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The Mac mini was introduced as the least expensive system ever shipped by Apple, packing modest performance in extremely compact and elegantly simple cases.

The Mac mini can be divided into three basic groups -- PowerPC, Intel Polycarbonate, and Aluminium. However, there are significant differences between systems within each group. Complete technical specs are below.

Mac mini FAQs (Jump to Specs):

Mac mini G4
Mac mini G4 Q&A

PowerPC, A1103
Polycarbonate Mac mini
Intel Mac mini Q&A

Polycarbonate, A1176/A1283
Aluminum Mac mini
Aluminum Mac mini Q&A

Unibody (2010-Present)


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1 Apple Computer Processor Mac mini G4/1.25 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. January 11, 2005* Disc. February 28, 2006
Order M9686LL/A* Model A1103 (EMC 2026)
Family Mac mini ID PowerMac10,1
RAM 256 MB, 512 MB VRAM 32 MB
Storage 40.0 GB (4200 RPM) Optical 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete Mac mini G4/1.25 Specs
Mac mini G4/1.42 1.42 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. January 11, 2005* Disc. September 27, 2005
Order M9687LL/A* Model A1103 (EMC 2026)
Family Mac mini ID PowerMac10,1
RAM 256 MB, 512 MB VRAM 32 MB
Storage 80.0 GB (4200 RPM) Optical 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete Mac mini G4/1.42 Specs
Mac mini G4/1.33 1.33 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. September 27, 2005 Disc. February 28, 2006
Order M9686LL/B* Model A1103 (EMC N/A)
Family Late 2005 ID PowerMac10,2
RAM 512 MB VRAM 32 MB
Storage 40.0 GB (5400 RPM) Optical 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete Mac mini G4/1.33 Specs
Mac mini G4/1.5 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. September 27, 2005 Disc. February 28, 2006
Order M9687LL/B* Model A1103 (EMC N/A)
Family Late 2005 ID PowerMac10,2
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 80.0 GB (5400 RPM) Optical 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete Mac mini G4/1.5 Specs
Mac mini "Core Solo" 1.5 1.5 GHz Core Solo (T1200)
Intro. February 28, 2006 Disc. September 6, 2006
Order MA205LL/A Model A1176 (EMC 2108)
Family Early 2006 ID Macmini1,1
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 60 GB (5400 RPM) Optical 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete Mac mini "Core Solo" 1.5 Specs
Mac mini "Core Duo" 1.66 1.66 GHz Core Duo (T2300)
Intro. February 28, 2006* Disc. August 7, 2007
Order MA206LL/A* Model A1176 (EMC 2108)
Family Early/Late 2006 ID Macmini1,1
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 60/80 GB (5400 RPM) Optical 2.4X "SuperDrive"*
Complete Mac mini "Core Duo" 1.66 Specs
Mac mini "Core Duo" 1.83 1.83 GHz Core Duo (T2400)
Intro. September 6, 2006 Disc. August 7, 2007
Order MA608LL/A Model A1176 (EMC 2108)
Family Late 2006 ID Macmini1,1
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 80 GB (5400 RPM) Optical 2.4X "SuperDrive"
Complete Mac mini "Core Duo" 1.83 Specs
Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo (T5600)
Intro. August 7, 2007 Disc. March 3, 2009
Order MB138LL/A Model A1176 (EMC 2108)
Family Mid-2007 ID Macmini2,1
RAM 1 GB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 80 GB (5400 RPM) Optical 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 Specs
Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7200)
Intro. August 7, 2007 Disc. March 3, 2009
Order MB139LL/A Model A1176 (EMC 2108)
Family Mid-2007 ID Macmini2,1
RAM 1 GB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 120 GB (5400 RPM) Optical 2.4X "SuperDrive"
Complete Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 Specs
Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 (Early 2009) 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo (P7350)
Intro. March 3, 2009 Disc. October 20, 2009
Order MB463LL/A* Model A1283 (EMC 2264)
Family Early 2009 ID Macmini3,1
RAM 1 GB, 2 GB* VRAM 128 MB, 256 MB*
Storage 120, 320 GB* Optical 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 (Early 2009) Specs
Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 (Early 2009) 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo (P8400)
Intro. March 3, 2009 Disc. October 20, 2009
Order BTO/CTO Model A1283 (EMC 2264)
Family Early 2009 ID Macmini3,1
RAM 1 GB, 2 GB* VRAM 128 MB, 256 MB*
Storage 120, 320 GB* Optical 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 (Early 2009) Specs
Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 (Late 2009) 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo (P7550)
Intro. October 20, 2009 Disc. June 15, 2010
Order MC238LL/A Model A1283 (EMC 2336)
Family Late 2009 ID Macmini3,1
RAM 2 GB VRAM 256 MB
Storage 160 GB Optical 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 (Late 2009) Specs
Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.53 (Late 2009) 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo (P8700)
Intro. October 20, 2009 Disc. June 15, 2010
Order MC239LL/A Model A1283 (EMC 2336)
Family Late 2009 ID Macmini3,1
RAM 4 GB VRAM 256 MB
Storage 320 GB* Optical 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.53 (Late 2009) Specs
Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 (Late 2009) 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo (P8800)
Intro. October 20, 2009 Disc. June 15, 2010
Order BTO/CTO Model A1283 (EMC 2336)
Family Late 2009 ID Macmini3,1
RAM 4 GB VRAM 256 MB
Storage 320 GB Optical 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 (Late 2009) Specs
Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.53 (Server) 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo (P8700)
Intro. October 20, 2009 Disc. June 15, 2010
Order MC408LL/A Model A1283 (EMC 2336)
Family Late 2009 ID Macmini3,1
RAM 4 GB VRAM 256 MB
Storage 500 GB x2 Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.53 (Server) Specs
Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 (Mid-2010) 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo (P8600)
Intro. June 15, 2010 Disc. July 20, 2011
Order MC270LL/A Model A1347 (EMC 2364)
Family Mid-2010 ID Macmini4,1
RAM 2 GB VRAM 256 MB
Storage 320 GB (5400 RPM) Optical 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 (Mid-2010) Specs
Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 (Mid-2010) 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo (P8800)
Intro. June 15, 2010 Disc. July 20, 2011
Order BTO/CTO Model A1347 (EMC 2364)
Family Mid-2010 ID Macmini4,1
RAM 2 GB VRAM 256 MB
Storage 320 GB (5400 RPM) Optical 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 (Mid-2010) Specs
Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 (Server) 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo (P8800)
Intro. June 15, 2010 Disc. July 20, 2011
Order MC438LL/A Model A1347 (EMC 2364)
Family Mid-2010 ID Macmini4,1
RAM 4 GB VRAM 256 MB
Storage 500 GB x2 (7200 RPM) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 (Server) Specs
Mac mini "Core i5" 2.3 (Mid-2011) 2.3 GHz Core i5 (I5-2415M)
Intro. July 20, 2011 Disc. October 23, 2012
Order MC815LL/A Model A1347 (EMC 2442)
Family Mid-2011 ID Macmini5,1
RAM 2 GB VRAM 288 MB*
Storage 500 GB (5400 RPM) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i5" 2.3 (Mid-2011) Specs
Mac mini "Core i5" 2.5 (Mid-2011) 2.5 GHz Core i5 (I5-2520M)
Intro. July 20, 2011 Disc. October 23, 2012
Order MC816LL/A Model A1347 (EMC 2442)
Family Mid-2011 ID Macmini5,2
RAM 4 GB VRAM 256 MB
Storage 500 GB (5400 RPM) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i5" 2.5 (Mid-2011) Specs
Mac mini "Core i7" 2.7 (Mid-2011) 2.7 GHz Core i7 (I7-2620M)
Intro. July 20, 2011 Disc. October 23, 2012
Order BTO/CTO Model A1347 (EMC 2442)
Family Mid-2011 ID Macmini5,2
RAM 4 GB VRAM 256 MB
Storage 500 GB (5400 RPM) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i7" 2.7 (Mid-2011) Specs
Mac mini "Core i7" 2.0 (Mid-2011/Server) 2.0 GHz Core i7 (I7-2635QM)
Intro. July 20, 2011 Disc. October 23, 2012
Order MC936LL/A Model A1347 (EMC 2442)
Family Mid-2011 ID Macmini5,3
RAM 4 GB VRAM 384 MB*
Storage 500 GB x2 (7200 RPM) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i7" 2.0 (Mid-2011/Server) Specs
Mac mini "Core i5" 2.5 (Late 2012) 2.5 GHz Core i5 (I5-3210M)
Intro. October 23, 2012 Disc. October 16, 2014
Order MD387LL/A Model A1347 (EMC 2570)
Family Late 2012 ID Macmini6,1
RAM 4 GB VRAM 512 MB*
Storage 500 GB (5400 RPM) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i5" 2.5 (Late 2012) Specs
Mac mini "Core i7" 2.3 (Late 2012) 2.3 GHz Core i7 (I7-3615QM)
Intro. October 23, 2012 Disc. October 16, 2014
Order MD388LL/A Model A1347 (EMC 2570)
Family Late 2012 ID Macmini6,2
RAM 4 GB VRAM 512 MB*
Storage 1 TB (5400 RPM) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i7" 2.3 (Late 2012) Specs
Mac mini "Core i7" 2.6 (Late 2012) 2.6 GHz Core i7 (I7-3720QM)
Intro. October 23, 2012 Disc. October 16, 2014
Order BTO/CTO Model A1347 (EMC 2570)
Family Late 2012 ID Macmini6,2
RAM 4 GB VRAM 512 MB*
Storage 1 TB (5400 RPM) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i7" 2.6 (Late 2012) Specs
Mac mini "Core i7" 2.3 (Late 2012/Server) 2.3 GHz Core i7 (I7-3615QM)
Intro. October 23, 2012 Disc. October 16, 2014
Order MD389LL/A Model A1347 (EMC 2570)
Family Late 2012 ID Macmini6,2
RAM 4 GB VRAM 512 MB*
Storage 1 TB x2 (5400 RPM) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i7" 2.3 (Late 2012/Server) Specs
Mac mini "Core i7" 2.6 (Late 2012/Server) 2.6 GHz Core i7 (I7-3720QM)
Intro. October 23, 2012 Disc. October 16, 2014
Order BTO/CTO Model A1347 (EMC 2570)
Family Late 2012 ID Macmini6,2
RAM 4 GB VRAM 512 MB*
Storage 1 TB x2 (5400 RPM) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i7" 2.6 (Late 2012/Server) Specs
Mac mini "Core i5" 1.4 (Late 2014) 1.4 GHz Core i5 (I5-4260U)
Intro. October 16, 2014 Disc. N/A
Order MGEM2LL/A Model A1347 (EMC 2840)
Family Late 2014 ID Macmini7,1
RAM 4 GB VRAM 1 GB
Storage 500 GB (5400 RPM) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i5" 1.4 (Late 2014) Specs
Mac mini "Core i5" 2.6 (Late 2014) 2.6 GHz Core i5 (I5-4278U)
Intro. October 16, 2014 Disc. N/A
Order MGEN2LL/A Model A1347 (EMC 2840)
Family Late 2014 ID Macmini7,1
RAM 8 GB VRAM 1 GB*
Storage 1 TB (5400 RPM) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i5" 2.6 (Late 2014) Specs
Mac mini "Core i5" 2.8 (Late 2014) 2.8 GHz Core i5 (I5-4308U)
Intro. October 16, 2014 Disc. N/A
Order MGEQ2LL/A Model A1347 (EMC 2840)
Family Late 2014 ID Macmini7,1
RAM 8 GB VRAM 1 GB*
Storage 1 TB (Fusion) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i5" 2.8 (Late 2014) Specs
Mac mini "Core i7" 3.0 (Late 2014) 3.0 GHz Core i7 (I7-4578U)
Intro. October 16, 2014 Disc. N/A
Order BTO/CTO Model A1347 (EMC 2840)
Family Late 2014 ID Macmini7,1
RAM 8 GB VRAM 1 GB*
Storage 1 TB (HD, Fusion*) Optical None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i7" 3.0 (Late 2014) Specs



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