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The Apple Mac mini Desktop Computer i5 2.5GHz is compact desktop computer in a sleek aluminum unibody enclosure. The system is only 7.7 inches square and 1.4 inches high. The system features an HDMI output port, making it a great option for users who would like a home theater computer for Internet video streaming and big-screen computer gaming.
The system is powered by a dual-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor and includes 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, an SDXC card reader, and integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000.
The computer is loaded with Apple's Mac OS X operating system. The 64-bit OS features Time Machine backup, which automatically backs up system data to an external hard drive. It also features intuitive natural scrolling, the innovative Launchpad application launcher, and support for full screen applications. Mission Control gives you a bird's eye view of everything that is happening on your computer.
Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 Performance: With an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 processor, this Mac mini keeps up with computers twice its size. The dual cores of the Intel Core i5 processor can run at a stock speed of 2.5GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.1GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a 3MB L3 cache, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to experience smooth and seamless multitasking
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000: Intel HD Graphics 4000 delivers up to 65 percent more pixel-pushing performance than the previous generation of integrated graphics. So the video you watch and the games you play are smoother and more responsive. Flipping through photo albums is a breeze. And you get the power you need to edit your HD video
Storage and Memory: This Mac mini comes with a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive so you have enough room to save your photo libraries, movies, music, files and much more
Thunderbolt: Thunderbolt technology in the Mac mini is phenomenally fast. It features two 10-Gbps channels for data transfer. That's up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. But beyond speed, Thunderbolt gives you unprecedented expansion capabilities. You can daisy-chain as many as six Thunderbolt devices - including two Apple Thunderbolt Displays - to a single port. And since Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, Mini DisplayPort devices like the Apple LED Cinema Display plug right in, too
USB 3.0: With USB 3.0 built into the Mac mini, you can connect your external hard drive and transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes. Every Mac mini comes with four USB 3.0 ports - with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 - and you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod or digital camera
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: The 802.11a/b/g/n wireless technology is built into every Mac mini. It automatically locates your Wi-Finetwork, so you can connect and start surfing the web, printing, and streaming your music wirelessly.Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology is also built in, so you can connect accessories such as a wireless keyboard and mouse
HDMI: It's easy to connect Mac mini to the biggest screen in the house - your HDTV - courtesy of a built-in HDMI port. All it takes is one HDMI cable to start enjoying movies and TV shows from iTunes, surfing the web, and flipping through your photo library, all in brilliant HD. There's also a handy control that lets you adjust the output on Mac mini to fill even the biggest HDTV screen. And when you just want to listen to music, you can play your entire iTunes collection through your home entertainment center, or stream it to a set of speakers in any room via an AirPort Express Base Station
Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard & Mouse: Plug your own display, keyboard and mouse into Mac mini. Turn it on. And just like that, everything works together. You can mix and match it with almost anything
Computers and Peripherals Information
2.5GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core
4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory
Configurable to 8GB or 16GB
Intel HD Graphics 4000 Shared
1 x Audio in
1 x Audio out
1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (64-bit)
7.7 x 1.4 x 7.7 inches / 19.7 x 3.6 x 19.7 cm
2.7 lb / 1.22 kg
1 x Thunderbolt
1 x FireWire-800
4 x USB 3.0
Items Included With This Product
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Preloaded (includes Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes and more)
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