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Mac mini (Mid 2011) – Technical Specifications

 2.3GHz Mac mini2.5GHz Mac mini
Size and WeightThe perfect fit for any desk.Height: 1.4 inches (3.6 cm)Width: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)Depth: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)Weight: 2.7 pounds (1.22kg)1Height: 1.4 inches (3.6 cm)Width: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)Depth: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)Weight: 2.7 pounds (1.22kg)1
Processor and MemoryPowered by a dual-core Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and DDR3 memory.Processor
2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache
2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cacheConfigurable to 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, only at the Apple Online Store.
2GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memoryConfigurable to 4GB or 8GB, only at the Apple Online Store.
4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memoryConfigurable to 8GB, only at the Apple Online Store.
StorageA 500GB hard drive comes standard.500GB (5400-rpm) hard drive2
Both models configurable to 750GB (7200-rpm) hard drive; 2.5GHz model also configurable to 256GB solid-state drive or 256GB solid-state drive and 750GB (7200-rpm) hard drive, only at the Apple Online Store.
GraphicsAll-new graphics.Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 288MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memory
Video SupportWorks with almost any display or HDTV.Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolutionHDMI port with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolutionDVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (included)Support for dual display and video mirroring
AudioAudio line in minijack (digital/analog)Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)HDMI port supports multichannel audio outputSupport for Apple iPhone headset with microphoneBuilt-in speaker
Connections and ExpansionA new Thunderbolt port, an HDMI port, and plenty of peripheral ports.Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)HDMI portSDXC card slotGigabit Ethernet portAudio in/out
CommunicationsThe latest Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet technologies.Wi-Fi
802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;4 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatibleBluetooth
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technologyEthernet
10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Electrical and Operating RequirementsLine voltage: 100-240V ACFrequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phaseMaximum continuous power: 85WOperating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)Storage temperature: -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensingMaximum altitude: 10,000 feetTypical acoustical performanceSound pressure level (operator position): 16 dBA at idle5
Limited Warranty and ServiceYour Mac mini comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.
DVD or CD SharingWith the Mac App Store, getting the apps you want on your Mac has never been easier. No more boxes, no more discs, no more time-consuming installation. Click once to download and install any app on your Mac. But if an app you need isn’t available from the Mac App Store, you can use DVD or CD Sharing. This convenient feature of OS X lets you wirelessly “borrow” the optical drive of a nearby Mac or PC. So you can install applications from a DVD or CD and have full access to an optical drive without having to carry one around.
In the BoxMac miniHDMI to DVI AdapterPower cordPrinted and electronic documentation
Included SoftwareOS X Lion
Includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more. Learn more about OS X LionLion Recovery
OS X Lion includes a built-in set of tools for repairing your Mac in the Recovery HD, a new feature that lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X Lion without a physical disc. Learn more about Lion RecoveryiLife
Includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand. Learn more about iLife
Configurable OptionsPurchase from the Apple Online Store to upgrade your processor, memory, and hard drive.4GB DDR3 memory upgrade8GB DDR3 memory upgrade750GB (7200-rpm) hard driveApple Remote2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor8GB DDR3 memory upgrade750GB (7200-rpm) hard drive256GB solid-state drive256GB solid-state drive and 750GB (7200-rpm) hard driveApple Remote
 Configure your Mac mini with even more options, only at the Apple Online Store.

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-free6
  • Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
  • Meets ENERGY STAR 5.2 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold7

Apple and the Environment

Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. Or read our Product Environmental Reports for detailed information on the environmental performance of every Apple product.


Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about how to recycle your Mac or PC.

Acoustic Performance

DECLARED NOISE EMISSIONS in accordance with ISO 9296

 Sound Power Level
LWAd (B)
1 B = 10 dB
Sound Pressure Level, Operator Position
LpAm (dB)
i5 2.3 GHzi5 2.5 GHzi7 2.0 GHzi5 2.3 GHzi5 2.5 GHzi7 2.0 GHz
Hard drive accessing2.82.93.1161618
CD drive accessingN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  1. LWAd is the statistical upper-limit A-weighted sound power level (rounded to the nearest 0.1 B).
  2. LpAm is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at the operator position (rounded to the nearest dB).
  3. 1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel).


Mac Software

  • iWork
  • Aperture
  • Logic Express
  • Final Cut Pro X

Displays and Graphics

  • Apple Thunderbolt Display
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

AirPort and Wireless

  • AirPort Express Base Station
  • AirPort Extreme Base Station
  • Time Capsule
  • Apple Magic Trackpad
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Apple Magic Mouse

Other Accessories

  • Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive
  • Apple Keyboard
  • AppleCare Protection Plan

  1. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Memory available to OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 288MB.
  4. Wireless Internet access requires a base station or other wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort.
  5. Acoustics measured from typical operator position sitting in front of standard Mac mini system. Acoustics may vary by configuration.
  6. PVC-free in all countries except China mainland, Korea, and South Africa, where products ship with PVC-free internal cables only.
  7. Mac mini achieved a Gold rating from EPEAT in the U.S. and Canada.

Source APPLE

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