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Apple Mac mini - Server - DTS - 1 x Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz - RAM 4 GB - HDD 2 x 500 GB - GF GT 320M - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR - MacOS X Server 10.6 Unlimited-Client - Monitor : none

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      24.09.2013 12:51
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      Hi! Today, I'd like to tell you about my computer, the last version of Apple's Mac Mini.

      WHY DID I CHOOSE MAC MINI?
      Well, the election was quite easy. Since I got my first Apple product, an iPod Touch in 2009, I decided that some day I would own a Mac. I loved how usable and elegant my iPod was compared to the other mp3 devices and I definitely wanted this in my computer. I was kind of tired of my old Acer laptop and I wanted something else. But time passed and when my Acer laptop broke I bought an HP laptop instead... but... why did I do that? The decision was hard, but the year I bought I was going to start at university as well, and I needed some programs that didn't even exist for the Mac.

      Nevertheless, four years later, my HP laptop broke and this time I was completely sure: I wanted a Mac. I started to search for the one that would suit my necessities better and I found out that it was the Mac Mini. I was kind of tired of laptops and I wanted a desktop computer this time, so the decision as between the Mac Mini and the iMac, and I chose the first one for a simple reason: it was little and it was cheaper.


      EXTERNAL APPEARANCE
      What I like the most about the Mac Mini is that it's small and elegant. When people see it for the first time, they can't believe this is actually a real computer, because in fact it looks like a little silver box. It isn't like other computers at all.

      What I don't really like about it is the fact that it doesn't include an optical drive. It's true that nowadays you can download everything from the Internet and the optical drive it's not necessary anymore, but I have old CDs and DVDs that I'd like to play but I can't. The removal of the optical drive for this late model of the Mac Mini has let ir to be even smaller, but sacrificing something that in my opinion is still important.


      MAC
      This Mac Mini comes with OS X Mountain Lion. I know that now I should compare it with the oldest Apple OS, but as I say, this is the first Mac I ever had, and I don't know the exact differences between the different versions. But there's something I can say, though, and it's that I really, really like it, it's just like I thought it would be. Everything it's so intuitive and easy to use, just like my old iPod Touch. All the programs and applications run smoothly and without any kind of problems.

      What impressed me the most is that I've run programs like Photoshop, Chrome and the iMovie at the same time and I the computer didn't suffer at all, it just kept running them as smoothly as ever. That was for me an important difference from my old laptops, who used to crash as soon as I ran Photoshop and Chrome together.


      PERSONAL OPINION
      Buying the Mac Mini is the best thing I've done in ages. With it, I can run all the programs I want to run and do it smoothly and quick. It is also pretty small, so I can place it on my desk where it looks nice.

      The bad thing, well, first of all the lack of the optical drive, and secondly the prize. As all Apple devices, it's more expensive than a PC with the same technical specifications, but for me is a prize worth paying.

      If you want to buy a Mac and you don't know which one, I highly recommend you the Mac Mini.

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    • Product Details

      Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server is easy to set up. Easy to run. And with more storage and more memory options, and better energy efficiency than any other desktop server, it’s easy to choose.

      Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server features Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of memory with support for up to 8GB. It also has two 500GB 7200-rpm hard drives built in, so you can host wikis and websites, back up the data you need, and store just about anything.

      Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server is designed to help you communicate, collaborate, and share information. It’s perfect for any small business or group - retail shops, medical and law offices, classrooms, design studios - you name it. Now you can have your own server that supports email on Mac computers, PCs, iPhone, and iPad. Sync and share calendars and contact information. Access and swap files securely - and at lightning speed - between Mac computers and PCs. Easily create full-featured wikis and high-quality podcasts. And automatically back up all your important data.

      Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server lets you add an unlimited number of Mac and PC users without per-user licensing fees. So you can grow your business without growing your costs. And you get amazing hardware and software that are ready to go, right out of the box, for less than the cost of most server software alone.

      Technical Data

      Product Description: Apple Mac mini - Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz - Monitor : none.
      Type: Server
      Form Factor: Desktop slimline
      Localisation: English / United Kingdom
      Processor: 1 x Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz ( Dual-Core )
      Cache Memory: 3 MB L2 Cache
      Cache Per Processor: 3 MB
      RAM: 4 GB (installed) / 8 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz - PC3-8500
      Storage Controller: SATA ( SATA-300 )
      Hard Drive: 2 x 500 GB - SATA-300
      Card Reader: Yes
      Monitor: None.
      Graphics Controller: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M Shared Video Memory (UMA)
      Audio Output: Integrated - stereo
      Networking: Gigabit LAN, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
      Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
      OS Provided: Apple MacOS X Server 10.6 Unlimited-Client Edition
      Dimensions (WxDxH): 19.7 cm x 19.7 cm x 3.6 cm
      Weight: 1.29 kg
      Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Gold
      Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty
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