capsule review

Mac mini/1.83GHz

At a Glance
  • Apple Mac mini/1.83GHz

    Macworld Rating

    As Apple introduces a dual-core chip to its entry level Mac mini, the $799 mini gets a speed bump of its own to a 1.83GHz Core Duo processor. Otherwise, the specifications for this model remain unchanged...

Both new Mac minis are good values. If you're a gamer, the Mac mini's integrated graphics system won't be powerful enough for your needs. But for everyone else, the Mac mini remains an excellent system, especially for users with a limited amount of free space or money--or both.

To comment on this article and other Macworld content, visit our Facebook page or our Twitter feed.
At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    As Apple introduces a dual-core chip to its entry level Mac mini, the $799 mini gets a speed bump of its own to a 1.83GHz Core Duo processor. Otherwise, the specifications for this model remain unchanged from the dual-core 1.66GHz mini Apple introduced in February 2006.

    Pros

    • Includes Front Row software with Apple Remote
    • Decent dual-core processor performance
    • Analog- and digital-audio input and output
    • Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
    • Built-in SuperDrive
    • Gigabit Ethernet

    Cons

    • Not enough built-in RAM
    • RAM is difficult to upgrade
    • Ntegrated graphics reduces available RAM
    • Not suitable for gaming
Related:
Notice to our Readers
We're now using social media to take your comments and feedback. Learn more about this here.