Originally released July 2011
500GB hard drive
Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution
HDMI port with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolution
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
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|Processor||2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5|
|L3 cache||3MB shared|
|Memory||4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 8GB|
|Hard drive||500GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA1|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memory|
|Ports||Thunderbolt port, One FireWire 800 port; four USB 2.0 ports; HDMI port; SDXC card slot, VGA output (using optional adapter)|
|Audio||Audio line in minijack (digital/analog); Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog); HDMI port supports multichannel audio output; support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone; built-in speaker|
|Networking||Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (Gigabit)|
|Wireless||802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking3; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible; Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology|
|Size and weight||Height: 1.4 inches (3.6 cm)
Width: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
Depth: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
Weight: 2.7 pounds (1.22 kg)4
Up to 2x faster graphics.
The 2.5GHz Mac mini features a discrete AMD Radeon HD graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memory. That brings up to twice the power to graphics-intensive applications and gives you a super-responsive gaming experience.2
Thunderbolt. The fastest, most versatile I/O in any desktop. Of any size.
The new Thunderbolt technology in Mac mini is phenomenally fast. It features two 10-Gbps channels for data transfer. That’s up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. But beyond speed, Thunderbolt technology gives you unprecedented expansion capabilities. You can daisy-chain as many as six Thunderbolt peripherals, including the new Apple Thunderbolt Display. And since Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, your Mini DisplayPort devices plug right in, too.
DVD or CD Sharing
With the Mac App Store, getting the apps you want on your Mac has never been easier. No more boxes, no more discs, no more time-consuming installation. Click once to download and install any app on your Mac. But if an app you need isn’t available from the Mac App Store, you can use DVD or CD Sharing. This convenient feature of OS X lets you wirelessly “borrow” the optical drive of a nearby Mac or PC. So you can install applications from a DVD or CD and have full access to an optical drive without having to carry one around.
No screen is too big.
It’s easy to connect Mac mini to the biggest screen in the house — your HDTV — courtesy of a built-in HDMI port. All it takes is one HDMI cable to start enjoying movies and TV shows from iTunes, surfing the web, and flipping through your photo library, all in brilliant HD. There’s also a handy control that lets you adjust the output on Mac mini to fill even the biggest HDTV screen. And when you just want to listen to music, you can play your entire iTunes collection through your home entertainment center, or stream it to a set of speakers in any room via an AirPort Express Base Station.3
Add memory with a twist.
Mac mini comes with 4GB of fast 1333MHz DDR3 memory. And thanks to a removable bottom panel, it’s easy to add more. Just give it a twist, and you’re in. Pop your new memory into the SO-DIMM slot, and you’re out.
The world’s most energy-efficient desktop computer.5
What Mac mini doesn’t do could be its biggest feat. It doesn’t waste energy. When idle, Mac mini consumes less than 13 watts. Mac mini is also made from highly recyclable aluminum. And even its package is designed to be mini, so it’s as efficient as possible to ship.
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- 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
- Testing conducted by Apple in June 2011 using preproduction 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based Mac mini units with AMD Radeon HD 6630M and shipping 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo–based Mac mini units with NVIDIA GeForce 320M. All systems were configured with 4GB RAM. Portal v(4295)(400) tested using mydemo1.dem, maximum graphics quality, 4x anti-aliasing, 16x anisotropic filtering, at 1920x1080. Portal 2 v(4581)(620) tested using LaserStairs.dem, maximum graphics quality, no anti-aliasing, 16x anisotropic filtering, at 1920x1080. Half-Life 2: Episode Two v(4295)(420) tested using storm.dem, maximum graphics quality, 2x anti-aliasing, 4x anisotropic filtering, at 1920x1080. StarCraft II v188.8.131.5201 tested using EVORekatan(Z) vs TropicalBob(Z) 33M Master ZVZ replay, medium graphics quality, at 1920x1080. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of Mac mini. Wireless Internet access requires a base station or other wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort.
- Wireless Internet access requires a base station or other wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort.
- Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
- Claim based on energy efficiency categories and products listed in the EPA ENERGY STAR database as of July 2011.
- Following the 90 day support period, you may be asked to provide a credit card or other payment method.
- Refurbished Mac mini
- HDMI to DVI Adapter
- Power cord
- Printed and electronic documentation
Mac OS X
Includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more.
Apple's award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications, including:
Note: Other software may or may not be included (pre-installed or on CD's/DVD's) with refurbished products, subject to availability.