Apple Mac mini MA206LL/A (1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) Reviews

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Apple Mac mini MA206LL/A (1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)

Apple Mac mini MA206LL/A  (1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)

  • Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger, iLife ’06, and Front Row software included
  • 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 167 MHz system bus
  • 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM (expandable to 2 GB), 80 GB hard drive, and slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD??RW/CD-RW)
  • One FireWire 400 port; four USB 2.0 ports; DVI output; VGA output (using included adapter); S-video and composite video output
  • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit), built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11g); and built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module

Apple Mac Mini with Intel Core Duo – Packed inside the Mac Mini’s 6.5″ square body is some of the latest technology for home desktop computers. Foremost among them is the powerful 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo. It has two cores, so it’s like having two 1.66GHz processors in one! Compared to the previous version of the Mac Mini, you get up to 4x the horsepower! Another new feature is on the software side, with Front Row and Bonjour. When you connect the Mac Mini to your TV, Front Row gives you an easy-to-use graphical interface that can be navigated with the included remote control. It’s an easy way to relax on the couch and enjoy your pictures, music or videos. Bonjour expands that content by letting you view and play media on your other Macs on your home network. 80GB SATA Hard Drive Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/CD-RW) – up to 2.4x Double-Layer DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+RW, 8x DVD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 16x CD-RW, & 24x CD-ROM Intel GMA950 grap

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3 thoughts on “Apple Mac mini MA206LL/A (1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) Reviews

  1. 67 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Not just a 2nd computer …, April 7, 2006
    By 
    BobH-OKC “BobH-OKC” (OKC, OK USA) –

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    This review is from: Apple Mac mini MA206LL/A (1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) (Personal Computers)
    The reviews I’ve seen, recently, on Mac Mini’s seem to be geared to the non-Intel machines. The new Mac Mini’s are unbelievable — and this comes from a (now former) WinTel bigot! I am absolutely blown away with the speed, stability, and all that comes in a package smaller than a portable CD case! I’ve had my new Mac Mini about a week, and am having more fun than I deserve. I think this machine is the answer for those people looking for an inexpensive (and secure) way to do most of those things PC’s have promised to do for us — E-Mail, WEB browsing, word processing, music & movies. This is the most exceptional buy I’ve had in years, and I’m a techno-junkie who’s been in this before Windows. I do want to make one point — this is not a “gamer’s” platform — this machine is for the rest of us.

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  2. 57 of 61 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fast, compact and stylish!, March 30, 2006
    By 
    R. LAFERLA
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    This review is from: Apple Mac mini MA206LL/A (1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) (Personal Computers)
    I have a Mac Mini Duo and I love it. It’s fast. I’m a programmer who does a lot of compiles and it was an order of magnitude faster than my iBook. It’s compact. There’s nothing like free desk space and it’s super silent too! Moreover, it’s quite stylish. Most people don’t realize that it’s a full fledged computer. The remote control is awesome. Now if it could only tune television, this would be the ultimate home theater PC. I will definitely buy this again and probably another one soon.

    I haven’t seen any of the problems that others wrote about – and as a developer, I really stress out the system. I wonder if they ran “Software Update” or not. People who know the real history behind OS X (NextStep) know that it has been running on Intel for over 10 years. It’s solid. Buy one (or two)! You’ll love it.

    UPDATE: 7/31/2006. The system is as solid as ever. WHAT A GREAT SYSTEM!!!

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  3. 20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    fast little machine, August 13, 2006
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    David (southern California) –

    This review is from: Apple Mac mini MA206LL/A (1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) (Personal Computers)
    I actually bought the mac mini at a local Apple store because Amazon does not carry the configuration that I wanted, which is:
    Core duo 1.66 GHz with superdrive
    1 GB RAM
    100 GB hard drive

    I mostly use Windows PCs but used to own an iBook G3. I bought the Mac mini mainly to edit home videos using iMovie, and burn to DVD using iDVD. Hence the 1 GB RAM makes the tasks speedier than the 512 MB version. The resulting DVDs are very slick, better than any consumer grade software from Windows. I get beautiful and professional looking DVD menus. The video editing and DVD design are very user friendly. It takes less time and effort than all Windows software I’ve used, including Roxio Media Creator 8.0.

    The Mac mini is even faster than my hulking PC with 2.4GHz Pentium 4 with 1 GB RAM. Video encoding that took 2 hours in Roxio Media Creator, took only 40 minutes in iMovie/iDVD.

    The Mac mini is also very quiet. The fan is always at low speed, and has never ramped up to high speed. Right now, I’m typing this review in Safari, listening to songs in iTunes, and doing video encoding in iDVD simultaneously without any slowdown. If you plan to multitask, I recommend getting at least 1GB RAM. Unfortunately, Apple did not make it easy to upgrade RAM on your own. To do so requires using a putty knife to pry open the case.

    In summary, the Mac mini is highly recommeded for people who already own a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Otherwise, an iMac or MacBook should also be considered.

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