Mac mini (Mac OS X Server, Late 2009) - Technical Specifications

Size and weight

2 inches (5.08 cm)
6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
2.9 pounds (1.31 kg)1


Processor and memory

  • 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
  • 1066MHz frontside bus
  • 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM

Environmental Status Report

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

  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free2
  • 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 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3
  • 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


  • Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking4; 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)


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


  • Dual 500GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drives4

Electrical and operating requirements

  • Line voltage: 100-120V AC
    (applies to U.S., Japan, and South America only)
  • 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

In the box

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


  • Mac OS X Server v10.6 Snow Leopard

  1. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. PVC-free external cables in North America only.
  3. Memory available to Mac OS X Server may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 256MB.
  4. 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.
  5. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
Published Date: Oct 21, 2009