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.
The Mac mini runs on Apple's latest operating system, Lion OS X.
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.
You can connect devices to your Mac mini through four USB ports.
Thunderbolt is up to 12 times fast than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0.
The Mac mini's tiny 1.4-inch height allows for easy storage.
The entire OS X Lion software bundle is included with the Mac mini.
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.
At $599, the Mac mini is significantly less expensive than an iMac.
Mac minis are marketed towards former PC users who can still use all of their PC peripherals with a Mac mini.
Since it only weighs 3 pounds, a Mac mini easily can be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
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.
Yes. A Mac mini is just a computer. All peripherals, including screens, keyboards and mice must be furnished by the user.
AirDrop is just one new feature in the latest edition of the Mac mini.
Indeedy. The Mac mini is made from recyclable aluminum and is rated EPEAT Gold.
750GB of storage space allows for the Mac mini's speedy processing rates.
The Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor speedily displays graphics on the Mac mini.
The tiny 7.7 inch width of the Mac mini makes it an easily portable device.
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.
The Mac mini hit the market in 2005 and was most recently upgraded in the summer of 2011.
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).