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Apple Mac Mini "Core i5" 2.8 Late 2014 Specs

Mac Mini - MGEQ2LL/A - Macmini7,1 - A1347

About This Mac

The Apple Mac Mini Core i5 comes with a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and an “integrated” Intel Iris 5100 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 3.0 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 1 TB “Fusion Drive” which combines a 1 TB hard drive and a 128 GB SSD. 

    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 (802.11ac)
      • Gigabit Ethernet
      • HDMI port
      • 1 Thunderbolt Port
      • SDXC Card Slot
      • One FireWire 800 port
      • 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 10.10 (14A389) pre-installed on it and is powered by a 2.8 GHz Core i5 (I5-4308U) processor. The graphics processor is an “integrated” Intel Iris 5100 with 1.5 GB of memory shared with the system. 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 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM its RAM. It’s design is centered on a 64-Bit architecture.

      2.8 GHZ Core i5

      8 GB

      1 TB “Fusion Drive”

      Plugged-in

      Upgradability

      Although the Mac Mini comes with 8 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 10.10 (14A389) up to current MacOS X. 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 2.6 lbs. (1.19 kg).

      Introduced: October 16, 2014

      Discontinued:  N/A

      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

      Processor

      RAM Type

      LPDDR3 SDRAM

      Processors

      1 (2 Cores)

      Min. RAM Speed

      1600 MHz

      Architecture

      64-Bit

      Standard RAM

      8 GB

      Speed

      2.8 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz)

      Maximum RAM

      16 GB

      Type

      Core i5 (I5-4308U)

      RAM Slots

      None

      Processor Upgrade

      Soldered

      Motherboard RAM

      8 GB

      FPU

      Integrated

      Graphics

      System Bus Speed

      5 GT/s

      Video Card

      Iris 5100

      Cache Bus Speed

      2.8 GHz (Built-in)

      VRAM Type

      Integrated

      ROM/Firmware

      EFI

      Standard VRAM

      1.5 GB

      EFI Architecture

      64-Bit

      Maximum VRAM

      1.5 GB 

      Storage

      Inclusive Features and Ports

      Standard Storage

      1 TB (Fusion)

      Standard Optical Drive

      None

      Storage Speed

      N/A

      Standard Ethernet

      10/100/1000Base-T

      Storage Dimensions

      2.5″ (9.5 mm)/Proprietary

      Standard Modem

      None

      Storage Interface

      Serial ATA (6 Gb/s)/PCIe

      Standard Air Port

      802.11ac

      Battery

      Standard Bluetooth

      4.0

      Type

      N/A

      USB Port 3.0

      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

      MGEQ2LL/A

      Microphone

      None

      Apple Subfamily

      Late 2014

      Headphone

      1

      Apple Model Number

      A1347 (EMC 2840)

      Sound Out

      1

      Model ID

      Macmini 7.1

      Power Adapter

      1

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