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Apple Mac Mini MC815LL/A Desktop (OLD VERSION)

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  • 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache
  • 2GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory
  • 500GB (5400-rpm) hard drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 288MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  • Mac OS X v10.7 Lion
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Processor2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM2 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 3000 processor
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionHD Graphics 3000
Graphics Card Ram Size288 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn, Bluetooth, Infrared
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Brand NameApple
SeriesMac Mini
Item model numberMC815LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X 10.7 Lion
Item Weight2.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.70 x 1.40 x 7.70 inches
Color White
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB004YLCLM6
Best Sellers Rank #5,772 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.5 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 20, 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Apple Mac Mini MC815LL/A Desktop (OLD VERSION)

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Mac mini is even more of a powerhouse, thanks to a new dual-core Intel Core i5 processor and ultrafast Thunderbolt technology. It also comes with OS X Lion, the world's most advanced desktop operating system.

 

Apple Mac mini
The powerhouse Mac mini, now with high-speed Thunderbolt
(view larger).

This version of the Mac mini (model MC815LL/A) features a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor and Intel HD Graphics 3000 integrated graphics as well as 2 GB of RAM (expandable to 8 GB) and 500 GB of hard drive storage (see full specifications below). It also comes with the iLife software suite, which includes the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.

OS X Lion

Every Mac comes with OS X Lion, the latest release of the world's most advanced desktop operating system. With over 250 features including Multi-Touch gestures, Mission Control, full-screen apps, and Launchpad, OS X Lion takes the Mac further than ever.

OS X Lion
Key OS X Lion Features
  • Mission Control provides a bird's-eye view of everything running on your Mac.
  • Launchpad puts all your apps front and center for easy access.
  • View apps full screen and switch between them with a swipe.
  • Interact with your Mac using intuitive new Multi-Touch gestures.

Key Features

Small Footprint, Excellent Versatility

The Mac mini features a precisely constructed unibody enclosure that even houses its own integrated power supply into the 7.7-inch square aluminum enclosure (that's also 1.4 inches thin)--eliminating the need for an external power brick. Additionally, the Mac mini helps contain your environmental footprint with a 10 watt power consumption.

Despite its smaller size, the Mac mini offers a full range of ports for connecting to your existing peripherals--from keyboards and mice to external hard drives and displays (via the Thunderbolt and HDMI ports). And when you're ready to add more memory, the Mac mini's bottom removable panel makes the upgrade process a breeze.

 

Apple Mac mini
Just add your own display, keyboard, and mouse--such as the Apple Thunderbolt Display, Wireless Keyboard, and Magic Mouse (not included; view larger).

 

Apple Mac mini
A full range of ports, including Thunderbolt and HDMI plus an SDXC card slot (view larger).
Revolutionary Thunderbolt Technology

Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O (input/output) technology delivers an amazing 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions. Built into the Mac mini, the Thunderbolt port allows you to connect to new Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals as well as existing USB and FireWire peripherals using simple adapters. You'll be able to move data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800, and you can daisy-chain up to six high-speed devices without using a hub. Thunderbolt also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI, and VGA displays.

Key Specifications

  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (3 MB on-chip shared L3 cache) helps you breeze through everyday tasks such as emailing, web browsing, and working with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in iWork or Microsoft Office for Mac (both sold separately).
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor (with 288 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory) for an outstanding everyday graphics experience.
  • 500 GB hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 2 GB installed RAM (1333 MHz DDR3; supports up to 8 GB)
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on 802.11n specification; 802.11a/b/g compatible)
  • Gigabit Ethernet wired networking (10/100/1000BASE-T)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology for connecting with peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and cell phones.
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • One FireWire 800 port
  • Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution (compatible with Mini DisplayPort devices)
  • HDMI audio/video output with support for up to 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution and multichannel audio output (included adapter for DVI output).
  • Combined optical digital output/headphone output (also includes line-in/microphone jack)
  • Secure Digital memory card slot compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC media
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 7.7 x 1.4 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 2.7 pounds

What's in the Box

Mac mini; power cord; HDMI to DVI Adapter; printed and electronic documentation

Note: The Mac mini does not come with an optical drive, however OS X Lion offers the convenient DVD or CD Sharing feature, which 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. Additionally, you can connect an optional optical drive (such as the MacBook Air SuperDrive) via one of the USB ports.

Included Software

  • OS X Lion
    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.
  • Lion Recovery
    OS X Lion includes a built-in set of tools for repairing your Mac in the Recovery HD, a new feature that lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X Lion without a physical disc.

Limited Warranty And Service

The Mac mini comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a 1-year limited warranty, which can be extended to 3 years with the AppleCare Protection Plan.

AppleCare Protection Plan

AppleCare Protection Plan

Because Apple makes the hardware, the operating system, and many applications, the Mac is a truly integrated system. And only the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call. Extend the complimentary service and support on your Mac to 3 years from the original Mac purchase date with the AppleCare Protection Plan. You get direct telephone access to Apple experts for technical questions, and you get global repair coverage--including both parts and labor--for your Mac and select Apple peripherals.



Optional Accessories and Related Products

Thunderbolt Display

Apple Thunderbolt Display
The world's first Thunderbolt display doesn't just give you more pixels. It gives you more possibilities. Built-in Thunderbolt technology lets you connect as many as six devices through a single port and transfer data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0.

Time Capsule

Time Capsule
Time Capsule is the revolutionary backup device that works wirelessly with Time Machine in OS X Leopard or later. It automatically backs up everything, so you never have to worry about losing important files. It also doubles as a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station. Choose from 2 TB and 3 TB models.

AirPort Extreme Base Station

AirPort Extreme Base Station
Speed, range, and easy setup make AirPort Extreme the perfect wireless solution for home, school, and small business. It offers simultaneous dual-band support and lets up to 50 people share Internet access, a wireless network, a hard drive, and a printer.

AirPort Extreme Base Station

AirPort Express Base Station
AirPort Express is powerful enough to run a home Wi-Fi network for up to 10 people, yet small enough to take on the road. It also lets you stream music from your iTunes library through your stereo or powered speakers using AirPlay.

SuperDrive

Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive
If you want to burn discs or install software you already own on disc, consider the external USB-based MacBook Air SuperDrive. It takes up very little space and easily connects to Mac mini with a single USB cable--there's no separate power adapter.

Apple Wireless Keyboard

Apple Wireless Keyboard
Incredibly thin and streamlined, the Apple Wireless Keyboard lets you type on your desk, on your lap, or anywhere within range. Wherever you put it, the keyboard will take up minimal space. Just like your Mac mini.

Apple Magic Trackpad

Apple Magic Trackpad
Magic Trackpad is the first Multi-Touch trackpad designed to work with your Mac desktop computer, and it supports a full set of gestures. Click, scroll, swipe, and rotate to control what's onscreen. Use it along with your mouse or as an alternative to one.

Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse is unlike any other mouse you've ever used. The Multi-Touch surface lets you use gestures to swipe through photos and scroll down web pages. And the entire mouse is the button, so you can click anywhere.

Apple Remote

Apple Remote
Control your Mac mini from afar with the sleek aluminum Apple Remote. Play, pause, adjust volume, move forward and back, and access menus while playing music and video.

Customer Reviews

It is really great and very fast.
kim
You can use SSD, upgrade any machine to 8GB of RAM, upgrade both internal drives for a total of 1.5TB.
Brian Stucki
I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a reliable desktop computer.
L. Field

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

426 of 465 people found the following review helpful By KSSQUARE on July 23, 2011
The Mac Mini has been updated on July 20th 2011. It no longer includes an optical drive. The price has also been reduced by $100. There are some major upgrades and minor changes between the 2011 base Mac Mini and 2010 model which I've detailed below.

Major Upgrades

2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor - a major upgrade over 2010's model which used the antiquated Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Intel HD Graphics 3000 integrated graphics processor - An upgrade but not really as benchmarks show that the I.G 3000 is worse or at best equal to the Nvidia 320m integrated graphics processor in last years model.

Thunderbolt port - a super fast data transfer port. Data transfer speeds (in daily use) are supposed to be as fast as USB 3.0 and firewire 800 if not more. But useless as of now, because no consumer level thunderbolt compatible products are available. The products that do exist are horribly overpriced. The TB port also functions as a Minidisplay port. For connecting your Mac Mini to a monitor, you'll need a Syba High Quality Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter If you want to connect it to a tv, you'll need a Kanex iAdapt MDPHDMIV2 HDMI V2 - Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter with Audio Support

Bluetooth 4.0 technology - the latest version of Bluetooth. Useful for transferring data off your mobile phone and connecting other Bluetooth peripherals (keyboards, magic trackpad etc) to your Mac Mini.

500 gb (5400 rpm) hard drive - last years model had a 320 gb hard drive. A minor upgrade. Slow.
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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Marc Hines on April 30, 2012
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The Mac Mini comes with a SATA II 5400 rpm hard drive - but the controller on the Mini will accept a SATA III drive. SATA III is a 6 gigabit transfer rate compared to the 3 gigabit that SATA II supports.

Also, the undersized memory is 1333 mhz speed, where the Mini will run memory as fast as 1600 mhz.

Armed with this knowledge, I bought a Mini and made two upgrades:

* Swapped the 2 gigs of 1333 mhz memory for 8 gigs of 1600 mhz (cost about $20 more than 8 gigs of 1333 mhz memory, but gives a 5-20% speed increase depending on what you are running)

* Replaced the hard drive with a 64 gig SSD that runs at SATA III speeds, and placed the original hard drive in a $7 USB case so I can still us it for bulk storage and Time Machine backups.

Boot up time is 15 seconds from power-on to ready-to-surf the web.

This kind of speed makes the difference from 'painful to use' to 'fun to use'.

*** Update - Folks have asked for the parts I used to upgrade. Here they are: ***

Kingston HyperX Plug n Play 8 GB Kit (2x4GB Modules) 1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM Notebook/Netbook Memory 8 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 204-Pin KHX1600C9S3P1K2/8G

Crucial 64 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT064M4SSD2

2.5" SATA Hard Drive Case (Blue) 500GB Max Capacity

*** End of Update ***
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Hollywood Howie on August 10, 2011
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I've been using PCs since they came out and after years of problems with viruses and crashes, I bought this Mac Mini.
Wow, what a difference. This computer is so user-friendly and intuitive, it's incredible. Sure there's a learning curve but there's just no comparison to the PC. It's obvious Apple has the customer in mind when they made this product. If you have any problem, you can call customer support and usually within five minutes they will be on the phone with you. Or you can go into one of their stores. Also, I've been taking free workshops at the store to help me with the learning curve plus there are lots of instructional videos on their website. Also, there's a great tutorial from the Apple App store on the Lion operating system that was $4. Lots more tutorials at Youtube as well.

This computer was about $750 for the unit and extended customer care and it looks like I need to buy a powered USB hub ($30) since the four USB ports won't be enough. Note to Apple: Add at least two more ports! Oh, I also paid $20 for Pages from the Apple store online so I can use all my old Word Docs. In pages, I can save as a Page Doc., Word Doc or PDF and they can easily be sent via e-mail through the Pages program. This new computer also allows me to easily take screen shots of the entire screen or a portion of it. With the PC, I had to buy another program to do this.

PC folks: now that Apple is offering a powerful computer for a decent price, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Read the reviews here and throughout the net and also stop at an Apple store and ask CUSTOMERS what they think.

After my HP laptop stops working, I will never buy another PC again. It's a no-brainer. This is why Apple is making so much money. Wonderful products and great customer support.
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96 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Brian Stucki on July 22, 2011
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We've installed a good number of machines at Macminicolo, here is what we learned

A quick list:

The base mac mini now starts at $599. This is a $100 decrease from the previous base mac mini.

The Mac mini has kept the same basic shape. You can still twist the bottom cover to upgrade RAM easily.

Apple has eliminated the optical drive across the board with this release.

There are a good number of build-to-order options. You can use SSD, upgrade any machine to 8GB of RAM, upgrade both internal drives for a total of 1.5TB. Amazon only offers the three stock machines.(But you can upgrade the RAM easily on your own.)

The Mac mini has left the Core 2 Duo family and now uses Intel i5 and i7 processors. A significant upgrade. In some cases doubling the performance.

The RAM has changed from PC8500 DDR3 1066MHz to PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz.The Apple avilable limit is 8GB, but we're hoping to test 16GB soon.

The Mac mini gains Thunderbolt. This will be a huge deal eventually as more ThunderBolt Accessories are released.

The mini machine still uses a ridiculously small amount of power and is nearly silent in operation.
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