Apple Mac mini (late 2012)

Eschewing an optical drive, and shipping with OS X Mountain Lion, the 2012 Mac mini also packs in Intel Ivy Bridge processors, an HDMI port, and a Thunderbolt port.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 23, 2012
  • 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

As soon as it was unveiled on stage in October, I started looking forward to getting the new iMac in for review. See, my main machine is a 13-inch MacBook Air, which I mostly love. But sometimes I want a bigger screen for watching movies, or more processing power when I'm dealing with photos or video, or a half-decent GPU when I feel like playing games. The new iMac promised all that, in a newly slim package that would fit nicely on my desk. Then there's the Mac mini, which has occupied a...

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Basic Specs

Desktop type Small form factor
Operating system Mac OS X
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Base CPU model Core i5
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Base RAM size 4 GB
Base storage capacity 500 GB
Optical drive No
Wi-Fi Yes

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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 Ivy Bridge
Base CPU model Core i5
Cores 2
Clockspeed 2.5 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.1 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7
Cores 4
Clockspeed 2.6 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.6 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
Max. config RAM 16 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
Slots 2
Storage
Options HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD), Hybrid Drive
Base storage type HDD (5400RPM)
Base storage capacity 500 GB
Max. config HDD 1 TB
Max. config SSD 256 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD
Optical Drive
Optical drive No
Ports
USB 3.0 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
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