Pros

  • Adequate memory
  • Fast enough for basic tasks
  • Excellent design
  • Small and light
  • Decent value
  • Good video-out options

Cons

  • No audio-in port
  • No DVD burner, not even as a build-to-order option

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 the installed memory to 512MB across the mini line.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type PowerPC G4
Processor speed 1125.0 MHz
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon 9200
General Information
UPC Code 885909058945
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 9.1 5:33
iMovie HD 1:22
Testing Notes Mac OS X 10.3
iTunes 4.7 2:50
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4, 512MB RAM
Photoshop CS2 2:03
Compressor 15:38
Speedmark 4.0 Score 100
Unreal Tournament 2004 11fps