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Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971

Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971
alaScore 88

419 reviews

Aug, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 419 reviews of Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The price and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size also get good views.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (2005) M9686 / M9687 / M9971 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The price and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Peter Rojas (engadget.com)

Mac mini reviews contest: We have a winner

 

We know it's taken us freaking long enough, but we finally have a winner in our Mac mini reviews contest. What was the holdup? Well, for starters we received more entries than we expected, but what really complicated matters was the quality of the...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Peter Rojas (engadget.com)

Last chance to enter our Mac mini reviews contest

 

Just a quick reminder that you have until noon tomorrow to enter our Mac mini reviews contest (we're giving you all an extra 24 hours to get 'em in). Post up your review of the Mac mini for a shot at $500 in Mac mini accessories (or $500 in cash). So...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Troy Dreier and Matt Elliott (cnet.com)

Service and support

 

Apple Mac Mini (PowerPC G4)

Affordable; extremely compact; whisper quiet; ships standard with 512MB of memory; includes iLife '05.

G4 processor, not G5; peripherals--even keyboard and mouse--add to the bill if you don't already own them; case can't be easily opened; slow hard drive; only two USB 2.0 ports.

The Apple SuperDrive Mac Mini addresses some of the shortcomings of its $499 predecessor, making it a well-rounded home PC at its base configuration.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Apple Mac Mini

 

This impressive small system could tempt you to become a Mac user.

The Mac Mini provides an elegant way to enter the Mac universe without having to spend too much.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Apple 1.25GHZ Mac Mini Desktop Desktop

 

Cute isn't a word we use very often in connection with PCs, but it certainly applies to the Apple Mac Mini--arguably the most visually striking personal computer ever built. The world's most petite PC could serve double duty as a bookend, as long as...

Apple describes the Mac Mini as a BYODKM (bring your own display, keyboard, and mouse) system; none of these are included. Apple offers a USB keyboard and mouse set for $58, but the system works with any USB keyboard and mouse designed for a PC: You...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Jason Snell, Macworld (pcworld.com)

Mac Mini Dissected

 

The inside scoop on one of the smallest PCs around.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Rebecca Freed (pcworld.com)

Apple's Diminutive Mac Mini Seems Pretty Mighty

 

Powerful but tiny Mac just might lure curious PC users.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple Mac mini

 

The Apple Mac mini makes an attractive entry point for the Windows-to-Mac switcher, the Mac user who needs an upgrade from a pre-1-GHz Mac, or the user on a budget who wants a small, silent desktop with a really cool design.

Sleek design. Tiny chassis. Most affordable Mac yet. Built-in Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless available. Quiet, single-fan system

Base price ($499) does not include keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, or wireless; RAM and hard drive space are barely adequate. No audio input. Limited internal expansion

Jan, 2005

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Apple Mac mini (HDMI)

 

Apple's Mac mini raises the bar yet again for ultra small form factor ("mini") desktops.

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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Expert review by : Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

Mac mini Review w/ brief looks at iPhoto 5 & Pages

 

Updated! With anticipation and excitement building, we got our first Xbox 360 in house and of course, took it apart. Now with HDD disassembly instructions and pictures!

Nov, 2005

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