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Apple Mac Mini MC816LL/A Desktop (OLD VERSION)

by Apple
4.3 out of 5 stars 84 customer reviews
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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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Mac mini is a good choice for those who need a compact, powerful Computer but already own the essentials - like a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Mac mini features a sleek, aluminum design and includes ports and slots to connect to all your devices and networks. Mac mini is the world's most energy-efficient Desktop computer, and it's the most affordable way to enjoy the new Mac OS X Lion and iLife.

Mac mini features a 1.4-inch-thin seamless unibody enclosure carved from a single, solid block of aluminum. The power supply is built right into Mac mini. So there's no bulky brick, and there are fewer cables to connect. A removable panel on the bottom makes upgrading the memory completely painless. Mac mini is full of big ideas.

The latest dual-core Intel Core i5 processors come standard on Mac mini. Built-in Thunderbolt technology lets you daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt peripherals, including the new Apple Thunderbolt Display, to a single port. It also supports Mini DisplayPort peripherals you might already have, including the Apple LED Cinema Display. The HDMI port lets you connect Mac mini to your HDTV with a single cable. And a built-in SDXC card slot makes speedy work of transferring photos and videos from your digital cameras. The latest 802.11n wireless technology is built into every Mac mini. Bluetooth wireless technology is also built in, so you can connect accessories such as a wireless keyboard and mouse. AMD Radeon HD 6630M Graphics with 256MB of GDDR5 memory 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Audio - Built-in speaker, 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 Connections & Expansion - 4 x USB 2.0, FireWire 800, Thunderbolt (2560 x 1600)

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM 4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive 500 GB SATA
Graphics Coprocessor AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Chipset Brand AMD
Card Description Radeon HD 6630M
Graphics Card Ram Size 256 MB
Wireless Type 802.11A, 802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Brand Name Apple
Series Mac Mini
Item model number MC816LL/A
Hardware Platform Mac
Operating System Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Item Weight 2.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 7.8 x 7.8 x 1.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 7.76 x 7.76 x 1.42 inches
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM

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ASIN B004YLCN1U
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4.3 out of 5 stars 84 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,381 in Computers & Accessories > Desktops
Shipping Weight 3.6 pounds
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Date First Available July 20, 2011

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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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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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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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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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