Product Type: Apple PC desktops
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Apple Mac mini MA206B/A
Member Name: jacksurvey
Apple Mac mini MA206B/A
Advantages: Looks fantastic, small and light, cheap, some great media capabilities
Disadvantages: Not that good at gaming, won't be able to play many normal PC applications
The mac mini from Apple is renowned as one of the most famous and stylish desktop PCs that can be bought. It features a great metal rounded off finish and the trademark apple logo, and on the front is a very discreet dvd drive and power switch. I have owned one for around a year and a half, when the first core duo one ones where released, and I am currently writing this review on my Mac Mini. Throughout this review you will learn of the ups and downs of using it.
The newest mac mini contains a 2.0 GHZ CPU I think, though I only have the 1.6 GHZ version, and it is incredibly speedy though and loads applications with surprising speed. The CPU is boosted with a healthy 1GB of ram, although it can be upgraded to a total of 4GB, and runs very quickly. The graphics and sound card run smoothly as well. There are integrated speakers also, which really do mean that all
that you will need is a mac mini, mouse, keyboard and screen.
The mac itself looks absolutely fantastic, I love the trademark Apple logo and aluminum finish. The absence of any ports on the front of the computer do mean though that the back becomes crowded up though, there is a great big tangle of wires on the back of my one.
I suppose that a few people reading will know well that macs cannot have windows pre installed on them and if you really do need to have windows running, then you will either need to install boot camp, that dual boots your PC, or there are many other programs that will do this for you. Do not forget that running mac software instead of windows will prevent you from running most pc programs and games.
Overall the mac mini is a fantastic computer system that can be used for many different purposes, media, work, internet use, but possibly not gaming. It looks great too, and can easily fit on your desktop, it does not weigh much, which makes it easily portable. At £300, it's an absolute bargain for money.
Summary: A very attractive and speedy little PC
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