Pros

  • Small, quiet, and doesn’t use a lot of power
  • CPU and RAM are enough to handle a solid load
  • Can boot from SD card
  • Can use the MacBook Air’s Optical Drive and USB Ethernet Adaptor.

Cons

  • Only one power supply
  • Only one ethernet port
  • No optical drive
  • Replacing drives somewhat tedious

Manufacturer’s Description

The tiny server with huge capabilities. Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server is easy to set up. Easy to run. And with more storage and more memory options, and better energy efficiency than any other desktop server, it's easy to choose.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/macmini/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MC438LLA
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 2.66 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Bus speed 1066.0 MHz
Processor count 1
Display
Included monitor No
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 320M
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Video Bus Integrated
Video Memory Type DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum Shared Video Memory 156.0 MB
Storage
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Drive Controllers Serial ATA
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Firewire 800 port
  • HDMI
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots SD Card
Memory
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 8000.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 7.7 inches
Depth 7.7 inches
Height 1.4 inches
Weight 3.0 pounds
Optical Drive
Included Drives 2
Included Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Other Features
Devices HDMI to DVI Adapter
Case
Chassis style Compact