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Apple Mac Mini: Smaller, More Stylish - and Cheaper Than a PC?

Hardware Configuration: Sufficient For Everyday Use

A look at the connections: In addition to DVI for analog and digital displays, the Mac mini also offers Firewire 400, USB 2.0, Ethernet network, modem, and audio ports. A TV-Out connector is available as a BTO option.

Wireless and optical: the trademark Apple mouse.

What we considered especially striking during our tests was the very low noise level the mini emitted during operation: much lower than that of rivaling mini-PC offerings. Once the internal cooling solution switches off, the Mac mini is virtually silent.

The hardware configuration should be sufficient for most users, be they private or business. A DVD and CD/RW burner combination (SuperDrive) using the slot-in loading mechanism is also available as a BTO option - a real rarity in the PC market.