Apple Mac mini MB138LL/A (1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Combo Drive)

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Apple Mac mini MB138LL/A (1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Combo Drive)

Apple Mac mini MB138LL/A (1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Combo Drive)

  • 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 667 MHz system bus
  • 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM (expandable to 2 GB), 80 GB SATA hard drive, and slot-loading slot-loading Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
  • One FireWire 400 port (8 watts); four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps); DVI output; VGA output (using included adapter); S-video and composite video output
  • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit), built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11g)3; built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
  • Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, iLife ’08, and Front Row software included

Apple Mac Mini 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop PC
1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 1GB Memory; 80GBHard Drive; 24x Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW); Mac OS X.
Features:
* Intel Core 2 Duo processor: Powered by the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the new Mac mini is up to 39 percent faster than the previous generation.
* Front Row and Apple Remote: From across the room, you can browse through allthe music, photos, and movies on both your Mac mini and other computers across your network.
* iLife 08: Home of your lifes events: Turn special times into photo books and slideshows, Hollywood-style movies, and DVDs. And create stunning web pages, blogs, and podcasts.
* BYODKM: Mac mini makes it easy to upgrade from an older system or set it up side-by-side with another computer. Just BYODKM bring your own display, keyboard, and mouse.
Specifications:
Processor 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; 2MB shared L2 cache
Memory 1GB (two 512MB) of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
Hard dr

List Price: $ 499.00

Price: $ 499.00

Originally posted 2015-11-26 01:46:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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3 thoughts on “Apple Mac mini MB138LL/A (1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Combo Drive)

  1. 111 of 112 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    great little Mac, September 21, 2007
    By 
    TechGeek “TXcrude” (Houston, TX USA) –

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    I bought this mini to replace a 1.42 GHz G4 mini that just couldn’t handle my 6,000+ pictures in iPhoto anymore. It took 1-2 minutes before I could do anything in iPhoto after I opened it.
    When I got this machine, I immediately replaced the two 512 MB sticks with two 1 GB sticks that I bought online for about $35 each (much cheaper than Apple). I also had an existing 200GB external drive which is the same form factor as the mini and sits underneath it in addition to a Belkin USB hub (same form factor as well), since you can never have enough USB 2.0 ports.
    The machine is great and much faster than my old Power PC mini. iPhoto opens very quickly and I can immediately browse through all my film rolls, even with other programs, such as Safari and Eudora, running. I am glad I waited until Apple changed from the Core Duo to the Core 2 Duo, although I am not sure how much difference there is between the newer and older Intel mini.
    I also love the included remote for iLife. It’s nice to be able to browse through iTunes, iPhoto, etc. without the keyboard/mouse.
    There are rumors that Apple will discontinue this little machine soon, but I hope they don’t as it is a great buy for anyone who already has a nice monitor/LCD. I would like to get a 24″ iMac but they are too expensive and I would much rather just buy a Mac mini and hook it up to a 20″ or 24″ external LCD since I don’t like all-in-one devices (printers or computers).

    Update (11/2011): This Mac mini is still going strong. I have since upgraded the HDD to a 250 GB, 320 GB and recently a 1 TB drive. The upgrades went smootly and I even installed Bootcamp and Windows 7 (needed for work) onto a 300 GB partition without any problems.

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  2. 57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Pretty awesome for such a little guy., November 5, 2007
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    Pigumon (Bay Area, CA) –

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    I have a 3 year old powerbook and this cheap mac mini runs circles around it!! Even though it’s completely low end, it’s still fast enough to watch 720P HDTV and movies.

    I upgraded it with 3GB of ram (though you have to do that yourself, apple will only install 2GB, but 50% more ram makes it MUCH faster. (the max it will recognize is 3.3GB but you’d have to install 4gb for that.. so it’s kind of a waste)

    You can EASILY hook it up to an HDTV through DVI-DVI, DVI-HDMI, or DVI-VGA. I do this when I download either a broadcast HDTV show or to watch a recorded show or movie from my cable box. You can record a digital stream to the mac mini through the Firewire connection of your cable box.

    I recommend getting an external hard drive, and just using the internal drive for applications.
    It seems to keep things snappy.

    Anyway, I bought this mainly because I need to do 4 illustrations at 4 feet by 6 feet, I used Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Corel Painter X all at the same time with documents ipen in each. I saved them as pdfs, and really never had to wait for any functions.

    Only 3D and Video apps take time to render, everything else in real time.

    So if you want a fairly inexpensive desktop computer (and understand you have to know a bit about computers to do any sort of upgrades) this is really pretty solid.

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  3. 46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Especially for those who like to customize peripherals (4+ stars), March 16, 2008
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    Debbie Lee Wesselmann (the Lehigh Valley, PA) –
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    This little Mac CPU is perfect for people who want a powerful but inexpensive CPU without the frills. Just 2.5″ high and 6.5″ square, it fits almost anywhere: on a desk, in a drawer, on a narrow shelf. The unit comes with a Mac SuperDrive for burning and playing DVD/CDs, a remote control, BlueTooth technology, the iLife Suite (iPhoto, iTunes, Garage Band, Photo Booth, iMovie, etc.), and the newest OS X Leopard (on CDs, not installed.) That’s it. You have to buy your own keyboard, mouse, monitor, and anything else you’d like to add.

    Pros:

    — This little guy is fast and reliable. The 1 GB RAM is good enough for most users, although you can expand to 2 GB. (See Cons.)

    — Size. No more towers!

    — Leopard is utterly fantastic. Make sure you take the “tour” to fully appreciate its capabilities and features since many aren’t immediately obvious. It allows easy sharing of files within a network, wireless or otherwise, automatics back-ups to an external hard drive (purchase separately) that can be accessed according to a specific date and time, and in-network video conferencing (again, you have to supply the web cam.) My favorite feature is setting my computer to turn on at the same time every day so it’s ready to go when I walk into my home office.

    — The no-frills package allows users to buy their preferred size of monitor. Since monitors bought separately usually cost far less than what Apple charges, this ends up being a cost saver as well. The Apple keyboard works best with the Mac mini since there’s a special key for ejecting CD/DVDs, but any keyboard will do.

    Cons

    — The memory upgrade is not as easy as it should be. Look online for detailed instructions, including removing the Blue Tooth antenna. (Ignore instructions for the old version of the Mac Mini.) You’ll have to take the unit partially apart to get to the memory slots. If you are at all intimidated by working inside a computer, get the extra memory pre-installed.

    — The power button is on the back of the machine, while the Super Drive slot is in the front. This means that the unit must be accessible, both front and back, unless you set the system to turn on automatically. This is the main reason I cannot give this unit five stars.

    — The Super Drive is noisy when it starts up.

    For people who want to keep their current monitor and other peripherals, the Mac Mini is an excellent and economical choice. If you need to buy all the accessories, the price can start to add up, and you might want to look at a different computer. Even so, the small size can be a huge bonus for those who are short on space.

    I love my Mac Mini, and I’ve never regretted purchasing it.

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