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Pros
  • Includes Front Row software with Apple Remote
  • Decent dual-core processor performance
  • Analog- and digital-audio input and output
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Impressive multi-core performance
  • Dual workstation-class GPUs
  • Fast internal storage
  • Plenty of external-expansion options
  • Compact, attractive design
  • Quiet and relatively cool
  • Many internal components upgradeable
Cons
  • Not enough built-in RAM
  • RAM is difficult to upgrade
  • Integrated graphics reduces available RAM
  • Not suitable for gaming
  • Single-core performance not substantially better (and sometimes worse) than that of other current Macs
  • No internal expansion options
At A Glance

Apple moves to an all dual-core hardware lineup with the introduction of this low-end mini. No longer equipped with a 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo chip, this model now runs on a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo -- without any change to its $599 price tag. Other specs -- the60GB hard drive, integrated Intel graphics, and 512MB of installed RAM -- remain unchanged from the previous entry-level Mac mini offering.

Specs

Processor

Processor type Intel Core Duo Intel Xeon E5 Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1660.0  MHz      
Number of Cores     2.0 2.0

Display

Included monitor No      

Graphics

Primary Graphics Chipset Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 dual AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs Intel Iris Graphics Intel HD Graphics 5000
Graphics Type   Discrete Integrated Integrated

General Information

UPC Code 885909130740      

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces Bluetooth HDMI|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 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 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection   802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n|Bluetooth 802.11ac|Bluetooth 802.11ac

Memory

Memory type DDR2 DDR3 DDR3 DDR3
Memory speed   1866.0  MHz 1600.0  MHz  

Other Features

Devices Remote Control      

Storage

Drive 1 type   Solid-State Drive Hard Disk Drive  
Drive 1 size     1024.0  GB 500.0  GB

Dimensions

Height   9.9  inches 1.4  inches 1.4  inches
Width     7.7  inches 7.7  inches
Depth     7.7  inches 7.7  inches
Weight     2.6  pounds 2.6  pounds

Case

Chassis style   Tower (Midsize)    

Storage Media

SD card     SDXC Memory Card SDXC Memory Card

Performance

Macworld Labs

Photoshop CS2

3:04      
iMovie 6.0.1

1:15      
iTunes 6.0.4

1:39      
Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21

1:25      
Speedmark 4.5 Score

152      
Tested Configuration

Mac OS X 10.4.7, 1GB of RAM      
Unreal Tournament 2004

19.3fps      
Compressor

4:22