Apple Mac Mini Desktop Computer, 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, U.S.A.

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About the Apple Mac Mini

The Mac mini Desktop Computer from Apple is a quiet and compact desktop computer in a sleek aluminum unibody enclosure. The system, only 7.7" square and 1.4" high, is a great option for users who would like an inexpensive, yet fully-functional, desktop Mac. The mini ships sans keyboard, mouse and monitor, allowing you to choose the accessories that best suit your needs for use with the system.

iLife '11, a complete suite of digital creativity applications, is installed on the system. Easy enough for anyone to use, iLife will help you edit your home movies, organize digital photos and compose original music. The system features an HDMI output port, making it a great option for users who would like a home theater computer for Internet video streaming and big-screen computer gaming. An optional remote control is available separately for purchase.

The system is powered by 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 CPU and includes 4GB of RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, an SDXC card reader and AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB GDDR5 graphics. The computer is loaded with Apple's Mac OS X Mavericks operating system. The 64-bit OS features Time Machine backup, which automatically backs up system data to an external hard drive.

It also features intuitive natural scrolling, the innovative Launchpad application launcher and support for full screen applications. Mission Control combines the functionality of Dashboard, Expose and Spaces - giving you a bird's eye view of everything that is happening on your computer.

Lion also adds Auto Save to your Mac, ensuring that you won't lose data if you forget to save a file. The OS tracks different versions of your documents, so you can go back to a previous draft of a document with ease. AirDrop makes it easy to transmit files wirelessly between computers, even if there is no central Wi-Fi network available. The revamped Mail application takes full advantage of modern widescreen displays.

And of course, you can expand the functionality of your computer system by browsing through the multitude of productivity applications, games and other software that is available for purchase from the Mac App Store. Because the software in the store is curated by Apple, you can be sure that it is free of malware and safe to use. And, like the iOS App Store, you'll automatically be notified when updated versions of your favorite programs are available for download.

Apple Mac Mini Includes

  • Apple MC816LL/A Mac Mini Desktop Computer
  • HDMI to DVI Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Software Bundle
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • Apple Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (6) , Sleek design (5) , Easy to set up (5) , Fast (5) , Adequate storage (4) , Reliable (4)
Best Uses:
Internet (5) , Music (3) , Word processing (3) , Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Tech savvy (5) , Technically challenged (1) , Technophobe (1) , Tech proficient (1)

Apple Mac Mini Features

  • Mac mini features a 1.4-inch-thin seamless unibody enclosure carved from a single, solid block of aluminum. It's created using computer numerical control, or CNC, machines - the same kind used by the aerospace industry to build mission-critical spacecraft components
  • The power supply is built right into Mac mini. So there's no bulky brick and there are fewer cables to connect. A removable panel on the bottom makes upgrading the memory completely painless. And once you're inside, you'll see how clean and organized Mac mini is
  • Built-in Thunderbolt technology lets you daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt peripherals, including the Apple Thunderbolt Display, to a single port. It also supports Mini DisplayPort peripherals you might already have, including the Apple LED Cinema Display
  • The HDMI port lets you connect Mac mini to your HDTV with a single cable. And a built-in SDXC card slot makes speedy work of transferring photos and videos from your digital cameras
  • Mac mini is designed without an optical disc drive. Because these days, you don't need one. It's easier than ever to download music and movies from the iTunes Store. And you can download apps from the Mac App Store with a click
  • What Mac mini doesn't do could be its biggest feat. It doesn't waste energy. When idle, Mac mini consumes less than 13 watts. Mac mini is also made from highly recyclable aluminum. And even its package is designed to be mini, so it's as efficient as possible to ship
  • The dual-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 CPU comes standard on this Mac mini. With up to two times the performance of the previous generation, Mac mini keeps up with computers twice its size
  • When you're using processor-intensive applications, Turbo Boost 2.0 increases the clock speed. Hyper-Threading lets each core run two threads, so OS X multitasks even more efficiently
  • The integrated memory controller connects fast 1333MHz memory directly to the processor, so it gets right to work on your data. In short, Mac mini is a little box of vroom
  • The Mac mini features an integrated Intel GMA HD 3000 GPU delivers plenty of power for everyday tasks like managing photos and editing HD video
  • The Thunderbolt technology in Mac mini is phenomenally fast. It features two 10Gbps channels for data transfer. That's up to 12 times faster than FireWire-800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0
  • The Thunderbolt port lets you connect up to six Thunderbolt devices, including the Apple Thunderbolt Display. You can also daisy-chain an Apple LED Cinema Display
  • You can even connect two displays to see more of your photos, movies and documents at the same time
  • A built-in SDXC card slot makes it easy to grab all those photos and videos from your digital cameras
  • 802.11n wireless technology is built into every Mac mini. It automatically connects to your Wi-Fi network, so you can get right down to browsing the web, printing and streaming your music wirelessly
  • Bluetooth wireless technology is also built in, so you can connect accessories such as a wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Plug your own display, keyboard and mouse into Mac mini. Turn it on. And just like that, everything works together. That's one of the great things about Mac mini. You can mix and match it with almost anything
  • It's easy to connect Mac mini to the biggest screen in the house - your HDTV - courtesy of a built-in HDMI port. All it takes is one HDMI cable to start enjoying movies and TV shows from iTunes, browsing the web and flipping through your photo library, all in brilliant HD
  • here's also a handy control that lets you adjust the output on Mac mini to fill even the biggest HDTV screen
  • when you just want to listen to music, you can play your entire iTunes collection through your home entertainment center, or stream it to a set of speakers in any room via an AirPort Express Base Station
  • Mac mini comes with a 500GB hard drive. So you can pack in your photo libraries, movies, music, files and more, more, more. Need to burn discs? The external USB-based MacBook Air SuperDrive does the job for a modest cost
  • Mac mini comes with 4GB of fast 1333MHz DDR3 memory. And thanks to a removable bottom panel, it's easy to add more. Just give it a twist and you're in. Pop your new memory into the SO-DIMM slots and you're ready to go
  • Since the software on every Mac is created by the same company that makes the Mac, you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. OS X works with the processor in your Mac to deliver the best possible performance
  • The Multi-Touch trackpad on every Mac notebook gives you more than enough space to pinch, swipe and tap your way around most of the apps on your system
  • OS X gives you long battery life by dimming the screen in low-light conditions and even regulating processor activity between keystrokes

Apple Mac Mini Specifications

Processor 2.5GHz Intel Core i5
Cache L3: 3MB
Memory Slots: 2x 204-pin SO-DIMM
Type: PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 2GB (2x1GB)
Capacity: 8GB
Graphics Display Intel GMA HD 3000 with 288MB of Shared DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Bays: 1x
Installed: 500GB 5400rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive No
Ports 1x Thunderbolt
1x 9-pin FireWire-800
4x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone
Memory Card Reader 1x SDXC
Wired 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wireless Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
Operating System Mac OS X Mavericks
Electrical Requirements AC: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Maximum Continuous Power: 85W
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 50-95deg.F (10-35deg.C)
Storage Temperature: -40-116deg.F (-40-47deg.C)
Relative Humidity: 5-95%, non-condensing
Maximum Altitude: 10,000' (3048 m)
Typical Acoustical Performance: 16dBa SPL (Idle)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.7 x 1.4 x 7.7" (19.7 x 3.6 x 19.7cm)
Weight 2.7 lb (1.22kg)
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