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Eschewing an optical drive, and shipping with OS X Lion, the 2011 Mac mini also packs in Intel Sandy Bridge processors, an HDMI port, and a Thunderbolt port.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jul. 20, 2011
  • Price at launch: $599.00

Availability

  • Desktop type: Small form factor
  • Case Dimensions (largest): 7.7 inches
  • Case Dimensions (middle): 7.7 inches
  • Case Dimensions (smallest): 1.4 inches
  • Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Color: Silver

Hardware

  • Operating system: Mac OS X

Software

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Base CPU model: Core i5-2410
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.9 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2620M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.4 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Optional
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000

GPU (base)

  • Discrete GPU brand: AMD
  • Discrete GPU model: Radeon HD 6630M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 256 MB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 2 GB
  • Max. config RAM: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz
  • Slots: 2

Memory

  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base storage type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base storage capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 750 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 256 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD

Storage

  • Optical drive: No

Optical Drive

  • USB: 4
  • FireWire 800: 1
  • Thunderbolt: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Ports

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Connectivity

  • PSU wattage: 85 W

Power

HDMI to DVI adapter

Bundled Accessories

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