Pros Small size, Easy setup, fast boot time
Cons Needs 1 gig at least to start
Summary This is my first mac and has quickly become my computer of choice. The only regret I have on this purchase was not upgrading memory from the standard 512 megs. A $75 upgrade will cost $230 after purchase. YOU MUST UPGRADE MEMORY if you plan to use for anything more that browsing the internet and checking your email. If you run more than 2 or 3 programs at same time things get really slow. Otherwise this is a great first computer for anyone who is looking for a fast dependable and easy to use computer. P.S. Get the wireless keyboard and mighty mouse too, they are a great buy too.
"Worse than a PC"on by jimmyred2
Pros No so called virus protection required.
Cons Slow; spinning wheel of death.
Summary I tried an apple because I thought that it was supposed to be easier to use applications than a PC. I didn't find it to be the case. I thought that it would be faster than my 3 yr old PC. I hoped that it would run the $200 office program without hitches. I was wrong in all cases.
It is time that programers start using focus groups and program with common sense, instead of making us learn their propeller head ways. Who would know what a "make alias" is without having to research? Has anyone ever got help by using HELP?
Sooner or later Microsoft is going to lose its monopoly on OS's and the japanese will make a system that is operator friendly. We are driving chevys and I am ready for a Lexus! It is time that Bill Gates stops trying to wring out every penny from us for the crap he puts out. Until then I am going to go back to a PC and at least I can drag and drop in the "favorites" to organize it and drag and drop my photos on my drive, I WANT MY RIGHT CLICK BACK!
Pros Small, looks cool, programs
Cons Slow proccessor, Internet is very slow, expensive for what you get
Summary My dad is obsessed w/ macs I preffer PC's. I know a lot more about computers than him and recommended we got a PC instead of a mac mini. He got the mac mini. So I bought an Emachines computer for $400. I would take my emachines computer over a mac mini anytime. The mac mini is suprisingly slow for a core duo processor. It has 512 ram but it seems like 256. If ur trying to decide to get one don't. Get a better mac or spend the money on a PC.