Apple Mac Mini - Winter 2009 Edition - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz

  • Apple Mac Mini - Winter 2009 Edition - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz
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  • Best design among budget desktops.
  • Decent performance for its price.
  • Compact.


  • Difficult to upgrade.
  • 5400 RPM drive is slower than other standard drives.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 60

Apple's Mac Mini is small, quiet and power-efficient, but it's expensive and you have to sacrifice performance and expandability for its compactness....

By on 60

Apple’s Mac mini underwent the usual fall speed bump, with faster processor speeds, double the base level of RAM, and a few additional configuration options. The Mac mini is still Apple’s entry-level Mac, but even though it’s the least...

By Zath UK on

Last week I bought myself an Apple Mac Mini and after a few mishaps regarding video adapters, I finally got it up and running towards the end of the week. Needless to say I was growing ever more impatient as it was sat on my desk doing little more...

By cnet on 66

The lower-cost Mac Mini offers respectable budget performance and Apple's usual compelling design, but a puny hard drive and a lack of HDMI hurt this system's value and overall potential. It's actually more versatile next to its...

By PC Mag on 60

The Apple Mac mini is the entry point for the Apple faithful and is a small, cheap, decent computer, but a number of low-cost nettops offer more bang for the buck, especially since they usually are priced at $150-200...

By on 80

More powerful than before, but we'd rather have had a price drop...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

It's a testament to the brilliance of the design that, as far as any consumer is likely to notice, it has barely changed since its inception. A look around the rear of this system reveals a notably changed port arrangement than on preceding...

By PC Advisor on 90

The Apple Mac mini (Late 2009) is now more compelling than ever as a compact computer that's built to very high standards, and including a feature set unmatched by any other PC on any platform. Whether used as a space-saving desktop PC for the...

By Macworld UK on 80

Back in March we reviewed the previous Mac mini models. Apple’s smallest desktop computer had just received a long-overdue refresh: it had been 19 months since the company had touched the Mac mini line. But that update was the most significant in...

By Macworld on 80

According to Apple, the mini line was designed to be the most affordable way to get a computer with Mac OS X and iLife. While that may be true, the early-2009 Mac minis were the first that actually let you take full advantage of that software. The...

International Review By on

Der neue Apple Mac mini zeigt im Test bei der Ausstattung kleinere Verbesserungen gegenüber dem Vorgänger. Traumhafte Werte liefert er bei Verbrauch und Lautstärke ab. Die Neuauflage des Apple Mac mini wurde im Oktober 2009 vorgestellt....