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New Mac minis deliver serious performance

Price when rated: $599
Lowest price:

Pros

  • Core i5 processor provides huge performance gains
  • Impressive array of connectivity options, including Thunderbolt
  • Compact design and aluminum Unibody enclosure
  • Lower price of entry

Cons

  • No optical drive
  • Slow stock hard drive
  • Inconveniently located SD-card slot
  • Mediocre graphics performance
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Price when rated: $799

Pros

  • Core i5 processor provides huge performance gains
  • Impressive array of connectivity options, including Thunderbolt
  • Compact design and aluminum Unibody enclosure
  • Improved graphics performance

Cons

  • No optical drive
  • Slow stock hard drive
  • Inconveniently located SD-card slot
 Compare

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