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Apple Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 Specs

Identifiers: Mid-2007 - MB138LL/A - Macmini2,1 - A1176 - 2108

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Apple Mac mini The Apple Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 features a 1.83 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T5600) processor, a 2 MB on-chip level 2 cache, a 667 MHz frontside bus, 1 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) memory, a 5400 RPM, 80 GB Serial ATA hard drive, a slot-loading 8X single-layer DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive, an "Intel GMA950 graphics processor with 64 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory", and a bundled Apple Remote.

Connectivity includes DVI (DVI-to-VGA adapter included) and Firewire "400", four USB 2.0 ports, combined "optical digital audio input/audio line in" and combined "optical digital audio output/headphone" minijacks, a 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet port, and built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. It lacks an internal 56k modem, but an external Apple USB Modem can be purchased for US$49.

The "Core 2 Duo" Mac mini models effectively are the same as the "Core Duo" models that preceded them, but as the name implies, the "Core 2 Duo" systems shipped with faster processors as well as additional RAM. The Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 also has a larger hard drive.

All Mac mini models have the internal components cleverly enclosed in a tiny and elegant 2.9 lb, 6.5 inch square, two inch tall case with a built-in speaker and an external power supply. Additionally, all Mac mini systems ship without a display, keyboard, or mouse, but numerous Apple and third-party options are available.

Also see: What are the differences between the Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" models? How do they compare to their predecessors?

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August 7, 2007 March 3, 2009
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2007.
1 (2 Cores) 64-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
2433 2724
Details: Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the Macmini2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
981 1709
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the Macmini2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
1050 1832
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the Macmini2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo (T5600)
Details: The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T5600) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How fast are the Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" models compared to the systems each replaced?
N/A N/A
Details: N/A
ZIF Socket Integrated
Details: Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the Mac mini "Core" models?
667 MHz 1.83 GHz (Built-in)
Details: 667 MHz frontside bus.
EFI 64-Bit
Details: Also see: Does the Intel Mac mini have a ROM or BIOS?
32k/32k 2 MB (on chip)
Details: Includes a 2 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
PC2-5300 DDR2 667 MHz
Details: Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SO-DIMMs. Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the polycarbonate Intel Mac mini models? How much RAM of what type do they support?
1 GB 4 GB*
Details: *By default, 1 GB of RAM was installed as two 512 MB modules, no slots free. Apple officially supports 2 GB of RAM, but third-parties have been "unofficially" able to upgrade it to 4 GB of RAM using dual 2 GB memory modules. Please note that some memory in excess of 3 GB cannot be used with 4 GB of RAM installed, so some may prefer to quote an actual maximum of 3 GB of RAM.

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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2
Details: Apple recommends that one install RAM in matched pairs for optimum performance. Also see: What is the performance difference of the Mac mini "Core" using matched or unmatched RAM?
Intel GMA 950 Integrated
Details: Also see: Why are "integrated graphics" in the Mac mini "Core" considered to be inferior?
64 MB 64 MB
Details: Apple reports that "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 80 MB, resulting in 944 MB of system memory available" with the default 1 GB installed.
Single Display 1920x1200
Details: The DVI video output supports digital resolutions up to 1920x1200. Apple also reports that it supports the "20-inch Apple Cinema display and 23-inch Apple Cinema HD display; supports coherent digital displays up to 154MHz; supports non-coherent digital displays up to 135MHz." VGA output (using the provided adapter) supports analog resolutions as high as 1920x1080. S-Video and composite video (to connect to a projector or TV) requires the Apple DVI to Video adapter (sold separately).
None N/A
Details: N/A
80 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
Details: 120 GB or 160 GB hard drives also were available as optional upgrades.

Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the Mac mini "Core" models? What type of hard drive do they support?

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Mac mini.

Also in the US, site sponsor Mission Repair offers professional hard drive replacement and SSD installation as well as other services with a 24 hour turnaround for this Mac mini.

In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this Mac mini.
8X "Combo Drive" None
Details: Apple reports that the slot-loading "combo" drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) "reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the Mac mini "Core" models? Which can read and write dual-layer DVDs?
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: An external Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) was available for US$49. Gigabit Ethernet standard.
802.11a/b/g 2.0+EDR
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
4 (2.0) 1 (400)
Details: Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), one Firewire "400" port (8 watts).
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: No Mac mini systems ship with a keyboard or mouse. Also see: What type of keyboards and mice does the Mac mini "Core" support?
Cuboid Mac mini
Details: Uses a tiny and elegant 6.5 inch wide, 6.5 inch deep, and 2 inch tall case.
MB138LL/A Mid-2007
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1176 (EMC 2108) Macmini2,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1176 Model Number, the 2108 EMC Number, and the Macmini2,1 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
N/A N/A
Details: N/A
X 10.4.10 (8R3014) X 10.7.5*
Details: *This system can run the last version of OS X 10.7 "Lion" if upgraded to at least 2 GB of RAM. It is not supported booting into 64-bit mode when running Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard." It does not support "OpenCL" either. Please also note that OS X Lion is not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as it does not support the "Rosetta" environment.
XP SP2 (32-Bit)* 7 (32-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
None Boot/Virtualization
Details: Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

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For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
2.0 x 6.5 x 6.5 2.9 lbs. (1.32 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (5.08 cm, 16.51 cm, 16.51 cm).
US$599 US$350-US$450
Details: Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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Click on the underlined category text for additional details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important. The icons correspond with the icons for each port on the computer.


1 (DVI-I) None
Details: Supports a single DVI display (or a single VGA display with the included DVI-to-VGA adapter). Supports digital resolutions up to 1920x1200 and analog resolutions as high as 1920x1080.
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
4 (2.0) 1 (400)
Details: Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), one Firewire "400" port (8 watts).
None 1 (RJ-45)
Details: External Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) offered for US$49. Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme (802.11g), and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
None None
Details: N/A
None 1
Details: Combined "optical digital audio input/audio line in minijack."
1 1
Details: Single combined "optical digital audio output/headphone out minijack."
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-240V, 110W maximum.



Global original prices for the Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

For global original prices for Intel Macs in one particular country on a single page, please refer to EveryMac.com's Global Original Prices section.


Original Prices - North America

C$649 US$599

Original Prices - Europe

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N/A CHF 749
£399

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 5,900 N/A
¥79,800 N/A
N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$849 NZ$948


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