Apple ME253 vs Apple Mac Mini Late 2014

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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
244GB bigger total storage capacity Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a total storage capacity of 500GB, whereas the Apple ME253 is only a 256GB total storage capacity PC (244GB smaller). Read more

The total internal storage capacity is the space available for the computer to store documents, media and applications.

A bigger internal storage capacity means that you can store more applications, documents and media on the computer.

Card reader integrated Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a card reader integrated, but the Apple ME253 does not have a card reader integrated. Read more

The device includes a card reader e.g. a card reader in the disk bay of a computer or thin client to permit log-on using smart/pin cards.

Lighter Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a weight of 1.2kg, however the Apple ME253 is a 5kg heavy PC (3.8kg heavier).
8 Reasons For
Four processor coress Edit
The number of processor coress on the Apple ME253 is four, but the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 only has two processor coress. Read more

The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).

A greater number of processor cores will allow the computer to run faster.

63% faster processor frequency Edit
The Apple ME253 has a processor frequency of 3.7GHz. That's 2.3GHz faster than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (3.7GHz). Read more

The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.

A higher processor clock speed means that the computer can complete more calculations every second which means that applications will run faster.

Vastly bigger processor cache Edit
The Apple ME253 has a processor cache of 10MB, however the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is only a 3MB processor cache PC (7MB smaller).
Faster processor boost frequency Edit
The Apple ME253 has a processor boost frequency of 3.9GHz. That's 1.2GHz faster than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (3.9GHz). Read more

The turbo boost is an automatic, managed accelleration of the processor when one of the cores is overloaded.

Bigger internal memory Edit
Apple ME253 is 12GB memory. That's 8GB bigger than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (12GB). Read more

A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.

A higher internal memory will allow the computer to run more quickly.

266MHz faster memory clock speed Edit
The Apple ME253 is a 1,866MHz memory clock speed PC. That's 266MHz faster than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (1,866MHz). Read more

The frequency at which the memory (e.g. RAM) runs.

Bigger maximum internal memory Edit
The Apple ME253 is a 64GB maximum internal memory PC. That's 48GB bigger than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (64GB). Read more

The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.

Two ethernet LAN (RJ-45) portss Edit
The Apple ME253 has two ethernet LAN (RJ-45) portss, however the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 only has one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports. Read more

Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Only two processor coress Edit
The number of processor coress on the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is two, but the Apple ME253 only has four processor coress. Read more

The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).

A greater number of processor cores will allow the computer to run faster.

Slower processor frequency Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a processor frequency of 1.4GHz. That's 2.3GHz slower than the Apple ME253 (3.7GHz). Read more

The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.

A higher processor clock speed means that the computer can complete more calculations every second which means that applications will run faster.

3x smaller processor cache Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a processor cache of 3MB, however the Apple ME253 is a 10MB processor cache PC (7MB bigger).
45% slower processor boost frequency Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a processor boost frequency of 2.7GHz. That's 1.2GHz slower than the Apple ME253 (3.9GHz). Read more

The turbo boost is an automatic, managed accelleration of the processor when one of the cores is overloaded.

Smaller internal memory Edit
Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is only 4GB memory. That's 8GB smaller than the Apple ME253 (12GB). Read more

A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.

A higher internal memory will allow the computer to run more quickly.

266MHz slower memory clock speed Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a 1,600MHz memory clock speed PC. That's 266MHz slower than the Apple ME253 (1,866MHz). Read more

The frequency at which the memory (e.g. RAM) runs.

3x smaller maximum internal memory Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a 16GB maximum internal memory PC. That's 48GB smaller than the Apple ME253 (64GB). Read more

The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.

Only one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports, however the Apple ME253 only has two ethernet LAN (RJ-45) portss. Read more

Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.

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3 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller total storage capacity Edit
The Apple ME253 has a total storage capacity of 256GB, whereas the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a 500GB total storage capacity PC (244GB bigger). Read more

The total internal storage capacity is the space available for the computer to store documents, media and applications.

A bigger internal storage capacity means that you can store more applications, documents and media on the computer.

Does not have a card reader integrated Edit
The Apple ME253 does not have a card reader integrated, whereas the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 does. Read more

The device includes a card reader e.g. a card reader in the disk bay of a computer or thin client to permit log-on using smart/pin cards.

3.8kg heavier Edit
The Apple ME253 has a weight of 5kg, however the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a 1.2kg heavy PC (3.8kg lighter).

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Processor

Processor Cores
2 4
BEST
Processor Family
 Intel Xeon
 Intel Xeon
BEST
Processor Frequency
1.4GHz 3.7GHz
BEST
PCI Express Slots Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
Processor Threads
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
System Bus Rate
5GT/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cache Level
 L3
 L3
BEST
Processor Cache
3MB 10MB
BEST
Processor Socket
 BGA1168
 BGA1168
Processor Boost Frequency
2.7GHz 3.9GHz
BEST
Processor Model
 260
 260u
BEST
 260
 260u
ECC Supported by Processor
 ECC supported by processor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
 Dual
 Dual
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
25.6GB/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
1,333MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Types Supported by Processor
 DDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L
 DDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Conflict Free Processor
 Conflict Free processor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Stepping
C0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Tjunction
100°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Operating Modes
 64-bit
BEST
 64-bit
PCI Express Configurations
 2x4
 4x1
BEST
 2x4
 4x1
Processor Codename
 Haswell
 Haswell
Processor Lithography
22nm Unknown - Click to provide data
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
15W Unknown - Click to provide data
Bus Type
 DMI
 DMI2
 DMI
 DMI2
Processor Cache Type
 L3
 L3
Number of Processors Installed
 Number of processors installed
 Number of processors installed

Memory

Internal Memory
4GB 12GB
BEST
ECC
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECC
Memory Clock Speed
1,600MHz 1,866MHz
BEST
Memory Slots
 2x SO-DIMM
 4x DIMM
 2x SO-DIMM
 4x DIMM
BEST
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
 3 x 4
 3 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
16GB 64GB
BEST
Internal Memory Type
 DDR3-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM

Storage

Total Storage Capacity
500GB
BEST
256GB
Storage Media
 HDD
 Flash
 HDD
 Flash
BEST
Hard Drive Capacity
500GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Hard Drive Speed
5,400 RPM Unknown - Click to provide data
Hard Drive Interface
 Serial ATA
 Serial ATA
Number of Storage Drives Installed
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
BEST
 Card reader integrated

Graphics

On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
 Intel HD Graphics 5000
 Intel HD Graphics 5000
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 2GB
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
 GDDR5
 GDDR5
BEST
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
 Not available
 Not available
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 2TB
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
0xA26 Unknown - Click to provide data
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
 11.1
 11
BEST
 11.1
 11
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
1,000MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
200MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
1.74GB Unknown - Click to provide data
On-Board Graphics Adapter
 On-board graphics adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
 Intel HD Graphics
 Intel HD Graphics

Software

Operating System Installed
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Networking

Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 1000
 100
 10
 1000
 100
 10
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Ports & Interfaces

Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SmartCard Slot
 SmartCard slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
S/PDIF Out Port
 S/PDIF out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Line-Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Line-out
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 2
BEST
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Combo Headphone/mic Port
 Combo headphone/mic port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of SATA III Connectors
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
4 4

Design

Chassis Type
 Nettop
 Desktop
 Nettop
 Desktop
Placement Supported
 Horizontal
 Vertical
 Horizontal
 Vertical
Colour of Product
 Silver
 Black
 Silver
 Black
Water Cooling System
 Water cooling system
 Water cooling system

Performance

Password Protection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Password protection
Product Type
 PC
 PC

Processor Special Features

Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
 Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
 Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
 Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
 Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
 Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Smart Connect Technology
 Intel Smart Connect Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
 Intel® Smart Response Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® VPro™ Technology
 Intel® vPro™ Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
 Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel 64
 Intel 64
Unknown - Click to provide data
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
 Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
 Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Secure Key
 Intel® Secure Key
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Clear Video Technology
 Intel Clear Video Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
 Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel FDI Technology
 Intel FDI Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel TSX-NI
 Intel TSX-NI
Unknown - Click to provide data
Idle States
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Insider™
 Intel® Insider™
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
 Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Execute Disable Bit
 Execute Disable Bit
Unknown - Click to provide data
InTru™ 3D Technology
 InTru™ 3D Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
 Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
 Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Fast Memory Access
 Intel Fast Memory Access
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Flex Memory Access
 Intel Flex Memory Access
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
 Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Instruction Sets
 AVX
 AVX 2.0
 SSE
 SSE4.1
 SSE4.2
 AVX
 AVX 2.0
 SSE
 SSE4.1
 SSE4.2
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
 Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Enhanced Halt State
 Intel Enhanced Halt State
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Code
SR16T Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
 Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
 Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Package Size
40mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
CPU Configuration (max)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
 Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Demand Based Switching
 Intel Demand Based Switching
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel ME Firmware Version
 9.5
BEST
 9.5
Intel® Smart Cache
 Intel® Smart Cache
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor ARK ID
75030 Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60 50/60
Power Supply
85W 450W

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg
BEST
5kg
Height
36mm 251mm
Depth
197mm 167mm
Width
197mm 167mm

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
-40 - 47 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Altitude
0 - 10000 0 - 5000
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 95 5 - 95
Operating Temperature (T-T)
10 - 35 10 - 35

Certificates

EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Packaging Content

Drivers Included
 Drivers included
 Drivers included
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Bundled Software
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Mouse Included
 Mouse included
 Mouse included
Display Included
 Display included
 Display included
Keyboard Supplied
 Keyboard supplied
 Keyboard supplied
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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