Pros

  • Fast enough for basic tasks
  • Excellent design
  • Small and light
  • Good video-out options

Cons

  • Doesn’t come with enough memory
  • Hard-to-find power button on back of unit
  • Performance not as good as similar, larger Macs
  • No audio-in port

At A Glance

Apple's least expensive Mac ships without a mouse, display, or keyboard. But it does feature a G4 processor, up to 80GB of storage depending on configuration, and a slot-loading DVD-ROM/CD-RW optical drive. In July 2005, Apple doubled the installed memory to 512MB across the mini line.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type PowerPC G4
Processor speed 1250.0 MHz
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon 9200
General Information
UPC Code 718908816028
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces S-Video
Memory
Memory type DDR

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 9.1 5:33
iMovie HD 1:22
Testing Notes Mac OS X 10.3
iTunes 4.7 2:50
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4, 512MB RAM
Photoshop CS2 2:03
Compressor 15:38
Speedmark 4.0 Score 100
Unreal Tournament 2004 11fps