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At Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., CEO Steve Jobs on Tuesday showed off the new Intel-powered Mac Mini to a group of reporters.\r\n
The first Mac laptop with an Intel processor, this machine also comes equipped with a remote control and built-in iSight.
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CNET News.com's Tom Krazit attended Intel Research Labs' open house on June 20 in Mountain View, Calif., and saw several new systems on display. First was a setup to detect cheaters in online gaming. Then came a futuristic look at dynamic rendering using mini-robotics and complex control software.
Apple Mac Mini Core Duo (1.67GHz) Review
The good: Inexpensive; good choice for budget shoppers or people adding a second computer; Front Row media software and new ports make it more useful as a home-theater PC; easy to connect with an entertainment system; can run Windows via Boot Camp; attractive software bundle.
The bad: Video output to televisions shows poor image processing; Apple software still catching up to Intel processors; small hard drive; remote control has limited functionality; few upgrade options.
The bottom line: Apple packs more media-specific features into the Mac Mini to make an inexpensive and useful entertainment-room computer. It's tremendously easy to use, although it surprised us with poor image processing.
Apple Mac Mini Core Duo (1.67GHz) Specs
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