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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 2 Core Intel Core I5 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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Apple Mac mini (Late 2014): Unboxing & Review
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14 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Computer Reviews

Apple has excellent average ratings for its few processor core computers as well as across its entire PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Best Seller

According to sales data from Amazon, the Mac Mini Late 2014 is one the top selling personal computer currently available.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 1.6GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB. The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other personal computers of this age and spec have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most desktop computers of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently 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 desktop computer.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Mini Late 2014 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Has One Cable Included

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of included cables than most desktop computers that were released around the same time as it. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of memory slots than most few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this PC.

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Very Short

The heights of computers of a similar age and type to the Mac Mini Late 2014 range from 22mm to 450mm, and the average height is 210mm. With a height of only 36 millimeters, the Mac Mini Late 2014 is quite short compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Mac Mini Late 2014 is one of the lighter desktop computers of this spec and age amongst few processor core computers of this age. Across all the few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014 the weights range from 600g to 16kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 29GB.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Few processor core computers that have been around for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 800MHz. When compared to other PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Mac Mini Late 2014 that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the Mac Mini Late 2014's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,200MHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 that we have checked the processor clock speed of, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014's processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest processor clock speed of few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 1GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz.

PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Acer Veriton E430G[plb_2547920_price] (3.4GHz), or the HP ProDesk 400 G1[plb_2734066_price] (3.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of this type 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.

There are a number of other HDD computers currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73[plb_2256615_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage speed of this personal computer is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini[plb_2515432_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other PCs of this type and age, the Mac Mini Late 2014's hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. The hard drive speeds of PCs of this age and type range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,900 RPM.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014. The average maximum turbo frequency of PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 3.3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 5GHz.

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4 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 Total Storage Capacity

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73[plb_2256615_price].

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP ProDesk 400 G1[plb_2734066_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available including the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73[plb_2256615_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a desktop computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 400 G1[plb_2734066_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014.

There are a number of alternative 4GB memory personal computers currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73[plb_2256615_price] which is cheaper.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Expert Reviews

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18 August 2015

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

3 April 2015

The Mac mini (late 2014 edition) is an affordable and attractive OS X machine, though it sacrifices the upgradability of previous models...

1 March 2015

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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

(952)
Reviewed 29 October 2014 by Superclean1

AWESOME, AS ALL MAC'S ARE. If you are on a budget and have your own usb keyboard and monitor, invest in a Mac Mini. I purchased the latest one as an upgrade to my 4 year old "mini" (when I sold it... Read more…

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…

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