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15 Reasons For
Apple few processor core PCs have excellent reviews on average and across all PCs Apple is one of the leading manufacturers.
A Top Selling Personal Computer
The 2.6GHz is a popular choice of computer.
Only Released Five Months Ago
Apple only released the 2.6GHz five months ago.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many new few processor core PCs.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most similar spec desktop computers that have been available for the last year have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Apple 2.6GHz which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Apple 2.6GHz has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months. The average hard drive capacity of new few processor core PCs is 640GB.
There are a number of alternative 1TB hard drive capacity PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the 550-230na (£379.95), or the 460-p035na (£359.99) both from HP or the Acer Veriton X2640G (£373.68) which is cheaper.
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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
Across all the few processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 2.6GHz the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Apple 2.6GHz has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 2.6GHz.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity computers currently available including the 550-230na (£379.95), or the 550-232na (£382.97) both from HP which is cheaper.
Very Big Internal Memory
The smallest internal memory of personal computers that were released in the last 12 months is 2GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 4.6GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Apple 2.6GHz has one of the bigger internal memory amongst desktop computers of this age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB memory desktop computers currently available including the HP 460-p035na (£359.99) which is cheaper; or the Lenovo 510s (£379.95) which has better reviews.
Supports One Case Placement
The number of placements supported by the Apple 2.6GHz is more than most recently released comparable spec desktop computers. The most commonly supported case placement is Vertical, but this case placement is not supported by this desktop computer. The case placements Horizontal are also supported by this Apple personal computer.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The Apple 2.6GHz has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.1 gigahertz) amongst few processor core PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of new few processor core PCs is 2GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.
LPDDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Apple 2.6GHz has a newer internal memory type than most comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it. This Apple desktop computer has an LPDDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most computers that have been available for around the same time as it have a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type.
This desktop computer's internal memory type (LPDDR3-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type amongst all desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the 2.6GHz.
A DDR-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type across comparable types of desktop computer.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Apple 2.6GHz is more than most similar spec computers that were launched in the last 12 months. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this PC. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this computer.
The Apple 2.6GHz is fairly short (only 36 millimeters) compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 2.6GHz. The average height of similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 2.6GHz is 220mm.
The average weight of few processor core PCs that came out in the last year is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 360g to 15kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Apple 2.6GHz is one of the lighter latest desktop computers amongst few processor core PCs of this age.
9 Reasons Against
Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
The Apple 2.6GHz has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of new computers is 4GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 37GB.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the similar spec computers that came out in the last year the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 690MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 330MHz. The Apple 2.6GHz has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other newly released few processor core PCs.
Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
The Apple 2.6GHz has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other new desktop computers. Across all the new few processor core PCs the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 35GB/s.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on similar spec PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
+6 More reasons against
We think this desktop computer looks expensive compared to other recently released few processor core PCs. The price range of recently released few processor core PCs is from £99 to £907.
Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed
With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Apple 2.6GHz has one of the slowest hard drive speeds amongst few processor core PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 2.6GHz is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 7,100 RPM.
Only Supports One Compatible Memory Card
The number of compatible memory card supported by the Apple 2.6GHz is more than most few processor core PCs that were released in the last year. 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 Apple computer.
Only One Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Most new PCs have one Firewire (IEEE 1394) port, including the Apple 2.6GHz which has one Firewire (IEEE 1394) port.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
At only 1,600 megahertz, the Apple 2.6GHz has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the 2.6GHz. The memory clock speeds of few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the 2.6GHz range from 1,300MHz to 2,200MHz.
2 Other reasons to consider the Apple 2.6GHz
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as 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.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative HDD computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the 400 G2 Mini (£380.86), or the 600 G2 (£352.26) both from HP or the Acer Veriton X2640G (£373.68).
If you want a PC with a faster storage speed then you might want to look at the HP 400 G3 SFF (£359.99) (SSD and cheaper), or the Lenovo M700 Tiny (£444.00) (SSD and cheaper).
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.6 gigahertz, the Apple 2.6GHz has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched in the last 12 months.
If this Apple computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the 400 G2 Mini (£380.86) (3.2GHz and cheaper), or the 400 G2 (£367.97) (3.2GHz and cheaper) both from HP or the Alienware Steam Machine (£278.53) (3.2GHz and cheaper).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel Iris Graphics, Intel Iris Graphics 5100
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L), PC
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 47
0 - 10000
Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 95
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
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
Intel Virtualization Technology
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Manufacturer Part Numbers
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