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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB Fusion Drive

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2 Intel Core I5 2.8GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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Apple Has Excellent Desktop Computer Reviews

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out more than two years ago. Few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Personal computers of a similar age and type to the Mac Mini Late 2014 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.6GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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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 the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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

The Mac Mini Late 2014 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the desktop computers that came out more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 600GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Desktop computers of this age and spec have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 560GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of desktop computers of this type and age is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.9GB. The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Fusion Drive Storage Medium

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a Fusion Drive storage medium which is faster than most PCs of this age and spec. Most similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. A fusion drive uses a combination of a traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and a Solid State Drive (SSD). The bulk of the storage is on the HDD which is cheaper, but items which are accessed frequently are stored in the SSD to improve performance. The best storage speed of all desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 is SSD and the worst is HDD.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to 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 desktop computer.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Mac Mini Late 2014 is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer.

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Has One Cable Included

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of included cables than most desktop computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Mac Mini Late 2014 is more than most few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently 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 desktop computer.

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Very Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014. The lightest computer that has been available for a similar time to the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 600g heavy, the heaviest is 16kg, and the average weight is 5.4kg.

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Very Short

At only 36 millimeters, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is fairly short compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the Mac Mini Late 2014. The shortest few processor core PC that came out more than two years ago is 22mm high and the tallest is 450mm.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. The average max internal memory supported processor of similar spec PCs that were released more than two years ago is 29GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 200MHz, the fastest is 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 350MHz. The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

If this few processor core PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Veriton N4630 (2.9GHz).

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Optical Drive
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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Networking
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Processor Special Features
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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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Energy Star Certified
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Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
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AC Adapter Included

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User Reviews

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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!

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

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