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Apple Mac mini (late 2012)

Apple Mac mini (late 2012)

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86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The new mini brings USB 3.0, twice the standard RAM and optional hybrid storage. All told. you won't find another desktop this small, this powerful and this inexpensive.

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86
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 20
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Small form-factor
Bundled OS
Mac OS
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
2.519
System RAM
41
Video outputs
HDMI
Type
Bundled OS
CPU family
Processor speed
System RAM
Video outputs
Small form-factor
Mac OS
Core i5
2.519
41
HDMI

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86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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86
 

User Reviews

90
talala
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
chrislias
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
alonttp
Computer just fine except that the video card cannot be upgraded, but the rest...read more
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