Pros

  • Two processing cores
  • Analog- and digital-audio input and output
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
  • Front Row software with Apple Remote
  • Improved performance in many native applications
  • Built-in SuperDrive
  • Gigabit Ethernet

Cons

  • RAM is difficult to upgrade
  • Integrated graphics reduces available RAM

At A Glance

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 integrated graphics processor that shares memory with the system RAM, built-in wireless networking capabilities, and the Front Row multimedia management program -- are the same as what you get with the 1.5GHz Mac mini.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core Duo
Processor speed 1660.0 MHz
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Integrated Intel GMA 950
General Information
UPC Code 885909080076
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR2

Performance

Macworld Labs
iTunes 6.0.3 1:40
Speedmark 4.5 Score 144
iMovie 6.0.1 1:05
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.5, 1GB of RAM
Photoshop CS2 3:03
Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21 1:26
Unreal Tournament 2004 12.2fps