Mac Mini http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-mini/news en-GB Apple Mac Mini 2012 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-mac-mini-2012/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple&#039;s seamless aluminium slab looks stunning – but is its beauty just skin-deep? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Mac Mini (2012)" alt="Apple Mac Mini (2012)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-mac-mini-2012-03.jpg?1400518572" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>No computer is more beautiful than the seamless, aluminium Mac Mini. The 2012 version adds Ivy Bridge processors (in dual- or quad-core varieties), Apple&#39;s new Fusion Drive tech and faster graphics. The whisper-quiet operation and high price tag remain unchanged.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £500.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pocket powerhouse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The real star of the Mac Mini is the Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 processor. This may &#39;only&#39; be a laptop chip, but it&#39;s plenty powerful enough for everything up to and including video encoding. What&#39;s more, it&#39;s so efficient that the fan is barely audible, the case never gets warm and it only draws more than 25-35W of power if you&#39;re gaming or encoding video. If you want substantially more power, the Mini can be specced up with an i7 &ndash; though a 2.3GHz i7 Mac Mini costs &pound;680, versus &nbsp;&pound;500 for the i5 version.&nbsp;</p> <p>Not that either is a games machine &ndash; both feature the comparatively feeble integrated HD Graphics 4000 processor, which falls short of the AMD Radeon discrete graphics processor available on the previous year&#39;s model.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Mac Mini (2012)" alt="Apple Mac Mini (2012)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-mac-mini-2012-01.jpg?1400518572" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cold Fusion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 2012 model adds the option to swap out the standard HDD for Apple&#39;s new Fusion Drive &ndash; a combination hard disk and solid-state drive that shuffles your files around, giving you the fastest access to those you use the most. It&#39;s pricey, though, with a 16GB Fusion Drive adding &pound;200 to the price of the &pound;680 Core i7 model.</p> <p>The USB ports have been specced up to USB 3.0, plus there&#39;s a Thunderbolt port for high speed peripherals. If you run a monitor with a higher resolution than 1920x1080, or want to use two screens, you&#39;ll need that Thunderbolt port for a display adaptor, as the HDMI port maxes out at 1080p.</p> <p>Our advice? The Mac Mini trounces all other small form factor machines, and the cheaper option makes sense. However, step up to the &pound;680 model and you don&rsquo;t get enough tech for your money. A MacBook Air is more flexible for not a lot more, and the basic &pound;1000 iMac is much better specced.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Mac Mini (2012)" alt="Apple Mac Mini (2012)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-mac-mini-2012-02.jpg?1400518572" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Beautiful to look at, and the best in its mini-PC class &ndash; but the top-spec model just doesn&#39;t offer enough tech for your money&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/apple-mac-mini-2011 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-mac-mini-2012/review#comments Apple Desktops Mac Mini Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Stephen Graves 1423908 at http://www.stuff.tv New Apple Mac Mini gets more memory, more storage and faster processor http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-apple-mac-mini-gets-more-memory-more-storage-and-faster-processor/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Following on from its MacBook and iMac announcements, Apple has also outed the &quot;mightier&quot; Mac Mini we&#039;d been expecting, with more memory, a </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/14405075fmn.jpg?1364469159" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Similarly to the previous update earlier this year, the Mac Mini still looks the same compact package as ever, but replaces the rather feeble 1GB of memory available previously for a choice of either 2GB or 4GB.</p> <p>The processor has also been boosted with the choice of either a 2.26GHz or 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo chip, and you now have the option of 320GB or 500GB hard drives alongside the standard 160GB one.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/new-apple-mac-mini-gets-more-memory-more-storage-and-faster-processor </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-apple-mac-mini-gets-more-memory-more-storage-and-faster-processor/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-apple-mac-mini-gets-more-memory-more-storage-and-faster-processor/news#comments Apple Mac Mini Tue, 20 Oct 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 13502 at http://www.stuff.tv IMHO – Apple's new Mac Mini is too pricey http://www.stuff.tv/apple/imho-%E2%80%93-apples-new-mac-mini-too-pricey/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I&#039;ve been waiting months for the new Mac Mini. Before jetting off to Las Vegas for CES, all the talk was of a new model getting the keynote treatment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="227" height="166" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuffnewsthumb_908.jpg?1364402842" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I've been waiting months for the <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/Apple-Mac-Mini-new-models-official/11942/Page1/">new Mac Mini</a>. Before jetting off to Las Vegas for CES, all the talk was of a new model getting the keynote treatment up the road in San Francisco at Macworld. But alas, it's taken Apple until today to unveil it. And unsurprisingly, the price is a major sticking point.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/stuff/imho-%E2%80%93-apples-new-mac-mini-is-too-pricey </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/imho-%E2%80%93-apples-new-mac-mini-too-pricey/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/imho-%E2%80%93-apples-new-mac-mini-too-pricey/news#comments Apple Mac Mini Tue, 03 Mar 2009 18:18:45 +0000 admin 137532 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple Mac Mini – new models official http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-mac-mini-%E2%80%93-new-models-official/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While the Mac Pro is purely for full–on, loaded creative types, Apple isn&#039;t leaving those of us with a savings account smaller than that of a re </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/126060142mn_0.jpg?1364471829" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The low–end £499 model comes with 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, super–drive and the same NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics you'll find in last year's MacBooks.</p> <p>The pricier £649 model packs in 2GB of RAM, a 320GB HDD and the same super drive and graphics as its stripped down sibling.</p> <p>Round the back you'll find 5 USB ports as promised, Ethernet, displayport and firewire with Bluetooth bundled too. Each model comes with OSX Leopard and iLife on board.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/apple-mac-mini-%E2%80%93-new-models-official </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-mac-mini-%E2%80%93-new-models-official/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-mac-mini-%E2%80%93-new-models-official/news#comments Apple Mac Mini Tue, 03 Mar 2009 06:00:00 +0000 admin 11942 at http://www.stuff.tv Mac Mini on the edge of extinction? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-mini-edge-extinction/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;re hearing rumours that the Mac Mini, beloved of budget Mac fans, could be about to disappear altogether.The Apple grapevine is tingling with news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/653100c98mn.jpg?1364473186" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're hearing rumours that the <a href="http://stuff.tv/review/id-2048/default.aspx">Mac Mini</a>, beloved of budget Mac fans, could be about to disappear altogether.</p> <p>The Apple grapevine is tingling with news that the screen-free wonder might be pulled when the next line-up of <a href="http://stuff.tv/review/id-1885/default.aspx">iMacs</a><a href="http://stuff.tv/news/id-5068/default.aspx"> </a>appears.</p> <p>But the cull doesn’t end there. The smallest iMac is also staring into the hardware abyss, with plans to drop the 17in model.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/mac-mini-on-the-edge-of-extinction </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-mini-edge-extinction/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-mini-edge-extinction/news#comments Apple Mac Mini Fri, 25 May 2007 05:00:00 +0000 admin 6064 at http://www.stuff.tv