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Apple Mac Mini Late 2012
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Apple Mac Mini Late 2012 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

4 Intel Core I7 2.3GHz 8GB Jun 2013
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10 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Computer Reviews

Personal computers built by Apple generally have excellent reviews compared to other brands.

SSD Storage Medium

The Mac Mini Late 2012 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most desktop computers that came out more than two years ago. Most medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) 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.

This personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

The worst storage speed amongst comparable types of personal computer is HDD.

We compared this computer to all the other SSD computers and we think the DELL Precision T1700 SFF (£600.28) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 520GB. With a solid-state drive capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2012 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacities amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Apple Mac Mini Late 2012 is more than most desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently supported compatible memory card is SD, but this compatible memory card is not supported by this PC. The compatible memory cards SDXC are also supported by this personal computer.

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Has One Cable Included

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2012 has a greater number of included cables than most medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Shallow

With a depth of only 197 millimeters, the Mac Mini Late 2012 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2012. Across all the computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2012 the depths range from 33mm to 690mm, and the average depth is 360mm.

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Very Light

The lightest medium processor core desktop computer that is a comparable age to the Mac Mini Late 2012 is 250g heavy, the heaviest is 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg. The Mac Mini Late 2012 is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2012.

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Very Short

At only 36 millimeters, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2012 is fairly short compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2012. The shortest personal computer of a similar age and type to the Mac Mini Late 2012 is 19mm high, the tallest is 560mm, and the average height is 280mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2012 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age. Across all the computers that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2.3 gigahertz, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2012 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for more than two years. The processor clock speeds of desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Mac Mini Late 2012 range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz.

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Only One Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port

The Mac Mini Late 2012 is a one Firewire (IEEE 1394) port desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2012 have one Firewire (IEEE 1394) port.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Desktop computers of this age and spec have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2012 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2012.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.3 gigahertz, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2012 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2012 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Mini Late 2012

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Apple released the Mac Mini Late 2012.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2012 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age.

If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (12GB), or the DELL XPS 8700 (12GB).

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Operating System/software
Networking
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
DVI Port
Thunderbolt Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Display
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Display Included
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

Nowy Mac mini wygl?da podobnie jak poprzednik poza jednym szczegó?em ? brakiem szczeliny dla nap?du optycznego na froncie obudowy, za to pojawi?o si? nowoczesne i bardzo szybkie z??cze... Read more…

Tiny, great design
Good performance
Thunderbolt port
Elegant, space saving design
Easy accessibility of RAM modules
Heats up
No optical drive
No optical drive slot, unlike its predecessor
No USB 3.0
Slow stock hard drive
29 April 2016

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15 December 2012

Grundsätzlich ist das Hardware-Update im Mac Mini eine gelungene Sache. Die leichten Rückschritte in puncto 3D-Leistung gleicht der Kleine spielend durch mehr CPU-Leistung und geringeren...

4 August 2011

In attesa della recensione del nuovo Mac mini e di sapere nel dettaglio il suo affiatamento con gli SSD aftermarket, roba che sta testando Maurizio, emergono dati interessanti su cosa può fare il... Read more…

Excellent new Sandy Bridge processors
Discrete graphics chip
Powerful and versatile Thunderbolt port
Superbly engineered
Comprehensive video-out options
No optical drive
Can't run PowerPC apps
No keyboard or mouse
USB ports a little close together, iWeb and iDVD gone
Nothing significant

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 07612392241720, 07612392241904, 08592978011062, 08592978014438

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