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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.

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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. Date: January 11, 2005* Disc. Date: February 28, 2006
Order No: M9686LL/A* Model No: A1103 (EMC 2026)
Subfamily: Mac mini Model ID: PowerMac10,1
Std. RAM: 256 MB, 512 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 40.0 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete Mac mini G4/1.25 Specs
Mac mini G4/1.42 1.42 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: January 11, 2005* Disc. Date: September 27, 2005
Order No: M9687LL/A* Model No: A1103 (EMC 2026)
Subfamily: Mac mini Model ID: PowerMac10,1
Std. RAM: 256 MB, 512 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 80.0 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete Mac mini G4/1.42 Specs
Mac mini G4/1.33 1.33 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: September 27, 2005 Disc. Date: February 28, 2006
Order No: M9686LL/B* Model No: A1103 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: Late 2005 Model ID: PowerMac10,2
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 40.0 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete Mac mini G4/1.33 Specs
Mac mini G4/1.5 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: September 27, 2005 Disc. Date: February 28, 2006
Order No: M9687LL/B* Model No: A1103 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: Late 2005 Model ID: PowerMac10,2
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80.0 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete Mac mini G4/1.5 Specs
Mac mini "Core Solo" 1.5 1.5 GHz Core Solo (T1200)
Intro. Date: February 28, 2006 Disc. Date: September 6, 2006
Order No: MA205LL/A Model No: A1176 (EMC 2108)
Subfamily: Early 2006 Model ID: Macmini1,1
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 60 GB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: February 28, 2006* Disc. Date: August 7, 2007
Order No: MA206LL/A* Model No: A1176 (EMC 2108)
Subfamily: Early/Late 2006 Model ID: Macmini1,1
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 60/80 GB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: September 6, 2006 Disc. Date: August 7, 2007
Order No: MA608LL/A Model No: A1176 (EMC 2108)
Subfamily: Late 2006 Model ID: Macmini1,1
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: August 7, 2007 Disc. Date: March 3, 2009
Order No: MB138LL/A Model No: A1176 (EMC 2108)
Subfamily: Mid-2007 Model ID: Macmini2,1
Std. RAM: 1 GB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: August 7, 2007 Disc. Date: March 3, 2009
Order No: MB139LL/A Model No: A1176 (EMC 2108)
Subfamily: Mid-2007 Model ID: Macmini2,1
Std. RAM: 1 GB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 120 GB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: March 3, 2009 Disc. Date: October 20, 2009
Order No: MB463LL/A* Model No: A1283 (EMC 2264)
Subfamily: Early 2009 Model ID: Macmini3,1
Std. RAM: 1 GB, 2 GB* Std. VRAM: 128 MB, 256 MB*
Std. HD: 120, 320 GB* Std. 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. Date: March 3, 2009 Disc. Date: October 20, 2009
Order No: BTO/CTO Model No: A1283 (EMC 2264)
Subfamily: Early 2009 Model ID: Macmini3,1
Std. RAM: 1 GB, 2 GB* Std. VRAM: 128 MB, 256 MB*
Std. HD: 120, 320 GB* Std. 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. Date: October 20, 2009 Disc. Date: June 15, 2010
Order No: MC238LL/A Model No: A1283 (EMC 2336)
Subfamily: Late 2009 Model ID: Macmini3,1
Std. RAM: 2 GB Std. VRAM: 256 MB
Std. HD: 160 GB Std. 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. Date: October 20, 2009 Disc. Date: June 15, 2010
Order No: MC239LL/A Model No: A1283 (EMC 2336)
Subfamily: Late 2009 Model ID: Macmini3,1
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 256 MB
Std. HD: 320 GB* Std. 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. Date: October 20, 2009 Disc. Date: June 15, 2010
Order No: BTO/CTO Model No: A1283 (EMC 2336)
Subfamily: Late 2009 Model ID: Macmini3,1
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 256 MB
Std. HD: 320 GB Std. 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. Date: October 20, 2009 Disc. Date: June 15, 2010
Order No: MC408LL/A Model No: A1283 (EMC 2336)
Subfamily: Late 2009 Model ID: Macmini3,1
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 256 MB
Std. HD: 500 GB x2 Std. 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. Date: June 15, 2010 Disc. Date: July 20, 2011
Order No: MC270LL/A Model No: A1347 (EMC 2364)
Subfamily: Mid-2010 Model ID: Macmini4,1
Std. RAM: 2 GB Std. VRAM: 256 MB
Std. HD: 320 GB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: June 15, 2010 Disc. Date: July 20, 2011
Order No: BTO/CTO Model No: A1347 (EMC 2364)
Subfamily: Mid-2010 Model ID: Macmini4,1
Std. RAM: 2 GB Std. VRAM: 256 MB
Std. HD: 320 GB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: June 15, 2010 Disc. Date: July 20, 2011
Order No: MC438LL/A Model No: A1347 (EMC 2364)
Subfamily: Mid-2010 Model ID: Macmini4,1
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 256 MB
Std. HD: 500 GB x2 (7200 RPM) Std. 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. Date: July 20, 2011 Disc. Date: October 23, 2012
Order No: MC815LL/A Model No: A1347 (EMC 2442)
Subfamily: Mid-2011 Model ID: Macmini5,1
Std. RAM: 2 GB Std. VRAM: 288 MB*
Std. HD: 500 GB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: July 20, 2011 Disc. Date: October 23, 2012
Order No: MC816LL/A Model No: A1347 (EMC 2442)
Subfamily: Mid-2011 Model ID: Macmini5,2
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 256 MB
Std. HD: 500 GB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: July 20, 2011 Disc. Date: October 23, 2012
Order No: BTO/CTO Model No: A1347 (EMC 2442)
Subfamily: Mid-2011 Model ID: Macmini5,2
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 256 MB
Std. HD: 500 GB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: July 20, 2011 Disc. Date: October 23, 2012
Order No: MC936LL/A Model No: A1347 (EMC 2442)
Subfamily: Mid-2011 Model ID: Macmini5,3
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 384 MB*
Std. HD: 500 GB x2 (7200 RPM) Std. 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. Date: October 23, 2012 Disc. Date: October 16, 2014
Order No: MD387LL/A Model No: A1347 (EMC 2570)
Subfamily: Late 2012 Model ID: Macmini6,1
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 512 MB*
Std. HD: 500 GB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: October 23, 2012 Disc. Date: October 16, 2014
Order No: MD388LL/A Model No: A1347 (EMC 2570)
Subfamily: Late 2012 Model ID: Macmini6,2
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 512 MB*
Std. HD: 1 TB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: October 23, 2012 Disc. Date: October 16, 2014
Order No: BTO/CTO Model No: A1347 (EMC 2570)
Subfamily: Late 2012 Model ID: Macmini6,2
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 512 MB*
Std. HD: 1 TB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: October 23, 2012 Disc. Date: October 16, 2014
Order No: MD389LL/A Model No: A1347 (EMC 2570)
Subfamily: Late 2012 Model ID: Macmini6,2
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 512 MB*
Std. HD: 1 TB x2 (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: October 23, 2012 Disc. Date: October 16, 2014
Order No: BTO/CTO Model No: A1347 (EMC 2570)
Subfamily: Late 2012 Model ID: Macmini6,2
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 512 MB*
Std. HD: 1 TB x2 (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: October 16, 2014 Disc. Date: N/A
Order No: MGEM2LL/A Model No: A1347 (EMC 2840)
Subfamily: Late 2014 Model ID: Macmini7,1
Std. RAM: 4 GB Std. VRAM: 1 GB
Std. HD: 500 GB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: October 16, 2014 Disc. Date: N/A
Order No: MGEN2LL/A Model No: A1347 (EMC 2840)
Subfamily: Late 2014 Model ID: Macmini7,1
Std. RAM: 8 GB Std. VRAM: 1 GB*
Std. HD: 1 TB (5400 RPM) Std. 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. Date: October 16, 2014 Disc. Date: N/A
Order No: MGEQ2LL/A Model No: A1347 (EMC 2840)
Subfamily: Late 2014 Model ID: Macmini7,1
Std. RAM: 8 GB Std. VRAM: 1 GB*
Std. HD: 1 TB (Fusion) Std. 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. Date: October 16, 2014 Disc. Date: N/A
Order No: BTO/CTO Model No: A1347 (EMC 2840)
Subfamily: Late 2014 Model ID: Macmini7,1
Std. RAM: 8 GB Std. VRAM: 1 GB*
Std. HD: 1 TB (HD, Fusion*) Std. Optical: None*
Complete Mac mini "Core i7" 3.0 (Late 2014) Specs



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