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|The Apple Mac Mini Desktop (July, 2011) has been customized by the seller, so read the detailed listing and feel free to reach out to the seller to ask questions about specific adjustments. Without any modifications, the Apple Mac Mini Desktop (July, 2011) is a customized desktop that is equipped with the Intel Core i5 dual core 2.5 GHz for delivering a better computing experience. The 4 GB RAM (upgradeable up to 8 GB) of this Mac Mini enables applications to run smoothly, without any glitches. Additionally, the 500 GB hard drive of this customized desktop provides you with sufficient space to store all your movies, music, and other digital content. Moreover, the AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics processor in this Mac Mini helps deliver surreal and razor-sharp video quality. Additionally, four USB 2.0 ports allow you to easily transfer your files to and from the Apple Mac Mini Desktop (July, 2011).|
|Product Family||Mac Mini|
|Video Output Interface||USB|
|Motherboard I/O Ports||FireWire (IEEE1394b) x 1, HDMI x 1, RJ45 Lan Port x 1, USB 2.0 x 4|
|Expansion Slots||SDXC card|
|Hard Drive Interface||Serial ATA III|
|RAM Technology||DDR3 SDRAM|
|RAM Memory Slots Qunatity||2 x SODIMM|
|Max. Video Resolution||2560 x 1600|
|Video Outputs||DVI x 1|
|Audio Input||Line In (3.5mm), Microphone, Stereo Input Jack|
|Audio Output||Analog Audio, Headphone, Line Out, Speakers|
|Data Link Protocol||Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n|
|Networking Type||Bluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN|
|Form Factor||Desktop Slimline|
|Release Date||July, 2011|
|Other Features||64bit Ready|
Average review score based on 23 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Let's keep this machine in perspective, it's not a Pro machine to edit your next Hollywood blockbuster, nor is it for adding lots of upgrades to "geek" out your machine, so that your favorite MMORPG runs at hyper speed. This is essentially a high end Mac laptop, minus the screen, and it's shoe horned into a tiny gorgeous chasis.
So if you want a beautiful little computer that's very cost effective, has Apple's ease of use and plug and play, can do daily tasks extremely well, run perfectly as an HD media center, and also run some memory intensive programs like Adobe's Creative Suite for moderate use, then the Mini is your machine!
There is a little controversy over the fact that this latest model of the Mini no longer has an optical drive for playing or burning discs. My initial thoughts were that I would miss it and so I bought Apple's external Superdrive. The reality is I've used the drive maybe two times in six months and 99% of everything I once needed the drive for, I do online or with USB drives now anyway. So if you absolutely need one, look around eBay and get one for $50.
A side note... So as you can tell, I love this machine. The reason is it fits perfectly in our living room and it has allowed us to dump our Cable TV entirely (yes, you read that correctly).
I have it set up with two screens, a 22" monitor as a work station for computer use and also a 46" LED HD TV for watching TV. This little workhorse has no problem displaying both in full 1080p high definition. So while our son is working on his school report, my wife and I are watching our favorite TV show all at the same time, with no problem.
It does take a little effort to get yourself setup, as to where you get your programming and it may not be for everyone. However with iTunes, Netflix, broadcasters streaming their shows, sites like Hulu, and just some good old fashioned Google searching, there's pretty much nothing you can't watch online. I personally prefer it, because we make better viewing choices now, instead of just having random crap running on the TV as background noise and constant advertising. Anyway, just my two cents on how to really get the most out of a Mac Mini.
Not only is it small, its got all the plug ins you need (USB, SD slot, and my favorite: the HDMI output). It is just as fast as apple's more expensive desktop (iMac) but you can buy a less expensive monitor, getting the same experience as you would have with the IMac. This is a great computer. I just wish it still had a disk drive.
Great performance and very fast with 8GB of RAM.
I have added an Samsung 840 series solid drive and this baby flies.
Also doing dual display with no problem.
I love this Mac. I got this particular model because it was small and I didn't need the screen or keyboard. Plus the price was comparable to some of the other "PC's" on the market. This is my first MAC and I find it more user friendly than the PC. Two things I would change though is to move the USB plugs to the front so that they can be accessed easier and make the hard drive space more accessible for expansion and upgrade (this is a recommendation better left for Apple). Other than the USB ports being hard to access it is the perfect size and works great with my 32" HDTV.
What a great machine. I decided to switch from windows to Mac and this is the least expensive way to do so. Classy case with a small footprint, runs cool and quiet. Faster than my old PC and a fraction of the size. Aftere using it for a month I can safely say I will be staying with Apple.
The only drawback is no DVD drive. I haven't actually needed one yet but when I do I will probably get an external drive. It will run Mountain Lion the newest operating system and supports mirroring on Apple tv if you have one of course. Highly recommend getting the magic trackpad as opposed to the magic mouse.