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Apple Mac Mini Early 2013 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.3GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7 2.3GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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Processors Up To 2x Faster. Done And Done.With third-generation Intel Core processors, Mac mini keeps up with computers twice its size. You can choose a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5. Or go for... More
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10 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its PCs

We checked the expert and user reviews of hundreds of desktop computers to determine an average rating for each computer manufacturer. On average computers from Apple have excellent ratings from experts and owners.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the PCs that are a comparable age to the Mac Mini Early 2013 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 720GB. The Mac Mini Early 2013 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Two Hard Drives

The Apple Mac Mini Early 2013 has more hard drives than most of the personal computers of this type and age. This desktop computer is a two hard drive PC compared to most of the medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have one hard drive.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Mac Mini Early 2013 is more than most comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported compatible memory card is SD, but this compatible memory card is not supported by this computer. The compatible memory cards SDXC are also supported by this Apple personal computer.

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Shallow

The shallowest medium processor core personal computer that came out around the same time as the Mac Mini Early 2013 is 33mm deep, the deepest is 690mm, and the average depth is 350mm. At only 197 millimeters, the Apple Mac Mini Early 2013 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the Mac Mini Early 2013.

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Light

The lightest similar spec personal computer that has been available for more than two years is 250g heavy and the heaviest is 24kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Mac Mini Early 2013 is one of the lightest similar spec personal computers that have been available for more than two years amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Very Short

The heights of computers of this age and type range from 19mm to 3,400mm. With a height of only 36 millimeters, the Mac Mini Early 2013 is one of the shorter comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Mac Mini Early 2013 amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of desktop computers of this spec and age is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2.3 gigahertz, the Mac Mini Early 2013 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Early 2013.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age. 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.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Mac Mini Early 2013 has a very slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Mac Mini Early 2013. Medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Mac Mini Early 2013 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 7,100 RPM.

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Only One Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port

The Mac Mini Early 2013 is a one Firewire (IEEE 1394) port computer.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Early 2013 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz. At only 3.3 gigahertz, the Mac Mini Early 2013 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Early 2013.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Mini Early 2013

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Apple Mac Mini Early 2013 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Early 2013 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Optical Drive
LightScribe Optical Drive
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Operating System/software
Operating System
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
DVI Port
Thunderbolt Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Performance
Product Type
Power
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Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
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Operational Conditions
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Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
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Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Cooling Type
Speaker

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Expert Reviews

(44)
24 October 2013

The updated Mac mini gets its makeover internally rather than externally, with Ivy Bridge processors and storage upgrades hidden inside the same cuboid chassis. We would have loved if it got even...

2 October 2013

Macworld.co.uk

It's only 36 mm high. But the innocent-looking flat box with the rounded corners remains the most subversive little personal computer made by Apple Inc.The Apple Mac mini has long been the entry... Read more…

23 May 2013

Apple hasn't made any aesthetic changes to its latest Mac mini, but it didn't need to ? it's still the best-looking small-form-factor PC on the market. Instead, all Apple's attentions are on the... Read more…

10 May 2013

The 2012 version of Apple's Mac Mini, unveiled at the same event as the iPad Mini and the super-slim iMac, hasn't garnered as much attention as its spotlight-hogging counterparts, which isn't... Read more…

11 April 2013

Its now-famous square aluminium unibody sets a standard in build quality and design which is still many strides ahead of all the competition. It's delightfully minimal, with all connecting ports... Read more…

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 15 January 2013 by Christopher P.

I bought 8GB of DDR3 1600 RAM and an Intel 180GB SSD also. I used very simple guides on You Tube and was able to make a Fusion drive. My Mini is now screaming fast. I am running dual 1080p Asus... Read more…

Reviewed 25 October 2014 by Randy P.

Wish I would have done it sooner...

Reviewed 25 July 2013 by Russell B.
(Verified Purchase)

I am running VMWare ESXi on my Mac Mini with 8 virtual machines and am very happy with the performance and reliability so far. I have an entire home lab created running Windows Servers, clients... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers MD389B/A, apple md388, apple md389, apple md389b, apple md388l, apple md389ba, apple md388ll, apple md388lla
Barcodes 00662712942698, 00885909546121, 00885909546299, 00885909546381, 00885909546466, 00885909546473, 00885909546749, 00885909546848, 00885909546855, 00885909720040, 00885909720057
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