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Apple Mac mini MA206LL/A (1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)

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  • Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger, iLife '06, and Front Row software included
  • 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 167 MHz system bus
  • 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM (expandable to 2 GB), 80 GB hard drive, and slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD??RW/CD-RW)
  • One FireWire 400 port; four USB 2.0 ports; DVI output; VGA output (using included adapter); S-video and composite video output
  • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit), built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11g); and built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
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Product Description

Apple Mac Mini with Intel Core Duo - Packed inside the Mac Mini's 6.5" square body is some of the latest technology for home desktop computers. Foremost among them is the powerful 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo. It has two cores, so it's like having two 1.66GHz processors in one! Compared to the previous version of the Mac Mini, you get up to 4x the horsepower! Another new feature is on the software side, with Front Row and Bonjour. When you connect the Mac Mini to your TV, Front Row gives you an easy-to-use graphical interface that can be navigated with the included remote control. It's an easy way to relax on the couch and enjoy your pictures, music or videos. Bonjour expands that content by letting you view and play media on your other Macs on your home network. 80GB SATA Hard Drive Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/CD-RW) - up to 2.4x Double-Layer DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+RW, 8x DVD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 16x CD-RW, & 24x CD-ROM Intel GMA950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory Video Output - 1 DVI Out (supports up to 1920x1200), 1 VGA (with included adapter - supports up to 1920x1080), 1 S-Video, & 1 Composite Audio Input - Combined optical digital audio / audio line Audio Output - Combined optical digital audio / headphone Built-in Speaker Built-in 54Mbps AirPort Extreme Wireless Networking (based on 802.11g standard) Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) up to 3 Mbps 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet 1 Firewire 400 Port 4 USB 2.0 Ports Unit Dimensions - 2 (h) x 6.5 (w) x 6.5 (d) Unit Weight - 2.9 lbs.

From the Manufacturer

Live the digital life in stylish simplicity--up to four times faster. Just 6.5 inches square and 2 inches small, Mac mini lets you have more fun with your music, photos and movies, more quickly and more easily. Enjoy them up close or far away with the included Apple Remote. The most affordable way to Intel Core, iLife '06, and Front Row.

Power has never been this economical
Mac mini makes it easy and affordable to work with digital photos, movies, music, and the web. And now it all happens with the blazing speed of the Intel Core, in either Solo or Duo configurations. Choose the Solo for a low-cost entry to iLife '06. Or select the Duo model for unprecedented power in such a small package--up to four times faster than previously. Coupled with an all new architecture and the world's most advanced operating system, Mac OS X, Mac mini runs all your modern and innovative software, speedily.

Your digital life starts here
Mac mini comes with iLife '06, a suite of easy-to-use applications that make the spectacular part of your everyday life. Enhance, organize and share your photos via iPhoto. Create calendars, books, and cards. Make an epic starring your kid in iMovie. Turn your photo and movie creations into professional DVDs with iDVD. Create original music in GarageBand, even if you can't carry a tune. Make podcasts and blogs. Then publish them online via .Mac and the all-new iWeb.2 You’ll be amazed at how quickly, easily, and beautifully you can share your digital life.

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The full-screen Front Row media experience--with its intuitive menus, large text and brilliant graphics--lets you browse the music, photos, and videos on your Mac mini as easily as you browse music on your iPod. The included Apple Remote lets you enjoy your media from anywhere in the room from your desk chair to favorite sofa. Front Row and Mac mini can even play music, photos, and videos saved on other computers in the house,thanks to Bonjour instant networking.3 So gather your friends and dazzle them with a slideshow of your vacation pics, a home movie, your latest playlist, or a DVD.

More Mac per square inch
Inside its petite 2-inch tall, 6.5-inch square anodized aluminum enclosure, Mac mini houses that fast Intel Core processor, a 60 or 80 GB hard drive, slot-loading Combo or SuperDrive, as well as built-in wireless--all whisper-quiet. This modular design lets you upgrade your current system to the elegance, simplicity and reliability of Macintosh without a lot of extra expense. BYODKM: Bring your own monitor, keyboard and mouse (or buy new ones). Either way you'll be up and running in minutes.

Mac mini also gives you plenty of room to grow, with more expansion options than previous models. Simply connect your digital devices, such as cameras, iPod, printer, camcorder or keyboard to the Mac mini over USB 2.0 or FireWire. Share files around your house at blazing speeds with built-in 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet. Enjoy high quality sound on almost any speaker system with double-duty analog/digital audio. Record digital and analog sources through the line in, perfect for your latest podcast in GarageBand. Mac mini gives you built-in amenities you need to enjoy the digital lifestyle.

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Screen Resolution1920 x 1200
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels
Processor1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo
Memory Speed 667 MHz
Hard Drive80 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA 950
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media Accelerator950
Wireless Type802.11abg, Bluetooth, Infrared
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Brand NameApple
SeriesMac mini
Item model numberMA206LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemApple Mac X 10.4
Item Weight4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H6.50 x 6.50 x 2 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi DL
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power SourceAC
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #16,988 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableFebruary 28, 2006
Warranty & Support
Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By BobH-OKC on April 7, 2006
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The reviews I've seen, recently, on Mac Mini's seem to be geared to the non-Intel machines. The new Mac Mini's are unbelievable --- and this comes from a (now former) WinTel bigot! I am absolutely blown away with the speed, stability, and all that comes in a package smaller than a portable CD case! I've had my new Mac Mini about a week, and am having more fun than I deserve. I think this machine is the answer for those people looking for an inexpensive (and secure) way to do most of those things PC's have promised to do for us --- E-Mail, WEB browsing, word processing, music & movies. This is the most exceptional buy I've had in years, and I'm a techno-junkie who's been in this before Windows. I do want to make one point --- this is not a "gamer's" platform --- this machine is for the rest of us.
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57 of 61 people found the following review helpful By R. LAFERLA on March 30, 2006
I have a Mac Mini Duo and I love it. It's fast. I'm a programmer who does a lot of compiles and it was an order of magnitude faster than my iBook. It's compact. There's nothing like free desk space and it's super silent too! Moreover, it's quite stylish. Most people don't realize that it's a full fledged computer. The remote control is awesome. Now if it could only tune television, this would be the ultimate home theater PC. I will definitely buy this again and probably another one soon.

I haven't seen any of the problems that others wrote about - and as a developer, I really stress out the system. I wonder if they ran "Software Update" or not. People who know the real history behind OS X (NextStep) know that it has been running on Intel for over 10 years. It's solid. Buy one (or two)! You'll love it.

UPDATE: 7/31/2006. The system is as solid as ever. WHAT A GREAT SYSTEM!!!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By David on August 13, 2006
I actually bought the mac mini at a local Apple store because Amazon does not carry the configuration that I wanted, which is:
Core duo 1.66 GHz with superdrive
100 GB hard drive

I mostly use Windows PCs but used to own an iBook G3. I bought the Mac mini mainly to edit home videos using iMovie, and burn to DVD using iDVD. Hence the 1 GB RAM makes the tasks speedier than the 512 MB version. The resulting DVDs are very slick, better than any consumer grade software from Windows. I get beautiful and professional looking DVD menus. The video editing and DVD design are very user friendly. It takes less time and effort than all Windows software I've used, including Roxio Media Creator 8.0.

The Mac mini is even faster than my hulking PC with 2.4GHz Pentium 4 with 1 GB RAM. Video encoding that took 2 hours in Roxio Media Creator, took only 40 minutes in iMovie/iDVD.

The Mac mini is also very quiet. The fan is always at low speed, and has never ramped up to high speed. Right now, I'm typing this review in Safari, listening to songs in iTunes, and doing video encoding in iDVD simultaneously without any slowdown. If you plan to multitask, I recommend getting at least 1GB RAM. Unfortunately, Apple did not make it easy to upgrade RAM on your own. To do so requires using a putty knife to pry open the case.

In summary, the Mac mini is highly recommeded for people who already own a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Otherwise, an iMac or MacBook should also be considered.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By R. Zwama on April 22, 2006
It's not only beautifull to see, it's also most afordable for beginning Mac users.
Mac OS X Tiger really is the best OS I've ever worked with, I love it. It's so smooth, especially with the Intel Core Duo processor.

You can place this little Mac everywhere you want, because it's so little and lightweighted! It fits every room, cause it's so styleful.

It's also perfect for people who love to work with Graphic stuff, like editing photo's and video's. With iDVD, which is included with the Mac Mini with iLife '06, you can make professional DVDs with flashing menus in minutes! You click the 'Make DVD'-button and it just works! It runs so smooth that you can do like everything in one time! For example, I'm watching Monsters Inc, typing this message and am chatting on iChat.

With this Mac you can also make your room a Media Centre with Front Row! Just place the Mac Mini everywhere you want, maybe even next to your TV, and connect it to the TV or beamer. If you don't have a LCD TV, you can buy a Apple DVI to Video Adapter for $19.00 and connect it to an 'old'/standard TV. It's amazing! The quality stays the same, whatever screen you use!

If you wanna use a Mac for school, this is also perfect! You can make presentations or shows on your Mac Mini and burn it on iDVD! Or you just bring the whole Mac Mini in your schoolbag to scool, because it's so little, and connect it to a TV, computerscreen or beamer there. Everyone loves it.

With the 4 2.0 USB Ports you can connect eveything to it, so you don't have to worry about things like printers or such.

Conclusion: This Mac fits everyone! Whether you're a student, Graphic designer, someone who tries Mac the first time or just a Mac lover!
It's fantastic!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mark THOMPSON on July 10, 2006
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The Mac mini is a great little machine if you want something that is cute, compact, quiet and very connected to the outside world. Don't get it if you really need a high-performance desktop machine -- it is not for World-o-Warcraft. But it's perfect for web surfing, photo retouching, ripping music, editing video and burning DVDs.

I have concerns about Amazon, though. The mini I ordered was packed in Apple's adorable little box inside a rather large Amazon box with no padding... it rattled around a lot in there. It was basically DOA, but the nice folks at the Apple store replaced it under warranty without a fuss.

My takeaway is that Apple is fantastic, but Amazon may not be the best place to order breakable stuff. Still recommend them for non-breakables, though.
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