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Apple Mac mini (2018 / 2020)

Apple Mac mini (2018 / 2020)
alaScore 95

53 reviews

Nov, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Apple Mac mini (2018 / 2020). 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 design. The size is also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and price get mixed comments.

usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac mini (2018 / 2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple Mac mini (2018 / 2020)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Apple Mac mini (2018 / 2020) from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the reliability and price. The size and usability also get good views.

usability, size, price, reliability

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

Nov, 2022

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite Review


Inexpensive ; Plenty of apps and services ; Amazon Alexa control with voice remote

Remote doesn't have TV controls ; Interface is sometimes sluggish

The $30 Fire TV Stick Lite is the most affordable way to add streaming media and Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to your 1080p TV.

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) Review


Affordable ; Faster processor than previous model ; Includes remote with microphone, TV controls, and dedicated service buttons

1080p only ; Home screen can occasionally stutter

Amazon's $40 third-generation Fire TV Stick is nearly identical to its predecessor, just a bit faster and equipped with a new remote, which is enough to preserve its status as the best media streamer for 1080p TVs.

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Lloyd Coombes (

Apple Mac Mini review


The Apple Mac Mini kickstarts the M1 revolution, but is it the best way to get into the Mac ecosystem?

Transformative performance from the M1 chip ; Whisper quiet

You’ll need to buy a monitor ; Lack of ports ; No DIY upgrade options

It’s all change for the Mac Mini, as it receives the impressive M1 chip. With huge performance boosts, it’s an easy recommendation - but isn’t the complete package like an iMac would be.

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Jeff Benjamin (

The Rewind: Mac mini (2020 release) – still as versatile as ever [Video]


At the time of its release back in 2018, the Mac mini had the designation of being the most versatile Mac in Apple's entire desktop lineup. With the release of the Mac Pro , that designation now belongs to Apple's professional-oriented desktop machine...

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Michael Potuck (

Apple updates Mac mini with double the storage


Apple has updated the Mac mini today alongside the new MacBook Air and iPad Pro . expand full story

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Jeff Benjamin (

Review: 2018 Mac mini – Apple’s most versatile Mac [Video]


The Mac mini is back for 2018, regaining its rightful place as the most versatile Mac in Apple's entire computer lineup. The long-rumored update, which was announced during the midway portion of last week's iPad Pro event, is exciting for a number of...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga (Gen 1) Review


Thin and light for a 2-in-1 convertible ; Strong construction ; Classic ThinkPad keyboard, touchpad, and pointing stick ; Includes a garaged pen

Brief battery life ; Runs hot, even for basic use ; Memory isn't upgradable ; Standard warranty just one year

Lenovo's premier 13.3-inch convertible for business, the ThinkPad X13 Yoga impresses with slick design but is hamstrung by so-so battery life and high temperatures.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Craig Grannell (

Mac mini (2018) review


Apple's ‘mini' computer maxes out on power – but at a price

Loads of ports ; Decent CPU performance ; Design still looks great ; Silent

Upgrades quickly get pricey ; GPU performance isn’t all that

As a major pro-ish-oriented rethink of the Mac mini’s place in the world, this upgrade gets the balance right

Dec, 2018

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