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About Mac Mini

Think back to your first computer, and it probably had a monitor the size of a microwave and a towering CPU that you hit with your chair every time you sat down for a game of Minesweeper. While monitors quickly slimmed down across the board, Apple's Mac Mini marks the beginning of the end for those tall computer towers. Measuring nearly 8 inches square and 2 inches tall, the space-saving Mac Mini is a standalone desktop computer that doesn't come with all the normal desktop accessories, including monitor, keyboard and mouse. This is a convenient and cost-effective model for consumers who already have those accessories and simply want to upgrade their computer's guts. To keep its girlish figure, the Mac Mini is comprised largely of laptop parts, which have a reputation for providing a lower degree of power, but it keeps the casing compact. At first, the Mac Mini looks like a simple box, but turn it around, and you'll see all types of USB, HDMI, Thunderbolt and Ethernet ports, as well as audio-visual jacks. Newer generation Mac Minis have better memory, storage, core processing and graphics than the original. Apple also introduced a unibody construction, making it easier for users to open the casing to upgrade the RAM. The size of this ultra-small desktop makes it a popular choice as a home theater device because it can slide easily into an entertainment unit and connect your home television to the Internet and all your computer's media. The remote control IR receiver, HDMI ports and graphical interface allow you to easily view HD movies and more on your TV.