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The weight rose from 2. The power supply is now internal as opposed to external. The chassis Apple Macmini 7.1 longer has the polycarbonate plastic on the top or bottom. The newer model, introduced July 20, has the same physical dimensions but is slightly lighter, at 2.

Mac mini (Late ) Review

The model Mac mini was redesigned to be opened using a round cover on the bottom of the computer. Prior versions of the Mac mini were much more difficult to open. Some Mac mini owners used a putty knife or a pizza cutter to pry open the cases of older models to gain access to the interior for installation of cheaper third party memory upgrades. It's also possible to use wires to pull the white plastic bottom case out of the metal top case. They switched to a non-socketed CPU with the model that did not allow Apple Macmini 7.1 easy upgrade. With the June revision, the case can be readily opened to add RAM except for the Late models. Home theater[ edit ] The Mac mini can be used for home cinema theater applications.

The small footprint, multi-format video output, digital audio output, remote control IR receiver and the relatively powerful Intel CPUs make it easy to use the Mac mini as part of a home entertainment system. Current models include an HDMI port for easy connection with modern televisions and home theater receivers. Sound is provided by a combination jack that uses both mini- headphone analog and optical fiber cables digital. As of the July revision of the Mac mini, the computer sports an Intel HD graphics processor with an optional Radeon graphics processing unit available and Thunderbolt which makes decoding high-resolution video much quicker and efficient. Apple Macmini 7.1 current Intel models of Mac mini can display video via the HDMI port at a maximum resolution of x and up to x via the Mini DisplayPort with a compatible monitor.

The chips in these models of Mac mini ran at either 1. This restricts both the maximum amount of available memory, which can greatly reduce performance by forcing the system to page to the hard disk, and, since the system is unable to take advantage of dual channels, maximum bandwidth. Apple's mini computer had little trouble with our spreadsheet test, matching 20, names to their addresses in 6 minutes and 17 seconds.

Mac mini Late 2014 Teardown

While it wasn't quite as fast as the NUC 5: Our Mac mini's GB, 5,rpm hard drive copied 4. While this rate is comparable to that scored by the iMac's identical hard drive Graphics Performance With its integrated Intel HD Graphicsour starting configuration of the Mac mini is far from a graphical powerhouse, but it can still handle a few non-demanding games. The mini PC ran World of Warcraft at a playable 30 frames per second Apple Macmini 7.1 p with autodetect on, but stumbled when the settings were turned up. The NUC notched only 26 fps under the same settings, and both PCs fell to the high teens with the graphics kicked to ultra.

The Mac mini registered As long as your Mac and iPhone or iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and are logged in to the same iCloud accountyou can answer calls and texts from the desktop without reaching for your phone.

Mac mini (Late 2014) - Technical Specifications

With the new Handoff feature, you can start composing a text, email or document on your iOS device and finish it on your Mac or vice versa with a single click. The Handoff feature worked seamlessly in my testing — whenever I started composing a note or message on my iPhone, I immediately saw a prompt on my OS X dock to transfer it to a Mac. I was able to pull up a website on one device and transfer it to the other, and was able to receive and answer my iPhone's calls right from the Mac dashboard. If you happen to be using the Mac mini somewhere without Wi-Fi, you can use Yosemite's Instant Hotspot feature to get connected via your iPhone. Packing standard-issue Mac apps such as GarageBand, iMovie, Pages, Keynotes and Numbers, the Mac mini offers plenty of built-in options for creative professionals and business users. The mid-range Mac mini comes with a 2. You can configure this Mac mini to have a 3.

The graphics are provided by integrated Intel Iris Graphics. Meanwhile, the high-end Mac mini comes with a 3. You can also configure the Mac mini to Apple Macmini 7.1 suit your needs, adding in a 3. We don't have any more details just yet about mid-range and high-end Mac mini configurations, but all Mac mini s will come with the Apple T2 security chip, which comes with an SSD controller with on-the-fly data encryption for "industry-leading security". The T2 chip also features HEVC video transcoding that's up to 30 times faster, which will be great news for video editors who are interested in using a Mac mini for their creative work.

If you change any of the components, the price will also change, which gives you some flexibility when it comes to balancing power with budget. With the Mac mini hitting stores on November 7, we may see the price of the Mac mini dropping, which will be good news if you fancy a smaller Mac and don't mind older hardware.

Should I buy a Mac mini ? Configure your Mac mini with these options, only at the Apple Online Store.

GHz. 8GB LPDDR3 memory.

16GB LPDDR3 memory. 1TB Fusion Drive. Apple Remote. GHz. 16GB LPDDR3 memory. GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor. 1TB Fusion Drive. GHz. 16GB LPDDR3 memory.

GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor. 2TB. GHz quad-core Intel Core i3.

Two displays with by resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt 3 plus one display with by resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI One display with by resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt 3 plus Apple Macmini 7.1 display.

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