- Performance comparable to that of the $799 model
- Significantly improved graphics performance compared to older models
- FireWire 800
- Dual video outputs with support for extended Desktop mode and 30-inch displays
- Tiny size
- Five USB ports
- Difficult to upgrade
- Even slower hard drive than $799 model
- Too little RAM
At A Glance
The first Mac mini upgrade since 2007 replaces the integrated Intel graphics with an Nvidia GeForce 9400M card. Graphics still share memory with the system RAM, but there's more to share and its the faster DDR3 SDRAM. The new system features more USB 2.0 ports, but ditches FireWire 400 for a single FW 800 port.
Mac Mini Desktop is the world's most energy-efficient desktop computer. When it's idle, Mac mini uses less than 13 watts - that's 45 percent less energy than ever before. With even more powerful nVIDIA graphics, Mac mini has all the speed you need for the latest 3D games and graphics-intensive applications.