Apple ME253 vs Apple Mac Mini Late 2014

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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014
Apple ME253

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
244GB bigger total storage capacity Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a total storage capacity of 500GB, whereas the Apple ME253 is only a 256GB total storage capacity PC (244GB smaller). Read more

The total internal storage capacity is the space available for the computer to store documents, media and applications.

A bigger internal storage capacity means that you can store more applications, documents and media on the computer.

Lighter Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a weight of 1.2kg, however the Apple ME253 is a 5kg heavy PC (3.8kg heavier).
£2,021 cheaper
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 costs £446.56, whereas the Apple ME253 is £2,467.96.
More popular
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 28041 by sales volume in our PCs, but the Apple ME253 ranks No. 80228.
8 Reasons For
Four processor cores Edit
The number of processor cores on the Apple ME253 is four, but the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 only has two processor cores. Read more

The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).

A greater number of processor cores will allow the computer to run faster.

63% faster processor clock speed Edit
The Apple ME253 is a 3.7GHz processor clock speed PC. That's 2.3GHz faster than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (3.7GHz). Read more

The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.

A higher processor clock speed means that the computer can complete more calculations every second which means that applications will run faster.

Vastly bigger processor cache Edit
The Apple ME253 has a processor cache of 10MB, however the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is only a 3MB processor cache PC (7MB smaller).
Faster maximum turbo frequency Edit
The Apple ME253 is a 3.9GHz maximum turbo frequency PC. That's 1.2GHz faster than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (3.9GHz). Read more

The turbo boost is an automatic, managed accelleration of the processor when one of the cores is overloaded.

Bigger internal memory Edit
Apple ME253 is 12GB memory. That's 8GB bigger than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (12GB). Read more

A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.

A higher internal memory will allow the computer to run more quickly.

266MHz faster memory clock speed Edit
The Apple ME253 is a 1,866MHz memory clock speed PC. That's 266MHz faster than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (1,866MHz). Read more

The frequency at which the memory (e.g. RAM) runs.

Bigger maximum internal memory Edit
The Apple ME253 is a 64GB maximum internal memory PC. That's 48GB bigger than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (64GB). Read more

The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.

Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports Edit
The Apple ME253 has two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports, however the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 only has one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port. Read more

Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Only two processor cores Edit
The number of processor cores on the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is two, but the Apple ME253 only has four processor cores. Read more

The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).

A greater number of processor cores will allow the computer to run faster.

Slower processor clock speed Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a 1.4GHz processor clock speed PC. That's 2.3GHz slower than the Apple ME253 (3.7GHz). Read more

The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.

A higher processor clock speed means that the computer can complete more calculations every second which means that applications will run faster.

3x smaller processor cache Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a processor cache of 3MB, however the Apple ME253 is a 10MB processor cache PC (7MB bigger).
45% slower maximum turbo frequency Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a 2.7GHz maximum turbo frequency PC. That's 1.2GHz slower than the Apple ME253 (3.9GHz). Read more

The turbo boost is an automatic, managed accelleration of the processor when one of the cores is overloaded.

Smaller internal memory Edit
Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is only 4GB memory. That's 8GB smaller than the Apple ME253 (12GB). Read more

A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.

A higher internal memory will allow the computer to run more quickly.

266MHz slower memory clock speed Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a 1,600MHz memory clock speed PC. That's 266MHz slower than the Apple ME253 (1,866MHz). Read more

The frequency at which the memory (e.g. RAM) runs.

3x smaller maximum internal memory Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a 16GB maximum internal memory PC. That's 48GB smaller than the Apple ME253 (64GB). Read more

The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.

Only one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port, however the Apple ME253 only has two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports. Read more

Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.

Six months older
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is older than the Apple ME253 by six months.
5 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller total storage capacity Edit
The Apple ME253 has a total storage capacity of 256GB, whereas the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a 500GB total storage capacity PC (244GB bigger). Read more

The total internal storage capacity is the space available for the computer to store documents, media and applications.

A bigger internal storage capacity means that you can store more applications, documents and media on the computer.

3.8kg heavier Edit
The Apple ME253 has a weight of 5kg, however the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a 1.2kg heavy PC (3.8kg lighter).
£2,021 more expensive
The Apple ME253 is more expensive than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 by £2,021.40.
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Worse selling
The Apple ME253 ranks No. 80228 by sales volume, but the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 ranks No. 28041.

Awards

6 Awards
Expert Reviews: Recommended
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mashable.com: Mashable Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
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Date Released

23 months Ago 17 months Ago

Processor

Processor Core
2 4
BEST
Processor Family
 Intel Xeon
 Intel Xeon
BEST
Processor Clock Speed
1.4GHz 3.7GHz
BEST
Processor Cache Level
 L3
 L3
BEST
Processor Cache
3MB 10MB
BEST
Maximum Turbo Frequency
2.7GHz 3.9GHz
BEST
Processor Cache Type
 L3
 L3
Processor Installed
 Processor installed
 Processor installed

Memory

Internal Memory
4GB 12GB
BEST
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Error checking and correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
1,600MHz 1,866MHz
BEST
Memory Slot
 2x SO-DIMM
 4x DIMM
 2x SO-DIMM
 4x DIMM
BEST
Memory Layout
 3 x 4
 3 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
16GB 64GB
BEST
Internal Memory Type
 DDR3-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM

Storage

Total Storage Capacity
500GB
BEST
256GB
Storage Medium
 HDD
 Flash
 HDD
 Flash
BEST
Hard Drive Capacity
500GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Card
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Hard Drive Speed
5,400 RPM Unknown - Click to provide data
Hard Drive Interface
 Serial ATA
 Serial ATA
Storage Drive Installed
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data

Graphics

On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
 Intel HD Graphics 5000
 Intel HD Graphics 5000
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 2GB
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
 GDDR5
 GDDR5
BEST
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
 AMD FirePro D300
 AMD FirePro D300
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 2TB

Operating System/software

Operating System
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Networking

Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Cabling Technology
 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
 1000
 100
 10
 1000
 100
 10
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection

Ports & Interfaces

Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Out Port
1 1
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Line-Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Line-out port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 2
BEST
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
HDMI Port
1 1
Thunderbolt 2 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Thunderbolt Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
4 4

Design

Chassis Type
 Nettop
 Desktop
 Nettop
 Desktop
Case Placement
 Horizontal
 Vertical
 Horizontal
 Vertical
Case Colour
 Silver
 Black
 Silver
 Black

Performance

Password Protection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Password protection
Product Type
 PC
 PC

Processor Special Features

Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Turbo Boost technology

Power

Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60 50/60
Power Supply
85W 450W

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg
BEST
5kg
Height
36mm 251mm
Depth
197mm 167mm
Width
197mm 167mm

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 47 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Altitude
0 - 10000 0 - 5000
Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 95 5 - 95
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35 10 - 35

Certificates

EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Packaging Content

Software Driver Included
 Software driver included
 Software driver included
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Bundled Software
IPhoto,iMovie,GarageBand,Pages,Numbers,Keynote,Maps,iBooks,Safari,Mail,FaceTime,Messages,Calendar,Contacts,Reminders,Time Machine,iTunes,Game Center,Preview,Notes,Mac App Store Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
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