I’ll Take One MiniMac, Fries And A Coke

Ever wanted a cheap, powerful little machine that basically fits into your pocket?

The brand new Mac Mini is a brilliant piece of technology, and is suited for practically anyone. “Small but powerful,” says Apple CEO Steve Jobs, “the Mac Mini is the first compact personal computer slightly larger than a CD to be priced at $500.”

The features: 1.83GHz or 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Apple Remote with Front Row, up to 2GB memory (without upgrade), Intel GMA 950 graphics processor, DVI connector, VGA adapter, slot-loading optical drive, up to 160GB hard drive (once again, without the upgrade), built-in Gigabit Ethernet, analog and digital audio, expansion via USB and FireWire, iLife 08, Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger and other certain freebies.

The Pro’s: compact, quiet, inexpensive, quick, excellent display suppor, includes useful applications.

The Con’s: limited disk performance and capacity, very difficult access to internals, video problems affect some displays When purchasing a Mac, you ultimately have to analyze your own individual needs and resources (noting promotions as prices change from time to time). Apple has given us an elegant, useful, novel new option – a new choice at a new low price that we never ever had before.