Pros

  • Impressive set of features
  • Tiny size
  • All the dramatic improvements of the Early 2009 model plus better performance

Cons

  • Difficult to upgrade
  • Slow hard drive

At A Glance

The Mac mini continues to be a great option for those new to the Mac who already have a display, keyboard, and mouse. Unless you need the very best performance, this $599 model is a better value than the more expensive mini.

Manufacturer’s Description

Mac mini has a sleek, anodized aluminum case and clean, white surface. It?s small, elegant, and unassuming. In fact, it looks so simple it's hard to believe it?s a computer at all. Mac mini was engineered to fit a lot of computer into a little space. It?s powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, with NVIDIA graphics and fast DDR3 memory. There?s plenty of storage space for just about anything. And it comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 2.26 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9400M
General Information
UPC Code 885909337712
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • Mini DisplayPort
Memory
Memory type DDR3

Performance

Macworld Labs
SpeedMark 6 Score 104.0
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.6.1 with 2GB of RAM
Cinema 4D XL 8.5 104