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Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB Fusion Drive

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Apple Personal Computers Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 1,172 expert and owner reviews for Apple computers and found that on average Apple has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Apple has excellent reviews specifically within its few processor cores computers range.

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,200 megahertz) amongst personal computers of this age.

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

The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity PC. Most of the other few processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of desktop computers of this type and age range from 1GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 650GB. The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Mac Mini Late 2014. The total storage capacitys of comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 range from 8GB to 3TB.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Mac Mini Late 2014 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst few processor cores computers of this age. Across all the similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.7GB.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Four Processor Threadss

Most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec only have between two and three processor threadss, however the Mac Mini Late 2014 has four processor threadss.

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Has One Cables Included

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a greater number of included cables than most computers of this spec and age. This personal computer has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on few processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Light

The average weight of few processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 4.7kg, and the weights range from 140g to 16kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Mac Mini Late 2014 is one of the lighter few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

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2 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of few processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 is 29GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 64GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.

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3 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.

Fusion Drive Storage Media

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a faster storage speed than most PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This computer has a Fusion Drive storage media, whereas most PCs that were released one year ago have an HDD storage media. A fusion drive uses a combination of a traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and a Solid State Drive (SSD). The bulk of the storage is on the HDD which is cheaper, but items which are accessed frequently are stored in the SSD to improve performance.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a pretty average processor frequency (2.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
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Optical Drive
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Operating System Installed
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
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Cabling Technology
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SmartCard Slot
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Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Infrared Data Port
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Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Depth
Width
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Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included

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Expert Reviews

(38)
18 August 2015

The lack of user-upgrades is a step backwards and may deter IT admins from deploying the Mac Mini...

3 April 2015

The Mac mini (late 2014 edition) is an affordable and attractive OS X machine, though it sacrifices the upgradability of previous models...

1 March 2015

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12 February 2015

While its sealed-case limitations will turn off power users, Apple's least expensive Mac delivers a solid OS X experience in a compact box with similar performance to the entry-level MacBook Air...

12 February 2015

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User Reviews

(908)
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 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 27 February 2015 by Boslon

I purchased this Mac Mini about one week ago and, having owned many Apple computers, I didn't think too much about the specification, assuming that it would be adequate for my relatively light... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2015 by Stripey0

Very good value for money. My existing monitor works fine with it. It is fast enough for me and I am very pleased with my purchase...

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