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Apple Mac Mini (Dual-Core i5 2.5GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB, HD Graphics)

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  • More power, same size
  • Thunderbolt & USB 3.0
  • OS Mountain Lion
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Technical Details
BrandApple
Item Weight1.2 Kg
Product Dimensions28.4 x 25.6 x 15 cm
Item model numberMD387B/A
SeriesMAC MINI MD387
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i5
Processor Speed2.5 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceATA
Graphics Card DescriptionIntel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Wattage85 watts
Operating SystemMac OS X
Lithium Battery Weight25 grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB009XCJ4QM
Best Sellers Rank 1,031 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.5 Kg
Date First Available25 Oct 2012
  
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Product Description

Mac mini dual-core i5 2.5GHz/4GB/500GB/HD Graphics, Launched Oct 2102

Box Contains

Mac mini
HDMI to DVI Adapter
Power lead

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

59 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Bernardette Lugner TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 9 Jun 2013
If you already own a good screen, the compact Mac Mini could be for you, and will get you -- as it did me -- into the world of Mac and OS X a lot more cheaply, but less prettily, than buying an iMac. I got set up very quickly, using a Logitech wireless keyboard and an Apple Magic Mouse, plus an ordinary Dell screen and my speakers. The included video adapter makes the connection to the screen work, or you can attach to an HDMI-equipped screen or TV. If you want to use DVDs or CDs, you will need to buy an external drive and plug it into a USB port. (£25-30). My cheap Samsung DVD drive was fine.

The Mac Mini box looks great, is completely silent, but is inconvenient to use. Everything is around the back - on/off switch, four USB3 ports, line in and sound out ports, camera memory card port, etc., and I found that a USB extension hub made life easier. That line in port will not work with a normal microphone.

Performance with 4GB memory is not good enough. Using OS X Mountain Lion generally leads you to have multiple windows open and multiple applications running, so with 4GB the Mac Mini is disappointingly slow. Luckily, it is very easy to follow the supplied instructions, unclip the 4GB and put in two new memory modules. I installed 16GB (about £100) and performance was transformed for the better. Having checked memory usage, I would expect 8GB also to give good performance.

If, like me, you need to use PC software that has no equivalent on Mac, then I would recommend the Parallels software that lets you run Windows on the Mac Mini.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dan on 26 Aug 2014
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This is such an excellent computer, and so cheap for what you get. I bought 8 GB of RAM on Amazon and it works even better.

Things I particularly like about the device:
- Beautiful design, looks lovely on my desk (doesn't look like a computer so it goes with my living room which has a bit of a retro look)
- Completely silent and doesn't get hot
- Really easy to add RAM, you just rotate the base and it pops up, then it's just a question of plucking out the DIMs that are there and inserting the new ones, which pop in with a nice click
- Very fast, and for most people will be enough power to do everything they may need. I am a designer so I do push the machine a bit more than the average user, and it still works flawlessly
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59 of 65 people found the following review helpful By John Ryan on 1 Jan 2014
Beautifully designed entry level Mac. Absolutely Love it!

If you're like me, you'll have spent ages comparing features and specs before splashing the cash on a new Mac. In my case I already have a MacBook Pro and wanted an additional machine for my daughter, and this fits the bill beautifully.

Here's why...

Quick word of warning first - if you already own a MBP or MBA and want a techie comparison with the iMac best skip this review. I've come from a Windows background, and I'm not an expert on the Apple mac line-up, and this is meant for similar non-experts.

Firstly, the hardware - which is all held in a small aluminium box at about 8 x 8 inches and about 1.5 inches tall.

In terms of hardware you get:-

* * 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel processor with 4Gb of Memory (Not fastest but not bad!)
* * 500GB hard drive (Huge amount of space for photos and videos)
* * A Firewire 800 port (to connect a very fast external disk)
* * 4 USB 3.0 ports (to connect a keyboard, external disks or other stuff)
* * HDMI port - to connect to an external screen or TV
* * Thunderbolt connection (Apple's own connection for an external screen or very fast disk)
* * Audio line - for a headphone
* * Gigabyte Ethernet port - for the internet
* * WIFI connectivity plus Bluetooth
* * SDXC card - so you can transfer photos
* * Preinstalled Mac OS X and iLife (free upgrade to the latest operating system Mavericks)
*

* What you don't get:

* External monitor (I recently upgraded to a
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By nats_mum on 31 Dec 2013
WOW! Small, sleek and effortless. I am now wondering why it has taken me so long to switch from mac to windows? Connected this to my tv via hdmi - amazing! I think I will upgrade it to 16gb - just because I can! Still got lots to explore on this machine. Loving the parental controls. Found navigating my way through menus easier than I thought it would be - don't know if that was because I already own an ipad so was familiar with icons?
Will definitely recommend to anyone who wants to switch from windows but can't quite afford an imac. I bought this for my daughter's xmas and I am certain it will last her a good few years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Walters on 9 May 2014
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I previously had a Dell windows set up and discovered that Apple said I could use my Dell Monitor and both Keyboard and Mouse . Got 2 out of three right. Monitor with addition of apropriate adaptor plug ( £27. ) and Mouse work well. Cannot get started on internet with the Keyboard . Need to enter my email address and the Dell keyboard "arabus" sign comes out as inverted commas on the apple screen. Now have to buy an Apple keyboard which originally thought was not necessary.
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