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Apple Mac Mini (Late 2009) MC238 / MC239

Apple Mac Mini (Late 2009) MC238 / MC239
alaScore 89

310 reviews

Sep, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Late 2009) MC238 / MC239. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini (Late 2009) MC238 / MC239 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Mini (Late 2009) MC238 / MC239

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Late 2009) MC238 / MC239 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Mini (Late 2009) MC238 / MC239

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Late 2009) MC238 / MC239 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The reliability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, reliability, size, design

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Mini (2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo review: Apple Mac Mini (2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

 

Apple Mac Mini (2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Best design among budget desktops; decent performance for its price; best performance-per-watt on the market.

160GB hard drive too small at this price; no HDMI port.

The lower-cost Mac Mini offers respectable budget performance and Apple's usual compelling design, but a puny hard drive and a lack of HDMI hurt this system's value and overall potential. It's actually more versatile next to its budget-priced Windows...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Mini 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 160GB, Fall 2009

 

Apple has stuck with the same exterior design for the Mac Mini since the system first debuted in 2005. We have no qualms with Apple retaining a design that works, but we continue to find it surprising that in the ensuing five years, no Windows PC...

Best design among budget desktops; decent performance for its price; best performance-per-watt on the market.

160GB hard drive too small at this price; no HDMI port.

The lower-cost Mac Mini offers respectable budget performance and Apple's usual compelling design, but a puny hard drive and a lack of HDMI hurt this system's value and overall potential. It's actually more versatile next to its budget-priced Windows...

Jan, 2010

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

Apple Mac mini (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz)

 

The Apple Mac mini is still the entry point for the Apple faithful, but now it faces competition from the small, low-cost nettops in the market.

Compact. Quiet. Dual-core performance. Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth built in. Windows compatible. FireWire 800. More powerful than nettops.

No Blu-ray option. No keyboard or mouse included. MiniDisplayPort is still a nascent technology. 30-inch LCD support requires optional DVI adapter.

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Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Mini (2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo review: Apple Mac Mini (2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

 

Apple Mac Mini (2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Apple's industry-leading design.

Poor performance for its price; not as living-room-friendly as its Windows-based competition.

With strong competition among small PCs on the Windows side of the aisle, the latest Mac Mini faces a greater challenge than older models. If you demand a small, relatively affordable Mac, we suppose the Mac Mini is your only option. Otherwise, you can...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Mini 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 320GB, Fall 2009

 

The new Mac Mini, introduced by Apple back in October, received no changes to its physical design or external features compared with the last revision this past March. The case is still made from a combination of aluminum and plastic, and the size...

Apple's industry-leading design.

Poor performance for its price; not as living-room-friendly as its Windows-based competition.

With strong competition among small PCs on the Windows side of the aisle, the latest Mac Mini faces a greater challenge than older models. If you demand a small, relatively affordable Mac, we suppose the Mac Mini is your only option. Otherwise, you can...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Dan Frakes (pcworld.com)

Apple Mac Mini/2.26 GHz (Late 2009)

 

Impressive set of features ; Tiny size ; All the dramatic improvements of the Early 2009 model plus better performance

Difficult to upgrade ; Slow hard drive

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Mini (Winter 2009) review: Apple Mac Mini (Winter 2009)

 

Apple Mac Mini (Winter 2009)

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 (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Mini 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 120GB, Winter 2009

 

Apple breathed fresh air into its line of Mac Minis, whose specs haven't changed since an update in August 2007. With this $799 model, Apple adds significantly improved Nvidia graphics, a new 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and a larger hard drive....

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 (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Mini ( 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

 

On the other hand, neither of those systems is as expensive as the Mac Mini. Both Dell and HP let you build comparable desktops for $620 or so, including wireless networking capabilities, mice and keyboards (which the Mac Mini lacks), and in Dell's...

Fast new Core 2 Duo processor compares well with competing Windows desktops; useful iLife '08 software; supersmall chassis remains unique in the mainstream desktop market.

Comparable slim Windows desktops offer more features for the dollar, as well as expandability; no information from Apple on whether you'll have to pay for a Leopard upgrade two months from now; free phone support for only 90 days.

The Mac Mini remains unique as the smallest mainstream desktop, but competition from Dell and HP has narrowed the gap in features while also offering room for expansion, and at a better price. If your goal is saving space, the Mac Mini is a winner. If...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Ryan Faas (computerworld.com)

Apple’s Mac mini server ‘ideal’ for the small office

 

It's inexpensive and easy to set up and use

The Mac Mini server is a well-priced solution for small businesses. It can scale up to a point as a company grows or its business needs change, but it really isn't designed to take the place of a more powerful server in a larger business or enterprise...

Mar, 2010

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