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Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2010) MC438

Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2010) MC438
alaScore 88

55 reviews

Feb, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2010) MC438. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The size is also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2010) MC438 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2010) MC438

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2010) MC438 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

design, price, usability

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

Feb, 2020

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2010) MC438

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2010) MC438 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Views about the price and size are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, design, size, price

reliability

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

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : John C. Welch (macworld.com)

Review: Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server (Mid 2010)

 

For a small utility server or as the only server for a SOHO business, the Mac mini With Snow Leopard Server is hard to beat.

One handy feature of the Mac mini server: since it supports large-capacity SD cards, you can install an OS on one and boot from it. Apple was clear that you don’t want to use an SD card as the normal boot device on these servers—they’re not designed...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Jason Snell (macworld.com)

Review: Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server

 

The new $999 Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server is a fantastic product for workgroups, small businesses, and even schools to use.

Combination of hardware and software is attractively priced ; Enough processing power for small businesses, small workgroups in larger enterprises, and educational environments

Use of 2.5-inch hard drives hampers speed ; No optical drive ; Bottom Line ; This OS X Server-equipped version of the Mac mini isn't the ideal choice for most home users. But if you want to run a Mac OS X-based server and take advantage of Snow Leopard...

Ever since the Mac mini was first released, people have been using Apple's diminutive Mac desktop as a server. At 6.5 inches square and 2 inches high, it bears just the sort of compact computing power you want to stick in a closet or under a desk and...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (appleinsider.com)

Review: Apple's aluminum Mac mini and Mac mini Server (2010)

 

Apple's newest entry-level Mac recently received a full hardware makeover, with a wider but flatter aluminum unibody shell, integrated power supply, built in HDMI for home theater applications, and a greener more efficient design.

Compact appliance server ; Includes faster hard drives ; Bundles $500 copy of Mac OS X Server ; Reasonably priced server package

Harder to upgrade beyond RAM ; Limited-duty design

The Mac mini Server configuration appears to be better value than buying a Mac mini as a desktop PC or a home theater appliance, where there are much cheaper alternatives and slightly more expensive options that deliver a lot more

Expert review by : Richard Dyce (techradar.com)

Apple Mac mini server 2.66GHz review

 

Apple's bijou desktop, packed with everything a small business needs from a server

Easy to deploy and manage ; Quiet and energy efficient ; Unlimited client licence

No DVD reader

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Liam Proven (reghardware.co.uk)

Apple Mac Mini with Snow Leopard Server

 

Review With Apple's Xserve now discontinued [1], the only two Mac servers available are the Mini and the Mac Pro Server. The Mac Mini is Apple's lowest-cost computer yet in its more expensive server incarnation it dispenses with the optical drive of...

The size-zero supermodel of the server world – but with hidden strength and stamina.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Steve Cassidy (crn.com.au)

Apple Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server (2nd gen)

 

The new-form-factor Mac Mini gets its server version, is it better than building a PC server of your own?

It's undeniably expensive, but in return you get a beautifully compact package and a fine operating system

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Steve Cassidy (pcauthority.com.au)

Apple Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server (2nd gen)

 

The new-form-factor Mac Mini gets its server version, is it better than building a PC server of your own?

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Alan Stevens (theinquirer.net)

Apple Mac Mini Server

 

A small business server for Macheads

Small, efficient and quiet, unlimited user licence, user upgradeable RAM, cross-platform file sharing, bundled email, address book, calendaring and web servers, wiki and blogging tools

Limited expansion options, no eSATA interface for external storage, old-fashioned webmail client

that springs to mind when it comes to network servers might not be Apple's Mac Mini. However, a server implementation of the popular Mac desktop is available, and it's not just for Apple aficionados.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Apple - Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server

 

As all Dr Who fans know, the Tardis time machine is a lot bigger on the inside than out. A seemingly impossible feat that Apple appears to have replicated with its tiny Mac mini which can ...

By cramming in extra hardware and tweaking the OS, Apple has managed the seemingly impossible, turning its tiny Mac mini into a respectable small business server, complete with file and print sharing, email, web, wiki and blogging tools. It works best...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : John C. Welch (macworld.co.uk)

Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server (Mid 2010) review

 

The Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server lets you add an unlimited number of Mac and PC users without per-user licensing fees.

Small, quiet, and doesn’t use a lot of power; CPU and RAM are enough to handle a solid load; can boot from SD card; can use the MacBook Air’s Optical Drive and USB Ethernet Adaptor

Only one power supply; only one ethernet port; no optical drive; replacing drives somewhat tedious

The Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server is an outstanding small utility server for the lower end of the SMB market, able to handle a couple hundred users for almost any single service, (Mail, Chat, Open Directory, etc.) with aplomb. It's also a good "do...

Aug, 2010

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