16 Facts About Mac Mini


Mac Mini is a small form factor desktop computer developed and marketed by Apple Inc As of 2022, it is positioned between the consumer all-in-one iMac and the professional Mac Studio and Mac Pro as one of four current Mac desktop computers.

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Mac Mini was modeled on the shape of a standard digital media player, and runs the macOS operating system .

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Mac Mini was the company's only consumer computer that shipped without a paired display, keyboard, and mouse since its original release in 2005.

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Some Mac Mini owners used a putty knife or a pizza cutter to open the case to install third-party memory, which could be obtained less expensively than Apple's offering.

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Mac Mini G4 is based on a single-core, 32-bit, PowerPC CPU with 512 KB of on-chip L2 cache.

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The Mac Mini G4 contains a second ATA cable that connects to the optical drive.

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The 2006 and 2007 Merom-based Mac Mini models were supplied with socketed CPUs; the 32-bit processor can be removed, and replaced with a compatible 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

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In June 2010, Apple released the third generation Mac Mini, which has a compacted, thinner unibody aluminum case that has an internal power supply, an SD card slot, a Core 2 Duo CPU, and a HDMI port for video output that Apple marketed as HDMI 1.

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Price of the Apple silicon-based Mac Mini dropped US$100 from that of the previous model to $699.

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Externally, it is very similar to the 2018 Mac Mini but has a lighter, silver finish similar to that of the models released from 2010 to 2014.

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In June 2020, the release of the Apple silicon-based Mac Mini was preceded by that of the A12Z-based Developer Transition Kit, a prototype for developers in a Mac Mini enclosure.

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Mac Mini has been praised as a relatively affordable computer with a solid range of features.

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Unlike the Apple TV, the Mac Mini is backward compatible with televisions that have only composite or S-Video inputs.

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The addition of a HDMI port on the 2010 Mac Mini simplified connection to high-definition televisions and home theater AV receivers.

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Apple offered a server configuration of the Mac Mini that was originally supplied with the OS X Server operating system, a version of OS X, but this was later switched to the standard version of OS X with a separate OS X Server package.

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The Mid 2010 Mac Mini Server was initially the only model without an optical drive, which was replaced with a second hard drive.

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