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Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2010, MC270)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 421 reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2010, MC270). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design, whereas opinions about the reliability and price are different.

usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2010, MC270) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2010, MC270)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2010, MC270) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on People really like the size. The design also gets good feedback, but there are mixed comments on the reliability and price.

usability, design, size

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac Mini, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB, 320 GB, GeForce 320M, SDApple Mac Mini, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB, 320 GB, GeForce 320M, SD

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2010, MC270)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2010, MC270) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac Mini MC270LL/A DesktopApple Mac Mini MC270LL/A Desktop

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Apple Mac mini (Mid, 2010) Review - PC Reviews


We take a look at the newly updated, and completely re-designed, Apple Mac mini.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (

Apple Mac Mini 2010 review


Is this a new dawn for Apple's much-neglected small form factor Mac?

Sep, 2011

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Apple Mac Mini 2010 review


The first major redesign for the Mac mini is smaller but more powerful than ever before. Is the extra cost worth it?

The mini's makeover has been a long time coming, but it was worth the wait

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Apple Mac mini 2.4GHz review


Apple has refreshed its Mac mini and made more substantial changes than we saw at the last evolution of this tiny desktop computer. But does the Mac mini deliver, or is the new asking price of £649 just too much to bear? Overall the Mac mini wins a lot...

Design, small footprint, HDMI, removable bottom

Price, SD card slot on the back

Overall the Mac mini wins a lot of points for the design. You'd be hard pressed to find any desktop computer that looks as elegant as this. But at the same time you are paying for that design statement. You can get a more powerful Windows PC unit for a...

Jun, 2010

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Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2010) review


Since it was first introduced in 2005, the compact Mac Mini has been Apple's smallest and cheapest desktop computer. However, while the previous Mini was available for £500, the new model costs almost £150 more; thankfully though, it has been...

The latest Mac Mini is a sleek and very well built mini PC, but it's underspecified and overpriced.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Apple Mac mini (Mid 2010) review


We always thought the original Mac mini design was an understated marvel. Just two-inches high and seven-inches square, it offered so much more than the new wave of under-aspirated nettop PCs. With its aluminium sides wrapping around a plastic top, it...

Only the price stands in the way of making this a no-brain recommendation for purchase. At £649, Apple has raised the budget Mac mini to a level where more justification is required for the expense. It doesn’t help that we’re being asked to pay...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Dan Frakes, (

Apple Mac mini review


Apple has just announced a major revision of its Apple Mac mini no thrills desktop PC. Here's our first look review of the all-new Apple Mac mini.

The next-generation Apple Mac mini represents the most significant upgrade of the starter Apple Macintosh since its inception. The changes to size and shape are welcome, as are the connectivity upgrades. We'll update this review with details of...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : IT PRO (

Apple Mac mini (2012) review


The Mac mini retains the same design, but Apple has included the Fusion Drive technology and beefed up the processors. Do these upgrades justify the £799 pricing?

Jan, 2013

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Mac Mini


The Mac Mini is billed as Apple's entry-level machine, a way to experience the world of OS X without having to remortgage your flat. The current model is loaded up to the hilt, including the aforementioned Apple operating system, NVIDIA 320M graphics,...

If you want a desktop Mac, but can’t face spending upwards of a grand, this is where it is. Pair it with your existing keyboard and monitor and you’ll not only save stacks of space, you’ll have the full Mac experience too. Mac Mini is tagged with...

Jan, 2011

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Apple Mac Mini PC 2010 Review


For a long time now, Apple's Mac Mini has been the manufacturer's odd child, as it has been the only mass range desktop machine from the brand that does not have a complete in-built experience. However, people had fallen in real love with this weird...

The new Mac Mini 2010 is a beautifully engineered piece of equipment, it brings in a better graphics, more memory and a brand new design. Other notable additions to the Mac mini: an SD card reader, integrated power supply with lower energy consumption...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


Chassis Type:Desktop
Colour of product:Silver, White / White
Placement supported:Horizontal
Water cooling system: No


Discrete graphics adapter memory:256
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 320M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter family:NVIDIA GeForce
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.25
On-board graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 320M


Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Relative humidity:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47 / -47 - 40

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:nVidia
Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power requirements:100-240V AC, 50-60Hz
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
TV tuner integrated: No
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11n

Packaging Content

Bundled software:iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard Included:N
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N


Password protection: Yes
Product Type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Supply:85
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 9
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:228 / 291
Number of Processors Installed:1
Processing Die size:143 / 82
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Conroe / Wolfdale
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Model:E6600 / E7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series
Processor Socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2
Stepping:M0 / R0
Tcase:60.1 / 74.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:27250
Processor code:SLAPB / SLGUG
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Height :3.6