The latest Apple Mac mini has more competition to contend with than its predecessor did, but it still manages to hold its own, and then some. It is better connected than the Acer Aspire AXC-604-UR11 and much more cost effective than the . It's much less expensive than the gaming-oriented Maingear Spark and performs better on the multimedia benchmark tests as well. 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.
The Apple Mac mini (Mid-2011) is easy to open up to exchange RAM; to replace the hard drive just requires the removal of the fan and perforated wireless antenna board
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 on the market. 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.
The Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) is Apple's best yet, packing as much punch into its compact chassis as a full-size desktop, and offering the sizable, speedy Fusion...