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Apple Mac mini (2018 / 2020)

Apple Mac mini (2018 / 2020)
alaScore 98

28 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 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 are impressed by the design. The size is also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and price.

size, design

price, reliability

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Nick Statt (



For years, the Mac mini has been the black sheep of Apple's computer lineup. It's not the preferred workstation of graphic designers or video editors. That's the iMac. And it's never been the versatile product of choice for the coder class, the modern...

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

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Ian Evenden (

Apple Mac Mini 2020 review


Don't let the Mac Mini's size fool you, this tiny desktop has the heart of a lion.

Small ; Powerful ; Upgradable

Can get expensive ; Poor graphics processing

Apple’s smallest Mac punches far beyond its weight. The diminutive Mac mini can be specced with powerful processors, enormous amounts of RAM, and plenty of fast storage. It’s only the graphics processor that remains a let-down.

Apr, 2020

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 : Brian Westover (

Apple Mac mini (2018) review


After four long years, Apple has finally brought the Mac mini back to life with a 2018 update that just might have been worth the wait. The Mac mini 2018 ($799 as tested) gets a full refresh with a new look, a new internal design and new hardware tuned...

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...

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 : Matt Hanson (

Apple Mac mini review


It's been more than four years since we got a new Mac mini. But, clearly Apple hasn't forgotten about its smallest Mac, and this long overdue refresh is proof. Now, Apple faithfuls' favorite has been refreshed for the modern age, and it's better than...

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...

Mar, 2020

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 : Lori Grunin (

Mac Mini 2018 teaches an old design new tricks


After some time with the long-awaited update to Apple's mini PC, we're impressed overall -- but still have one big reservation.

Consumer review (

Vast improvement


Bought this to upgrade my 4 year old mac mini Vast improvement in performance and conectivity

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (

Thunderbolt or lightning,


My first product bought that has Mac OS. Purchased an iPhone a month earlier, I was so pleased with how that performed, when it was time to get a new computer - looked at Apple again. It is the best value current product from Apple with the Mac OS. All...

Jan, 2019