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Apple Mac Mini "Core i5" 2.5 Mid 2011 Specs

Mac Mini - MC816LL/A - Macmini5,2 - A1347

About This Mac

The Apple Mac Mini Core i5 comes with a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and Radeon HD 6630M for its graphics support. It also comes without an internal optical drive but there are external options available. A Thunderbolt port is also included along with HDMI ports, FireWire, USB 2.0 and others. It comes with a lot of connectivity options that make it a good device to work with especially with its customizable nature.

Storage

The device is shipped with a 500.0 GB Serial ATA (6Gb/s) hard drive for storage with a storage speed of 5400 RPM. The main surprising fact is that the previous server model was shipped with the same storage capacity but at a faster rpm, thus allowing for faster read and write speeds. 

Screen Size and Resolution

The Mac Mini supports dual display with resolution support of 1920×1200 and also has a 2nd display support of 2560×1600.

Inclusive Features

The Mac Mini includes the following features and ports:

  • A Power Adapter (100V-240V AC, 85 W maximum)
  • Standard AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • HDMI port
  • 1 Thunderbolt Port
  • SDXC Card Slot
  • 8X DL “Super Drive”
  • A Mini DisplayPort allowing dual and mirroring operations with resolutions of up to 2560×1600.
  • Built-in Stereo Speakers

Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

The Mac Mini has Mac OS X 10.7 (11A2061) pre-installed on it and is powered by a 2.5 GHz Core i5 (I5-2520M) processor. The graphics processor is an AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. During this period, other manufacturers have opted for dedicated graphics cards in order to improve gaming and graphics capability, however, Apple chose to better their software and keep with integrated graphics.

 

Memory & Architecture

The device is built with a 3 MB on-chip level 3 cache with a frontside bus of 5 GT/s and with 4 GB of 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 its RAM. It’s design was centered on a 64-Bit architecture.

 

 

 

2.5 GHZ Core i5
4 GB
500 GB Hard Drive
Plugged-in

Upgradability

Although the Mac Mini comes with 4 GB of RAM it can be upgraded to up to 16 GB of RAM. The Operating System of the Mac Mini can also be upgraded from its pre-installed Mac OS X 10.7 (11A2061) up to MacOS X 10.13. This Mac Mini is also able to act as a host to Windows 7 (32-Bit) and versions as recent as Windows 8.1 (64-Bit). This Mac Mini has the following dimensions and weight 36mm×197mm×197mm and weight of 2.7 lbs (1.22 kg).

Introduced: July 20, 2011

Discontinued:  October 23, 2012

Display Support

Memory

Display Support

Dual Displays

Level 1 Cache

32k/32k x2

Resolution

1920×1200

Level 2/Level 3 Cache

256k x2, 3 MB (on chip)

Processor

RAM Type

PC3-10600 DDR3

Processors

1 (2 Cores)

Min. RAM Speed

1333MHz

Architecture

64-Bit

Standard RAM

4 GB

Speed

2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz)

Maximum RAM

16 GB

Type

Core i5 (I5-2520M)

RAM Slots

2

Processor Upgrade

Soldered

Motherboard RAM

None

FPU

Integrated

Graphics

System Bus Speed

5 GT/s

Video Card

Radeon HD 6630M

Cache Bus Speed

2.5 GHz (Built-in)

VRAM Type

GDDR5

ROM/Firmware

EFI

Standard VRAM

256 MB

EFI Architecture

64-Bit

Maximum VRAM

256 MB

Storage

Inclusive Features and Ports

Standard Storage

500 GB HDD 

Standard Optical Drive

None

Storage Speed

5400 RPM

Standard Ethernet

10/100/1000Base-T

Storage Dimensions

2.5” (9.5 mm) x2

Standard Modem

None

Storage Interface

Serial ATA (6 Gb/s) x2

Standard Air Port

802.11a/b/g/n

Battery

Standard Bluetooth

4.0

Type

N/A

USB Port 2.0

4

Battery Life

N/A

FireWire Ports

1 (800)

Description

Keyboard

None

Case Type

Cuboid

Inclusive Input

None

Form Factor

Mac mini Unibody

S-Video Output

None

Apple Order No

MC816LL/A

Microphone

None

Apple Subfamily

Mid-2011

Headphone

1

Apple Model Number

A1347 (EMC 2442)

Sound Out

1

Model ID

Macmini 5.2

Power Adapter

1

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