Review Roundup: Apple Mac mini with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

Submitted by lalit on April 28, 2009 - 3:22pm.

 

Last month, Apple updated the mini desktop lineup. The update brought latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, DDR3 memory and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics. The lower end $599 Mac mini model now comes with 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM and 120GB hard drive, whereas the higher end model get 2GB RAM and 320GB hard drive for additional $200. According to Apple, the update makes the new Mac mini faster and greener.

Most reviewers agree that the update adds much needed horsepower to the Mac mini, but with just 1GB RAM on the lower end model it is slightly underpowered. And paying $200 for additional 200GB storage space and 1GB RAM is too much. We completely agree with PC Mag’s conclusion “The Mac mini is a great upgrade to the last mini, but that’s not surprising, since a year and a half has gone by since the last update in September 2007. If you’re a mini fan with a 2005-2006 era Mac mini, now is the time to upgrade.” Below are the six best reviews for Mac mini: