Quiz: Do you know your Mac mini?

Quiz: Do you know your Mac mini?
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The Mac mini is a tiny computer that packs a big punch. The Mac mini is the perfect computer for customers who want to make the switch from a PC to a Mac while not breaking the bank on an expensive iMac. Test your knowledge of the Mac mini with our 20-question quiz.
On what operating system does the 2011 version of the Mac mini run?
Leopard
Lion
The Mac mini runs on Apple's latest operating system, Lion OS X.
Cheetah

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How much faster does the 2011 Mac mini run than its predecessor?
10 percent
45 percent
An upgrade to a 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache processor increased the speed in CPU-intensive tests by 45 percent.
60 percent

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How many USB ports does the Mac mini have?
4
You can connect devices to your Mac mini through four USB ports.
2
6

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What is the name of the Mac mini's new ultrafast port?
Firefly
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt is up to 12 times fast than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0.
Triton

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How tall is the Mac mini?
1.8 inches
5.5 inches
1.4 inches
The Mac mini's tiny 1.4-inch height allows for easy storage.

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What apps come with a Mac mini?
iCal, Mail, iTunes and FaceTime
Photo Booth, Garage Band and iMovie
all of the above
The entire OS X Lion software bundle is included with the Mac mini.

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What is not built into the Mac mini?
HDMI port
optical drive
An optical drive is not included. You can use a data sharing app to wirelessly share CDs and DVDs with other computers in your network.
FireWire Port

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How much does the most basic version of the Mac mini cost?
$999
$799
$599
At $599, the Mac mini is significantly less expensive than an iMac.

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Are PC accessories compatible with Mac minis?
No
Yes
Mac minis are marketed towards former PC users who can still use all of their PC peripherals with a Mac mini.
It depends on the accessory.

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How much does a Mac mini weigh?
5 pounds
3 pounds
Since it only weighs 3 pounds, a Mac mini easily can be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
1 pound

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True or False: You can never read CDs or DVDs on a Mac mini.
TRUE
FALSE
Although the Mac mini does not come with an optical drive, you can use a disc sharing app or accessorize with a MacBook Superdrive to read CDs and DVDs.

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Will you have to provide a display screen to use a Mac mini?
Yes
Yes. A Mac mini is just a computer. All peripherals, including screens, keyboards and mice must be furnished by the user.
No

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Which new Mac mini app is a Lion-to-Lion sharing feature that allows users to connect via WiFi?
PawPrint
ShareMe
AirDrop
AirDrop is just one new feature in the latest edition of the Mac mini.

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Is the Mac mini built using environmentally friendly materials?
Yes
Indeedy. The Mac mini is made from recyclable aluminum and is rated EPEAT Gold.
No

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How much storage is available in the Mac mini?
550GB
650GB
750GB
750GB of storage space allows for the Mac mini's speedy processing rates.

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With what kind of graphics processor is the Mac mini equipped?
Direct X 5000 Graphics Processor
GeForce 580 Graphics Processor
Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor
The Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor speedily displays graphics on the Mac mini.

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How wide is the Mac mini?
7.7 inches
The tiny 7.7 inch width of the Mac mini makes it an easily portable device.
5.7 inches
9.5 inches

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What is one of the most popular uses of the Mac mini?
processing jobs too big for an iMac
home entertainment center
Although they don't store as much information or process it as quickly as an iMac, its small size and variety of port options make the Mac mini an excellent option for home entertainment centers.
storing information that an iMac can't handle

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When did the Mac mini debut on the market?
2005
The Mac mini hit the market in 2005 and was most recently upgraded in the summer of 2011.
2002
2011

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What connection options are available with the Mac mini?
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
All of the above
The Mac mini can connect to 802.11n WiFi wireless networking; Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, and 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector).

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