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Apple Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 (Mid-2010) Specs

Identifiers: Mid-2010 - MC270LL/A - Macmini4,1 - A1347 - 2364

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Apple Mac mini The Apple Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 (Mid-2010/Aluminum Unibody) features a 2.4 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" (P8600) processor, a 3 MB on-chip level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz frontside bus, 2 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) memory, a 320 GB 3 Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, a slot-loading 8X double-layer "SuperDrive", and a NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256 MB of memory shared with the system.

Connectivity includes an HDMI and a Mini DisplayPort, a Firewire "800" port, four USB 2.0 ports, combined "audio line in (digital/analog)" and combined "audio line out/headphone (digital/analog)" minijacks, a 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet port, built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, in addition to an SD (SDXC) card slot.

Unlike earlier Mac mini models, which use a polycarbonate case, the "Mid-2010" line uses a "Unibody" case -- milled from a single block of aluminum -- with a "spin off" black plastic base on the underside that makes it easy to upgrade the RAM. The power supply is integrated as well. 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 "Mid-2010" Aluminum Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" models?
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2010" Aluminum Mac mini models and the models replaced?

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June 15, 2010 July 20, 2011
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 2010.
1 (2 Cores) 64-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
3307 3635
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 Macmini4,1 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.
1302 2135
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 Macmini4,1 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.
1414 2337
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 Macmini4,1 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.
2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo (P8600)
Details: The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (P8600) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How fast are the "Mid-2010" Aluminum "Unibody" Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" models compared to the Mac mini models replaced?
N/A 2.66 GHz
Details: This model also was available via custom configuration with a 2.66 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (P8800) processor for an additional US$150.

As requested by readers, EveryMac.com additionally has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
Soldered Integrated
Details: The processor is soldered directly to the motherboard.
1066 MHz 2.4 GHz (Built-in)
Details: 1066 MHz frontside bus.
EFI 64-Bit
Details: N/A
32k/32k 3 MB (on chip)
Details: Includes a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
PC3-8500 DDR3 1066 MHz
Details: Supports 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SO-DIMMs. Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the Aluminum "Unibody" Mac mini models? How much RAM of what type do they actually support?
2 GB 16 GB*
Details: By default, 2 GB installed as two 1 GB modules.

*Originally, both the official and actual maximum RAM was 8 GB. However, as confirmed by site sponsor OWC, if running OS X 10.7.5 or higher, updated with the latest EFI, and equipped with proper specification memory modules, this model can support up to 16 GB of RAM.

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

In Canada, site sponsor The Mac Market sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac mini.

In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac mini.

In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac mini.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2
Details: N/A
GeForce 320M Integrated
Details: This model has a NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor that shares memory with the system.

Also see: What type of video system is provided by the Aluminum Mac mini models? Which are integrated and which are dedicated? Can the video be upgraded?
256 MB 256 MB
Details: *Apple reports that this model shares 256 MB of memory for graphics use with the system. Please note that this is the minimum graphics memory usage but the memory available to MacOS X "may vary depending on graphics needs".
Dual Displays 1920x1200*
Details: *This model simultaneously supports 1920x1200 on an HDMI display or a DVI display using the included HDMI-to-DVI adapter and 2560x1600 on a Mini DisplayPort display or a VGA display (with an optional Mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter).
Dual/Mirroring* 2560x1600*
Details: *This model simultaneously supports 1920x1200 on an HDMI or a DVI display (using the included HDMI-to-DVI adapter) and 2560x1600 on a Mini DisplayPort display or a VGA display (with an optional Mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter).
320 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
Details: This model also could be equipped with a 500 GB hard drive for an additional US$100.

Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the Aluminum "Unibody" Mac mini 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 DL "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X double-layer SuperDrive reads "8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, and DVD+RW; 24x CD." and writes "8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 6x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW; 8x DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 24x CD-RW."

This model uses an SATA connector for the optical drive.
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: N/A
802.11a/b/g/n 2.1+EDR
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.
4 (2.0) 1 (800)
Details: Four 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports, one Firewire "800" port.
SD Card (SDXC*) None
Details: *Although Apple does not mention it in marketing or technical materials, this Mac mini has an SDXC SD Card slot.
None None
Details: No Mac mini systems ship with a keyboard or mouse.
Cuboid Mac mini Unibody
Details: Uses a tiny case -- milled from a single block of aluminum -- that is 7.7 inches wide and deep and 1.4 inches tall.
MC270LL/A Mid-2010
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1347 (EMC 2364) Macmini4,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers often refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1347 Model Number, the 2364 EMC Number, and the Macmini4,1 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 10.6.4 (10F2025) Current*
Details: *This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" as well as the current version of OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" with the exception of "Power Nap" and "AirPlay Mirroring" (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or newer).

Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X, like Mountain Lion and Mavericks, are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard."
XP SP2 (32-Bit)* 7 (64-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2 as well as the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of 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 and 64-bit versions 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?

Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
1.4 x 7.7 x 7.7 3.0 lbs. (1.37 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (3.6 cm, 19.7 cm, 19.7 cm)
US$699 US$500-US$650
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.


2* None
Details: *1 HDMI and 1 Mini DisplayPort (w/ Audio).

Supports dual simultaneous displays -- 1920x1200 on an HDMI display or a DVI display using the included HDMI-to-DVI adapter and 2560x1600 on a Mini DisplayPort display or a VGA display (with an optional Mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter).
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
4 (2.0) 1 (800)
Details: Four 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports, one Firewire "800" port.
None 1 (RJ-45)
Details: Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n), and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.
None None
Details: N/A
None 1
Details: Combined "audio line in minijack (digital/analog)."
1 1
Details: Single combined "audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)."
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-240V, 85W maximum.



Global original prices for the Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 (Mid-2010) 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$749 US$699

Original Prices - Europe

€799 €799
DKK 5,499 €729
€799 €799
€799 €799
€799 NOK 5.990
€799 €779
SEK 6.995 CHF 999
£649

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 5,688 HK$5,588
¥68,800 S$1,088
NT$25,900

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$999 NZ$1299


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