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Mac mini (Mid 2010) - Technical Specifications

Size and weight

Height:
1.4 inches (3.6 cm)
Width:
7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
Depth:
7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
Weight:
3.0 pounds (1.37 kg)1

 

Processor and memory

  • 2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache
  • 1066MHz frontside bus
  • 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB

Environmental Status Report

Mac mini is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free2
  • Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
  • Meets ENERGY STAR 5.0 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold3

Acoustic Performance

DECLARED NOISE EMISSIONS in accordance with ISO 9296

  Sound Power Level
LWAd (B)
1 B = 10 dB
Sound Pressure Level
Operator Position
LpAm (dB)
2.4 GHz 2.66 GHz 2.4 GHz 2.66 GHz
Idle 2.7 2.9 13 15
Hard drive accessing 2.7 2.9 14 15
CD drive accessing 3.0 no value 20 no value
  1. LWAd is the statistical upper-limit A-weighted sound power level (rounded to the nearest 0.1 B).
  2. LpAm is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at the operator position (rounded to the nearest dB).
  3. 1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel).

Peripheral connections

  • One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
  • SD card slot

Graphics and video support

  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory4
  • Mini DisplayPort with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution
  • HDMI port with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolution
  • DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (included)
  • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
  • Support for extended desktop and video mirroring across both ports

Communications

  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking5; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45) interface with support for jumbo frames

Audio

  • Audio line in minijack (digital/analog)
  • Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)
  • HDMI port supports multichannel audio output
  • Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone

Storage

  • 320GB or 500GB Serial ATA hard disk drive6
  • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    • Maximum read: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, and DVD+RW; 24x CD
    • Maximum write: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 6x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW; 8x DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 24x CD-RW

Configurable options

 

Optional Processor
Apple Online Store only
Optional Drive
Apple Online Store only
Standard Memory Optional Memory
Apple Online Store only
Mac mini
2.4 GHz: 320 GB
2.66 GHz 500 GB 2 GB 4 GB
8 GB

 

Electrical and operating requirements

  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Maximum continuous power: 85W
  • 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
  • Typical acoustical performance
    • Sound pressure level (operator position): 14 dBA at idle7

What’s included

In the box:

  • Mac mini
  • HDMI to DVI Adapter
  • Power cord
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation

Included software:

Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools, and more. Learn more about Mac OS X Snow Leopard

iLife

Includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, and iWeb. Learn more about iLife

Accessories

Mac Software

  • iWork
  • Aperture
  • Logic Express
  • Final Cut Express

Displays and Graphics

  • Apple LED Cinema Display
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

AirPort & Wireless

  • AirPort Express Base Station
  • AirPort Extreme Base Station
  • Time Capsule
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Apple Magic Mouse

Other Accessories

  • Apple Remote
  • Apple Keyboard
  • AppleCare Protection Plan

  1. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. Internal cables only.
  3. Mac mini achieved a Gold rating from EPEAT in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, and the UK.
  4. Memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 256MB.
  5. Wireless Internet access requires a base station or other wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort.
  6. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  7. Acoustics measured from typical operator position sitting in front of standard Mac mini system. Acoustics may vary by configuration.
Last Modified: Jul 1, 2012
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