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Apple Mac mini - 2.3 GHz Reviews

4.5 stars based on 3 customer reviews
  • from Bentonville, AR September 21, 2011Music Background:
    Live Sound Engineer, Musician, Apple Enthusiast

    Awesome!

    Like just about any Apple product, this new Mac Mini is amazing. The i5 processor screams. I highly recommend this product.

  • from Eastlake, Ohio USA January 23, 2012Music Background:
    Semi-pro musician,composer

    Mac mini, better than you think!

    I purchased the Mac mini to use as my home computer.
    It is really fantastic,has Bluetooth,Airport and great HD video. You can use your existing mouse and keyboard,a nice cost savings. The Mac mini boots up quick and is super quiet,I can't even hear it running. Next I will purchase an Apple Airport Extreme and set up a wireless network with the mini and my Mac pro in my studio.

  • from Chicago, IL June 20, 2012Music Background:
    Mixing Engineer, Musician, Songwriter.

    Skeptical.. at first.

    I was skeptical buying a mac mini at first. I have owned apple laptops and imacs in the past and they always work good, But recently my two apples just died, and im not a PC Fan, and I needed a new studio machine being a songwriter. Looking at the specs of the Mac Mini I didn't think it would have enough power to handle what I do. Before purchasing this, I purchased a new Imac.. and for some reason the unit did not run right, So I returned it and bought this. This thing is pretty fast. Its only a dual core machine.. however, because of the I5 chip it supports turbo boost up to 3.3ghz! and that definitely comes in handy. Right out of the box I upgraded the Ram to 8gb for now. But its expandable to 16. I will tell you, I have the entire waves mercury bundle, And all the toontrack products, and I'm using a good majority of them on every session I do. I'm not even using more than 40% of my CPU and its running fine.

    My complaints about the product though.. No CD drive, so I had to spend extra money on a external drive. The unit does get a little hot. And sometimes when it goes to sleep it has a hard time waking back up. sometimes my screen will just go to snow, and flash green for a bit... and after a minute or two it will finally come back on. For songwriting and music production this is a great tool. When I get back in to mixing and mastering projects fulltime again, Not sure if this will handle 100 tracks and 1000 plugins! we will see though! I may have to get another system!

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