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Apple Mac Mini (2014)

Apple Mac Mini (2014)
alaScore 93

948 reviews

May, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 948 reviews of Apple Mac Mini (2014). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini (2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Mini (2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (2014) 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. Opinions about the size and reliability are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

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

May, 2024

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Mini (2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 408 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (2014) 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 are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2024

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Mac Mini is Apple's most affordable Mac

 

The small form factor Mac Mini costs less than ever, but isn't as flexible as other Macs.

The Mac Mini is the least expensive OS X computer, and its performance is on par with Macs that cost twice as much.

Upgrades are expensive, and aftermarket upgrades are nearly impossible. Configuration options are not as extensive as previous versions of the Mac Mini, and a keyboard and mouse are not included.

While its sealed-case limitations will turn off power users, Apple's least expensive Mac delivers a solid OS X experience in a compact box with similar performance to the entry-level MacBook Air and iMac models.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Mini 2014

 

To get access to the features of OS X for same price as a standard iPad, you'll need to bring your own display, keyboard and mouse or trackpad. If you already have some or all of those, great; if not, the total cost can add up quickly, especially if...

The Mac Mini is the least expensive OS X computer, and its performance is on par with Macs that cost twice as much.

Upgrades are expensive, and aftermarket upgrades are nearly impossible. Configuration options are not as extensive as previous versions of the Mac Mini, and a keyboard and mouse are not included.

While its sealed-case limitations will turn off power users, Apple's least expensive Mac delivers a solid OS X experience in a compact box with similar performance to the entry-level MacBook Air and iMac models.

Feb, 2015

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

Apple Mac mini (2014)

 

Apple's latest tiny desktop computer, the Mac mini, is in top form thanks to its excellent build quality, scads of connectivity options, good selection of preloaded software, and a really nice price.

The least expensive Mac you can buy. Plenty of connectivity options. Comes with iWork and iLife preloaded.

Not upgradable. No included keyboard or mouse. Only 4GB of memory. Memory upgrade options are expensive.

The latest Apple Mac mini has more competition to contend with than its predecessor did, but it still manages to hold its own, and then some. It is better connected than the Acer Aspire AXC-604-UR11 and much more cost effective than the Polywell...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Apple Mac mini

 

Apple updates Mac mini : Apple updated Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower starting price, making Apple's most affordable Mac an even better value. Apple Mac mini now features fourth generation Intel Core processors, integrated...

Apple Mac mini comes in three standard models: a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7 GHz, 4GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 5000 and a 500GB hard drive starting at a suggested retail price of $499; a 2.6 GHz dual-core Intel...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Aabhas Sharma (gadgetsnow_com)

Apple Mac mini (M2) review: Good things come in small packages

 

​We used the Apple Mac mini (M2) for a while and here's what we think of Apple's latest compact desktop computer The Apple Mac mini is a one-of-its-kind machine in the market. Look at the compact computer market and the options are far and few in...

Impressive performance ; Compact design

Expensive Apple accessories

May, 2023

Expert review by : Andrew Cunningham (arstechnica.com)

Not the upgrade we were hoping for: The 2014 Mac Mini reviewed

 

Removed features and Intel's convoluted CPU lineup make the Mini less versatile.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Apple Mac Mini (2023) Review

 

The Apple Mac Mini (2023) is a wonderful machine ideal for those who work primarily from one spot. But, an M3 model is on the horizon.

Easily fits into existing setups ; Powerful, and with plenty of options to make it more powerful ; Very quiet

No SD card slot ; Higher-end M2 Pro models get close to Mac Studio’s price

The Apple Mac Mini (2023) remains an impressively compact yet powerful machine. It’s ideal for those who work at a desktop but want a Mac that doesn’t take up much room. Despite it’s small size, it’s got the power to get plenty of tasks done without...

Feb, 2024

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Mac mini 2014 review

 

A welcome upgrade, Apple's latest Mac mini lives for the moment

Still small and quiet ; Two Thunderbolt 2 ports ; Energy efficient ; 802.11ac Wi-Fi

RAM isn't user-upgradable ; No quad-core options ; Can't run 4K at 60Hz

The Mac mini gets a new processor, upgraded Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2, but its lack of upgradability and a quad-core option may be a deal-breaker for some.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Mac mini (Late 2014) review: Updated, if not upgraded

 

The Mac mini is perhaps the least celebrated of the Apple Mac family. The Mac mini has been changed in 2014: updated, if not upgraded. There are tweaks and changes, but the thing we notice most is that the Mac mini now feels like it's been moved out of...

Now cheaper, graphics updates, design is still strong for the most part

Rear SD card slot inconvenient, no quad-core options, no user upgradability after purchase

The Mac mini has been changed in 2014: updated, if not upgraded. There are tweaks and changes, but the thing we notice most is that the Mac mini now feels like it's been moved out of the hands of those who like to tinker. Perhaps that's just our inner...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple Mac Mini review: A Macintosh that's easy on the wallet

 

Not all the changes to the Mac Mini are for the best

Fantastic design with small footprint ; Good connectivity ; Inexpensive

RAM is not upgradable ; Closed-off design ; Does not come with keyboard or mouse

The design may be three years old, which is an eternity in the technology space, though the simplicity of it ensures it is timeless. Mac Mini’s nesting alongside televisions and set-top boxes will only add charm to entertainment set-ups, and that’s...

Feb, 2015

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