Mac mini review

Mac mini review: I know there are lots of folks pointing to this very critical review of the Mac mini, but I couldn’t help myself.


If you believe Apple’s marketing department, the new Mini is “smaller than most packs of gum” and weighs “less than four quarters”.  Well, we received our test unit from Apple yesterday, and let me say right off the bat that those claims are a wee bit of an exaggeration.  Far from being Trident-sized, the Mini actually measures about 6.5”x6.5”x2”, about the size of two wonderbread cheese sandwiches stacked on top of each other, or about 50 packs of Bubble Yum.  As for the weight, it feels about three pounds.  Hold a Mini in one hand and four quarters in the other and tell me which one feels heavier.  You could perform this experiment yourself at an Apple store.

He has a point.

8 thoughts on “Mac mini review

  1. Sorry – I had to read it again just to be sure: He is joking, right? I have thought so before, only to find out that I was mistaken.

  2. Sounds more like the iPod shuffle. I’ve been pitched the gum idea used on the shuffle not mini.

  3. in their marketing apple uses a pack of gum and four quarters for size and weight comparisons specifically to talk about how small the iPod Shuffle is. this reviewer is lacking a bit in the reading comprehension department.

  4. about the reviewer: “Jorge Lopez is a DeVry graduate with an MCSE certification and is currently the Chief Software Reviewer at’s Technology Insider.” no further comment necessary.

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