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Mac Mini - an OK option to get into an Apple
There are some good features to these machines, and some drawbacks. Basically, you look at the specs and then ask is the value there for me, and will it do what I need? As a...Read more
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The Perfect Computer for My Audio-Video-Communication
Greetings from Montreal,

I recently purchased an Apple MAC Mini Desktop computer
to be integrated in my home audio and video system. I wanted
a powerful y...Read more

Product description

Product Identifiers
BrandApple
Product Family Mac Mini
Model IDMacmini4,1
Model NumberA1347
UPC0885909340422, 885909340422

Processor
Processor TypeIntel Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed2.40 GHz
Number of CoresDual-Core

Motherboard
Video Output InterfaceUSB
Motherboard I/O PortsFireWire (IEEE1394b) x 1, HDMI x 1, RJ45 Lan Port x 1, USB 2.0 x 4
Bus Speed1066 MHz

Technical Features
Expansion SlotsSDXC card

Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity320 GB
Hard Drive Rotation Speed5400 RPM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA II

Memory
RAM TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Installed RAM2 GB
RAM Supported Speed1066 MHz
RAM Max Supported Size8 GB
RAM Memory Slots Qunatity2 x SODIMM
Installed Cache Memory32 KB
Max. Cache Memory3 MB

CD / DVD
Optical Drive TypeDVD±R Dual Layer/DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Read Speed24x (CD), 8x (DVD)
Optical Drive Write Speed24x (CD), 6x (DVD+R DL), 6x (DVD-R DL), 8x (DVD+R), 8x (DVD-R)
Optical Drive ReWrite Speed24x (CD-RW), 6x (DVD-RW), 8x (DVD+RW)

Video
On Board Graphic ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce 320M
Max. Video Resolution2560 x 1600
Installed Video Memory256 MB
Video Outputs15 Pin D-Sub VGA port x 1, DVI x 1, HDMI x 1

Audio
Audio InputLine In (3.5mm), Microphone, Stereo Input Jack
Audio OutputAnalog Audio, Headphone, Headphones, Line Out

Networking
Data Link ProtocolAirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking TypeBluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN

Dimensions
Depth7.7 in.
Height1.4 in.
Width7.7 in.
Weight3 lb.

Miscellaneous
Form FactorDesktop Slimline
Release DateJune, 2010
Other Features64bit Ready

eBay Product ID: EPID84985325

CNET Editors' review

Good
  • THE GOOD

    Sleek, living-room-ready aluminum chassis; HDMI video output makes it easy to connect an HDTV; SD card slot; user-accessible RAM; handles Web-based HD video with no trouble; best-in-class case design.

  • THE BAD

    Puny storage capacity for its price; no Blu-ray hurts in a pricier living room system like this.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    Apple's new Mac Mini includes an elegant new design and some long asked-for features, including HDMI output and user-accessible memory. The system still faces a value challenge for its given specs, but Apple has done enough to improve the Mac Mini's appeal for Apple loyalists and design fans looking for a living room computer.

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Mac Mini - an OK option to get into an Apple

Created: 11/10/10
There are some good features to these machines, and some drawbacks. Basically, you look at the specs and then ask is the value there for me, and will it do what I need? As a tower owner, I bought one of these for my daughter. For her, great. But if it was mine, I'd have to get used to some things. For instance, the newest Mini gave up a USB port, which I consider more important than a card reader slot that Apple put in its place. Although some might find the slot handy to have, it is not handy to use, as it is in the back of the machine. If you pull the box toward you to help access or reach the rear, you will very likely pull out your video connector and off your monitor goes. I'd rather have that fifth USB port, and buy a small USB multi-card reader that not only reads SD, but several other types of flash cards as well. These can be had as cheaply as $5.00, and I have one and it works great. You can mount several cards in it at once, and they all show up on your desktop. The other thing that may be a bit better about the late 2009 model over the mid 2010 is the fact it had 4 GB of RAM. Remember that this design shares main memory with the video card. The mid-2010 newest rendition only comes with 2 GB of RAM. To upgrade, you must replace BOTH sticks of RAM, as there are only two slots available. New, this upgrade to 4 GB is running about $90 aftermarket. 8 GB is maximum for the Mini. The hard drive has a decent capacity for most folks, at 320 GB. You can upgrade to a 640. Performance is fair, because these are 5400 RPM drives, instead of the 7,200 RPM full size drives in the towers. Something better hard drive-wise is expensive. I'd have given these boxes a one notch better rating if Apple had shipped with 4 GB of RAM, because compared to a carefully shopped PC box with Windows 7 at the same price, it will be trounced. Sure, the PC box is going to be big and clunky, but I'm talking about performance. Once you buy the Mini, upgrading is very limited (no PCI slots, extra bays, etc.), and like I said, it depends on what you need to have to do with it. Consider all this before you buy. I've seen that at least these Minis have tended to be trustworthy and durable, and you will probably have it for a long time. However, I think Apple could do a bit better maybe putting that SD slot in front and returning that 5th USB port, or shipping with 4 GB of RAM that the previous model had. Some other positives: power stingy, especially when sleeping. Dead quiet when not using the optical drive. Easy to find a place to fit it, and easy to pack up and move. If the new internal power supply is reliable, then it's nice to see the older external power brick go.
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The Perfect Computer for My Audio-Video-Communication

Created: 02/04/11
Greetings from Montreal,

I recently purchased an Apple MAC Mini Desktop computer
to be integrated in my home audio and video system. I wanted
a powerful yet small and reliable computer which would handle
all my needs for mananging my music, my videos and dealing with
the Internet.

The MAC Mini, specially in this newer version, is the perfect
answer. It fits easily in the audio-video cabinet, it has already
an HDMI connection, which is linked directly to one of the inputs
of my flat screen TV, and I can manage all my external drive units
with my music and movie collection as well as have 'streaming&am​p;apos; data
from the Internet.

I've also acquired a Logitech DiNovo Wireless Keyboard which is
a perfect match for the MAC. Slim and elegant, capable on a two-hour
charge to last two months, and it has a built-in circular mouse pad
right on the keyboard... it's a perfect set-up to even surf the Internet
from the comfort of my couch, check me eMails, FaceBook or even Skype.

The MAC Mini is also very quiet, not requiring any cooling fans.
With the added advantage that Apple software are very stable, user-friendly
and almost oblivious to any hackers (virus, trojan, etc.), it give me 'peace
of mind'. I'm also converting to iPHONE and in the process of acquiring the
new version of the iPAD. In the case of the iPAD, it will also adapt as a
audio-video and domotic controler pad, with an available software and an
easy interface. That means that I'll have a complete communication system
integrated in my living room. And the heart and brain will be my new MAC Mini
2,4 GHz, which was upgraded by my eSeller to a 8 GB with 640 Gb.

Get one has they are getting harder and harder to get.

I would recommend it to anyone who wants excellent performance and reliability,
with all the added benefits of having the APPLE technology at your fingertip.

I hope that my review will inspire you to look at this wonderful product
from Apple, knowing that you'll have 'leading-edge&​;amp;apos; technology and the most
user-friendly (and attractive) system available.

Gino 'IO' Salotti
Montreal, April 2, 2011
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Mini, but Tough

Created: 08/01/11
This 2.4gHz model of the Mac Mini is my second Mac Mini in the past 5 years. This model is much sleeker, faster, more powerful, and boasts much better graphics.

Pros: I like how compact this model is compared to the later. It is easily small enough to fit under my large monitor, which frees up space on the desk. The RAM support (up to 8GB) is an added bonus. I have 4GB installed, and I have not found any day-to-day applications that this machine has trouble loading or running. My favorite part of this model is the addition of the HDMI port, which enables me to use the Mini as my Apple TV as well.

Cons: The SD card slot is on the rear of the housing, making access difficult. It would also be nice to have all Minis with a solid state drive, or at least the 7200RPM HDD for faster load times and performance.

Overall, I would recommend the Mac Mini, and all Apple products for that matter, as a daily use computer. Of course some of the more intensive programs will run slow on this machine, but it is a very affordable option for media, data/ word processing, basic audio and video creation, and just a fun option.
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The Mac Mini is a nice little workhorse.

Created: 25/03/11
This little Mac mini has proved to be a workhorse thus far. I am a graphic/web designer, and I have been using it for my freelance business. So far, it has been running Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection CS5 with no difficulties, including After Effects and Premiere. I upgraded the RAM to the max, 8GB, and as long as one has 4GB of RAM or more, there is no reason to spend premium dollars on a Mac Pro anymore.

I have read some reviews saying these are underpowered, but I think that would only apply to processor intensive gaming. I have the machine hooked up via HDMI to an Acer H233H 1080P monitor, and it looks fabulous with no redraw problems. Similarly, the quality of the sound coming out of an old (circa 1999) Altec Lansing speakers/subwoofer set is more than sufficient. Plenty of USB ports make the Mac mini very easy to expand upon.

I have the Apple Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard paired via Bluetooth, and so far the performance of both items has been great.

In short, this Mac mini has made for an uncluttered desktop, and my whole setup can be packed into a small tote when I move.
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This is my second mac mini I bout from E-Bay, a great source!

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 11/08/11
Long time Macintosh user, this system is great. Does it all at an affordable investment. It's fast and with the new Lion operating system handles all the new features with ease.
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