Pros

  • Combination of hardware and software is attractively priced
  • Enough processing power for small businesses, small workgroups in larger enterprises, and educational environments

Cons

  • Use of 2.5-inch hard drives hampers speed
  • No optical drive

At A Glance

This OS X Server-equipped version of the Mac mini isn't the ideal choice for most home users. But if you want to run a Mac OS X-based server and take advantage of Snow Leopard Server’s impressive skills as a file, Web, backup, and workgroup server, you’ll find no better value than the Mac mini server.

Manufacturer’s Description

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 advanced 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 world's most advanced operating system.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MC408LLA
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 2.53 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Bus speed 1066.0 MHz
Processor count 1
Display
Included monitor No
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9400M
Maximum Shared Video Memory 256.0 MB
Storage
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Drive Controllers Serial ATA
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Digital Optical
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • FireWire 800/IEEE 1394 - 9 pin
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x5)
Ethernet Type
  • Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
  • Wireless Ethernet - 540 Mbps IEEE802.11n
Memory
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 4000.0 GB
Optical Drive
Included Drives 2
Case
Chassis style Mini System