|Product||Apple Mac Mini (Spring 2010)||Apple Mac Mini (fall 2012)||Apple iMac 2013||Apple Mac Pro (2013)|
|Price||$888.88||$593.99 to $759.95||$1,899.00 to $1,999.99||Buy direct from Apple.|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||June 15, 2010||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
Apple's new Mac Mini includes an elegant new design and some long asked-for features, including HDMI output and user-accessible memory. The system still faces a value challenge for its given specs, but Apple has done enough to improve the Mac Mini's appeal for Apple loyalists and design fans looking for a living room computer.
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.
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 (Spring 2010)
- Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz - 2 GB - 320 GB - none.
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
Mac Pro - Xeon 3.7 GHz - 12 GB
1 x Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz ( Dual-Core )
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 Xeon 3.7 GHz ( Quad-Core )
|Cache Memory|| |
3 MB L2 cache
3 MB L3 cache
|Info unavailable|| |
2 GB (installed) / 8 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz - PC3-8500
16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz
|Hard Drive|| |
1 x HDD 320 GB - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
1 x HDD - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
|Graphics Controller|| |
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M Shared video memory (UMA)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
AMD FirePro D300
|Operating System|| |
Apple MacOS X 10.6
Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
|Info unavailable|| |
Apple Mac OS X Mavericks
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