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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB Flash

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Apple Computers Have Excellent Reviews

On average Apple few processor core computers have excellent ratings compared to other brands as do all PCs manufactured by Apple.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on few processor core computers that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (1.74 gigabytes) amongst few processor core computers of this age. Across all the PCs of a similar age and type to the Mac Mini Late 2014 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Flash Storage Medium

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a Flash storage medium which is faster than most desktop computers of this spec and age. Most desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Flash Drives 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. Desktop computers of this type and age storage media range from HDD (worst) to SSD (best).

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth considering include the Asus CN60[plb_3089875_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of PCs of this type and age range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst few processor core computers that were released one year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on similar spec computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and type 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 comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 were released more than a year ago. The most commonly 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 personal computer.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is more than most personal computers of this spec and age. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on computers of this spec and age.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this Apple desktop computer.

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Very Short

The Mac Mini Late 2014 is quite short (only 36 millimeters) compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Mac Mini Late 2014. The average height of few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 190mm.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Mac Mini Late 2014. The max internal memory supported processors of few processor core computers that were released one year ago range from 4GB to 64GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of personal computers of a similar age and type to the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 300MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 690MHz. The Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 range from 8GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released one year ago.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo M73[plb_3254981_price] (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

If you would prefer a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Zotac Zotac[plb_3128272_price] (2.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
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
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
Intel Insider
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
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
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Display Included
AC Adapter

6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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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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