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Apple Mac Mini MC816LL/A Desktop (OLD VERSION)

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  • Intel Core i5 Processor 2.5GHz
  • 4GB SDRAM RAM
  • 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 6630M
  • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
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Processor2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon HD 6630M
Chipset BrandAMD
Card DescriptionRadeon HD 6630M
Graphics Card Ram Size256 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Brand NameApple
SeriesMac Mini
Item model numberMC816LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X 10.7 Lion
Item Weight5 pounds
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
  
Additional Information
ASINB004YLCN1U
Best Sellers Rank #7,387 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.6 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 20, 2011
  
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Product Description

Apple Mac Mini 2.5GHz with OS X LionSleek aluminum design. Easy access to memory. A built-in power supply.The new Mac mini makes the most of every square inch.Mac mini features a 1.4-inch-thin seamless unibody enclosure carved from a single, solid block of aluminum. It's created using computer numerical control, or CNC, machines the same kind used by the aerospace industry to build mission-critical spacecraft components. This ensures absolute precision of every component of the Mac mini enclosure. Not to mention a stunning aluminum fit and finish that will make any desk proud.The world's most energy-efficient desktop computer.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 madefrom highly recyclable aluminum. And even its package is designed to be mini, so it's as efficient as possible to ship.Processor2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cacheMemory4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memoryStorage500GB (5400-rpm) hard driveGraphicsAMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memoryVideo SupportThunderbolt port with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolutionHDMIport with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolutionDVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (included)Support for dual display and video mirroringAudio SupportAudio line in minijack (digital/analog)Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)HDMI port supports multichannel audio outputSupport for Apple iPhone headset withmicrophoneBuilt-in speakerConnections and ExpansionThunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)HDMI portSDXC card slotGigabit Ethernet portAudio in/outCommunicationWi-Fi802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;4 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatibleBluetoothBluetooth 4.0 wireless technologyEthernet10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)In The BoxMac miniHDMI to DVI AdapterPower cordPrin

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Mac mini is even more of a powerhouse, thanks to a new dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, discrete AMD Radeon HD graphics, 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 MC816LL/A) features a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor and AMD Radeon HD 6630M discrete graphics (with 256 MB of dedicated video memory) as well as 4 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

  • 2.5 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).
  • AMD Radeon HD 6630M processor (with 256 MB of discrete DDR5 SDRAM memory) for powering graphics-intensive applications and providing a super-responsive gaming experience.
  • 500 GB hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 4 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

Runs cool, especially for my tiny room, i don't wanna cook in here.
EJA
I am very happy about the graphics, power, and performance of this computer in such a small sexy box.
Jesse Jack Riddle Jansen
Aside from the problems with the transition, everything just works.
William A. Fuller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By RFlyer on September 20, 2011
When my Windows 6700 Core Duo PC needed a new power supply, new RAM (the old stuff would get hot and hummm), and the fans sounded like a medium range jet powered helicopter trying to take off just from opening email I knew it was time for something new. I've thought about making the Mac jump from Windows for a long time but was put off by the all in one iMac's since I already have two big dual displays. Having an iPhone and iPad already I thought it may be time to complete the trifecta and the release of the new Mac Mini pushed me to buy. WOW is this an awesome and powerful little computer. It's easy to setup, its a gorgeous yet small design, it doesn't raise the temp in the room with fans and power consumption like my old tower, and its been worry free so far. I did not overly enjoy having to learn iPhoto and still recommend Picasa over iPhoto. Good thing Picasa is free in the Mac App store. The Mail app is fairly worthless in my opinion, stick to webmail and things will stay much simpler. Dual monitor support was a breeze with the purchase of a Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter MB570Z/A and the included HDMI to DVI adapter. I also purchased an Apple Time Capsule 2TB (4TH GENERATION) at the same time and it has also been a terrific N-Router as well as an automatic backup for the Mac. I didn't waste the money on an Apple OEM RAM upgrade and went with the Kingston Apple 8GB Kit (2x4GB Modules) 1066MHz DDR3 SODIMM iMac and Macbook Memory (KTA-MB1066K2/8G) and purchased the upgrade through Amazon. When the memory arrived it was VERY easy to install and now I've got 8G of RAM for a fraction of the cost that Apple wanted. OSX Lion has not been without issues but Apple is doing a reasonable job with updates.
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99 of 111 people found the following review helpful By Brian Stucki on July 23, 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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61 of 67 people found the following review helpful By rbnn on September 21, 2011
This was an extraordinary computer, and I've owned PCs, Suns, and Linux machines (this was my first Mac though). It's silent in operation, it has a ton of superb and well-integrated software, and it's really well supported and it can do things PCs cannot do, or cannot do well. I bought mine from the Apple Store, I am not sure what is gained by going through Amazon.

Quietness: This thing is silent. I upgraded to the SSD, which I suggest everyone do, and I cannot hear it at all, except once in a while when the fans come on (only Flash can do that). Even then, it's much quieter than my old Dell, which was twice as expensive and had that constant whine of cheap fans that's signals a PC like buzzing signals the housefly.

Power: This has a great Unix underneath, that is easy to access via Terminal and emacs. I had to suffer for years with Cygwin on the PC (Windows pathetic attempt to copy Unix - the world's worst Unix, constantly crashing etc., bugs galore). I prefer this Unix to Linux on the client side simply because all the polish is there - I can access really good sound cards, sequencers, video editors, and so on, without spending all my time researching drivers. Linux of course is excellent on the server side, but for client-side work, I found the Mac more pleasant.

Persistence: This is so quiet and so reliable that I really never, or almost never, have to shut down my apps. I only very rarely even hard boot the machine. That lets me just keep things up indefinitely - I have an emacs that's been up for a week, running stuff. It's really hard to explain this to a PC person, but to have the same app just up for weeks and weeks while you hone it and work on it, it's very productive.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Robert on March 24, 2012
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Honestly, without the DVD drive, it reminds me of the Macbook Air but with upgradeable memory (which is remarkably easy to do). This is a sleek solid block of aluminum that just happens to have computer inside. Additionally, it is nearly silent; the small fan is able to keep the Mac Mini nicely cool without disturbing your work environment. The biggest knock against this comes down to the hard drive. It should not be replaced by those faint of heart. It requires significant disassembly. However, you do have the option to take advantage of Thunderbolt and get a nice external RAID, to use an external USB drive, or it is possible to get a Mini with a larger hard drive installed.

Three stars are because it feels like Apple cut some corners on the hard drive size and speed and not installing enough RAM for the price. If the $599 version came with a 7200 RPM drive (or an SSD!) and 4GB of RAM, then you would have a great little machine. But, since the hard drive cannot be replaced by a user (easily) and OS X struggles to work with a mere 2GB RAM, it is worth considering the higher spec model... and to be honest, that starts to puts the price closer to the much more capable iMac... if this is going to be a primary desktop computer, I'd suggest getting the iMac instead. If you are looking for a little home theater box, order 8GB of RAM at Amazon (cheaper than doing the upgrade through Apple) then go to Apple and get the model with the larger hard drive (because only Apple offers certain upgrade options).

To wrap up: It's a decent little machine. I love the form factor, the CPU is adequately powerful for running multiple applications, it offers good connectivity options (HDMI, Thunderbolt, 4 USB ports, SDXC slot) and you get the pleasure of running OS X. I just wish Apple had made the hard drive upgradeable (put it in a small removable tray - like a hotswap bay) and included more RAM as standard.
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