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Apple Mac mini "Core Duo" 1.83 Specs

Identifiers: Late 2006 - MA608LL/A - Macmini1,1 - A1176 - 2108

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Apple Mac mini The Apple Mac mini "Core Duo" 1.83 features a 1.83 GHz Intel "Core Duo" (T2400) processor, a 2 MB on-chip level 2 cache, a 667 MHz frontside bus, 512 MB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) memory, a 5400 RPM, 80 GB Serial ATA hard drive, a slot-loading 2.4X double-layer "SuperDrive", and an "Intel GMA950 graphics processor with 64 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory."

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 could be purchased for US$49.

Like the Mac mini G4 models, the internal components are 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.

The Mac mini "Core Duo" 1.83 also includes an Apple Remote for use with Apple Front Row media organization software. The Mac mini "Core" systems shipped without a display, keyboard, or mouse, but numerous Apple and third-party options were available.

Also see: What are the differences between the Mac mini "Core Solo/Core Duo" models?

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Click on the underlined category text for related details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important.

September 6, 2006 August 7, 2007
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 2006.
1 (2 Cores) 2217 & N/A
Details: When last updated, Geekbench 2 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model. 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 Macmini1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
1.83 GHz Core Duo (T2400)
Details: The Intel "Core Duo" (T2400) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How fast is the Mac mini "Core Solo/Core Duo" compared to the Mac mini G4?
N/A 32-Bit
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 32-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?
512 MB 2 GB
Details: 512 MB of RAM is installed as two 256 MB modules, no slots free.

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

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

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 432 MB of system memory available" with the default 512 MB 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.
2.4X "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that the slot-loading 2.4X double-layer SuperDrive "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 2.4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs at up to 4x speed, 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: Mac mini systems did not 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.
MA608LL/A Late 2006
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1176 (EMC 2108) Macmini1,1
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 Macmini1,1 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
Details: N/A
X 10.4.7 (8J2135) X 10.6.8*
Details: *This system can run the last version of Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard". However, it cannot boot in 64-bit mode nor does it support "OpenCL". It also cannot run versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.6.8.

Also see: Which Intel Macs are capable of booting MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" in 64-bit mode?
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, if upgraded to at least 1 GB of RAM, 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$799 US$350-US$400
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) available 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 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's Global Original Prices section.

Original Prices - North America

C$949 US$799

Original Prices - Europe

DKK 6,799 N/A
€799 €799
N/A €799
€799 N/A
N/A €779

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 7,900 N/A
¥99,800 N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$1299 NZ$1609

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