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Mac mini (Early 2009) - Technical Specifications

In the box

  • Mac mini
  • Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter
  • 110W power adapter and power cord
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation

Processor and memory

  • 2.0GHz or 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
  • 1066MHz frontside bus
  • 1GB (one 1GB SO-DIMM) or 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB

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)1

Environmental Status Report

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

  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free (internal cables)
  • Highly recyclable aluminum and polycarbonate enclosure
  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold

Peripheral connections

  • One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
  • Five USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)

Graphics and video support

  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 128MB or 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory2
  • Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports up to 1920 by 1200 pixels on a DVI or VGA display; up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on a dual-link DVI display using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
  • Mini-DVI port
  • DVI output using Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter (included)
  • VGA output using Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
  • Mini DisplayPort output

Communications

  • Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking3 (based on 802.11n draft specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Optional external Apple USB Modem

Audio

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

Storage

  • 120GB, 250GB, or 320GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive4
  • Slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW): Writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL discs at up to 6x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW discs at up to 6x speed, writes DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R and CD-RW discs at up to 24x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed

Electrical and operating 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 v10.5 Leopard (includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools)
  • iLife ’09 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)

Configurations

  120GB Mac mini (MB463LL/A) 320GB Mac mini (MB464LL/A)
Processor 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
L2 cache 3MB shared
System bus 1066MHz
Memory 1GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 4GB 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 4GB
Hard drive 120GB Serial ATA4; 5400 rpm 320GB Serial ATA4; 5400 rpm
Optical drive Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 128MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory2 NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory2
Ports One FireWire 800 port (8 watts); five USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps); mini-DVI output; VGA output (using optional adapter); Mini DisplayPort
Audio Built-in speaker, 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 AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11n)3; built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
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 years from your computer’s purchase date. 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-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.

Options

Configure to Order

  • 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 250GB 5400-rpm hard drive
  • 320GB 5400-rpm hard drive
  • Up to 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • Apple LED Cinema Display
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Apple Keyboard
  • Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
  • Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
  • Apple Mighty Mouse
  • Apple Remote
  • iWork ’09
  • Aperture
  • Final Cut Express
  • Logic Express

Accessories

  • 110W Mac mini Power Adapter
  • AirPort Express Base Station
  • AirPort Extreme Base Station
  • Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
  • AppleCare Protection Plan

  1. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. Memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 128MB for 1GB configuration and 256MB for 2GB configuration.
  3. 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.
  4. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.

Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corp. in the U.S. 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: Jul 1, 2012
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