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 installed memory to 512MB across the mini line. AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth wireless capabilities are now standard on this model.

Manufacturer’s Description

Not Available

The Specs

Processor
Processor type PowerPC G4
Processor speed 1420.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon 9200
General Information
UPC Code 718908816035
Memory
Memory type DDR-SDRAM

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 9.1 4:54
iMovie HD 1:01
iTunes 4.7 2:33
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4, 512MB RAM
Photoshop CS2 1:47
Compressor 14:16
Speedmark 4.0 Score 115
Unreal Tournament 2004 12fps