Review Roundup: Apple Mac mini (2010)

Submitted by lalit on July 20, 2010 - 12:03pm.

Apple introduced the redesigned Mac mini featuring NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics card, HDMI port and SD card slot, all in a 1.4-inch thin aluminum enclosure. Apple claims that the new Mac mini is world’s most energy efficient desktop and offers the fastest integrated graphics processor on the market today. It comes with 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, SuperDrive, 320GB hard drive, shared 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics, WiFi and Bluetooth priced $699. The Mac mini Server comes with 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB RAM, two 500GB hard drives, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics, WiFi and Bluetooth priced $999 with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server license.

Most reviewers agree that the new Mac mini has a striking unibody design and improved performance, but the $100 price increase is not welcomed. Nilay Patel of Engadget wrote in his review “Apple tells us its goal with the Mac mini was to make a small, flexible computer that would fit into whatever environment people wanted it to go -- the company seems quite chuffed with the number of people who put minis into cars, for example. By that measure, the new Mac mini is a raging success -- it's one of the most perfectly-executed small PCs we've ever encountered, and it can indeed hook up to almost anything and accomplish nearly any task. If you've got $700 and you need a small Mac, you're going to be pretty happy with a Mac mini.”

Below we have added eight best Apple Mac mini reviews available online: