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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014
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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 16GB 512GB Flash

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 16GB Jun 2015
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19 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

On average Apple few processor core computers have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all desktop computers manufactured by Apple.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst PCs of this age.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This PC supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Mac Mini Late 2014 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.

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Flash Storage Medium

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a Flash storage medium which is faster than most few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it. Most PCs of a comparable type and age to 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. The worst storage speed of all few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year is HDD and the best is SSD.

If you want a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to consider the Asus CN60 (£134.29) (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 the total storage capacity range from 8GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB. At 512 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were released one year ago.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of this type and age.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on desktop computers of this age and type.

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Very Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

The solid-state drive capacities of few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 range from 16GB to 520GB. The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a very big solid-state drive capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released one year ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a four USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Mac Mini Late 2014 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most computers of this spec and age. 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 personal computer.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Personal computers of this type and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2GHz and 5GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Has One Cable Included

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of included cables than most computers of a similar spec and age to it. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on computers of a comparable age and type to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the PCs of this age and type the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014's processor cache is one of the biggest amongst few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently 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 PC.

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Very Short

The Mac Mini Late 2014 is quite short (only 36 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014. Across all the few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Mac Mini Late 2014 the heights range from 27mm to 500mm.

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2 Reasons Against

Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for more than a year have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 27GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 690MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014

Released Over a Year Ago

This few processor core PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3 gigahertz, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

If you are looking for a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny (£340.96) (3.1GHz), or the DELL 3020M (3.1GHz).

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Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
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Internal Memory
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Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Card
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Integrated Card Reader
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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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
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Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
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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
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
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Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Display Included
AC Adapter
Technical Details
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

(917)
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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