Mac mini 2.3GHz Core i5 (Mid 2011)

by Apple


Mac mini/2GHz (320GB, Early 2009)

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Mac mini/2.6GHz (Late 2014)

by Apple

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Mac mini/1.4GHz (Late 2014)

by Apple

mac mini
Price Best Price: $830.00
  • Core i5 processor provides huge performance gains
  • Impressive array of connectivity options, including Thunderbolt
  • Compact design and aluminum Unibody enclosure
  • Lower price of entry
  • Significantly improved graphics performance compared to older models
  • FireWire 800
  • Dual video outputs with support for extended Desktop mode and 30-inch displays
  • Tiny size
  • Five USB ports
  • No optical drive
  • Slow stock hard drive
  • Inconveniently located SD-card slot
  • Mediocre graphics performance
  • Difficult to upgrade
  • $200 premium over $599 model doesn’t get you many improvements
  • Slow hard drive
At A Glance

The first Mac mini upgrade since 2007 replaces the integrated Intel graphics with an Nvidia GeForce 9400M card. Graphics still share memory with the system RAM, but there's more to share and its the faster DDR3 SDRAM. The new system features more USB 2.0 ports, but ditches FireWire 400 for a single FW 800 port. This system ships with a larger hard drive and more RAM--but also a $799 price tag.



Processor type Intel Core i5 Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2.3  MHz 2000.0  MHz    
Number of Cores     2.0 2.0


Included monitor No      


Graphics Type Integrated   Integrated Integrated
Secondary Graphics Chipset 3000      
Primary Graphics Chipset   Nvidia GeForce 9400M Intel Iris Graphics Intel HD Graphics 5000

General Information

UPC Code 885909455386 885909222346    

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces Bluetooth|Thunderbolt Bluetooth HDMI|Line In 1/8|Line Out 1/8|Thunderbolt 2.0|USB 3.0 HDMI|Line In 1/8|Line Out 1/8|Thunderbolt 2.0|USB 3.0
Ethernet Type     10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection     802.11ac|Bluetooth 802.11ac


Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0  MHz   1600.0  MHz  

Other Features

Devices   Keyboard|Mouse    


Drive 1 size     1024.0  GB 500.0  GB
Drive 1 type     Hard Disk Drive  


Width     7.7  inches 7.7  inches
Depth     7.7  inches 7.7  inches
Height     1.4  inches 1.4  inches
Weight     2.6  pounds 2.6  pounds

Storage Media

SD card     SDXC Memory Card SDXC Memory Card