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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014
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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.3GHz 2GB 500GB HDD

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2 Intel Core I5 2.3GHz 2GB Mar 2012
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8 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Apple has excellent average ratings for its few processor core computers as well as across its entire PC range compared to other brands.

L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core computers that are a similar age to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on few processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported compatible memory card is SD, but this compatible memory card is not supported by this Apple desktop computer. The compatible memory cards SDXC are also supported by this Apple personal computer.

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Has One Cable Included

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of included cables than most personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Mac Mini Late 2014 is quite light compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Mac Mini Late 2014. Few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Mac Mini Late 2014 have weights of between 600g and 16kg, and the average weight is 5.4kg.

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Very Short

Personal computers of this type and age have heights of between 22mm and 450mm, and the average height is 210mm. At only 36 millimeters, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is fairly short compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec PCs that have been around for more than two years have maximum graphics adapter memory capacities of between 0.28GB and 1.8GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 0.288 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory capacities amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of computers that have been available for more than two years range from 1GB to 4.1TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 288 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the computers of this age and spec the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.9GB. When compared to other few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014, the internal memory of the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2.3 gigahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst few processor core computers of this age. Computers of a comparable spec and age to the Mac Mini Late 2014 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3.9GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on personal computers of this type and age. 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 Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 288 megabytes, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 1.6GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 250MB to 4.1GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of personal computers that came out more than two years ago range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz. When compared to other similar spec PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014, the memory clock speed of the Mac Mini Late 2014 of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Mac Mini Late 2014 the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 280MB to 1.8GB. At only 288 megabytes, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the desktop computers of this spec and age the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB. The Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of few processor core computers that have been available for more than two years is 6,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Apple computer has been on the market for over four years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

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Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Video
Integrated Graphics Adapter (UMA/GMA)
Graphics
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
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Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
DVI Port
Thunderbolt Port
USB 2.0 Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
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Standby Power Consumption
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Weight & Dimensions
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Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
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Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Cable Included
Display Resolution
AC Adapter
Other Features
Wireless Technology
Form Factor
Graphics Adapter Family
Maximum SMP Processor
Floppy Drive Installed
Built-In Microphone
Mac Compatibile
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Speaker
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Intel Visual Technology

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26 August 2015

The Mac Mini 2014 is a good upgrade for what was already an excellent entry-level Mac system but comes at the expense of easy upgrades...

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6 April 2015

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

18 March 2015

While the entry-level Mac mini (Late 2014) is priced attractively at £399, it would benefit from a memory upgrade at least to 8 GB, especially since this upgrade will never be possible later. By...

1 March 2015

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User Reviews

(916)
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…

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Somtam

I moved over from a windows based laptop and I absolutely love the operating system but this computer is ridiculously slow loading even basic we browsing pages. I have used my phone as an... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers mc815ta, mc815daae, mc815d/aae, apple mc815, apple mc815b, apple mc815ba, mc815daz0m800013, mc815daz0m80004j, mc815d/a_z0m80004j, mc815d/a_z0m800013
Barcodes 00200002272003, 00885909455225, 00885909455270, 00885909455423, 00885909455430, 00885909455447, 04250494905299, 08859094552252

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