"great size, software, and ease of use"4.5 starson by whm3223
Pros: the size of the cpu is great. i love how small it is. also, bundled software is awesome. built-in wireless also a plus
Cons: uuh... the apple store gave me the remote with a pretty dead battery. not much of a con. oh, more usb ports would be great, but that's not a requirement. it's small enough to justify 4 ports
Summary: this computer has worked great. i've only had it for a few days, but i have yet to run into any problems. i'm a student, so i got $50 off the 3 year warranty, which includes being able to bring it into the store, so if i run into any problems, i'm pretty much set. i bought this to replace my compaq pc whose motherboard was crap from the beginning and was about to completely fail. 2 of my 6 usb ports were working when i replaced it. that's crap. for that computer i had to purchase a wireless dongle because i didn't want to pay for two cable modems. the mac mini has wireless and bluetooth built in, which brings me to my next point. 4 usb ports for one computer may not seem like much, but the fact that it has bluetooth makes up for that. the bluetooth keyboard and mouse are a great idea. the mac mini also comes with a hell of a lot better sound card than my old compaq. i can plug my guitar into the input jack and record with garageband, which is a great program. front row is also very cool. overall, i'm completely satisfied with this computer. if i played more games, i'd probably want to spring for the core duo, but i do that on my ps2, so i'm fine with the processing speed of this computer. this is a great purchase for anyone who doesn't need to run really heavy programs like games, but just wants a reliable computer with lots of features.
plus not having to worry about viruses and crap is a dream come true