Fevzi Turkalp - The Gadget Detective joins Mike Mendoza
On Friday mornings from 2.00 to 3.00am to answer your tech questions
and take a look at the latest from the world of Gadgets and Technology.
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Gadget of the Week
Apple Mac mini computer
Very small and very stylish
Features Apples excellent Mac OS X Operating System
Comes complete with Apples very good iLife 06 lifestyle software suite
Now features an Intel processor!
Affordable if you already have a screen, keyboard and mouse
Intel processor means that this Mac is now capable of running Windows XP (not supplied or supported) as well as the Mac OS X Operating System (supplied and supported)
Has a 1 GigaBit LAN connector
Most computer users use the industry standard Microsoft Windows Operating System. Apple computers run Mac OS X rather than Windows out of the box. However Apple has in the last few days released an unsupported Beta patch which will allow you to run Windows XP on your Intel based Apple Mac. The facility will it is claimed appear as a standard feature in a future version of Apples Mac OS X Operating System.
Hard drive spins at 5400RPM (not 7200RPM) making it slower than a typical desktop drive
Graphics RAM is shared with the main memory
List price: £559 inc. VAT for featured model (not including screen, keyboard or mouse). Mac mini computers start at £449 inc. VAT
Star Rating: 8.5 Stars - Excellent Intel based spec shoehorned into a small desktop. Potential purchasers should also consider a laptop computer before taking the plunge.
1.66GHz Intel Core Duo processor
512MB RAM upgradeable to 2GB
80GB SATA hard drive
Slot-loading SuperDrive with Dual Layer support(DVD+R, DL/DVD+/-RW, CD-RW)
Intel GMA950 graphics processor with 64MB RAM shared with main memory
Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet port
Built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking (802.11g)
Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Complete with Apple Remote control
One FireWire 400 port
Four USB 2.0 ports
Combined Optical digital audio output/Headphone out
Combined optical digital audio input/audio Line in