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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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14 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Based on 1,174 expert and user reviews, Apple has excellent ratings for its PCs. Apple also has excellent ratings specifically within its few processor core computers range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on computers of a similar type and age to it.

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

Most computers of this age and spec have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Mac Mini Late 2014 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of personal computers of this type and age range from 320GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 650GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out more than a year ago. The total storage capacity of few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 range from 8GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. The internal memory of few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.7GB.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on computers of a similar age and type 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 PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently 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 PC.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Mac Mini Late 2014 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Mac Mini Late 2014 is more than most few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Apple computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Mac Mini Late 2014 is more than most desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently 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 Apple desktop computer.

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Very Short

Desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Mini Late 2014 have heights of between 27mm and 500mm, and the average height is 190mm. The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is one of the shorter comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 (only 36 millimeters) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago is 100MHz and the fastest is 690MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to 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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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of personal computers of this age and spec is 7,000 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst PCs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Apple released the Mac Mini Late 2014.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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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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Drivers Included
Manual
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Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(33)
18 August 2015

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

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...

12 February 2015

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11 February 2015

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User Reviews

(914)
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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