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Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2007, MB138, MB139)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 796 reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2007, MB138, MB139). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2007, MB138, MB139) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2007, MB138, MB139)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2007, MB138, MB139) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Mac mini Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz/2x512MB/80GB...Mac mini Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz/2x512MB/80GB...

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2007, MB138, MB139)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 375 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Mid 2007, MB138, MB139) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Views about the size and reliability are overall positive. The design and price also get good comments.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac mini MB139LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)Apple Mac mini MB139LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (pcplus.co.uk)

Apple Mac mini 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

 

Apple quietly upgraded its entry-level Mac desktop with Core 2 Duo chips this month. It was a long overdue bump up. The new clock speeds are 1.83GHz and 2.0GHz. It carries forward exactly the same format as before; the same shell, ports, graphics card,...

Decent value if you already own the peripherals

Dated components

Has its strengths, but it's a shame Apple has neglected to update more than just the processor

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Mac Mini - First Look review

 

We were given the opportunity by Apple to have a first hand look at the new Mac Mini following the keynote speech by Steve Jobs. But is the new BYODKM (Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard and Mouse) desktop computer any good and will it make people...

Size, software in the box, price,

You’ll still have to buy a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

Of course, on the surface the price point is very attractive. If you are a PC user switching because you want a bit more security or you want a system that doesn't crash any more you can probably sell your tower and still use the monitor, keyboard and...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : PC Plus (techradar.com)

Apple Mac mini 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo review

 

Upgraded Mac mini now has Core 2 Duo chips

Decent value if you already own the peripherals

Dated components

Has its strengths, but it's a shame Apple has neglected to update more than just the processor

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (macformat.co.uk)

Apple Mac mini 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo

 

While Apple was stealing headlines with its latest iMac design, it also quietly upgraded the Mac mini with a Core 2 Duo processor, thereby completing the integration of the faster Intel chips across its whole Mac line-up

Same low price, Faster Core 2 Duo processors, Doubled RAM as standard, Enlarged hard drives

Slow graphics card, 1.83GHz model only has 2MB (L2 cache)

Faster chips, bigger drives and a better quota of RAM bring the Mac mini up to date

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : James Galbraith (techadvisor.co.uk)

Mac mini Core 2 Duo

 

It was a welcome surprise when Apple quietly updated the Mac mini to include Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

The latest Mac mini models have made some impressive gains in terms of performance, without gaining bulk or higher price tags. Still a great bargain, especially for those who already own a mouse, keyboard, and display, the Mac mini's size and price...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (macworld.co.uk)

Mac mini 2014 review

 

The new 2014 top-spec Mac mini has only half the processor cores compared to the 2012 model – but is it half the Mac?

For power users that need that extra processing headroom, the quad-core Mac mini is already sorely missed. For single-threaded applications, the processor performance is little changed, even though we expected the 0.2 GHz advantage to give this model...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (macworld.co.uk)

Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) review

 

We revisit the Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) to see how it stacks up today

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Mark Hattersley and Jason Snell (macworld.co.uk)

Mac mini Core 2 Duo

 

The Mac mini gets a processor upgrade and a larger hard drive - we take a look

Decent Core 2 Duo processor produces an impressive speed boost, larger hard drive is welcome, small form factor is useful, price remains good, includes iLife '08 and remote control

Upgrading memory is difficult and expensive, integrated graphics chip rules out gaming and 3D applications, top-quality peripherals (keyboard, mouse and monitor) push price over the more powerful iMac system

We're glad to see Apple not give up on its budget option. The small size and impressive processor ensures that the mini remains a versatile system. The larger hard drive and 1GB of memory are also welcome additions. We would, however, like to see a...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : James Galbraith (techworld.com)

Mac mini Core 2 Duo

 

It was a welcome surprise when Apple quietly updated the Mac mini to include Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

The latest Mac mini models have made some impressive gains in terms of performance, without gaining bulk or higher price tags. Still a great bargain, especially for those who already own a mouse, keyboard, and display, the Mac mini's size and price...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple Mac Mini Core 2 Duo

 

Intel Core 2 Duo processor, size and price, it has a DVD burner

The Mac mini operates at the slower speed and shorter range of the 802.11g when compared to the iMac and MacBooks, it doesn't come with a mouse, keyboard and monitor

The latest Mac mini models have made some impressive gains in terms of performance, without gaining bulk or higher price tags. Still a great bargain, especially for those who already own a mouse, keyboard and display, the Mac mini's size and price...

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis Type:Blade / Desktop / Mini Tower / NETTOP / SFF / Small Desktop
Colour of product:Aluminium / Grey / Silver / Silver, White / White
Placement supported:Horizontal
Product colour:Silver
Water cooling system:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter memory:256 / 64
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 9200 / Intel GMA 950 / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 9400M / NVIDIA nForce 405
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.032 / 0.064 / 0.128 / 0.256
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA26 / 0xA2E
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.0625
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 5000 / Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Graphics 5100
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Memory

Internal Memory:0.25 / 0.5 / 1 / 1000 / 16 / 2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 16 / 2 / 4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600 / 667
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 6 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 1000
Modem Speed:56
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35
Operating altitude:0 - 10000 / 0 - 3000 / 0 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Relative humidity:5 - 95
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16 / 8
DVD write speed:4 / 8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / N / No

Other features

Audio input:1
Built-in Camera: No
CD drive maximum speed:24x
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:16 / 8
CD write speed:16 / 24
Compatible operating systems:iLife ’08 (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
Compliance industry standards:802.11a/b/g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Double Layer DVD write speed:6
DVD rewrite speed:2 / 4 / 6
Floppy drive installed:No / Yes
Graphics adapter:GMA 950
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel / nVidia
Hard drive capacity (group 1):500
Hard drive capacity (group 2):500
Mac compatibility: Yes
Modem type:56K v.92 fax
Networking features:10/100/1000Base-T / Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (56K V.92 modem available as build-to-order option) / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 95 / 50 - 95
Power requirements:100 - 120 V / 100 - 240V AC 50 - 60Hz / 100-120V / 100-240V AC
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: Yes
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes
Video adapter resolution:1920 x 1080
Weight:1.31
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n / AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi / IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- Maps\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Messages\n- Calendar\n- Contacts\n- Reminders\n- Time Machine\n- iTunes\n- Game Center\n- Preview\n- Notes\n- Mac App Store / 2 HDMI/HDCP / 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 / 2/5/2013 / AVCHD, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / Color point recall, Brightness, Color point adjustment, Contrast, Degauss, Horizontal centering, Horizontal convergence, Keystone, Keystone Balance, Language Select, Moire control, OSD Horizontal position, OSD Lock, OSD Menu position, OSD Vertical position, Picture height, Picture width, Pincushion Balanced, Pincushion adjustment, R.G.B. control, Reset to factory presets, Selectable Color Points 5000K/6500K/9300K, Tilt, V Convergence Bottom, V Convergence Top, Vertical centering, Vertical convergence / iLife / iLife 09 / iLife ’06, Microsoft Office 2004, Big Bang Board Games, Comic Life, Omni Outliner, Apple Hardware Test / iLife ’08 (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand) / iLifeiLife\n / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nMaps\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nPreview\nNotes\nMac App Store / Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, OS X Server
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / No

Performance

Audio output channels:1.0
Password protection:Y / Yes
Product Type:Mini PC / PC / Workstation
Remotely operated: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:N / No
DC-in jack:N / No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity: Yes
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x IEEE 1394\n4 x Hi-Speed USB\n1 x DVI\n1 x SPDIF\n / 1 x mini-DVI\n1 x Mini DisplayPort / Power, Enthernet, Modem, DVI/VGA, 2 x USB 2.0, FireWire 400, Headphone/audio line out
Line-in:No / Yes
Line-out:No / Yes
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port:N / No / Yes
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4 / 5
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

Power availability:110
Power consumption (typical):110 / 14 / 85
Power Supply:110 / 85
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 100 - 240 V / 100-120 V / 120/230

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:0.5121 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™ Solo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / PowerPC G4
Processor frequency:1 / 1.4 / 1.42 / 1.5 / 1.66 / 1.83 / 2 / 2.26 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 2.53 / 2.6 / 2.8 / 3
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4260U / I5-4278U / I5-4308U / I7-4578U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168 / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 28
Tjunction:100 / 100 C

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75030 / 83506 / 83507 / 83508
Processor code:SR16T / SR1ZT / SR1ZU / SR1ZV
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- Maps\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Messages\n- Calendar\n- Contacts\n- Reminders\n- Time Machine\n- iTunes\n- Game Center\n- Preview\n- Notes\n- Mac App Store / iLife ’06, Microsoft Office 2004, Big Bang Board Games, Comic Life, Omni Outliner, Apple Hardware Test / iLife ’08 (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:100 / 1000 / 120 / 500 / 80
Hard Drive Interface:IDE/ATA / SATA / Serial ATA / Ultra-ATA/133
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 265 / 512
Storage Media:Flash / Fusion Drive / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 120 / 160 / 2000 / 250 / 256 / 320 / 500 / 512 / 60 / 80

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.5 / 19.7 / 197 / 5.08
Height :16.5 / 3.6 / 36 / 5.08 / 5.1 / 5.8 / 50.8
Weight:1.19 / 1.2 / 1.22 / 1.3 / 1.31 / 1.32 / 1.37
Width:16.5 / 19.7 / 197