“The Apple Mac mini ($499) is the least expensive new Macintosh computer you can buy. Like its previous iterations, it’s built into a sleek aluminum unibody chassis, and is one of the more compact desktop PCs on the market,” Joel Santo Domingo writes for PC Magazine. “It’s now less expensive, but still has all the quality and OS X integration we’ve come to expect. It’s the small-form-factor (SFF) consumer desktop to beat, thanks to a solid chassis, convenient wired and wireless connectivity, and an OS that hands off to the Apple devices in your pocket, all at a reasonable price.”
“It is better connected than the Acer Aspire AXC-604-UR11 and much more cost effective than the Polywell i2304-i5. It’s much less expensive than the gaming-oriented Maingear Spark and performs better on the multimedia benchmark tests as well,” Santo Domingo writes. “Its only true drawback is the lack of internal memory expansion, and that’s something that’s becoming commonplace among Macs and Windows PCs every day. For its combination of great build quality, connectivity, and sub-$500 price, we award the Apple Mac mini our Editors’ Choice for consumer-oriented SFF desktops.”
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Apple updates Mac mini; now starts at just $499 – October 16, 2014