Bummed that some of the newer Mac updates don't come with Core i3 processors compared to their cheaper, PC counterparts? CNET's Rich Brown says not to worry.
As spelled out by CNET's Rich Brown in his review of the new Mac Mini, performance is good enough. Comparing it to the compact Gateway SX2840-01 desktop, the Gateway's 2.93GHz Core i3 processor does outpace the Core 2 Duo but "in practical terms that performance difference likely won't mean much to those shopping for a system in this price range," he writes.
The new Mac Mini is definitely a safe purchase (and college students can get $50 off with the education discount).
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