699 Mac...

The role of the Mac mini has changed dramatically over the past five years. What once was a way for Apple to tempt users into trying OS X is now a fairly expensive, niche Mac. As an HTPC the new Mac mini is great. It works just as well as any of the...

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Mac mini 2010 review

 

Apple's Mac mini was always the compact computer with a few frustrations. Perfectly scaled for doing duty as your HTPC, the absence of a native HDMI port meant hooking the Mac mini up in your living room was never quite as easy as we'd like to expect...

Still, we’re big fans of the Mac mini in its current form. Yes, the price has seen a roughly $100 boost over the last-gen model, but if you consider a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter is currently around $35, plus the CPU and GPU boost, and throw in...

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Mac mini (mid 2010) review

 

The Mac mini has long been the oddball child of the Mac family: it's the only consumer-level machine from Apple that isn't a fully-integrated experience, and it's the only Mac to have had a sub-$1,000 sticker price in some time. But people love this...

HDMI port ; Sleek, attractive design fits anywhere ; Low power consumption

No Blu-ray options ; On your own for home theater support ; Expensive

Editor's Choice!

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Apple Mac mini (HDMI)

 

The Apple Mac mini (HDMI) is an all-around improvement with a new unibody aluminum chassis to match the rest of the Macintosh line. The mini is the mainstream, compact PC you've been searching for, and it defines its category.

Super compact design. Aluminum unibody construction. SD slot supports new SDXC cards. Included HDMI-to-DVI adapter and HDMI port. Extremely low power usage. GreenTech Approved. Internal power supply. Accessible memory slots. More 3D power than anything...

Still no Blu-ray. Hard drive is hard to upgrade. No eSATA port

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Apple Mac Mini (Spring 2010)

 

Apple's new Mac Mini answers a lot of the issues that have plagued the series over the years. An HDMI port helps it fulfill its potential as a living room system. An SD card slot gives a nod to digital photographers. A removable panel on the bottom...

Sleek, living-room-ready aluminum chassis; HDMI video output makes it easy to connect an HDTV; SD card slot; user-accessible RAM; handles Web-based HD video with no trouble; best-in-class case design.

Puny storage capacity for its price; no Blu-ray hurts in a pricier living room system like this.

Apple's new Mac Mini includes an elegant new design and some long asked-for features, including HDMI output and user-accessible memory. The system still faces a value challenge for its given specs, but Apple has done enough to improve the Mac Mini's...

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Review: Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server (Mid 2010)

 

For a small utility server or as the only server for a SOHO business, the Mac mini With Snow Leopard Server is hard to beat.

One handy feature of the Mac mini server: since it supports large-capacity SD cards, you can install an OS on one and boot from it. Apple was clear that you don’t want to use an SD card as the normal boot device on these servers—they’re not designed...

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Apple Mac Mini Media Center

 

The Basics: The Mac mini is the least expensive Apple computer on the market, targeted at the digital-media fan who wants to import and manage digital content via iTunes and iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb) and navigate it using...

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Apple Mac mini Media Center Reviewed

 

One of the most cost effective and easy to use ways to set up a music server based system is to start with an Apple Mac Mini. Perfect for setting up iTunes and powering a network of AppleTVs, iPads, iPods and iPhones....

The Mac mini includes popular digital-mediaplatforms likes iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie that are easy to use, andyou can navigate digital content via the Front Row interface ; The box has a small form factor (it measures 6.5 x 6.5 x 2) ; Ethernet,...

The Mac mini lacks TV tuners and DVR functionality, although you canpurchase TV content through iTunes or add third-party TV/DVR software.This adds to your cost, though ; Its storage capacity and processing specs are not as robust as other media...

Withthe Mac mini, you can establish a Mac-based media-center foundation fora fairly reasonable price and add features like TV tuning and DVRfunctionality as desired. It makes the most sense for the iTunes userwho has purchased (or plans to purchase) a...

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Apple Mac Mini 2010 review

 

Is this a new dawn for Apple's much-neglected small form factor Mac?