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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 2 Core Intel Core I7 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

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2 Intel Core I7 2.6GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Computers

Apple few processor core personal computers have excellent ratings on average and across all computers Apple is one of the top rated manufacturers.

SSD Storage Medium

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most computers that have been available for around the same time as it. Most few processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

The worst storage speed across comparable types of personal computer is HDD.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that have been available for more than two years. The average internal memory of PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5.2GB.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on few processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Mac Mini Late 2014 is a eight processor thread personal computer.

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Very Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacities amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest solid-state drive capacity of desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 8GB and the biggest is 260GB.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Mac Mini Late 2014 is more than most few processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported compatible memory card is SD, but this compatible memory card is not supported by this personal computer. The compatible memory cards SDXC are also supported by this Apple personal computer.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Mac Mini Late 2014 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.1GHz. The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. When compared to other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Mac Mini Late 2014 that we have assessed the processor cache of, the Mac Mini Late 2014's processor cache of 6 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of computers of this age and spec is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB. When compared to other few processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Mac Mini Late 2014 that we have assessed, the L3 cache of the Mac Mini Late 2014 of 6 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is more than most few processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is more than most similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 desktop computer.

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Very Short

Comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 have heights of between 22mm and 430mm. With a height of only 36 millimeters, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is fairly short compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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2 Reasons Against

Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a very small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the Mac Mini Late 2014. Across all the personal computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Mini Late 2014 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014. The average total storage capacity of few processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 560GB, and the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 2TB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014

Released Over Two Years Ago

Apple released the Mac Mini Late 2014 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Thread
L3 Cache
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
LightScribe Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
Water Cooling System
Performance
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Floppy Drive Installed
Operating Temperature Range
Networking Feature
Compliance Industry Standard
Speaker
Power Supply Type
Power Supply Type
Technical Details
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(37)
26 August 2015

The Mac Mini 2014 is a good upgrade for what was already an excellent entry-level Mac system but comes at the expense of easy upgrades...

Expert Reviews

6 April 2015

The lack of user-upgrades is a step backwards and may deter IT admins from deploying the Mac Mini...

18 March 2015

While the entry-level Mac mini (Late 2014) is priced attractively at £399, it would benefit from a memory upgrade at least to 8 GB, especially since this upgrade will never be possible later. By...

1 March 2015

Mashable.com

Desktop computers aren't dead. Plenty of people use those anchored computers day in and day out, and for good reason: They're more powerful and less expensive than their mobile counterparts.The... Read more…

12 February 2015

While its sealed-case limitations will turn off power users, Apple's least expensive Mac delivers a solid OS X experience in a compact box with similar performance to the entry-level MacBook Air...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 October 2014 by Nsfw

Find a 2012 quad core i7 while you still can!

Reviewed 23 October 2014 by NoBueno

The "new" Mac Mini is a major downgrade compared to the last release back TWO YEARS AGO...

Reviewed 24 October 2014 by Mizu

I've been waiting for this mac to come out for a long time. This mac mini and it's $699 brother both use the Haswell Intel processors which have better graphics and are a little more power... Read more…

Reviewed 5 December 2014 by Nickashley

If you are not looking for the fastest or most upgradable and you just want an Apple Mac (with all the Apple software) for basic browsing, office and web browsing. This is not future proof...... Read more…

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Somtam

I moved over from a windows based laptop and I absolutely love the operating system but this computer is ridiculously slow loading even basic we browsing pages. I have used my phone as an... Read more…

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