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Apple Mac Mini (2018, MRTR2, MRTT2)

Apple Mac Mini (2018, MRTR2, MRTT2)
alaScore 100

13 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Apple Mac Mini (2018, MRTR2, MRTT2). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good comments, but some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini (2018, MRTR2, MRTT2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple Mac Mini review (2018): A video editor’s perspective

 

The 2018 Mac Mini is the first new compact computer we've seen from Apple in four years. With an eighth-generation Intel processor and abundant connectivity, including four Thunderbolt 3 and two USB Type-A ports, the Mini is designed to be fast and...

Compact design ; Versatile port selection including USB Type-A and HDMI ; Fast CPU performance ; Least expensive Mac in Apple’s lineup

Limited graphics performance (and no meaningful way to improve it) ; Upgrade options get expensive fast ; RAM isn't technically user upgradeable

For music producers and people writing apps in Xcode, maybe the new Mini makes sense, but I don't imagine most other "pro" users will be happy with this level of performance. I can't help but shake my head at Apple's charts and graphics showing off how...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

With the Mac Mini 2018, Apple teaches an old design new tricks

 

It's back to being an impressive mini PC now that Apple's finally updated it.

Apple wrests excellent performance out of even the low-end Core i3 processor in the base configuration. The small system remains unobtrusive. The four USB-C/Thunderbolt ports and 10Gb Ethernet option provide for more storage with fast external data...

You're stuck with integrated graphics unless you fork over the bucks and desk space for an eGPU. Relatively high entry price once you spring for the accessories and a display. It no longer serves as a budget option despite being the most affordable Mac.

The Apple Mac Mini 2018 continues to serve as a satisfying, gets-the-job-done desktop system that delivers surprising value when you want something designed to be seen and not heard.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Nick Statt (theverge.com)

Apple Mac mini 2018 review: the mini gets mighty and pricey

 

The budget Mac option is not so budget anymore

Huge boost to speed and power ; Sleek space grey finish ; Excellent port selection

More expensive base model ; Lacking GPU performance ; Tough sell for your average Mac user

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy this machine, especially if you really do want a clean and uncluttered home workstation with a full mouse and keyboard setup. This device is powerful, compact, and everything a power user would want the Mac mini to...

Nov, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John Burek (pcmag.com)

Apple Mac mini (2018)

 

Apple's iconic Mac mini compact desktop delivers more core-processing, storage, and memory potential than ever, in a polished box brimming with cutting-edge connectivity.

Deep connectivity for its size, including four Thunderbolt 3 ports. Memory is SO-DIMM, not soldered. Configurable up to six cores/12 threads. New storage (2TB) and RAM (64GB) ceilings. Top-notch pre-installed software.

RAM not technically a user upgrade. No option for a 2.5-inch hard drive as internal mass storage. Scanty SSD on base model.

Bottom Line: Apple's iconic Mac mini compact desktop delivers more core-processing, storage, and memory potential than ever, in a polished box brimming with cutting-edge connectivity.

Nov, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Brian Westover (tomsguide.com)

Apple Mac mini (2018) Review: This Little Mac Is Awesome

 

One major benefit of Apple's four-year gap between updates is that there's no confusion about the new Mac mini — it's better than any of its predecessors. And if you've been looking for a chance to upgrade from an older model, there's no reason to wait.

Same compact dimensions with a space-gray finish ; Upgradable RAM ; Four Thunderbolt 3 ports ; Healthy 4K display support ; Impressive performance ; Improved Mac OS Mojave

Limited upgradability ; Very limited internal access ; Can get pricey

The Apple Mac mini (2018 model) is finally back, and it's better than ever, with a new look, rock-solid performance, and even a bit of upgradability. It's not just the best (and only) mini PC in the Mac lineup, it's also one of the best mini PCs we've...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew O'Hara (appleinsider.com)

Mac mini 2018 Review: Apple's mightiest mini yet

 

With the Mac mini finally refreshed after four years, we finally have our hands on the newest model. We've spent some time running it through the wringer to test Apple's mightiest mini yet.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Apple Mac mini review

 

Worth the wait?

Hugely improved specs ; Same small design ; Four USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports ; Good value

Integrated graphics aren’t all that ; Higher starting cost

The Apple Mac mini (2018) was a long time coming, but it’s been worth the wait. This brilliantly-designed small-form factor computer packs in some impressive specs and pulls off neat tricks to do so. It’s not cheap, but it’s priced very competitively...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Pete Clark (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple Mac mini 2018: New Mac mini unveiled

 

After four long years, Apple has finally resurrected its very own mini PC

How will the upgraded Mac mini perform? We'll have to wait until 7 November to find out.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.co.uk)

Apple updates the Mac Mini for the first time in four years

 

Apple's tiny Mac desktop computer gets an update with new four and six-core Intel CPUs and a lofty price tag.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple Mac mini (2018) review: A welcome upgrade at an unwelcome price

 

The updated Mac mini is faster, better connected and as stylish as ever – but the price is hard to justify

Compact and quiet ; Vastly more powerful than its predecessor ; Impressive connectivity

A little pricey ; No keyboard or mouse in the box

Even so, doubling the price in four years? No matter how good the new Mac mini is, that’s a bitter pill to swallow and I’d advise would-be purchasers to take a close look at the numerous mini PC alternatives before digging out their credit cards.

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