|The Apple M9687LL/B mini desktop, powered by the Intel Core i5 processor and Turbo Boost 2.0, lets you access processor-intensive apps with ease. Integrated AMD Radeon HD graphics processor, this Apple Mini Desktop enhances your gaming experience. The Thunderbolt ports of this Mac Mini Desktop with two 10-Gbps data channels, allows quick data transfer. Featuring 802.11n wireless technology, this Apple Mini Desktop lets you connect, surf and stream-in media from local Wi-Fi networks. With the HDMI port of this Mac Mini Desktop, you can connect two displays simultaneously, and enjoy watching movies and photo albums at the same time. The 500 GB hard drive of the Apple M9687LL/B mini desktop provides ample space to store your media and data files.|
|Product Family||Mac Mini|
|Processor Type||PowerPC G4|
|Processor Speed||1.42 GHz|
|Video Output Interface||AGP 4x|
|Motherboard I/O Ports||FireWire (IEEE1394a) x 1, RJ11 Phone Jack x 1 (Input), RJ45 Lan Port x 1, USB 2.0 x 2|
|Bus Speed||167 MHz|
|Expansion Slots||AGP x4 x 1|
|Hard Drive Capacity||80 GB|
|Hard Drive Rotation Speed||5400 RPM|
|Hard Drive Interface||DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra)|
|RAM Technology||DDR SDRAM|
|Installed RAM||512 MB|
|RAM Supported Speed||333 MHz|
|RAM Max Supported Size||1 GB|
|RAM Memory Slots Qunatity||1 x 184 Pin DIMMs|
|Installed Cache Memory||64 KB|
|Max. Cache Memory||512 KB|
|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||ATI RADEON 9200|
|Max. Video Resolution||1920 x 1200|
|Installed Video Memory||64 MB|
|Video Outputs||15 Pin D-Sub VGA port x 1, DVI x 1, S-Video x 1|
|Audio Output||Analog Audio, Headphone, Headphones, Line Out, Sound card, Speaker(s), Speakers|
|Modem Type||Fax / Modem|
|Data Link Protocol||AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g|
|Networking Type||Bluetooth, Integrated 10/100 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN|
|Form Factor||Desktop Slimline|
|Release Date||September, 2005|
Average review score based on 11 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I've been a Mac owner for about 2 years now (MacBook, 13in, 2.4ghz, Black), and I decided it's time to get another one, preferably something not current, but not too old either. My first choice was the iBook G4, 1.4 for about $350, but I figured " I already have a laptop, why deal with another?" This lead me to the Mac mini.
The Mac mini is a technological achievement. To get a motherboard that small into such a tiny package and still manage heat throughput as well as give a nice appealing look is very amazing. While the current brand new Mac mini's were very tempting, I opted to go for the older G4 models. I needed a solid desktop for coding and simple browsing this does just that.
-Fan controller: This is whisper quiet. Seriously.
-Overall aluminum look. It's so nice to see the Mac mini G4 (made in 2005/06) pair up perfectly (no pun intended) with my Apple Aluminum Wireless Keyboard.
-DVI out: I was so glad I didn't have to get another mini DVI-DVI converter. I can just stick the DVI cable there without any hassle.
-Wireless enabled. A small desktop WITH bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi? Perfect.
-Tends to hang on it's knees with certain tasks. The G4 ain't no i7, but that's okay.
-512mb of RAM. This is way too little. I plan on maxing it out to 1GB so Leopard doesn't have to keep using the swap.
-USB deficiency: Only 2 ports? While I can add a hub, it'll make those ports 1.1 which is useless. If only Apple started off with more USB from the beginning.
Overall I'm enjoying this mac. It's great for simple computing. YouTube videos run fine within Safari and so far no crashes on any sites. Don't get it for gaming, leave that to your Xbox 360/PS3/Wii.
The fastest of the Mac G4 PCs, I got this to use all the old software I had that would not work on the Intel Duo, mostly for music transcription and photoshop. The wireless keyboard & mouse was just a plus, especially since I use it on my HDMI VISIO. Too bad it's not quite fast enough to stream netflix but I did also get a stack 250G memory drive at the same time, which means I can store just about entire library of congress in Vinyl. All in all, I'm very happy.
I wanted this mac mini for viewing netflix streaming movies. didn't workout because its too old and doesn't have an Intel processor and the operating system was to old. I should have read more carefully or asked questions. I'll probably give to a family member because I have no use for it.
This computer is the easiest to use fast simple install .small in size but big in applications so easy to use excellent computer highly recommend.