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Apple ME253BA 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 12GB 256GB Flash

4 Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 12GB Jan 2015
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20 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Apple desktop computers have an average rating of 91 out of 100, which is in the top 1% of all personal computer manufacturers that we have analysed.

A Best Selling Product

Across all personal computers, the ME253 is one the best selling products currently on sale according to Amazon sales data.

Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of the Apple ME253 of 6,144 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst desktop computers of this age and type. Across all the similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the ME253 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.8TB.

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Flash Storage Medium

The Apple ME253 has a Flash storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it. 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. Across all personal computers of this type and age the worst storage speed is HDD and the best is SSD.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Personal computers of this age and type have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.7 gigahertz, the Apple ME253 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the Apple ME253 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the ME253 is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB.

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Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The Apple ME253 has more Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports than most of the personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the ME253. This desktop computer is a two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port PC compared to most of the PCs that are a similar age to the ME253 which only have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

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

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Two Discrete Graphics Adapters

The Apple ME253 has more discrete graphics adapters than most of the desktop computers of a similar type and age to the ME253. Most of the medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the ME253 only have one discrete graphics adapter, however this Apple personal computer has two discrete graphics adapters.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 6,144 megabytes, the Apple ME253 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the computers of a comparable spec and age to the ME253 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Apple ME253 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory (64 gigabytes) amongst computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of PCs of a comparable age and type to the ME253 is 2GB and the biggest is 260GB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the ME253 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the ME253 that we have assessed, the Apple ME253's processor cache of 10 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This personal computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Apple ME253 is more than most personal computers that are a similar age to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by PCs of a similar type and age to the ME253.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Apple ME253 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the ME253.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Light

Medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ME253 have weights of between 38g and 100kg. At only 5 kilograms, the Apple ME253 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the ME253.

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Very Shallow

With a depth of only 167.6 millimeters, the Apple ME253 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the ME253. The depths of PCs that were released one year ago range from 31mm to 590mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £568.06

In the last 46 days the ME253 has increased in price by £568.06.

Not Cheap

We checked 135 desktop computers of this age and type and they range in price from £139 to £2,468. We think that this computer looks expensive compared to other desktop computers of this age and type.

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the ME253 range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 840GB. The Apple ME253 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Apple ME253

Released Over Two Years Ago

This desktop computer was released over two years ago.

Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Optical Drive
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Performance
Password Protection
Compatible Processor Series
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel 64
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Cable Included

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple me253, apple me253l, apple me253ll, apple me253lla, apple me253llaa, apple me253llaaz
Barcodes 00885909705368, 08592978014971

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