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Apple Mac Mini Early 2013
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Apple Mac Mini Early 2013 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.3GHz 4GB 2TB 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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8 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Apple is one of the leading PC brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all desktop computers.

L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on personal computers of this age and type.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Mac Mini Early 2013 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most comparable spec computers that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported compatible memory card is SD, but this compatible memory card is not supported by this desktop computer. The compatible memory cards SDXC are also supported by this PC.

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Shallow

With a depth of only 197 millimeters, the Apple Mac Mini Early 2013 is quite shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Mini Early 2013. Medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have depths of between 33mm and 690mm, and the average depth is 360mm.

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Light

The weights of personal computers of this age and type range from 250g to 24kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Mac Mini Early 2013's weight is one of the lightest amongst PCs of this type and age.

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Very Short

At only 36 millimeters, the Apple Mac Mini Early 2013 is quite short compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the Mac Mini Early 2013. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Mac Mini Early 2013 the heights range from 19mm to 560mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Mac Mini Early 2013 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the Mac Mini Early 2013. The processor clock speeds of computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Mini Early 2013 range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec computers that were launched 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.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of computers of this age and spec range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 7,100 RPM. The Mac Mini Early 2013 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Mini Early 2013.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. The Mac Mini Early 2013 has a fairly small processor cache (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port

Most personal computers of this spec and age have one Firewire (IEEE 1394) port, including the Apple Mac Mini Early 2013 which has one Firewire (IEEE 1394) port.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Mac Mini Early 2013 is 3.6GHz. At only 3.3 gigahertz, the Apple Mac Mini Early 2013 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Mini Early 2013

Released Over Three Years Ago

Apple released the Mac Mini Early 2013 over three years ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Mac Mini Early 2013 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Mini Early 2013.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Apple Mac Mini Early 2013 has a pretty average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Mini Early 2013.

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Average Internal Memory

The Mac Mini Early 2013 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

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System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Performance
Product Type
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Cooling Type
Speakers

8 Awards

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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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