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Apple Mac mini MB463LL/A Desktop

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  • Elegant, energy-efficient, compact desktop Mac measures 6.5 inches square, 2 inches tall--just add keyboard, mouse, and monitor
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 120 GB hard drive, 1 GB RAM (4 GB max), 8x SuperDrive with dual-layer support
  • Draft-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Gigabit Ethernet; Bluetooth 2.1; NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics with 128 MB of shared memory (256 MB recognized if 2GB+ of RAM is installed)
  • Five USB 2.0 ports; one FireWire 800 port; Mini-DVI and Mini DisplayPort video output (included Mini-DVI to DVI adapter)
  • Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, iLife '09, and Front Row software included
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Model: MB463LL/A
Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
Screen Size1 inches
RAMDDR3
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard DriveSATA
Graphics CoprocessornVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionGeForce 9400
Graphics Card Ram Size128 MB
Wireless Type802.11abg, Bluetooth
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 5
Brand NameApple
SeriesMac Mini
Item model numberMB463LL/A
Item Weight6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H6.50 x 6.50 x 2 inches
Color White/Silver
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Typedvd_plus_minus_rw, cd_rw
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB001U0OFKU
Best Sellers Rank #2,232 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.4 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 3, 2009
  
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An innovative, tiny desktop that's a great choice for home computing tasks and creating a digital media hub, Apple's Mac mini fits everything that makes a Mac a Mac inside an elegant 2-inch-tall, 6.5-inch square. Just add your own keyboard, mouse, and display. It's been upgraded with a faster 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor as well as a boost in video processing power from the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics chip. The Mac mini also now includes a FireWire 800 port as well as dual video outputs--a Mini DisplayPort and a Mini-DVI port.



With a more powerful system architecture, Mac mini is faster than ever.
     
Continuing Apple's commitment to the environment, the Mac mini exceeds current Energy Star 4.0 requirements by consuming less than 13 watts when idle 45 percent less power than the previous generation. It's also made from highly recyclable aluminum, uses PVC-free internal components and cables, contains no brominated flame retardants, and even features smaller packaging.



Inside its 2-inch-tall, 6.5-inch-square anodized aluminum enclosure, the Mac mini houses the fast Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
This model of the Mac mini also includes a 120 GB hard drive, 1 GB of RAM (4 GB max), a slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support, Draft-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n), Gigabit wired networking, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connectivity, and optical digital audio input/outputs. It comes pre-loaded with Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system--an operating system custom-designed for the advanced technology inside--and it also comes with the iLife '09 suite of applications, including iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, and iTunes.

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
Experience improved energy efficiency and improved multitasking with the 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, which also offers an ultra-fast 1066 MHz front-side bus (FSB) and a large 3 MB L2 cache. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

The new hafnium-infused circuitry--which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors--conserves even more energy, giving you more time away from the wall outlet. With a substantial 3 MB of shared L2 cache, data and instructions can be kept close to the two processor cores, greatly increasing performance and allowing the entire system to work more efficiently. And, because the processor cores share the L2 cache, either can use the entire amount if the other happens to be idle.

Hard Drive and Memory
The 120 GB Serial-ATA (SATA) hard drive (5400 RPM) quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to FireWire and USB 2.0. The 1 GB of DDR3 RAM (two SO-DIMMs of 512 MB) have an industry leading 1066 MHz speed, and the RAM capacity can be increased to 4 GB.

Wireless Connectivity
The built-in 802.11n wireless networking provides up to five times the performance and twice the range of 802.11g, but it's also backward-compatible with 802.11a/b/g routers, enabling you to communicate with the a wide variety of Wi-Fi resources. It works seamlessly with the new AirPort Extreme with 802.11n. Use the built-in Bluetooth wireless technology to connect to your PDA or cell phone, synchronize addresses, or download pictures from your cell phone. You can also use a wireless headset for iChat audio chats and VoIP calls as well as quickly share files with a colleague.

Graphics Processor
The Mac mini now features the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics processor for up to five times better graphics performance than its predecessor, and its dual display support can drive two Apple or third-party displays with Mini DisplayPort or DVI connections. The NVIDIA GeForce 9400M shares 128 MB of DDR3 SDRAM with main memory. You'll notice the difference when you work with high-resolution photos and high-definition video, where graphics-intensive features in iPhoto and iMovie are smoother. And 3D game play--from Spore to Call of Duty--is faster and more responsive.

Other Features

  • Five USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
  • One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Video output: Mini DisplayPort and Mini-DVI (adapters for DVI and VGA output included)
  • Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports up to 1920 by 1200 pixels on a DVI or VGA display; up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on a dual-link DVI display using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
  • AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on 802.11n draft specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • Combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack)
  • Combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack)
  • Built-in speaker
  • Slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW): Writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL discs at up to 6x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW discs at up to 6x speed, writes DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed, Slot-load optical drive reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R and CD-RW discs at up to 24x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed
  • Kensington cable lock slot
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.5 x 2 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds

The Greenest Mac mini Yet
The energy-efficient hardware components in the new Mac mini work hand in hand with Mac OS X to create a system that can dynamically adjust power consumption to reduce the energy used overall. The new Mac mini uses an advanced power management system leveraged from technology that makes the most of battery life in Apple's MacBook family. This allows Mac mini to use dramatically less electricity--up to 45 percent less power at idle than its predecessor. And it makes Mac mini the most energy-efficient desktop computer (based on energy efficiency categories and products listed within the EPA ENERGY STAR 4.0 database as of February 2009).

Apple has worked hard to eliminate many of the toxins that are a common part of computer manufacturing. Apple engineers removed brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from circuit boards, internal cables, connectors, insulators, adhesives, and more in Mac mini. And the Mac mini uses a combination of highly recyclable aluminum and polycarbonate to create its incredibly compact enclosure--making it one of the most material-efficient desktop computers available.

The Mac mini meets the stringent low power requirements set by the EPA, giving it ENERGY STAR certification. In addition, Mac mini meets the latest efficiency requirements of ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 Specification for Computers before its July 2009 effective date. It has also earned the highest rating of EPEAT Gold. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, evaluates the environmental impact of a product based on how recyclable it is, how much energy it uses, and how it's designed and manufactured.

Pre-Loaded with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and iLife '09

Every Mac comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the world's most advanced operating system, and iLife, Apple's innovative suite of applications for managing photos, making movies and creating and learning to play music. Snow Leopard builds on a decade of OS X innovation and success with hundreds of refinements, new core technologies and out of the box support for Microsoft Exchange. iLife features iPhoto, to easily organize and manage photos; iMovie with powerful easy-to-use new features such as Precision Editor, video stabilization and advanced drag and drop; and GarageBand which introduces a whole new way to help you learn to play piano and guitar.

Installed software

  • Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (includes Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools)
  • iLife '09 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, iDVD)

What's in the Box
Mac mini, Mini-DVI to DVI adapter, power adapter and cord, install/restore DVDs, printed and electronic documentation

Product Description

Apple Mac Mini 2.0GHz Processor 120GB Hard Drive Faster. Greener. Still mini. The new, more powerful Mac mini. The world's most energy-efficient desktop computer. Better graphics, more memory, more hard drive space, and more power fit inside one smallsquare. Yet Mac mini makes room for even more. 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor; 1GB Memory; 120GB Serial ATA Drive; SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW); Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard. Features: * Graphics up to five times faster. The NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor comes to the new Mac mini, bringing you up to 5x faster graphics performance. You'll notice the difference when you work with high-resolution photos and high-definition video. Advanced NVIDIA graphics bring pure power to the latest 3D games and graphics-intensive applications. So you can work easier and play harder. * What Mac mini doesn't do could be its biggest feat. It simply doesn't waste energy. When Mac miniis idle, it consumes less than 13 watts - 45 percent less power than the previous generation. Mac mini is made from highly recyclable aluminum. And even the packaging is 31 percent smaller, so it's more efficient to store and recycle. * Bring yourown display, keyboard, and mouse. If you already have it, you can use it with Mac mini. Plug in your own display, keyboard, and mouse. Turn it on. And just like that, it's your instant desktop. You can even share peripherals with another desktop computer. Learn more * Expand your experience. There's nothing quite like seeing your photos and movies on a big, beautiful display. Unless, of course,you add a second. Mac mini comes with both mini-DVI and Mini DisplayPort output ports, so you can connect up to two displays. Choose the beautiful, widescreen Apple LED Cinema Display or displays available from many third parties. Learn more * Full-size freedom. The latest 802.11n wireless technology is built into every Mac mini. So finally, your desk can be free from cables. Once you se

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Customer Reviews

The computer is fast, beautiful, and quiet.
C. C. Peterson
I still recommend buying the low-end model as you can always upgrade it later if/when you want.
Turd Ferguson
My Mac Mini was a great introduction into the Mac world.
T. Estrada

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137 of 143 people found the following review helpful By Turd Ferguson on March 16, 2009
Model: MB463LL/A
So I got one of these little bad boys (the cheaper model) from the apple store the day after they came out. With a student discount it came out to be just under $600 after tax, so I figured why wait for it to be available on amazon for the same price.

I just ordered 4GB of ram for around $65 after tax and shipping. Just read on a few forums that once you put another gig of ram into the new lower end mac mini, the NVIDIA 9400M graphics card automatically allocates another 128MB of VRAM, making it have a total of 256MB VRAM (instead of 128MB in which it is originally configured with)!

For another $90 or so you can plop a 320GB 7200RPM hard drive into it. A faster drive then the higher end model comes with.

This makes it virtually pointless to pay another $200 for the $800 model, when you can pay a total of $760 for a model that is better:

- 4GBs of ram vs 2GB
- 320GB 7200RPM hard drive vs 320GB 5400RPM hard drive
- with the same NVIDIA 9400M 256VRAM

So whats the only draw back? You have to pop the baby open and install the ram and hard drive yourself.

Is that so bad? Not at all for me, but it may be for some. However there are already forums that contain detailed instructions with pictures and videos for doing so, and as long as you can follow instructions it should not be too difficult at all. It is also somewhat less difficult to deal with than previous models, in terms of installing ram and hard drive.

Oh, I forgot to mention that you can (at the moment, 3/9/09) also get a $6 rebate for sending the 1GB ram chip from your stock mac mini to OWC if you are planning to buy the 2x2GB modular set from them.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Michael Lines on March 6, 2009
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Just purchased am already very happy with the decision. This was a replacement system that I purchased for my wife - I am the home tech support resource and I was tired of constantly having to keep her system patched, updated and rebuilt (from XP to Vista SP1) in order to fight off ad/malware that was constantly infecting it.

Even though the hardware spec's for the Mini are lighter than the Vista system that it replaced, it is much snappier in browsing and using the included applications as compared to the Vista equivalents. One correction to the displayed specs on Amazon - the included adapter is a mini-DVI to full DVI adapter, not a DVI/VGA adapter as listed. If your old monitor does not support DVI, you will need to get a new monitor that supports it. Considering the graphics focus of Mac systems, this is a worthwhile investment in any case if you have an old VGA only monitor - the graphics will really "pop" when you convert to DVI.

Update will follow in a few weeks once I have the wife fully converted over to the new system.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Brian Stucki on March 5, 2009
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This Mac mini builds on the success of the last one. The biggest upgrade to the machine is the new graphics. With this change, movies and games perform much better.

Items of clarification: Currently the description on Amazon lists 4 USB ports, but there are actually five.

Also, the Mac mini no longer comes with an Apple Remote so if you're looking to use it as a media server, you may want to pick one of those up.

Our favorite upgrade in this new machine is the ability to handle more RAM. It can now address 4GB of RAM, and it is also DDR3 RAM so it performs much better.

Also, the upgrade to Firewire 800 allows for some very fast external drives if you're looking for increased storage.

We have a few hundred Mac minis performing as servers at macminicolo. According to our early benchmarks, this machine will be even better at for a server. No doubt this is due mainly to the faster, increased RAM.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kate Stokes VINE VOICE on March 24, 2009
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I purchased this unit for $600 new from Amazon. I opened it up right out of the box and installed 4GB of ram and a 500GB hard drive. Those parts cost me $160 brand new. Now I have a machine with a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, 4GB of DD3 1067MHz ram, 256MB discrete (the card is discrete, only the ram is shared unlike the previous model which had shared graphics as well) Nvidia graphics, Dual-Layer Superdrive and the fastest/latest Wifi and Bluetooth. For $760 and considering this is a Mac, this is a great deal all around. It is smoking fast and fast enough for everything but the heaviest audio and video editing workloads. I am a professional photographer using Adobe CS4 and running a 25.5" LCD monitor and it performs flawlessly and quickly. I see no need for a more expensive Mac unless, as I said, I were a professional video/sound editor who had an absolute need for a Mac Pro. An unqualified 5/5 stars.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By MacDaddy on May 16, 2009
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I bought 4 of the minis, upgraded them myself (although I have never opened a computer in my life) to 4gb RAM and to 7200 RPM 320gb WD hard drives. Online video tutorials made it easy. I use a spatula with a 3 inch by 1.5 inch stainless steel blade and the minis open easily and quickly, without scratching. Be sure to use a magnetized phillips screwdriver when upgrading, the screws that hold the mini halves together are very small and hard to reach. Ram needs to be inserted with considerable force, most of the gold edge should not be in view or your machine will not recognize the new RAM.

I later added VM fusion, followed by Windows XP Professional sp3, then Microsoft Office 2007. Now these little guys can do almost anything. I also have a 2009 24 inch Imac and a late 2008 aluminum Macbook and these minis more than hold their own in comparison. I love that I can easily carry them from office to home if needed. Buy the new Mini Display to HDMI converter, and don't mess around with the bulky DVI adapters and cables unless there is no other choice.

I have since placed one of my minis under my T.V. and run the sound through an optical digital cable (tosk to mini tosk) to my surround sound system. I put a 500gb hard drive into this mini and placed all my movies and music on it. With my ipod remote I can now listen to music or watch movies from the couch. At work or at home, I highly recommend the 2009 Mac Mini.
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