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samspade79's review of Apple Mac Mini

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Written on: 26/05/2011 by samspade79 (9 reviews written)

A mac purchase was required to do iPhone development for my current company. Being a staunch PC lover I was not looking forward to using one (having had the displeasure of using a mac before).

However I have been pleasantly surprised so far. The mac was easy to setup (literally just plug it in). It's fast to load, fast to use, and the OS looks beautiful.

The downside is that nothing works quite the way you expect. Buttons in different places, the concept that a program never actually quits (just lingers around in the background), and things like that mean that someone who is not very tech savvy and is used to a PC would have a steep learning curve to get as efficient as they are on a PC.

The other downside is that they are very expensive. 25 pounds for a cable to connect my monitor after buying the computer for 650 pounds. Certainly one can see why Apple make so much profit!

Overall, I'd say if you are a mac lover, then the mac mini is a nice bit of kit. If you're trying to decide what to buy, just get a Dell for half the price.

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