Everyone knows Apple make good but expensive PCs and laptops. Forking out near £1000 for a decently specced computer is too much for most people. However what are your choices if you need a new computer and want an Apple? For under £500 this is the only option if you want a new Apple with a warranty, and its a good option, with a Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM this Mac Mini is available via Amazon for only £425.97 delivered. And remember this isnt a refurb or used, its brand new.
What you get for your sub £500 Apple Mac Mini?
Lets cut to the chase, the reason this is cheap is because the Mac Mini will be replaced soon. But the soon to be outgoing model still has plenty of potential. It packs a 2.5Ghz Dual Core Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and a 500GB hard drive. And because its just a box you can just plug it straight in to your monitor or HDTV. The Mac Mini features USB 3 and Thunderbolt so you also have access to high speed connectivity. Being an “older” (read: yet to be updated) Mac you also have the option to easily upgrade to 8GB of RAM without having to learn astrophysics like you need on the new iMacs and Macbooks. Simply turn it upside down, and slide open the circular “door”. It can take up to 16GB RAM which will give you many years happy computing. you can even switch the hard drive for a SSD or a hybrid drive.
The Mac Mini is ideal as a living room PC too, as it is near silent, which is great for watching films. It can also be setup as a media server (see below).
Years ago Mac Mini’s were underpowered and a bit of an embarrassment. With this model you get a fast upgradable, small PC which you can hook up to your existing equipment in minutes. A great piece of kit at a great price.