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Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464)

Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464)
alaScore 89

345 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 345 reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464). 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. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464) from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good comments. Many are negative about the size.

usability, price, design, reliability

size

95% 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 2.0GHz/2GB/320GB/GeForce 9400M/SDMac mini Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz/2GB/320GB/GeForce 9400M/SD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009, MB463, MB464) 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. People really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac mini MB463LL/A DesktopApple Mac mini MB463LL/A Desktop

Dec, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by : Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

Apple Mac mini - nVidia 9400M Edition

 

The Apple Mac mini has finally received a much-demanded update. Has the wait been worthwhile?

For general everyday computing - web browsing, sending and reading emails, perhaps the odd bit of word processing or even kicking back and watching a DVD, the Mac mini is a more than capable machine. That it just so happens to look fantastic and have...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple Mac Mini 2009 review

 

The new Mac Mini has a familiar face but upgraded innards. But is it better value for money than its pricey predecessors?

More powerful than before, but we'd rather have had a price drop

Nov, 2009

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

Apple Mac Mini 2009 review

 

Yep, you would be forgiven for thinking that Apple had canned the Mac mini to the graveyard long ago, but can a performance and spec boost save the much loved, but also much forgotten about, computer from Apple? We plugged it in to find out....

Small, cheap (ish)

Not much - but just think how good it would be if it had Apple TV built-in?

As a basic desktop PC the Mac mini will suffice in most cases. It's like the netbook of the Apple desktop PC range - small and cheap. For those who've already got a monitor, keyboard and mouse, this is the perfect way of switching to a Mac while still...

Mar, 2009

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple Mac mini (Early 2009) review

 

Mac mini - the starter Apple Macintosh - is now more attractive than ever (REVISED 31 MARCH 2009)

While the price of entry to Mac computing may have risen from £391 to £499 with the release of the 2009 Mac mini, the manifold revisions of the new model fully justify the updated starting price. In simple speed terms, there's faster wireless (11g to...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techworld.com)

Apple Mac Mini 2009

 

Billed as the world's most energy efficient desktop computer, the Apple Mac mini (Late 2009) has been gently revised with faster processors and more memory and storage

The Apple Mac mini (Late 2009) is now more compelling than ever as a compact computer that's built to very high standards, and including a feature set unmatched by any other PC on any platform. Whether used as a space saving desktop PC for the office...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (desktoppcs.org.uk)

Apple Mac Mini Desktop PC

 

Low price and small size characterises Mac mini. Apart from being economical and versatile Mac mini is all-inclusive. It is a pleasant surprise when Mac announced that it has updated Apple Mac mini to include Intel Core 2 Duo processors, the exact same...

Mac mini is more of a display than it is about a performance. Rather, it is an affordable computer from Apple with a good array of features in a tiny package. Small size is not the excuse and Apple has understood that so it has incorporated some of the...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Apple Mac Mini 2GHz small form factor PC

 

After a modest upgrade, the Mini is starting to look overpriced

May, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techworld.com)

Apple Mac mini (Early 2009)

 

Mac mini - the starter Apple Macintosh - is now more attractive than ever (REVISED 31 MARCH 2009)

While the price of entry to Mac computing may have risen from £391 to £499 with the release of the 2009 Mac mini, the manifold revisions of the new model fully justify the updated starting price. In simple speed terms, there’s faster wireless (11g to...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Dan Frakes (macworld.co.uk)

Mac mini 2.0GHz: 120GB 2009 edition review

 

With significantly improved graphics performance, the entry level Mac mini looks a better deal when you choose the 2GB extra RAM option.

Tiny size; performance comparable to that of the £649 model; significantly improved graphics performance compared to older models; dual video outputs with support for extended Desktop mode and 30-inch displays; five USB ports; FireWire 800

Even slower hard drive than £649 model; too little RAM; difficult to upgrade

When we reviewed the previous Mac mini iteration, we lamented the 11 months it took Apple to release that update - a period so lengthy that many people wondered if Apple would discontinue the line. So you can imagine the speculation that’s occurred in...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Stephen Dean (reghardware.co.uk)

Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009)

 

The £499 model isn't at all bad, but the £649 model is definitely overpriced.

Hopefully, this latest update will prove that thereââ'¬â"¢s still some life left in the Mac Mini. However, itââ'¬â"¢s a shame that Apple doesnââ'¬â"¢t really take off the brakes and allow the Mini to fulfil its true potential, even at the risk of...

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis Type:Small Desktop
Colour of product:Silver, White

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:256
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9400M / NVIDIA nForce 405
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter family:NVIDIA GeForce
On-board graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G

Memory

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

Networking

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

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 47

Optical Drive

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

Other features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:nVidia
Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: Yes
Weight:1.31

Packaging Content

Bundled software:2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Display included: No
Keyboard Included:N
Mouse included:N

Performance

Product Type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:5
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (typical):110
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 V

Processor

Number of Processors Installed:1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2
Processor front side bus:1066

Software

Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.5
Height :5.08
Weight:1.31
Width:16.5