Apple Mac Mini MB463LL – A Desktop – A Quick Review

Apple Mac Mini MB463LL - A Desktop - A Quick Review

If you are looking for a small, stylish, and powerful CPU unit, look no further than the Apple Mac mini MB463LL/A Desktop. Measuring just over 6-inches in length and width, it is easy to be fooled by its stylish yet unassuming appearance. This little machine is a powerhouse of features with enough computing power to handle the heaviest of any personal computing task.

The Apple Mac mini MB463LL/A Desktop is a stand-alone unit, where you will have to add in your own monitor, keyboard and most. It comes with a 2.0Ghz Intel core 2 duo processor, a sleek DVD drive, a 120GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM (upgradeable to 4GB). It also has a built in speaker and is Bluetooth ready.

This new model features many environmentally friendly features. For starters, it uses less than 13 watts of energy on idle mode. It is much more energy efficient compared to many other desktop models and is Energy Star certified. It also uses PVC-free materials and components and has a smaller packaging to conserve the use of materials and resources.

Each unit of the Apple Mac mini MB463LL/A Desktop comes with iLife’09 and the new Mac OS X10.5 Leopard operating system. According to apple, this new edition of Leopard features the biggest Mac OS upgrade ever. New features include the Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces and major feature additions to Mail and iChat.

The powerful graphics card will have to be one of the biggest reasons why many choose to purchase this model. It comes with a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphic card that is purportedly five times more powerful than previous models. Thanks to this powerful graphic processor, you can run multiple graphic intensive applications at the same time without a glitch.

All in all, the Apple Mac mini MB463LL/A Desktop proves to be a good buy for Apple fans. Nevertheless, there are many cheaper (and sometimes more powerful) alternatives out there in the market, such as the HP Pavilion Slimline S3700F, MSI Wind Nettop, and the very tiny Asus EeeBox.