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13 Reasons For
On average Apple few processor core PCs have excellent ratings as do all desktop computers produced by Apple.
According to sales data from Amazon, the 2.6GHz is one the most popular personal computer currently available for sale.
Only Released Five Months Ago
This Apple PC was released just five months ago, so it is likely to have more advanced features than some of the older PCs.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The Apple 2.6GHz has one of the biggest hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst few processor core PCs of this age. The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec PCs that were launched in the last year is 640GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 500GB to 2TB.
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Apple 2.6GHz has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that were released in the last year. The average total storage capacity of PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 2.6GHz is 550GB.
There are a number of alternative 1TB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available which you might also want to consider including a cheaper computer such as the Acer Veriton X2640G, or the HP 460-p035na or you might consider a better rated computer such as the Lenovo 510s.
+8 More reasons for
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of latest desktop computers is 4.6GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Apple 2.6GHz has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other new few processor core PCs.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB memory personal computers currently available including a cheaper desktop computer such as the HP 460-p035na, or the Alienware Steam Machine or you might consider a better rated desktop computer such as the Lenovo 510s.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on personal computers that were released in the last year.
Supports One Case Placement
The number of placements supported by the Apple 2.6GHz is more than most few processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months. The most frequently supported case placement is Vertical, but this case placement is not supported by this computer. The case placements Horizontal are also supported by this Apple computer.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Apple 2.6GHz is a four USB 3.0 port personal computer.
Has One Memory Slot
The Apple 2.6GHz has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
With a height of only 36 millimeters, the Apple 2.6GHz is fairly short compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been available for the last year. Latest few processor core PCs have heights of between 27mm and 500mm.
With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Apple 2.6GHz is one of the lighter few processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 2.6GHz amongst few processor core PCs of this age. The lightest latest few processor core computer is 440g heavy, the heaviest is 15kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.
7 Reasons Against
Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
With a max internal memory supported processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Apple 2.6GHz has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors amongst personal computers of this age. Few processor core PCs that came out in the last 12 months have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 38GB.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Apple 2.6GHz has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst few processor core PCs of this age. Across all the new few processor core PCs the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 690MHz.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The Apple 2.6GHz has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst few processor core PCs of this age. PCs that were launched in the last 12 months have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.7GHz.
If you would prefer a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the 460-p035na (3.2GHz and cheaper), the 400 G2 Mini ($456.40) (3.2GHz and cheaper), or the 400 G2 DM (3.2GHz and cheaper) all from HP.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs that came out in the last 12 months.
+4 More reasons against
Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed
At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Apple 2.6GHz has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that came out in the last year. Similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 2.6GHz have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.
Only Supports One Compatible Memory Card
The number of compatible memory card supported by the Apple 2.6GHz is more than most few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported compatible memory card is SD, but this compatible memory card is not supported by this Apple personal computer. The compatible memory cards SDXC are also supported by this PC.
Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate
The system bus data transfer rates of new few processor core PCs range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 6.2GT/s. The Apple 2.6GHz has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) amongst personal computers of this age.
1 Other reason to consider the Apple 2.6GHz
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
If the storage speed of this few processor core computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 400 G3 SFF (SSD), or the Lenovo M700 Tiny ($579.95) (SSD) which is also cheaper.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel Iris Graphics 5100, Intel Iris Graphics
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 47
0 - 10000
Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 95
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
IPhoto,iMovie,GarageBand,Pages,Numbers,Keynote,Maps,iBooks,Safari,Mail,FaceTime,Messages,Calendar,Contacts,Reminders,Time Machine,iTunes,Game Center,Preview,Notes,Mac App Store
MasterWayne would recommend the Apple Mac mini - Late 2014 MGEM2 / MGEQ2 / MGEN2 (Verified Purchase)
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