Apple Mac mini (Winter 2012)
The Mac Mini 2012 features a Fusion Drive (HDD + SSD) with 1.12 TB of capacity, it also sports a built-in HDMI port and better memory and integrated graphics than earlier versions.
Intel Ivy Bridge processor.
Fusion Drive with 1.12TB capacity.
Aluminum unibody design.
Built-in HDMI and no wall wart makes it a great fit as an HTPC.
Better integrated graphics than predecessor.
Fusion Drive's hands-off nature is bound to upset control-freak geeks.
Replacing the SSD or HDD is a pain.
Lacks optical drive.
Lacks discrete graphics.
Lacks media centre software.
By PCAdvisor on April 11, 2013
Beautiful, minimalist design combined with wonderful build quality make the slick Mac mini a highly attractive proposition. It’s also capable of class-leading performance when fitted with the quad-core here, although it will be harder to keep cool. It comes with a massive 1TB hybrid drive and an equally massive price...80
By Computeractive on March 26, 2013
The Mac Mini is Apple's smallest and cheapest Mac. The basic design remains unchanged, consisting of a smart little aluminium box that's small enough to fit inside a biscuit tin.The cheapest model has been reduced from £529 to £499,...-
By uk.hardware.info on February 28, 2013
A mini PC for £679 or € 955. It has a fast processor and slow hard disk that you want to replace with a Fusion Drive or SSD, and no matter how you look at it, it's a lot of money for a mini PC. The slow 5400 rpm hard disk is really the...-
By Pocket-lint on February 20, 2013
A lovely machine that has so many uses it's almost staggering. It works as a desktop machine, it works as a media centre. It's not hugely cheap, but it is still the cheapest way to get into Apple computers, without buying reconditioned or...80
By DigitalVersus on February 15, 2013
Even after losing its dedicated graphics card (which makes it basically useless for gaming), the 2012 Mac mini is still one of the most powerful mini-computers around. And the design is still as stylish and well-built as they come. Its low graphics...80
By IT PRO on January 24, 2013
Apple's Mac mini doesn't look any different to last year's version, but this doesn't matter because the design and build quality is outstanding. The Fusion Drive is a luxurious addition and Ivy Bridge upgrades provide plenty of power but...67
By Channel Pro on January 09, 2013
Not all Apple’s additions offer good value, but the hardware is as enticing as ever, and the Ivy Bridge upgrade is worth havingRating: 3Average: 3 (1 vote) The latest Apple Mac Mini doesn't look any different to the previous model, but it...60
By PC Pro on January 09, 2013
Not all Apple's additions offer good value, but the hardware is as enticing as ever, and the Ivy Bridge upgrade is worth...67
By Business Computing World on December 13, 2012
This update to the humble Mac Mini has gone almost unnoticed amidst the headline-grabbing launch of the iPad Mini and the elegant new iMac. That’s a shame, as for many people―both home and business users―the Mac Mini is the ideal entry...90
By PC Advisor on December 10, 2012
Apple's tiny but perfectly-formed Mac mini makes no claims to be a media centre PC . It requires a little work to setup as a media centre, but its minuscule dimensions, minimal power consumption and flawless design make it more than a little...90