Apple Mac mini - Early 2013 MD388/MD387

  • Apple Mac mini - Early 2013 MD388/MD387
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Based on 34 scores, 53 reviews available
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The Apple Mac Mini comes in two versions, one with an 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 and 500GB of storage, the other version includes an 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 with 6MB L3 cache, 1TB of storage, configurable with a 256GB capacity SSD. Both versions can upgrade to 8GB of RAM and includes Intel HD Graphics 4000, Native Mini DisplayPort, HDMI and SDXC card slot.

Expert reviews and ratings

By tech.uk.msn.com on 100

What's not?There's no DVD drive for ripping CDs and the accessories can be expensive.The bottom line:The easiest and cheapest way to enjoy hassle-free Mac computing at home. For style and performance, you can't buy better for the price tag - a slab of...

By Good Gear Guide on

The updated Mac mini gets its makeover internally rather than externally, with Ivy Bridge processors and storage upgrades hidden inside the same cuboid chassis. We would have loved if it got even smaller than it already was, but we're not really going to...

By Macworld UK on

Apple last updated the Mac mini in October 2012 so it's been a whole year now since it was last refreshed. It seems likely that the company will soon update its low priced Mac. We will update this preview with information based on our Mac mini review...

By Macworld UK on 100

It's only 36 mm high. But the innocent-looking flat box with the rounded corners remains the most subversive little personal computer made by Apple Inc.The Apple Mac mini has long been the entry point for Mac ownership – first as the PowerPC G4 version...

By TopTenReviews on 95

For individuals who desire the Apple name with multitasking capabilities and a strong processor will enjoy the Apple Mac Mini.

By techlife.net on 80

The 2012 version of Apple's Mac Mini, unveiled at the same event as the iPad Mini and the super-slim iMac, hasn't garnered as much attention as its spotlight-hogging counterparts, which isn't entirely fair. The unit builds on the strengths of the 2011...

By PC Advisor on 80

Its now-famous square aluminium unibody sets a standard in build quality and design which is still many strides ahead of all the competition. It's delightfully minimal, with all connecting ports tucked away around the back. Notable among these are four...

By PC Authority on 67

Apple hasn't made any aesthetic changes to its latest Mac mini, but it didn't need to – it's still the best-looking small-form-factor PC on the market. Instead, all Apple's attentions are on the inside, starting with Fusion Drive, the SSD and hard disk...

By Computeractive on

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, while also being...

By uk.hardware.info on

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 deal-breaker...

By Pocket-lint on 80

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 second-hand....

By DigitalVersus on 80

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...

By IT PRO on 67

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 these...

By PC Advisor on

Let's deal with the elephant in the room: the Mac mini and iMac are very different products. We're comparing them because some potential Mac purchasers are confused as to their relative merits, and a visit to the Apple website explains why. These days...

By Channel Pro on 60

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 didn’t need...

By PC Pro on 67

Not all Apple's additions offer good value, but the hardware is as enticing as ever, and the Ivy Bridge upgrade is worth...

By Stuff.tv on

The real star of the Mac Mini is the Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 processor. This may 'only' be a laptop chip, but it's plenty powerful enough for everything up to and including video encoding. What's more, it's so efficient that the fan is barely audible,...

By Business Computing World on 90

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 point into the...

By PC Advisor on 90

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 tempting to...

By theregister.co.uk on

The woeful HDMI performance means I really can't give the 2012 Mac Mini the thumbs up. If Apple fixes this serious issue soon, I'll change my mind. I do like it. It's stylish, and while you might not want to pay extra for a good-looking box, you'd...