The Mac mini is Apple's smallest desktop computer. First introduced introduced in January 2005 with a PowerPC G4 processor, it has since been updated with Intel Core processors and an aluminum unibody enclosure.
Home theater deviceEdit
The 2010 model was the first Apple product to include HDMI video output, which combined with a built-in DVD-R drive, positioned it as an alternative home theater device to the Apple TV. Subsequent models have eliminated the built-in optical drive, adopting digital distribution of media like the Apple TV, though external drives are still supported.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Apple's New Mac Mini: A Preview of the Next Apple TV by Kit Eaton, Fast Company. 2010-06-15.
- ↑ Mac mini review (mid 2011) by Darren Murph, Engadget. 2011-07-25.
- ↑ Apple TV Q&A, EveryMac. 2012-04-13.
- Apple Interactive Television Box (1994-1996), Apple's first effort to develop a set-top box.
- Apple TV (2007-present), Apple's current digital media player and microconsole.
- Macintosh TV (1993-1994), Apple's first attempt to integrate a computer and television.
- Pioneer MPC-LX200-TV (1996-1997), the only Macintosh clone with television capabilities.
- Pippin (1996-1998), Apple's ill-fated consumer multimedia platform.