“The Apple Mac mini has been around in one form or another for almost three years, and while the internal components have changed, the general concept and overall design has stayed the same. Pricing starts at $599, but the one we looked at is the upgraded 2-GHz $799 model. It’s one of the forerunners of the green PC, having gone through several generations of substituting energy-efficient notebook-class components for desktop parts since the G4-powered Mac minis of early 2005. The Mac mini has been the lower-priced, entry-level Mac, but now that it’s equipped with the Core 2 Duo processors, it is as powerful as a larger desktop while retaining its power (and space) savings,” Joel Santo Domingo reports in a review dated today for PC Magazine. “The Apple Mac mini appeals to both space-constrained and green-thinking PC users.”
“Compared with [PC] systems… the Mac mini is much smaller and has the benefit of being both a Mac OS X and a Windows PC,” Santo Domingo reports.
“The Apple Mac mini continues to be an energy-efficient computer as well as a design statement. It’s an attractive alternative to Windows Vista PCs, even those with small form factors, since it’s a visual, technological, and spiritual match for the iPods in millions of pockets worldwide. It’s worth putting on your short list,” Santo Domingo reports.
Full review here.
MacDailyNews Take: Stay tuned for next week when PC magazine will grab another random, long-ago-updated Apple product off the shelf for review. Hey, on the bright side, at least they bothered to review it!