|Screen Resolution||2560 x 1600|
|Max Screen Resolution||2560-by-1600|
|Processor||2.6 GHz Intel Core i5|
|RAM||8 GB LPDDR3|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||1 TB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel Iris Graphics|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||4|
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Apple Mac Mini MGEN2LL/A Desktop (2.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard Drive, Mac OS)
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- Carved from a Solid block of aluminum, Mac mini has a seamless, unique look that is unmistakably Mac.
- Os x el Capitan brings lots of useful enhancements to your Mac.
- Every new Mac comes with photos, iMovie, garageband, pages, numbers, and keynote.
- 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
- 1TB (5400-rpm) hard drive
- 8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory
- Intel Iris Graphics
- Mac OS
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Fourth-generation Intel Core processors
All models feature fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processors with Turbo Boost—delivering great performance while using less energy
Features Intel Iris Graphics for up to 90% faster graphics performance
- 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5; Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
- Intel Iris Graphics
- Two Thunderbolt 2 ports, four USB 3 ports, HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet, SDXC card slot
- 1TB 5400-rpm SATA storage
- 8GB memory
802.11ac Wi-Fi is up to 3 times faster—great for streaming video and music and for transferring large files from your iOS devices via AirDrop
Thunderbolt 2 ports
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports each deliver up to 20 Gbps of bandwidth for external devices
Connect to the next generation of high-speed peripherals and high-resolution displays
Big things come in small packages
At only 7.7 inches square and 1.4 inches tall, the Mac mini packs a lot of performance into a small frame
Beautiful to look at, but small and quiet, the Mac mini delivers a powerful Mac experience without being in your way
Simply connect your own display, keyboard and mouse to get going
|Apple Mac Mini MGEM2LL/A Desktop||Apple Mac Mini MGEN2LL/A Desktop||Apple Mac Mini MGEQ2LL/A Desktop|
|Apple model number||MGEM2LL/A||MGEN2LL/A||MGEQ2LL/A|
|Processor||1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5; Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz||2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5; Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz||2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5; Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 5000||Intel Iris Graphics||Intel Iris Graphics|
|Ports||Two Thunderbolt 2 ports, four USB 3 ports, HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet, SDXC card slot||Two Thunderbolt 2 ports, four USB 3 ports, HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet, SDXC card slot||Two Thunderbolt 2 ports, four USB 3 ports, HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet, SDXC card slot|
|Storage||500GB 5400-rpm SATA||1TB 5400-rpm SATA||1TB Fusion Drive|
Top Customer Reviews
Let me repeat that. You can't upgrade the memory. So if you buy the entry level model, which comes with only 4GB of memory, that's it. You're stuck with it. In the previous generation, you could upgrade the memory to as much as 16 GB.
To me, the most important thing you can do to speed up a computer is add RAM. Even if you don't plan on running more than one program at a time, you will eventually find that programs will continue to get bigger and bigger, until your system will slows down to a crawl.
Last week, I actually bought one of the entry level 4GB models to use as a secondary computer. I knew it would have limits, but the speed difference was so dramatic, I returned it a few days later... and bought their middle configuration, which costs $200 more, which nearly doubles the CPU speed to 2.6 Ghz... and doubles the hard drive size from 500GB to 1TB (1000 GB)... but more importantly, it doubles the RAM to 8GB. Doubling the RAM had a dramatic effect on the speed. It's not a little faster... it's like an entirely different computer.
1) The machine received a second thunderbolt 2 port and lost its Firewire 800 port. A few years ago, this would have been a big loss, but I don't think it's as big of a deal now. The Thunderbolt drives are getting less expensive and have more options available. And with the addition of USB 3 in the 2012 mini, that covers a lot of what people need for speed.
2) For home users, the increased Graphics will be a very welcomed upgrade. In a data center, that will be useful for those who process a lot of images and will likely help when screen sharing.
3) The RAM can no longer be upgraded by the user. This option will be sorely missed by a lot of people. At least Apple has decreased the price of the RAM upgrades when you build and order a machine on the Apple Store. Also, nice to see the two higher versions come with 8GB of RAM by default now.
4) If a hard drive is ordered in the Mac mini, you can get to it and replace an SSD but it won't be easy. As was before, replacing the hard drive is not covered under warranty.
5) On the previous mini there was one Gigabit ethernet port, and to get a second one you'd have to take the only Thunderbolt port. Now that there are two Thunderbolt ports, you can have a second Gigabit port and a Thunderbolt drive.
6) There is no more "Server" version, so no more dual-drive Mac mini. From our experience, nearly everyone used that second drive for a cloned backup. Very useful, but having a backup on the outside of the Mac mini can be useful too. (It's much easier to plug that external drive into another Mac and boot from it. This makes for a quick recovery if needed.)
7) Because there are fewer parts in the mini now, the Applecare is down now as well to $99. (Previously $149)
8) It's nice to see the return of the $499 Mac mini. It started there, then the base price went to $599, $699, back to $599 and now a full circle back to $499. It's still incredible having a Mac under $500.
9) When ordering an HDD option, it looks like it is still a 5400RPM drive. That's too bad. The 2011 Mac mini had the faster 7200RPM and that was a nice bonus. I guess we're living in an SSD world now. If you want speed, you know how to get it.
10) Overall it's a nice upgrade. Though to be honest, with these components, it really should have happened about 6 months ago.
I use the Split screen app for looking using two windows at one time. I like to use photoshop and go on google chrome at the same time... best $6.99 that I ever spent for a app. Don't forget to get dropbox also for uploading files . (It's a lifesaver and saves up room on your computer)
The only thing that sucks with this edition mac mini is that apple made it tough to upgrade the system hard drive. But, people are doing it on youtube, so it is possible. If, you upgrade the hard drive yourself that would void your warranty. With that in mind, I purchased this model with 8GB and the 1 terabyte on the recommendation of a classmate who works for apple care. I must say she was correct. It is great for anyone who is entering the apple system the first time or anyone who doesn't have $ 2000 and more to blow on a I-MAC. I bought my mac mini from apple. It cost me $723 with student discount( apple calls $ 20 bucks a student discount), ouch. Amazon is a good deal for buying one.
now if your doing way more with one of these then you need to decide if this cheaper model can do what you want
I only got this for email, internet and iMovie so it does what I need it to do without any huge delays
just first opening the program seems like its a touch slow, once opened I think it runs fine