|Processor||2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||320 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||nVIDIA GeForce 9400M|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||5|
Apple Mac mini MC239LL/A Desktop (OLD VERSION)
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First of all my credentials, I have been writing Mac software since 1992. I've had on my various desks a Mac Plus, Performa 605, PowerBook 100, several iBooks, PowerBook G4s, MacBook, PowerMacs 7600, 8100, G3, G4 and G5, a couple recent generation iMacs and a previous generation Mac Mini. I have seen Macs come and go, and I just love this little desktop. It is exactly what I need for compiling a large desktop application using Apple's development tools. What I need is a reasonably fast processor, Firewire, 4GB of RAM and multiple monitor support. I do not need a huge box filled with disks. I do not need some super fast GPU. I do not need PCI cards. If I did, then yeah, a Mac Pro would be sitting under my desk sucking up the Watts.
My company has also provided me with a monstrous, fully loaded, Dell whose case could hold upwards of 30 Mac Mini's. In the one processor intensive task I do--doing a full rebuild of a large C++ application--the Xenon processor and desktop hard drives in the Dell can complete the task in 6 minutes while the Core 2 Duo processor and laptop drives in the Mini can do the task in 13 minutes. If I were doing that task many times a day (as opposed to several times a week) then I would need to move up to a high end iMac or Mac Pro; but I don't and I can live with the more typical single change, compile, link time of 14 seconds on the Mini versus a very erratic 6 seconds on the Dell (for whatever reason Visual Studio on the PC will sometimes take over a minute to do this).Read more ›
I am still learning new things each day but was able to figure out everything I needed to the first week. Installing applications is odd, not the same as a PC... So many free applications. I am running Star Office (similar to MS Office), it was completely free and no ads or popups. It opens, displays, edits etc all of my Office 2007 files. I had issues writing to my PC hard drives (via USB hard drive enclosure and network) initially but found a free app that corrected that issue and made the NTSF drive fully compatible, again, no advertisements or popups.
I don't play computer games so I can not comment on its performance for games, however everything I do is instantaneous without locking up or hesitating.Read more ›
This 2.53ghz Mac Mini is my desktop at work, pushing to the side a MacBook Pro 15" 2.2 ghz
I was using the MacBook Pro mostly as a desktop, driving a 24" monitor, and using the 15" MBP as the secondary monitor.
I do a lot of spreadsheet work, and decided the Mac Mini's ability to drive two 24" monitors simultaneously would be a big help.
And it sure is.
I'm now running a Dell LED 24" and an HP that offers pivot for when I need to view all of a really long document.
I am very happy with the purchase. Even tho the Mini sits about 2 feet from my ears, I can't hear it run.
The 2.53GHz 2009 model is quite speedy and has good graphics. You might not want to play high end 3D games with a mini but everything else, including HD video works just great.
It's very quiet, with only a whisper of a fan. It'll drive two displays if needed. It has five USB ports which I usually have filled. And Firewire 800 lets me attach a big fast external drive.
I also bought an Apple keyboard to keep things consistent but use my logitech wireless laser mouse with it. Another great combo.
No regrets so far.
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