Apple Mac mini (late 2012)

86
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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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Mac mini review (2012)

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.

Pros
  • Attractive and compact designHigh-speed Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 portsFusionDrive hybrid storage works intelligentlyAffordable price for the specs
Cons
  • Intel HD 4000 GPU not ideal for true desktop gamingStill lacking optical drive
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Design and form factor

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Noise

84
 

Speed and features

78
 

Size and weight

80
 

Expandability

70
 

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