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Apple Mac mini (mid 2011)

76
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

A solid little Mac, but losing the optical drive while not shrinking in size strikes us as a very strange design decision.

Pros
  • Gorgeous designThunderbolt portSnappy performance
Cons
  • No optical driveToo priceySluggish hard drive
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User Reviews

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vaiav
I use this as a PLEX player under my TV and it's absolutely fantastic. Small,...read more
90
lionostrich
I bought the $599 version and upgraded the RAM myself to 8GB ($55 at NCIX)....read more
90
ds0
Fantastic machine. Only thing I'd change is to reintroduce compatibility with...read more
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77
Average Critic Score

Size and weight

80
 

Speed and features

67
 

Noise

80
 

Expandability

65
 

Power consumption

80
 

Design and form factor

84
 

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