The Mac mini (stylized with a lowercase “mini”) is a desktop computer made by Apple Inc. It is one of four desktop computers in the current Macintosh lineup, serving as an alternative to the all-in-one iMac, and sits below the performance range iMac Pro and Mac Pro. Mac mini 2018 Technical Specifications

The Mac mini is Apple’s only consumer desktop computer since 1998 to ship without a display, keyboard, or mouse. Apple initially marketed it as BYODKM (Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard, and Mouse),[3] pitching it to users switching from a traditional PC running operating systems such as Microsoft Windows.[4] It uses many laptop components to achieve its compact size.[5]

The Mac mini was introduced in January 2005, using PowerPC G4 processors. The second generation Mac mini, introduced in February 2006, carried over the design of the PowerPC version, but used Intel Core processors and other upgraded components, and made wireless connections such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi standard.

The third generation Mac mini was introduced in June 2010, with a thinner unibody aluminum case. It was the first Mac with an HDMI port, more readily positioning it as a home theater device alternative to the Apple TV.[6] Later revisions added Thunderbolt and Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.

The fourth generation Mac mini was introduced in October 2018. It carries over the design of the previous generation in a darker “space gray” finish, switches to standard solid-state storage, and replaces most data ports with USB-C.

server version of the Mac mini, bundled with the Server edition of the OS X operating system, was offered from 2009 to 2014

Mac mini (2018) – Technical Specifications

Processor Mac mini 2018 Technical Specifications

  • 4-Core
    3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3
    6MB shared L3 cache
    Configurable to:
    • 6-Core
      3.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7
      Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz
      12MB shared L3 cache
  • 6-Core
    3.0GHz 6-core Intel Core i5
    Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
    9MB shared L3 cache
    Configurable to:
    • 6-Core
      3.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7
      Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz
      12MB shared L3 cache

Memory Mac mini 2018 Technical Specifications

  • 8GB
    of 2666MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM memory
    Configurable to:
    • 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB


  • 128GB
    PCIe-based SSD
    Configurable to:
    • 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD
  • 256GB
    PCIe-based SSD
    Configurable to:
    • 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD Mac mini 2018 Technical Specifications


  • Intel UHD Graphics 630

Video Support

  • Support for the following combination of maximum concurrent display setups:
    • Up to three displays:
      Two displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt 3 plus one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0
    • Up to two displays:
      One display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt 3 plus one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output supports
    Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
    Thunderbolt 2, DVI, and VGA output supported using adapters (sold separately)
  • HDMI 2.0 display video output
    Support for one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz
    DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)


  • Built-in speaker
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • HDMI 2.0 port supports multichannel audio output

Connections and Expansion

  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:
    • DisplayPort
    • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
    • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
    • Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA supported using adapters (sold separately)
  • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.0 port
  • Gigabit Ethernet port (configurable to 10Gb Ethernet)
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack


  • Wi-Fi
    • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • Ethernet
    • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
    • Configurable to 10Gb Ethernet (Nbase-T Ethernet with support for 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb Ethernet using RJ-45 connector)


  • Height: 1.4 inches (3.6 cm)
  • Width: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
  • Depth: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)


  • 2.9 pounds (1.3 kg)

Electrical and Operating Requirements

  • Line voltage: 100–240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Maximum continuous power: 150W
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: –40° to 116° F (–40° to 47° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 90% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 16,400 feet (5000 meters)
  • Typical acoustical performance: Sound pressure level (operator position): 5 dBA at idle3

In the Box

  • Mac mini
  • Power cord

Operating System

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Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new Mac mini. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning, you can create and do amazing things.
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Features include:

  • Voice Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • Text to Speech

Built-in Apps4

  • Photos
  • iMovie
  • GarageBand
  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote
  • Siri
  • Safari
  • Mail
  • FaceTime
  • Messages
  • Maps
  • News
  • Stocks
  • Home
  • Voice Memos
  • Notes
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Reminders
  • Photo Booth
  • Preview
  • Books
  • App Store
  • Time Machine
  • TV
  • Music
  • Podcasts
  • Find My
  • QuickTime Player

Configure to Order

Configure your Mac mini with these options, only at

  • 3.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 processor
    16GB, 32GB, or 64GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
    256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD
    10Gb Ethernet

Mac mini and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more

Mac mini is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free5
  • Beryllium-free
  • 100% recycled aluminum enclosure6
  • Eco-friendly packaging
  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold7

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Mac Software

  • Logic Pro X
  • Final Cut Pro X

Displays and Adapters

  • LG UltraFine 4K Display
  • LG UltraFine 5K Display
  • USB-C to USB Adapter
  • USB-C to SD Card Reader
  • USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter
  • USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter
  • USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

Other Accessories

  • Space Gray Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
  • Space Gray Magic Mouse 2
  • Space Gray Magic Trackpad 2
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable (0.8 m)
  • Blackmagic eGPU
  • Blackmagic eGPU Pro

  • AppleCare+ for Mac

Acoustic Performance

Declared noise emission values in accordance with ECMA-109

 Sound Power Level
A,m (B)
Sound Pressure Level
Operator Position
A,m (dB)
Idle1.3 (= 0.3)5
Wireless web1.4 (= 0.3)5
  1. A,m is the mean A-weighted sound power level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 B.
  2. A,m is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at the operator position (rounded to the nearest 1 dB).
  3. 1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel)
  4. v is the statistical adder for computing upper-limit of A-weighted sound power level.
  5. The quantity, A,c (formerly called Ad) may be computed from the sum of A,m and .
  6. The Wireless web test browses 25 popular websites.
  7. Configuration tested: 3.0GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB memory, 256GB Fusion Drive, Intel UHD graphics 630.

  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  3. Acoustics measured from typical operator position sitting in front of standard Mac mini system. Acoustics may vary by configuration.
  4. iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are available on the Mac App Store. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID and a device that is compatible with the OS version required for each app.
  5. PVC-free AC power cord available in all regions except India and South Korea.
  6. Recycled material claim applies to the enclosure.
  7. Mac mini achieved a Gold rating from EPEAT in the U.S. and Canada.

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