Mac mini 2.3GHz Core i5 (Mid 2011)

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Mac mini 2.5GHz Core i5 (Mid 2011)

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27-inch Core i5 iMac/3.1GHz (quad-core)

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21.5-inch Core i5 iMac/2.7GHz (quad-core)

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Price Best Price: $1,234.00
Pros
  • Core i5 processor provides huge performance gains
  • Impressive array of connectivity options, including Thunderbolt
  • Compact design and aluminum Unibody enclosure
  • Lower price of entry
  • Core i5 processor provides huge performance gains
  • Impressive array of connectivity options, including Thunderbolt
  • Compact design and aluminum Unibody enclosure
  • Improved graphics performance
  • Zippy performance from Sandy Bridge quad-core processors
  • Facetime HD camera
  • Two Thunderbolt ports
  • Fastest graphics performance in iMac line
  • Has the most configuration options
  • Fast performance from Sandy Bridge quad-core processor
  • Facetime HD camera
  • Thunderbolt port
  • Core i7 CPU and SSD storage options
Cons
  • No optical drive
  • Slow stock hard drive
  • Inconveniently located SD-card slot
  • Mediocre graphics performance
  • No optical drive
  • Slow stock hard drive
  • Inconveniently located SD-card slot
  • Not much faster overall than the less expensive members of the iMac family
  • No anti-glare screen option
  • No anti-glare screen option
At A Glance

Specs

Processor

Processor type Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2.3  MHz 2.5  MHz 3.1  MHz 2.7  MHz

Display

Included monitor No No All-in-One All-in-One
Display size     27.0  inches 21.5  inches
Display type     Glossy LCD with LED Backlight Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution     2560 x 1440  pixels 1920 x 1080  pixels

Graphics

Graphics Type Integrated Discrete Discrete Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset 3000 ATI Radeon HD ATI Radeon HD ATI Radeon HD
Primary Graphics Chipset     AMD Radeon HD 6970M AMD Radeon HD 6770M

General Information

UPC Code 885909455386 885909455621 885909446421 885909445721

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces Bluetooth|Thunderbolt Bluetooth|Thunderbolt Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort|Thunderbolt

Memory

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

Power

Power Supply Wattage     310.0  watts 205.0  watts

Other Features

Devices     Keyboard Keyboard