Mac mini features fourth-generation Intel Core processors, faster integrated graphics, Thunderbolt 2, next-generation Wi-Fi, and plenty of ports. Everything you expect from a Mac. And more. With...
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Based on 1,174 expert and user reviews, Apple has excellent ratings for its PCs. Apple also has excellent ratings specifically within its few processor core computers range compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on computers of a similar type and age to it.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most computers of this age and spec have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Mac Mini Late 2014 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of personal computers of this type and age range from 320GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 650GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.
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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out more than a year ago. The total storage capacity of few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 range from 8GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB.
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Fairly Big Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. The internal memory of few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.7GB.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers of a similar spec and age to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and type to it.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on computers of a similar age and type to it.
Supports One Compatible Memory Card
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently supported compatible memory card is SD, but this compatible memory card is not supported by this personal computer. The compatible memory cards SDXC are also supported by this Apple PC.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Mac Mini Late 2014 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the Mac Mini Late 2014 is more than most few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Apple computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Mini Late 2014.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Mac Mini Late 2014 is more than most desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this Apple desktop computer.
Desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Mini Late 2014 have heights of between 27mm and 500mm, and the average height is 190mm. The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is one of the shorter comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 (only 36 millimeters) amongst few processor core computers of this age.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago is 100MHz and the fastest is 690MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Mac Mini Late 2014.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to 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.
Very Slow Hard Drive Speed
The average hard drive speed of personal computers of this age and spec is 7,000 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst PCs of this age.
2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Apple released the Mac Mini Late 2014.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Mini Late 2014.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
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-SDRAM, DDR3L, 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 5100, Intel Iris Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
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 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
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
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
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
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