Pros the size, the shocking proformance, quiet operation, there support and customer service...and of course Mac OS x tiger
Cons can't really do your own upgrades and the doesn't come with a big jump in speed between the low/high end models
Summary Wow, I can't believe I'm a switcher. My brother has always loved mac's over pc's. I on the other hand only remember the Mac's from the early years with the blan color monitors and the lack of interest from all the other people around me made me think that mac's weren't really about much compared to the pc's. Now fast forward to today. We have commercial after commercial pushing the Apple brand and to be honest it was the commercial (pc vs mac's) that made me wonder about the Mac's now. Plus I was so sick of having to re-buy a virus software that I bought a year again just to have the right to use it again for another year. So all the commercials really started to make sense to me. So I found a mac store that I didn't even know was around my city and took a look in. And Man they really know how to make you feel at home and make you feel like your were special( their phone service is even better). No pressure to buy or anything. They were just there to help answer any questions I had. In fact I stayed in there for about a hour and didn't buy anything. Most stores would start to look at you funny. So I went back 2 days later and went ahead and bought a mac mini 166Ghz( other than the dvd burner I really didnt' see a difference in speed or software proformance on the higher end unit ). After I got home it was just like it said on the commercials. No drivers, no comflicts...my monitor, keyboard, router, and modem all just took to it like it was hooked up to it all along. No delays no messages. I just had everything running perfectly. Then I got blow away with the software inside and just like the commercial says...they don't come with a bunch of stuff you don't need nor a lot of trail software. Everything I saw I could use with the exceptions of Microsoft's Word package and Pages. Outside from those I had nothing short of a playground at my disposal. I love this thing. I should have switched earlier.
Pros Size, portability, no noise, no annoying lights
Cons Price for memory is freaking expensive!
Summary I bought this a sagetv extender. It works great. It uses low power and I put it in my bedroom with hardly any noise and annoying lights, it is a great addition to my home.
Highly recommended! Man I completely switched over from pcs to macs, very innovative stuff! And it is true, they JUST WORK!
Pros Size, Its a Mac
Cons Small harddrive, small amount of memory
Summary The size of this computer is great, it easily fits into my home theater. For every day internet surfing, email, etc., this computer is wonderful. Memory hogging programs will probably not run so well on it, but it is a great choice for the average computer user. If given a choice between this and a comparable Windows PC, I would choose this witthout a second though because of the reliable of Apple over Windows. Apple user interface is much nicer, ease of use is higher, and customization is much easier. However, systems such as these are difficult to upgrade.
Pros Powerful for the price
Cons Hard drive is too small.
Summary I have always wanted a Mac but I could not see shelling out $2000 for a MacPro or any of the other Mac systems. I saw the MacWord Conference where Steve Jobs introduced the Mini for the first time and I knew this was the system for me.
I bought mine a week ago and the transition to Mac was easier then I thought. I am extremely impressed with OS X, especially Front Row which is accessible throught the Apple remote. For those wanting to switch, a Mac-Mini is probably your best bet for the price. This machine packs some power for the price. I am never going back to Windows
Pros Ease of use, many things built in, capability of running Windows and Mac software - in different partitions
Cons Apple still needs to try to find a way to make their computers totally cross compatible-so both Mac and Windows programs work seamlessly.
Summary I run iMacs in class, and run my Mac Mini at home. I am very happy with what I have seen from the Mac Mini so far, but I did encounter problems with CDs getting stuck in the SuperDrive, twice requiring me to have it serviced. It works fine now. I found out it was the quality of the CDs, not the drive, that was causing the problem. Just don't put cheap CDs in there!
I have 1GB in it, and run the Adobe Creative Suite 2 just fine. I also recommend this as a home-entertainment product, but I have heard it does not handle games very well. But then, I bought it for graphic design, not for games.
And yes, you can buy a Superdrive for this computer, since I have one that not only plays, but records DVDs.
And now there are a lot of add-ons you can get, such as an additional hard drive (with more ports). Find out more at http://www.123macmini.com/