Pros

  • Includes Front Row software with Apple Remote
  • Decent dual-core processor performance
  • Analog- and digital-audio input and output
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
  • Built-in SuperDrive
  • Gigabit Ethernet

Cons

  • Not enough built-in RAM
  • RAM is difficult to upgrade
  • Ntegrated graphics reduces available RAM
  • Not suitable for gaming

At A Glance

As Apple introduces a dual-core chip to its entry level Mac mini, the $799 mini gets a speed bump of its own to a 1.83GHz Core Duo processor. Otherwise, the specifications for this model remain unchanged from the dual-core 1.66GHz mini Apple introduced in February 2006.

Manufacturer’s Description

Live the digital life in stylish simplicity â?? up to four times faster. Just 6.5 inches square and 2 inches small, Mac mini lets you have more fun with your music, photos and movies, more quickly and more easily. Enjoy them up close or far away with the included Apple Remote. Delivering unprecedented power in such a small package â?? the Mac mini runs up to four times faster than previously. Coupled with an architecture and the worldâ??s most advanced operating system, Mac OS X, Mac mini runs all your modern and innovative software, speedily.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core Duo
Processor speed 1830.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
General Information
UPC Code 885909130962
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR2
Other Features
Devices Remote Control

Performance

Macworld Labs
iTunes 6.0.4 1:22
Speedmark 4.5 Score 165
iMovie 6.0.1 1:09
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.7, 1GB of RAM
Photoshop CS2 2:48
Compressor 4:12
Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21 1:18
Unreal Tournament 2004 20.8fps