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First Look: Micronet miniMate
Tuesday May 3, 2005 11:04 AM EST

Here's a first look at Micronet's new miniMate, an external hard disk and port extender designed to enhance the capabilities of Apple's new Mac Mini by adding up to 400GB of fast storage, 4 USB ports, and 3 FireWire ports. Product Dimensions for the miniMate are 6.5 in x 6.5 in x 1.5 in matching the form and sleek aluminum and white glossy surfaces of the Mac Mini. "The Mac Mini's powerful G4 processor and the iLife creative applications make it perfect for all creative endeavors," said Alex Koyshman, MicroNet's director of Research and Development. "With additional storage space and ports for camcorders and other input and output devices, the miniMate extends the capabilities of Apple's Mac Mini to match the most capable workstations." Prices range from $149 - $499 for the miniMate line.

Initial Impressions:

  Build quality is excellent.
  Color match is perfect.
  I/O panel nice quality/solid.
  Very fast drive.
  Slight drive vibration.
  Bottom of miniMate same design as Mac mini.

XBench Scores:
  Mac mini 80GB score
  miniMate MM250 score

minMate Pictures:

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