Apple Mac Mini

The handsome 2-inch-tall, white-with-silver-trim, square box from Apple is a different sort of wonder. It weighs just 2.9 pounds, but it's a desktop computer, not a notebook. It's portable — but in the sense of moving from room to room, not home to office or city to city. Apple sells the 6.5-inch-square machine in a lunchbox-size package with a handle. The slick Panther operating system and the inclusion of the best-of-breed iLife multimedia software suite. ILife '05 has the latest versions of iTunes software, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD and GarageBand (a recording studio application). Apple has also thrown in Quicken 2005 personal finance software.