"Perfect for children...Convenient for adults!"4.0 starson by dicebier
Pros: Compact, Snow Leopard, Quick, Style, Wireless N...
Cons: Accessibility to perform upgrades.
Summary: The fall 2009 Mac Mini base model sports a small bump in HD space and CPU speed from its predecessor, I bought this computer for my daughter and she loves using it to surf the web and play educational games (she's 6). When I use it, I find it to be quite peppy, and is a great system to use for general purposes and some light gaming (or heavy gaming on light settings). The ability to upgrade to 8 (yes 8! gigs of ram is wonderful, and a 7200 rpm HD upgrade helps with access speeds. The only real problem I have is DIY upgrades.... You have to be very careful when prying the unit open and removing hardware to access the Ram slots or replace the HD. The computer will still be under Apple warranty however Apple will not cover damage caused by you or failures of any non-apple installed or 3rd party hardware.
That being said, I recommend this system to anyone starting out in the Mac world, or if you want a nice addition to your home that can also serve as a multimedia hub! Greta job Apple.