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Mac mini (Early 2006) - Technical Specifications

 Mac mini (Early 2006) - Technical Specifications

Configurations

  1.5GHz Mac mini (MA205LL/A) 1.66GHz Mac mini (MA206LL/A)
Processor 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo
L2 Cache 2MB Shared
System bus 667MHz
Memory 512MB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300), supports up to 2GB
Hard drive 60GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA2 80GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA
Optical drive Slot-loading Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) Slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Graphics Intel GMA950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory1
Ports One FireWire 400 port (8 watts); Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps); DVI output; VGA output (using included adapter); S-video and composite video output4
Audio Built-in speakers, combined optical digital audio input/audio line in, combined optical digital audio output/headphone out
Networking Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)
Wireless Built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11g)3; built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module.
Limited warranty and service 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 full years. 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-certified technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.
 

Technical Specifications

In the Box

  • Mac mini
  • Apple Remote
  • Power cord
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation

Processor and memory

  • 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo or 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo processor
  • 2MB on-chip L2 cache
  • 667MHz frontside bus
  • 512MB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) on two DIMMs; supports up to 2GB

Size and weight

  • Height: 2 inches (5.08 cm)
  • Width: 6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
  • Depth: 6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds (1.31 kg)

Peripheral connections

  • One FireWire 400 port (8 watts)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)

Graphics and Video Support

  • Intel GMA950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory1
  • DVI video output to support digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels; supports 20-inch Apple Cinema Display and 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display; supports coherent digital displays up to 154MHz; supports noncoherent digital displays up to 135MHz
  • VGA video output (using included adapter) to support analog resolutions up to 1920 by 1080 pixels
  • S-video and composite video output to connect directly to a TV or projector (using Apple DVI to Video Adapter, sold separately)

Communications

  • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Built-in 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme wireless networking (based on 802.11g standard)
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) up to 3 Mbps
  • Optional external Apple USB Modem

Audio

  • Built-in speaker
  • Combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack)
  • Combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack)

Storage

  • 60GB or 80GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive; optional 100GB or 120GB drive2
  • One of the following optical drives:
    • Slot-loading Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW): reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed
    • Slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW): writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 2.4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed

Electrical and environmental requirements

  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Maximum continuous power: 110W
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet

Software

  • Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger (includes Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Xcode Developer Tools)
  • iLife ’06 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand), Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, iWork (30-day trial), Quicken 2006 for Macintosh, Big Bang Board Games, Comic Life, Omni Outliner, and Apple Hardware Test
  • Front Row
 

Options

 

Configure to Order

  • 80 GB hard drive (1.5GHz only)
  • 100 GB hard drive
  • 120 GB hard drive
  • Up to 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard (M9270LL/A)
  • Apple Wireless Mouse (M9269Z/A)
  • Apple USB Modem (MA034Z/A)

Accessories

  • AirPort Express Base Station (M9470LL/A)
  • AirPort Extreme Base Station (M8799LL/A)
  • Apple 8x DVD-R Media Kit (M9472G/A)
  • Apple DVI to Video Adapter (M9267G/A)
  • Apple FireWire Cable (M8706G/A)
  • AppleCare Protection Plan (M8851LL/A)
  • .Mac Subscription (M9888Z/A)
  • iWork (MA222Z/A)
 
  1. Memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 80MB, resulting in 432MB of system memory available.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Express or AirPort Extreme Base Station and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort.
  4. Requires Apple DVI to Video Adapter, sold separately
  • Intel and Intel Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
  • Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
  • Product contains electronic documentation.
  • Backup copy of software is included.

Last Modified: Oct 13, 2008

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