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Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464)

Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464)
alaScore 90

345 reviews

Apr, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 345 reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464). 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the size.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Dan Frakes (pcworld.com)

Apple Mac mini/2GHz (120GB, Early 2009)

 

Performance comparable to that of the $799 model ; Significantly improved graphics performance compared to older models ; FireWire 800 ; Dual video outputs with support for extended Desktop mode and 30-inch displays ; Tiny size ; Five USB ports

Difficult to upgrade ; Even slower hard drive than $799 model ; Too little RAM

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Mac Mini 2009 Edition

 

When we reviewed the previous Mac mini iteration, we lamented the 11 months it took Apple to release that update--a period so...

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Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Mini (Winter 2009) review:

 

Editor's note: While we evaluated each new Mac Mini separately, the chassis and many of the core features of each model are the same, so many of the descriptions are copied over from the entry-level Mac Mini.

Competitive Nvidia G9400M graphic chip; includes iLife '09 digital media software; energy-efficient; space-saving chassis retains distinct design.

Similarly priced PCs offer increased functionality; phone support only lasts 90 days from purchase.

Apple's newest high-end Mac Mini maintains its small, stylish footprint, and as with the cheaper version, this $799 model has impressive multitasking capabilities. You'll like this desktop if juggling apps with attractive hardware is important to you,...

Mar, 2009

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

Apple Mac mini (Nvidia GeForce 9400M)

 

The Apple Mac mini (Nvidia GeForce 9400M) comes with better graphics and hard drive, more memory, and the new iLife suite, all improvements over its predecessor.

Compact. Energy efficient. Quiet. Dual-core performance. Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth built in. New iLife '09. Mac Os X 10.5 Windows compatible. FireWire 800 now standard.

No Blu-ray option. No keyboard or mouse included. DisplayPort is still a nascent technology. 30-inch LCD support requires optional DVI adapter. ; Watch the Apple Mac mini (Nvidia GeForce 9400M)!

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Mar, 2009

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

Apple Mac mini (2-GHz Core 2 Duo)

 

The Apple Mac mini has been around for a while, but it's still the trailblazer for compact, energy-efficient desktops.

Compact. Energy efficient. Quiet. Dual-core performance. Wireless 802.11g and Bluetooth built in. New iLife '08. Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard makes the mini and iMac ; officially ; Windows compatible.

Only 1GB of RAM standard (2GB would be better, especially if you use Boot Camp). No TV tuner. No keyboard or mouse included. This is the only wireless Mac without 802.11n.

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Feb, 2008

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Apple Mac mini (nVidia GeForce 9400M)

 

The mini's 320GB hard drive (significantly larger than its predecessor's 120GB) is large enough to hold a household's iTunes library and fill up the largest iPods now available. The optical drive is still a DVD burning SuperDrive, but at least the $599...

Compact. Energy efficient. Quiet. Dual-core performance. Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth built in. New iLife '09. Mac Os X 10.5 Windows compatible. FireWire 800 now standard

No Blu-ray option. No keyboard or mouse included. DisplayPort is still a nascent technology. 30-inch LCD support requires optional DVI adapter ; Watch the Apple Mac mini (Nvidia GeForce 9400M)

The mini's new internals bring it up to the same performance level as Apple's MacBook, and that's a good thing. It's the nettop-sized desktop that's a better alternative for many users.

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Apple Mac Mini (2009)

 

Apple's newest Mac Mini is set to be a hit, being both small and powerful. We suspect that if Apple had managed to squeeze Blu-ray support in there, it would take a large chunk of the home theatre pc market.

Size has stayed tiny, despite hardware upgrade, Nvidia chipset offers better 3D and video decoding

No Blu-ray, No HDMI out — Apple TV is still a stand-alone product, RAM upgrades overpriced

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Dan Frakes (macworld.com)

Review: Mac mini (Early 2009)

 

The new Mac mini models provide the most significant upgrades to the line yet, offering slightly better CPU performance, considerably improved video capabilities, increased expandability, and better wireless technology. The result is that for the first...

Remaining the same are the mini's gigabit Ethernet port, the digital/analog audio input and output jacks, and the security lock slot

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Wilson Rothman (gizmodo.com)

Mac Mini 2009 Review

 

The Mac Mini is the greatest Mac that never was, always just a little too expensive and/or a little too underfeatured to be perfect. This time it's closer than ever to perfection—but still falls short.

and, not coincidentally, the new iMac, and when it comes to rendering 1080p movies and playing a little Quake 4 on a 24" monitor, it gets the job done

May, 2003

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Expert review by : James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple Mac Mini (2009)

 

It has been a year and a half since Apple updated its budget desktop line of Macs, but a new Mac Mini has finally been released.

Decently priced, reasonably powerful, small and attractive design, DisplayPort connection

No HDMI, 5400rpm hard drive

With the latest upgrade, the price gap between the Mac Mini and other Apple computers has widened. For the price, you get decent power and a small case that will fit into the tightest of spaces.

Mar, 2009