Apple Mac Mini A1347 Desktop (July, 2011) - Customized
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- iheartcartoonsNov 21, 2011by
The Mac Mini is a wonderful daily use machine and an awesome media center!
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.Read full review
- sellalottodayJan 3, 2016USEDby
Amazing machine, Amazing sellers!
Love the performance, sellers totally standing behind the product!
- bruc_paynDec 5, 2015USEDby
This is the second mini I picked up. I like this one because it had 2 hard drives. One I can set up for mac and the other using it for windows. Also, I had the i7 processor in it.
- straitshooterazOct 26, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
We are super happy with this purchase. My 3rd grader needed a computer and I needed one as well to do some video editing. This Mac Mini Core I7 is perfect for our needs. It makes for a great 'family' computer.
- ethrun3Nov 3, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Good for the money
Thsi computer is great for overall use and the ssd makes it really snappy and its more than enough ram. You can do some light gaming on it but overall its good for web browsing and watching movies