The Mac Mini (stylized as Mac mini) is a small form-factor desktop computer developed and marketed by Apple Inc, positioned betwees only consumer desktop computer since 2005 to ship without a display, a keyboard, and a mouse. The machine was initially branded it as BYODKM (Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard, and Mouse), as a deliberate strategic process to pitch users to switch from PC running other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows and Linux.
The original Mac Mini was introduced in January 2005 as a base model to PowerPC G4 architecture. Announced in February 2006, the second-generation lineup featured advanced components and numerous internal software updates. The third-generation, unveiled in June 2010, brought forth a thinner unibody aluminum case and an HDMI port, more readily positioning it as a home theater device alternative to the Apple TV.