Product Type: Apple PC desktops
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Apple Mac mini MA206B/A
Member Name: Gooold
Apple Mac mini MA206B/A
Advantages: Small, Silent, Fast, Reliable, Easy to use, Fun, Practical, Built in speaker & Wireless Airport
Disadvantages: No microphone
The Apple Mac Mini is an excellent computer for those who currently have a Windows PC and would like to enjoy the advanced yet simple technology of a Mac. The computer has miniature dimensions of 16cm x 3cm x 3cm. It has 2 cores and is available in the 1.83GHz or 2GHz version. It is an extremely powerful computer, especially considering it's size. It is also very small so conserves space.
It has it's own disc drive so you can insert DVDs, blank discs or games to watch movies, burn CDs and have fun! Whoever says Macs aren't for games is a liar. You can walk into any Apple store and see a whole wall of games for Macs including some of the best such as World of Warcraft, The Sims and many more. The GHz of the mac are proportionally more powerful than those of PCs so this computer is very fast and powerful making use very efficient.
The current Mac Mini comes with the latest Leopard OS X operating system. It is excellent with many features that you will love! With the use of the Mac keyboard and Mighty Mouse (highly recommended), you can use your Mac with great ease. The dashboard is a new feature in which you can customise by adding snippets such as weather/tracking flights/dictionary/translator and more.
The Mac Mini comes with many great applications with this latest operating system such as iTunes, iMovie, Garageband, iCal, iMail and Safari. iTunes can be used to organise your music and listen to it. iMovie is great for creating movies before exporting them as a specific file type to be uploaded to YouTube or sent to iTunes for your iPod. Ever wanted to make your own music? Well now you can with the superb application - Garageband. You can use a variety of instruments and also add vocals with many preset sounds, beats and more to create audio tracks. iCal is great for organising your everyday activities along with iMail where you can link your email account to. Safari is the official Apple browser and is very fast and efficient in my opinion. The Mac Mini even has a built in speaker although I use the ones on my monitor as they are considerably louder. The Mac Mini is absolutely silent when turned on, which is excellent.
The Mac Mini must be set up with your own screen, keyboard and mouse. You can buy Apple versions of all of these but I would stick to a cheaper screen as the Apple ones are very expensive, despite the great quality. However, be sure to buy an Apple keyboard and Mouse as they are designed to work well with the Mac and also look good with it. You can buy the Mac Mini 1.83GHz version for £391 off the Apple site or in offline stores/across the internet on sites such as amazon.co.uk. The 2GHz version is £488, which isn't really worth it as it isn't much faster.
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Summary: An excellent computer - Ideal for people wanting to try out a Mac who have a PC
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