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


  • 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

Apple Mac Mini Desktop

The Specs

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


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