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    After numerous frustrations with my wife's defective Acer computer, we're shopping for a replacement.

    My brother recently "converted" to Apple products, and suggested the Mac Mini.

    Is this machine powerful enough to watch videos on the web?

    Thanks.

    J

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    Here's a review;Cnet
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    Hi J,

    If you are watching videos on the web from a browser, then yes, the Mac Mini is more than capable. I have used one before to do so, and it was an earlier model. You pay a premium, but you get pretty good hardware and a small form factor. You should easily be able to stream from a service such as Netflix too.
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    Yes, as a "media consumption" device it will do just fine, especially if it has HDMI now so you can easily put the videos up on an HDTV?
    Too bad you are having a bad Acer experience, I love the Acer Aspire X series small form factor computers as media PCs. They still have good power for a micro PC, and built in HDMI, eSATA, firewire, plenty of USB, run videos and/or movies on the web or from a drive to a monitor or an HDTV...or both. Best part, cost; got all mine for less that $300 and not a problem with any of them (4) so far except the network adapter was dead on one, but that was easy to fix.

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