Apple Mac mini (mid 2011)

76
Global
Score
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Model
2.3 GHz

Key Specs

Type
Small form-factor
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
2.3 GHz
Video outputs
DVI, HDMI
System RAM
2 GB

General

Type
Small form-factor
Bundled OS
Mac OS (Lion [10.7])

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5)
Processor speed
2.3 GHz
Number of CPUs
1
Number of cores (per CPU)
Dual-core

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DVI, HDMI (1 ports)

Optical media

Optical drives
None

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (1 ports)
Analog modem
None

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (6.0 GBps)

Other features

IR port
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
2 GB

Connections

USB (rear)
2.0 (4 port(s))
USB (front)
None
Thunderbolt
yes
FireWire (rear)
yes (800)
FireWire (front)
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Type
Integrated
Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Power

Power adapter
Internal (85 W)
Model
2.5 GHz

Key Specs

Type
Small form-factor
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Video outputs
DVI, HDMI
System RAM
4 GB

General

Type
Small form-factor
Bundled OS
Mac OS

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5)
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Number of CPUs
1
Number of cores (per CPU)
Dual-core

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (ATI / AMD)
Video outputs
DVI, HDMI (1 ports)

Optical media

Optical drives
None

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (1 ports)
Analog modem
None

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (6.0 GBps)
RAID support
None

Other features

IR port
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Connections

USB (rear)
2.0 (4 port(s))
USB (front)
None
FireWire (rear)
yes (800)
FireWire (front)
no

Audio

Type
Integrated
Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array
Built-in microphone
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Power

Power adapter
Internal (85 W)