|The Intel Core 2 Duo processor of the Apple Mac mini MB138LLA desktop handles the latest applications with ease. Store up all your digital data in the huge capacity SATA hard drive of this Apple mini desktop. The 2.0 Bluetooth with enhanced data rate module of this Apple desktop allows you to share digital files instantly. Moreover, the MacOS Lion of this Apple mini desktop boasts of being the most advanced operating system, letting you access and use fun applications comfortably. The built-in speaker of this Apple desktop delivers crystal clear sound. View realistic video outputs with the Intel GMA graphic processor of the Apple Mac mini MB138LLA desktop.|
|Product Family||Mac Mini|
|Processor Type||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Processor Speed||1.83 GHz|
|Number of Cores||Dual-Core|
|Video Output Interface||USB|
|Motherboard I/O Ports||FireWire (IEEE1394a) x 1, RJ45 Lan Port x 1, USB 2.0 x 4|
|Bus Speed||667 MHz|
|Hard Drive Capacity||80 GB|
|Hard Drive Rotation Speed||5400 RPM|
|Hard Drive Interface||Serial ATA|
|RAM Technology||DDR2 SDRAM|
|Installed RAM||1 GB|
|RAM Supported Speed||667 MHz|
|RAM Max Supported Size||2 GB|
|RAM Memory Slots Qunatity||2 x SODIMM|
|Installed Cache Memory||32 KB|
|Max. Cache Memory||2 MB|
|CD / DVD|
|Optical Drive Type||CD-RW/DVD-ROM|
|Optical Drive Read Speed||24x (CD), 8x (DVD)|
|Optical Drive Write Speed||24x (CD)|
|Optical Drive ReWrite Speed||16x (CD-RW)|
|On Board Graphic Processor||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Max. Video Resolution||1920 x 1200|
|Installed Video Memory||64 MB|
|Video Outputs||Composite x 1, DVI x 1, Mini-VGA, S-Video x 1|
|Audio Input||Line In (3.5mm), Optical Digital In|
|Audio Output||Headphones, Line out, Optical Digital, Speakers|
|Data Link Protocol||AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g|
|Networking Type||Bluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN|
|Form Factor||Desktop Slimline|
|Release Date||August, 2007|
|Other Features||Infrared Remote Control|
Average review score based on 25 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The size of the Mac mini makes it useful for traveling and camping in an RV or camper. It fits easily on the smaller depth shelves that are necessary in the confined quarters of a camper.
I have found that laptop PCs & Macbooks, because of their integrated screens, are not as easy, as the mini, to use as a media center/workstation in an RV.
The mini plugs into a 21" wall mounted LCD, therefore, a smaller attached LCD, on a laptop is less than useful.
Also, the Mac mini remote makes it nice to control the OSX "Front Row" application. I use Front Row with the free media center plugin, "Sapphire".
The 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor works well for the small footprint that the desktop takes up.
I have found that the integrated Airport wireless is great for getting connected when we are in campgrounds with available WiFi.
Next, the bluetooth keyboard & mouse work well, for most of the same reasons that the mini works.
Finally, when we are not traveling we can simply unplug the little desktop and take it into the house and have a nice desktop for the kids.
So, the Mac mini has been a great solution to a "not so typical" need.
Apple Mac Mini computers make excellent low-power desktop and server computers.
I use one as a music server for my house, my wife and I each have them as desktop computers attached to really big monitors for doing computer work professionally.
They are small, quiet, and effective. I get to pick my favorite USB keyboard and mouse; and my favorite monitor.
I think using them as an HTPC is a bit of a stretch (you need at least the NVidia graphics cards; this model does not have that); but for web surfing, itunes sharing, ssh sessions, email, DVD playback, and serving MediaWiki they simply rock.
Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6 supported on this model; full blown UNIX tools with macports, developer tools, and X11 loaded. Simply amazing devices for the money.
My 3rd Mac mini. Was using my original mini PowerPC unit for web browsing, email, facebook, etc. and it was getting a little slow when had 6 or so browser tabs open, so upgraded to this unit and replaced hard drive with an SSD drive. This unit just flies. I literally blinked and a new web page had already loaded and it momentarily confused me. I was used to watching a spinning beach between web pages with my old unit!
I am using this product, combined with a Promise SmartStor DS4600, as a network attached storage. Everything works great over USB 2.0, but it would be nice if the Mac Mini's supported esata or firewire 800. The unit is very quiet and cool.
I bought this to replace a G4 tower that was 8 years old. It has more processing speed and power at a fraction of the size of the G4. Because this was a used item, I found that the remote controller wasn't working, but I'm satisfied with using the power button. At this rate of miniaturization, I expect my next computer to be the size of a pack of cigarettes.