At a Glance
Apple Mac mini/1.66GHz
Unlike the single-core 1.5GHz Intel-based Mac mini, this model is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo chip. It also features more storage capacity and an 8X dual-layer SuperDrive. Other features -- an...
The Mac mini Core Duo's built-in improvements and performance boost are worth the increased cost over the PowerPC-based version of the desktop. As with other Intel Macs, non-native software performance for this configuration suffers when compared with previous models, and the integrated graphics chip diverts valuable system RAM. Nevertheless, this Intel-powered mini remains an attractive entry-level Mac.