Apple’s Mac mini is a desktop Mac computer with the flexibility to use your own peripherals/displays. The Mac mini provides the same experience as a normal Mac computer. The Mac mini base model costs $499 and includes a 1.4GHz processor, a 500GB hard drive, 4GB of LPDDR3 memory, Intel HD Graphics 5000, built-in 802.11 ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. You can also configure a Mac mini to have up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory, a 1TB Fusion Drive, and an Apple Remote. The Mac mini includes a variety of different ports such as a Power Port, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, Thunderbolt 2 ports, USB 3.0 ports, an SDXC card slot, Audio in, and a Headphone Jack. The Mac mini also includes a built-in speaker and an IR sensor for devices such as remotes
Using the HDMI or Thunderbolt 2 ports, you can connect your own display to use the Mac mini. You can also connect your own peripherals such as a keyboard, mouse, or trackpad to use with the Mac mini. I like to use my Mac mini for writing papers and projects. I also like using my Mac mini for emails and messages (Some models with higher specs may be able to do harder tasks).
Cons and Improvements:
• Doesn’t Come with Peripherals
• Specs Non-Upgradable After Purchase
• Spec Options Can Be Limited
The base model of the Mac mini is great for basic web browsing and office applications. I like how you can do schoolwork on the Mac. However, if you want a computer that can run more advanced applications or do more intense work, I recommend that you use either a Mac Mini with upgraded specs or use a Mac Pro.
Overall, I really like using the Mac mini. It is an affordable way to get a computer with macOS. I also like how macOS is “user-friendly” and I think that it runs well on this computer platform.
If I had to rate this computer, I would give it 3 out of 5 stars. This is because it is great with simple applications, but if you try to use more intense applications, it will start to slow down.