Mac mini features fourth-generation Intel Core processors, faster integrated graphics, Thunderbolt 2, next-generation Wi‑Fi and plenty of ports. Everything you expect from a Mac. And more.
With fourth-generation Intel Core processors, Mac mini keeps up with computers twice its size. You can choose a 1.4GHz, 2.6GHz or 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5.
When you’re using processor-intensive applications, Turbo Boost 2.0 increases the clock speed up to 3.3GHz. Hyper-Threading lets each core run two threads, so macOS multitasks even more efficiently. And an integrated memory controller connects fast 1600MHz memory directly to the processor, so it gets straight to work on your data. In short, Mac mini is a little box of vroom.
Intel Iris Graphics and Intel HD Graphics 5000 deliver up to 90 per cent more pixel-pushing performance than the previous generation of integrated graphics.1 So the video you watch and the games you play are smoother and more responsive. Flipping through photo albums is a breeze. And now you’ve got all the power you need to edit your HD video into a film worthy of a red carpet premiere.
A high capacity for intelligence.
Fusion Drive combines a 1TB hard drive with amazingly quick PCIe-based flash storage.2 Fusion Drive automatically and intelligently manages your data so that frequently used apps, documents, photos and other files stay on the faster flash storage, while infrequently used items move to the hard drive. You’ll enjoy shorter boot times and, as the system learns how you work, you’ll see faster application launches and quicker file access. Best of all, you don’t have to do a thing to make it happen.
You can also choose a 500GB hard drive.2 For even more storage, go for a 1TB hard drive. Or for serious size and speed, pick the Mac mini with a 1TB Fusion Drive.
Thunderbolt 2 technology in Mac mini is phenomenally fast. The two Thunderbolt 2 ports on Mac mini feature dual 20-Gbps channels for data transfer. That’s up to four times faster than USB 3. But beyond speed, Thunderbolt gives you unprecedented expansion capabilities. You can daisy-chain as many as six Thunderbolt devices to a single port. And since Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, Mini DisplayPort devices like the Apple LED Cinema Display plug straight in too.
As powerful as Thunderbolt 2 is, it’s just one of your options. If you have a third-party display, you can use the HDMI port to connect it. You can connect two displays to see more of your photos, films and documents at the same time. And a built-in SDXC card slot makes it easy to import those photos and videos from your digital camera.
With USB 3 built into Mac mini, you can connect your external hard drive and transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes. Every Mac mini comes with four USB 3 ports — with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2 — and you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod or digital camera.
Powerful 802.11ac wireless technology is built into every Mac mini. It automatically locates your Wi‑Fi network, so you can connect and start surfing the web, printing and streaming your music wirelessly. Bluetooth wireless technology is also built in, so you can connect accessories such as a wireless keyboard and mouse. Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth also make it easy to seamlessly share your work with your other devices using Handoff or AirDrop.
Plug your own display, keyboard and mouse into Mac mini. Turn it on. And just like that, everything works together. That’s one of the great things about Mac mini. You can mix and match it with almost anything.
1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache
2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache
2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache
500GB (5400-rpm) hard drive
1TB (5400-rpm) hard drive
1TB Fusion Drive
4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory
8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory
8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Intel Iris Graphics
Intel Iris Graphics
1.19 kg (2.6 pounds)
1.20 kg (2.6 pounds)
1.22 kg (2.7 pounds)
Support for up to two displays at 2560x1600 pixels, both at millions of colours
Thunderbolt digital video output
HDMI video output
DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/g/b/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
10/100/1000BASE‑T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Your 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-authorised technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple Support or call 1800 425 0744.
macOS High Sierra
macOS is the operating system that powers everything you do on a Mac. macOS High Sierra brings new forward-looking technologies and enhanced features to your Mac. It’s macOS at its highest level yet.