Apple Mac mini (mid 2011)

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.

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

What You Need To Know

  • Its lack of an optical drive marks the beginning of a move away from physical media
  • Its small size and inclusion of an HDMI port has made it a popular device to use solely as a media center

Verge Review

The Mac mini has long been the lovably lost scamp of the the Mac family, produced and sold with as seemingly little fanfare as possible. (Quick: where are the minis located in your local Apple store?) No matter: we’ve seen minis used as everything from high-load-bearing servers to HTPCs to just plain old desktop machines. People love the damn thing — it’s one of the smallest and most power-efficient compact PCs available. The only problem was that the mini has traditionally offered fairly...

Read the full review

Basic Specs

Desktop type Small form factor
Operating system Mac OS X
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Base CPU model Core i5-2410
Graphics type Optional
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
Base RAM size 2 GB
Base storage capacity 500 GB
Optical drive No
Wi-Fi Yes

Recent News

No recent news about Apple Mac mini (mid 2011).

Recent Discussions

No recent discussions about Apple Mac mini (mid 2011).

Tech Specs

Hardware
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
Software
Operating system Mac OS X
Processor (base)
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 (max)
Brand Intel
Family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i7-2620M
Cores 2
Clockspeed 2.7 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.4 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Optional
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
GPU (max)
Discrete GPU brand AMD
Discrete GPU model Radeon HD 6630M
Dedicated VRAM size 256 MB
Memory
Base RAM size 2 GB
Max. config RAM 8 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1333 MHz
Slots 2
Storage
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
Optical Drive
Optical drive No
Ports
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
Connectivity
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
Power
PSU wattage 85 W
Bundled Accessories
Bundled Accessories HDMI to DVI adapter
Back to top ^
X
Log In Sign Up

If you currently have a username with "@" in it, please email support@voxmedia.com.

forgot?
forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot username?

We'll email it to you.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Try another email?

Forgot username?

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.