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Apple Mac mini, Mid 2011 (MC815, MC816, Z0M8, Z0M9)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1240 reviews of Apple Mac mini, Mid 2011 (MC815, MC816, Z0M8, Z0M9). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac mini, Mid 2011 (MC815, MC816, Z0M8, Z0M9) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac mini, Mid 2011 (MC815, MC816, Z0M8, Z0M9)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 user reviews of Apple Mac mini, Mid 2011 (MC815, MC816, Z0M8, Z0M9) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac mini, Mid 2011 (MC815, MC816, Z0M8, Z0M9)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 578 user reviews of Apple Mac mini, Mid 2011 (MC815, MC816, Z0M8, Z0M9) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and reliability are overall positive. The design and price also get good views.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (t3.com)

Apple Mac mini 2.5GHz Core i5 review

 

With the Mac Mini it was always thought that size didn't mean sacrifice, however things have changed with the optical drive disappearing. That said while it has created new opportunities, is it a fair exchange?

Great new processors ; Discrete graphics ; Thunderbolt port

No optical drive

Some might bemoan the loss of the optical drive, but if you need one, you can get an external Apple SuperDrive for £66. With streaming content becoming ever more popular, the new mini makes an excellent under-the-TV media Mac, and it’s very portable if...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Mac mini (mid 2011)

 

Size, design, perfectly capable for regular computing tasks, HDMI

SD card slot location is impractical

With the Mac mini occupying the slot as the most affordable route to Mac ownership, it may well appeal to anyone who is looking for value for money. Being able to pair it with existing peripherals may appeal, but its price may also tempt those who want...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple Mac Mini 2011 review

 

The Mac Mini gets a CPU boost and better graphics, but there's something missing from the front

Still a beautiful computer, but USB 2.0 and no DVD feels obstinate rather than clever

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

Apple Mac mini review

 

Apple's small form factor Mac takes a step forward, but not a giant leap

Excellent new processors ; USB 3.0 ; Better integrated graphics ; Faster memory

No optical drive ; No discrete graphics ; No media centre software ; SD card reader awkwardly placed

The Apple Mac mini has long been the cheapest way to own a Mac. Since its introduction in January 2005, the small form factor desktop Mac has offered a low-cost alternative to the all-in-one iMac or the high-end Mac Pro.

Dec, 2012

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

Mac mini video review

 

Ultra-compact in size, ultra-low in power consumption, and crucially quiet to use, the Apple Mac mini makes a compelling media centre when matched with the right peripherals and software. Its performance is much faster than a box this size deserves and...

Jun, 2012

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

Apple Mac mini (Mid-2011) Core i5 2.3GHz review

 

The Apple Mac mini is more than just the cheapest Mac money can buy. It's a compact but powerful desktop PC that can turn its talents to office and home computing, or serve as a media-centre PC. We test the big-hearted entry-level 2.3GHz Mac mini...

At £529, the Apple Mac mini is the cheapest Mac out of Apple’s complete line of desktop and portable computers. But its superb build quality and feature set puts it ahead of any other compact PC. While it’s measurable a little slower than the 2.5GHz...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple Mac mini (Mid 2011) review

 

Although not specifically designed as a Media Centre PC, the tiny Mac mini's diminutive proportions, elegant design, excellent performance and low power consumption all add up to a formidable piece of hardware for the living room.

Ultra-compact in size, ultra-low in power consumption, and crucially quiet to use, the Apple Mac mini makes a compelling media centre when matched with the right peripherals and software. Its performance is much faster than a box this size deserves and...

Jan, 2012

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

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

Apple Mac mini (Mid-2011) Core i5 2.5GHz review

 

We expected to see faster performance from the Apple Mac mini (Mid 2010) now it's finally received the Intel Core-series Sandy Bridge upgrade. But we weren't prepared for these lab results.

We're always looking for a true contender to take on the Apple Mac mini as the perfect discreet desktop PC, or as a stylish, compact and quiet media centre PC for the lounge. There are still no true rivals, and the latest slew of performance updates...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 2.5GHz Mac Mini review

 

It's a familiar routine: Apple releases a new PC and a new version of Mac OS X, prompting massive excitement among its fans and knee-jerk derision from its opponents. However, the new Mac Mini has introduced a number of genuinely interesting features....

The Mac Mini is the budget option – by Apple standards – and good starting place if you want to join the cult of Mac, but the lack of a disc drive is enough to rule it out for many users.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.co.uk)

Apple Mac Mini Summer 2011 review

 

Editors' note (October 23, 2012): The 2011 Mac Mini reviewed here has been replaced by a modestly updated 2012 model that offers a newer Ivy Bridge CPU and USB 3.0.

The new Mac Mini boasts Apple's usual design leadership, as well as new internal components that nearly double its performance compared with that of the older model.

Some users will find the lack of an optical drive too forward-looking, and may struggle to understand the benefits of the Thunderbolt port. The new Mac Mini also offers suspect value compared with Windows PCs in the same price range.

Apple's new $799 Mac Mini demands that you abandon disc-based media, and that you surround it with potentially expensive extra hardware to realize its full benefits. It makes most sense for committed Mac users, those who need it for a specific...

Jul, 2011

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