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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB 256GB Flash

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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25 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

The editors of Expert Reviews and Lydogbillede.dk both endorse this desktop computer and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This personal computer received a "Highly Recommended" from both Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se, both of which decided that this Apple computer was great.

The reviewer at PC Mag decided that this few processor core PC was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This Apple computer received a "Mashable Choice" award from Mashable.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This desktop computer has an average expert rating of 75% based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Pocket Lint, PC Mag and computershopper.com.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 945 user reviews the average user rating of this computer is marvellous.

Apple Computers Have Excellent Reviews

Few processor core computers built by Apple have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just few processor core computers) and found that Apple also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers who purchased it said that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Two Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 owners considered that the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 was wifi compatible. Expert website Arstechnica.com mentioned “Apple went through all of its Macs last year, updating them with new Intel Haswell CPUs and 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapters and faster SSDs” in their review of the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014. Last year expert website Maclife.com scored it 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 “The Mac mini has been updated, bringing substantially faster graphics, speedier Wi-Fi, more (and quicker) Thunderbolt 2 connections”.

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Robust

Three people who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “It's built into a sleek aluminum unibody chassis” in their review.

Good Size

Three Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 owners mentioned that it was compact. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 “Is one of the more compact desktop PCs on the market”. Theregister.co.uk mentioned “The Mac Mini remains a stylish, very compact desktop with the ability to drive greater-than-HD displays”.

Nice Design

A number of customers thought the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 was a good design. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews “In terms of design it's great”. Pocket-Lint.com said in their Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 review on expert website Pocket Lint “The iMac cuts its desktop swathe with luscious design and, recently, that 5K resolution panel has made it the all-in-one to beat”.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC was good looking. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review “It's a sleek and elegant system”.

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Good Product Quality

One Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 owner concluded that it was good quality. Expert website Pcmag.com said in their review two years ago “The Mac mini, is in top form thanks to its excellent build quality, scads of connectivity options, good selection of preloaded software” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 had a good experience.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 reviewer said in their reviews that this PC was quiet. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk mentioned “The Mac Mini is a machine I half expected Apple to quietly drop” in their review of this PC.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other personal computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of, the Mac Mini Late 2014's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Mini Late 2014 range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Flash Storage Medium

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a Flash storage medium which is faster than most PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Flash Drives 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. The storage speed of all personal computers of this age and spec ranges from HDD to SSD.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Mini Late 2014. Few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.7GB.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on few processor core computers that were released more than a year ago.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

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

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as it. 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 personal computer.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.5 gigahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 2GHz and the fastest is 5GHz.

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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 PCs of this age and spec. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other desktop computers that have been available for more than a year that we have assessed the processor cache of, the Mac Mini Late 2014's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the PCs that were released one year ago the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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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 came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Apple personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Very Short

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is one of the shorter few processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the Mac Mini Late 2014 (only 36 millimeters) amongst few processor core computers of this age. The average height of similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 190mm.

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1 Reason Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec computers that have been available for more than a year is 8GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Specification

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Storage
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Compatible Memory Cards
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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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® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
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Certificates
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Energy Star Certified
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Drivers Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included

5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(40)
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

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...

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple z0r70003, apple z0r80002, apple z0r80002e, apple z0r70003f, apple z0r70003fz, apple z0r80002ez
Barcodes 04005922096182, 04005922490362, 04005922504724, 04005922504816, 08592978029609
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