June 15th 2010 5:47 am

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PC World says:

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The latest Mac mini is Apple's most versatile desktop computer, and an appealing option for those who don't need workstation-level performance. If you've been considering a mini but passed on the 2009 models, now is a great time to make the jump. quote


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Critic reviews

7.5
6 reviews
  • Speed and features
    6.3
  • Design and form factor
    8.3
  • Expandability
    7.0
  • Noise
    8.0
  • Size and weight
    8.0
  • Power consumption
    9.5

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User reviews

8.4
21 reviews
7.0
Engadget Jun 18, 2010

Apple’s goal with the Mac mini was to make a small, flexible computer that would fit into whatever environment people wanted it to go. By that measure, the new Mac mini is a raging success– it's one of the most perfectly-executed small PCs we've ever encountered.

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9.0
Computerworld Jun 15, 2010

[The Mac Mini] is an excellent upgrade to Apple's cheapest Mac. Buoyed by Apple's leading-edge position with its iTunes media empire and high visibility among consumers on back of the iPhone, iPad and iPod, the release has a chance of putting a Mac inside the front room.

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8.0
GigaOM Jun 17, 2010

Apple’s new Mac mini has a number of great new features including an updated case, an HDMI port and a speed bump in specs, but what’s not so great is its value proposition when compared to an iMac or MacBook.

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7.0
CNET Jun 15, 2010

The system still faces a value challenge for its given specs, but Apple has done enough to improve the Mac Mini's appeal for Apple loyalists and design fans looking for a living room computer.

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7.0
AnandTech Aug 9, 2010

The $699 price tag makes the mini an expensive standalone HTPC, you either need to really be in love with the styling or have an additional use for the machine in order to get your money's worth.

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7.0
PC World Jun 23, 2010

The latest Mac mini is Apple's most versatile desktop computer, and an appealing option for those who don't need workstation-level performance. If you've been considering a mini but passed on the 2009 models, now is a great time to make the jump.

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8.0
newtongimp newtongimp

I have had some issues with the video card fritzing out as well as some issue with the USB ports. Other than that the machine runs like a dog through my average day of compiling and analyzing large (100s of GBs) of data.

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9.0
kernco kernco

The Mac Mini is a great little computer to use as a media server or for basic computing tasks like web browsing. It's not a powerhouse, but it can get the job done.

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9.0
dannywsu dannywsu

Great desktop introduction to the Apple family of computers. While the device is not very expandable, you can easily upgrade the RAM and there are enough ports to add many peripherals.

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