|Product||Apple Mac Mini with Fusion Drive (fall 2012)||Dell XPS One 27 (Windows 8)||Apple Mac Mini (2.5GHz Core i5, Summer 2011)||Origin Chronos (February 2012)|
|Price||$1,149.00||MSRP: $2,099.00||$649.99 to $1,621.12||$1,199.00|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||3 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||2.5 stars||2 stars||4.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||July 20, 2011||February 1, 2012|
|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.
Updated with a touch screen, a new stand, and up-to-date components, the Dell XPS One 27 leads the inaugural class of Windows 8 PCs.
Apple's new $799 Mac Mini demands that you abandon disc-based media, and that you surround it with potentially expensive extra hardware to realize its full benefits. It makes most sense for committed Mac users, those who need it for a specific niche-case, or for those who value design over functionality for the dollar.
The Origin Chronos shows the strength of small boutique vendors with a fast, affordable, and compact little desktop that I can recommend to any PC gamer.
|Product Description|| |
Mac Mini (Fall 2012) - 3rd Gen Core i7 2.6 GHz
- 3rd Gen Core i5 3450s 3.5 GHz 27 in
Mac Mini (Summer 2011) - Core i5 2.5 GHz
Apple Mac mini - Monitor : none.
Chronos (February 2012) - 2nd Gen Core i5 4.7 GHz
Origin Chronos i3-2100
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 2.6 GHz ( Quad-Core )
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3450s / 3.5 GHz
Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
1 ( Dual-Core )
Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 4.7 GHz ( Quad-Core )
1 2 i3-2100
6 GB DDR3 SDRAM
8 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1333 MHz - PC3-10600
16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC - 1600 MHz - PC3-12800
|Hard Drive|| |
1 x HDD - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
1 x HDD - Serial ATA-600 - Serial ATA
|Operating System|| |
Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Microsoft Windows 8
Apple Mac OS X Lion
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
|Optical Storage||Info unavailable|| |
8X Slot Load CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-R Drive)
DVD±RW (±R DL)
|Graphics Controller||Info unavailable|| |
nVidia GeForce GT 640M 2GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
PCI Express x16
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|Buying choices||Prices from 1 store|| |
See manufacturer website for availability.
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