The Mac Mini is a cheap option to buying into the Apple ecosystem. You can pick one of the 2014 models on eBay for roughly £350. Now that I've got my hands on one, let's get on with the review.
Pros and Cons
- Relatively small
- Inbuilt speakers
- Cheap way to get a Mac
- Two Thunderbolt ports
- You can't replace the RAM or hard drive. The bottom is sealed.
- Can't run 4K
At the back
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At the back of the Mac, there are a variety of different ports.
You have a power port, ethernet port, an HDMI, two Thunderbolt ports, 4 USB 3.0 sockets, an SC card slot and Headphone jacks.
The bottom model is available from Apple at £479. It packs a 1.4GHz i5 processor, 500GB hard drive and 4GB of memory.
The middle model (the one I opted for) features an Intel i5 Processor, 1TB hard drive and 8GB of memory. From Apple, it costs £679.
Finally, the top model has an Intel i5 or i7 processor, 1TB fusion drive and 8/16 GB of RAM. It costs £949.