|Product||Apple Mac Mini (fall 2012)||Apple iMac 2013||Falcon Northwest FragBox (2013)||Apple Mac Pro (2013)|
|Price||$593.99 to $599.00||$1,899.00 to $1,999.99|| As Reviewed: $3,468 |
Starts at $1,663.
|Buy direct from Apple.|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
With or without its new Fusion hybrid drive, Apple finally has a Mac Mini that competes well against mainstream Windows PCs in the same price range.
Anyone who bought last year's redesigned iMac doesn't need to upgrade, but for owners of older models or anyone looking to switch, the latest 27-inch Apple iMac offers a wide-ranging set of internal upgrades.
High-end, high-price gaming desktops are an even rarer beast than ever, but with the latest Intel and Nvidia parts inside, at least the significant money you'll put into a Falcon Northwest FragBox will be well-spent.
Apple radically re-imagines the professional desktop with the new Mac Pro, featuring a design that looks fantastic and offers genuine breakthrough advantages. But, consumer-level Apple enthusiasts should note that this product isn't specifically targeted at them and DIY upgraders will lament the loss of traditional desktop tower flexibility.
|Product Description|| |
Apple Mac mini Mac Mini (fall 2012) - 3rd Gen Core i5 - 4 GB
2.5 GHz - 500 GB - none.
- 4th Gen Core i5 3.4 GHz - 8 GB 27 in
- Core i7 4770K 4.5 GHz - 16 GB
Mac Pro - Xeon 3.7 GHz - 12 GB
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
1 3 2.5 GHz ( 3.1 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Intel 4th Gen Core i5 3.4 GHz ( Quad-Core )
Intel Core i7 4770K / 4.5 GHz ( Quad-Core )
Intel Xeon 3.7 GHz ( Quad-Core )
|Cache Memory|| |
3 MB L3 cache
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16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz
|Hard Drive|| |
1 x HDD - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
|Graphics Controller|| |
Intel HD Graphics 4000 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
nVidia GeForce GTX 780
AMD FirePro D300
|Operating System|| |
Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
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Microsoft Windows 8
Apple Mac OS X Mavericks
|Video Memory||Info unavailable|| |
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As Reviewed: $3,468