“The 2012 Mac mini introduces USB 3, which replaces the tired, old USB 2.0 ports found in the previous model,” James Galbraith writes for Macworld. “The new Mac mini also has faster integrated graphics, and, for the first time, quad-core processors.”

“The quad-core Core i7 processor and the larger storage capacity make the $799 Mac mini more attractive — plus you can configure this system with Apple’s new Fusion Drive for an additional $250,” Galbraith writes.

Apple Mac mini

Apple Mac mini

Galbraith writes, “The least expensive Mac available today, the $599 Mac mini, has made its own performance strides and continues to be an affordable option for anyone wanting the Mac experience without paying a high premium.”

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Read more in the full review here.