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Apple - Mac mini - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Solid-State Drive - Space Gray-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok entry level Mac

    Posted
    M98S
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Very limited storage, 97gb available after first boot. If your planning to game on it with “World of Warcraft” for example which takes up 70gb hd space, get an external hd or upgrade to 256gb which can be very pricey. Experienced lag and hangups upon first setup, had to restart several times. For an SSD drive this shouldn’t be happening. My Intel 7th Gen 13” MacBook Pro breezes through the setup much faster than this 8th Gen base Model. The lack of a dedicated GPU is what downgrades this computer to the very bottom, which is overpriced for its specs. This computer is worth more like $500 for its specs! It’s suitable for web browsing, iTunes, photo and video editing but if gaming is your main thing, go with a PC based gaming desktop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A little bit short on SSD capacity

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    StoringPhotos
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    128 GB it is too little. I thought I could attach a 1 TB external drive for photos, documents, applications and other files that weren't used often or didn't need to be executed quickly. But the Mac OS expects all applications by default to be on the internal SSD and much of their support files as well. I did manage to offload about 40 GB of Dropbox files to the external drive, but overall I am finding it difficult to work with just 128 GB internal and make effective use of an external drive. Maybe a more Mac-savvy person could do better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid computer

    Posted
    Ckalmi
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    This computer is very aesthetically pleasing but other than that it’s internal components are fairly basic. It runs smoothly but it didn’t at all meet my performance expectations. The performace was very similar if not slightly worse than my 2013 MacBook Pro. Unless you plan on configuring this machine with max power, it performs quite mediocre for the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK for basic computing

    Posted
    ER640
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    The Mac Mini doesn't get many updates, so you should buy this for basic computing if you like the Mac ecosystem. Even including the Apple tax, this isn't a super great computer for the value, but again, the Mac Mini doesn't get that many updates so you get what you can if you prefer Apple devices.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great computer but at a premium price

    Posted
    Nosdoh
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    I got this computer because it was the only one in stock and I was in a time pinch. The price is not justified at all for an i3. It does the job but the new Mac mini is way too costly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but great

    Posted
    Johnfranzy
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    I wish this computer was about $500 but it’s still awesome if you have the money. I’m very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its nice

    Posted
    Quadwuad
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    Its a very nice piece of equipment for what I need it for

    I would recommend this to a friend