|Product||Apple Mac Mini with Fusion Drive (fall 2012)||Origin Chronos (February 2012)||Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 (Core i5)||Dell XPS 18|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||4.5 stars||2.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||February 1, 2012||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.
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.
Tabletop PCs may not be fully ready for the mainstream, but this coffee-table-size version from Lenovo is fun to use, and doubles as a solid all-in-one desktop.
It's the best of the small handful of current tablet/all-in-one hybrids, with a subtle, sophisticated design and good battery life, but this new genre is still in its early days.
|Product Description|| |
Mac Mini (Fall 2012) - 3rd Gen Core i7 2.6 GHz
Chronos (February 2012) - 2nd Gen Core i5 4.7 GHz
Origin Chronos i3-2100
- Core i3 27 in
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 2.6 GHz ( Quad-Core )
Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 4.7 GHz ( Quad-Core )
1 2 i3-2100
Intel Core i3
16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC - 1600 MHz - PC3-12800
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|Operating System|| |
Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 8
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