Apple Mac Mini MD388B/A PC Reviews: Mac OS X Mountain Lion Computer

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9.3 out of 10 based on 21 reviews.
Apple Mac Mini MD388B/A with Intel Core i7 2.3 GHz Multi-core Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 1000GB Storage on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. See full product description

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anne, toulouse Business user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
it's a mac
Bad points:
ac power cord for US norm and not for french and no adapter
Overall rating 7.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Software bundle 9.0
How easy to connect to internet 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Dec 2012

June, Business user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Its a mac! For about the same price of a regular i5 pc you are getting the reliability and wide software range of an Apple MAC. The first thing I did was swap the 4GB for 16GB which cost me about £60.00 making the machine even faster and better able to cope with video games for my kids. Also as I already have a MacBook and ipad I can re-use all the apps and games I've already purchased. I am very pleased with my purchase.
Bad points:
It would have been nice if Apple included a keyboard and mouse and I was missing a DVD drive although I have bought an external drive for £25.00 which uses up two of the USB ports - good job its got 4 as by the time I've plugged in a DVD drive, keyboard, mouse and camera there are no ports left although you can buy a USB hub for a few pounds if you need more. STILL AWESOME!
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jan 2013

Bob, Winchester General user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Compact,powerful, blisteringly fast.
Bad points:
Start up leaflet only puffs the bundled software, there was no info on the connection options for 3rd party monitors ( which is presumably why most people want to buy a Mac Mini, to be able to run a competitively priced monitor or one that they own already. Apple seems determined to coral people into situations where buying an Apple product is the only option. In the end connection the monitor was very simple. Buy an HDMI lead. Another example of having to spend money unnecessarily is the Firewire port has changed, so I had to buy a new 9 to 9 lead in order to connect my external hard drive. Also the lack of a DVD drive is just plain daft but obviously designed to make us all rush our and buy iPods etc. The product is good but Apple's attitude to their customers is off- hand and dismissive. Roll on PCs that can read Mac files. Ubuntu?
Overall rating 8.0
How easy to set-up 5.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jan 2013

Graham, Wakefield Business user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Everything went perfectly and all was setup virtually by itself and a few mouse clicks.
A well designed product and bundle.
Bad points:
Non known to me at this point
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Nov 2013

Paul, Scottish Borders General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use Hdmi connection is great used it on a 22" monitor and a 42" TV and both worked great Updates are quick and simple
Bad points:
All the connections are at the rear and can be a bit hard to get at when you are using most of the cables but that's just me being picky and some rubber feet would stop it sliding all over my desk (I used Blue tack)
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Feb 2013

Raj, Slough Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very quick, good range of connections and Apple styling. Nice and quiet.
Bad points:
Premium price point, but the choice is yours. If you want something not as good, you can pay less for a competitor's product.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 9.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jan 2013

Stef, Music & entertainment fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Silent, powerful and beautiful. I bought this for recording, so I can use the program Logic Pro 9 which runs perfectly.
So much cheaper than any other Mac products, for what it is.
Bad points:
No screen, but one can easily be purchased cheaply on the net. The official Mac peripherals are a rip off, but cheaper alternatives can be found.
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 8.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jan 2013

Product Features

Operating system Mac OS X Mountain Lion
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1000
Number of cores Multi-core
Processor brand Intel Core
Processor series i7
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.3
Connections Ethernet
Connections Mini DisplayPort
Connections USB
Connections Thunderbolt
Connections Firewire
Connections Wi-Fi
Connections HDMI
Connections Bluetooth 4.0
Number of USB ports 4

Also known as: Apple Mac Mini Nettop,, Apple MD388B/A

 

Manufacturer's Description

Experience high-quality computing in a compact package with the versatile Apple Mac Mini.

Mountain Lion
Fast, secure and easy to navigate, Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion operating system provides an intuitive window into your digital world.

It features wealth of pre-installed software, including Safari, iLife and iTunes along with a whole host of life management tools including a calendar, notebook and contacts book.

Perfect for computer veterans and newcomers alike, OS X Mountain Lion makes computing simple yet beautiful.

Reliable everyday performance
The Mac Mini is powered by a quad-core Intel® i7 processor that’s ready for anything thanks to an impressive TurboBoost clock speed of 3.3 GHz, while 4 GB of RAM provides smooth multi-tasking throughout all your everyday tasks.

Whether you’re simply listening browsing the web or working hard on demanding software, you can expect smooth performance you can rely on.

There’s plenty of space for all your files, media and software too thanks to a huge 1 TB hard drive.

Apple connectivity
The Mac Mini features all the connection options of its bigger brother, the iMac, including a Thunderbolt port that’s ideal for rapid data transfer and connecting a wealth of Apple-only accessories.

Four USB 3.0 ports makes backing up and connecting peripherals a breeze while connecting your favourite screen takes seconds thanks to a HDMI and Mini DisplayPort. Mountain Lion supports multiple-displays too, letting you benefit from the increased productivity visibility two monitors offers.

Getting online is simple too as the Mac Mini features both built-in WiFi and a gigabit Ethernet ports for a fast, stable web connection.

Made for home media
Pre-installed with both iTunes and Airport Express compatibility, the Mac Mini is the ideal home entertainment system. Whether you’re wirelessly connecting to speakers using Bluetooth or enjoying HD content on your TV via HDMI, you can expect the best quality audio and visuals that really make the most of your favourite digital content.

Work, play and save space with the compact yet powerful Apple Mac Mini.


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