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With upgraded features in the same compact frame, the Mac mini is better than ever. The Apple Mac mini now comes with fourth-generation Intel Core processors and GPUs to boost processing and graphics performance. The Mac mini 2014 is now faster, too, thanks to PCIe-based flash storage and Thunderbolt 2. There are 34 different models of the Mac mini to choose from. Just select one of the below models and choose the processor speed, amount of RAM, drive size and type

Mac mini
Lowest Price:$463.99Highest Price:$2,149.00
Average User Rating:4.6 out of 5 based on 45 customer reviews

With advanced Intel core processors, Hyper-Threading technology, and Turbo Boost 2.0, the Mac mini can muscle through even the most processing-intensive tasks. Intel Iris Graphics or HD Graphics 5000 deliver graphics performance that’s 90% better than that of the previous-generation Mac mini, so you can expect video-editing and gameplay to be smoother and lag-free. This desktop even comes with Thunderbolt 2 and 802.11ac WiFi, enabling the fastest data transfers and Internet connections.

Even with all these high-performance capabilities, the Mac mini 2014 remains to be the smallest Apple desktop today, measuring just an inch and a half tall. Its compact enclosure is precisely machine-carved from a solid block of aluminum, so the Mac mini is as sleek as it is powerful.


Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 1.4GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz), 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Mac OS X Yosemite (Late 2014) MGEM2LL/A
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Mac mini - 1.4GHz
1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
4GB DDR3 memory | 500GB Hard Drive
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Mac OS X Yosemite
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Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 1.4GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz), 8GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Mac OS X Yosemite (Late 2014) Z0R6-14GHZ8GB500GB
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Mac mini - 1.4GHz
1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
8GB DDR3 memory | 500GB Hard Drive
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Mac OS X Yosemite
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Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite - Late 2014 MGEN2LL/A
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Mac mini - 2.6GHz
2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
8GB DDR3 memory | 1TB Hard Drive
Intel Iris Graphics
Mac OS X Yosemite
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Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite - Late 2014 Z0R7-26GHZ8GB256FL
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Mac mini - 2.6GHz
2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
8GB DDR3 memory | 256GB Flash Storage
Intel Iris Graphics
Mac OS X Yosemite
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Mac mini - 2.6GHz
2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
8GB DDR3 memory | 1TB Fusion Drive
Intel Iris Graphics
Mac OS X Yosemite
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Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.8GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite MGEQ2LL/A
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Mac mini - 2.8GHz
2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
8GB DDR3 memory | 1TB Fusion Drive
Intel Iris Graphics
Mac OS X Yosemite
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Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 16GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite Z0R7-26GHZ16GB1TBFD
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Mac mini - 2.6GHz
2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
16GB DDR3 memory | 1TB Fusion Drive
Intel Iris Graphics
Mac OS X Yosemite
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Mac mini - 2.8GHz
2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
16GB DDR3 memory | 1TB Fusion Drive
Intel Iris Graphics
Mac OS X Yosemite
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Mac mini - 3.0GHz
3.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
16GB DDR3 memory | 1TB Fusion Drive
Intel Iris Graphics
Mac OS X Yosemite
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Mac mini - 3.0GHz
3.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
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Intel Iris Graphics
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Customer Reviews for Mac mini
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.8GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz), 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Johnson Gibbs (2015-08-19)
a great addition to my devices!
I think this is a useful addition to my line of tech hardware at my home. Does it help me get things done? YES. Does it make me entertained? YES. Can I move it? Yes, but with more effort. It’s a bit heavy for me to transfer especially since I’m the type of person who has this inconvenient urge to transfer rooms when I feel like it. I know it’s silly but I can’t help it. First world problems, right?

Other than that, I love how I can connect it effortlessly through my wireless speakers. I love practicing some yoga from YouTube videos and I can freely do so when I can hear the instructions clearly.

Might get a MacBook soon, but for now I’m OK with the Mac mini. :)
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 1.4GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz), 16GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Lora Howard (2015-08-19)
Perfect investment
After months of nagging the company I work for to buy this for the HR department. We are continoually hiring new employees and there’s whole lot of orientations to do. Although a laptop is a cheaper solution, I proposed this is for a long term solution.

We predominantly use Apple computers here at the office so it isn’t a problem for anyone to conduct presentations through the Mac mini’s OS X. We have a humongous screen at the board room so it makes our new recruits focused on what coming to them.

We have a surplus of wireless keyboards here and mice so it just makes sense to operate it into the Mac mini.
Best part? The white color of the MM goes well into our office interior, though I would’ve preferred it in black if I had the chance to choose and if its available.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 1.4GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz), 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Mac OS X Yosemite (Late 2014)
Reviewed by Emily Grew (2015-08-19)
perfect
I love using this for parties since it can be connected wirelessly to my AirPlay speakers. It makes my preparations easier since I can access the internet and do my checklist on a large screen while sourcing out suppliers.

They say being housewife is easy but here I am taking advantage of the iMac to make this job easier. Not only can I make my kids settle down before breakfast by playing cartoons online, I can also keep them sleep by playing my YoutTube playlist of lullabies. HA, take that, kids.

When the kids are asleep, its quality time for me and my husband when we watch movies via Netflix or Hulu. We always keep track of some series we managed to pick up from friends and social media. Other than that, we also… uh… hahaha. Nevermind.

Easy come, easy go with the Mac mini! 5 stars!
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.8GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz), 16GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Tyler Levine (2015-08-19)
Mac mini is for the office and fun
As a senior designer for ad firm here in California, I tend to use the Mac mini to demonstrate new techniques for my inferiors to use when doing JO’s. Connecting it to a projector, I get to show my audience a wider view on what I want to show them and interact with them on a one on one distance.

Since it’s Mac OS based, I don’t have a hard time configuring certain settings to fit to my needs. I also use it to present to the bosses especially when a big project is up for brain storming or evaluation.

Connecting it to the Wi-Fi is easy so I can even show references for ideas through social media, YouTube, etc. Best part? We use it as a party projector on office movie nights and gaming. ;)
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 1.4GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz), 8GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Mac OS X Yosemite (Late 2014)
Reviewed by Catherine Krueger (2015-08-19)
Low cost Apple!
Apple’s Mac Mini is heaven sent for me who does not have that much but wants to have a very good Apple experience. I got my own Mac Mini when I joined my cousin who ordered at MacMall online.

Mac Mini works best because it allows you to customize your own desktop, while being still able to experience the best of Apple. This device is compatible with any brand of computer parts that I wanted to put on it. I tried different brands to test that and yes, it works nicely with my Mac Mini!

Aside from the fact that it works with various brands and you could just use your preferred brand if not Apple, this Mac Mini is very affordable. The box cost something that lets you save more! I mean, you would still be having the same Apple experience, only with this little Mac Mini box with you, it would work.

Getting this Mac Mini from MacMall with great discount is also the best part in my online purchase. Also the time of the delivery of the shipment, because we need our devices the soonest time, MacMall delivers it on time.

The quality of the device has never been put into question because my cousin and I saw that our orders were tightly sealed, and as of this very moment that I am using my desktop that is powered by Mac Mini while downloading a software, I tell you, Mac Mini is the low cost Apple desktop experience for everyone!
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i7 3.0GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz), 16GB RAM, 512GB Flash Storage, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Amy Hutcher (2015-08-18)
The smiles of the elderly are priceless
What do you do when you’re a nurse on retirement home and you want to entertain old people? You let them watch the classics. I do that with the Mac mini.

Since 2012, I’ve been working on a retirement home and I noticed that my patients are eternally bored with what they do, playing bridge or unavoidably sleep. Came up to my manager, who thankfully share my deal and we agreed to pitch in to but a projector.

I have a mac mini at home I rarely use, so I volunteered to lend it to the home so the elders can enjoy it instead. Surprisingly, our patients are better now more than ever. We have movie nights daily and during the afternoon, we connect it to the wireless speakers and they do their ballroom.
How’s that for a story right? I love the mac mini. :) - Amy.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Kyle Benett (2015-08-18)
All-rounder
You know how the Mac pro is for artists and such? I think the Mac mini is for general use. I personally gave this product a try just because I was curious on why Apple decided to make this. Frankly, I’m on board with the idea.

It goes with most of the devices and equipment I have, and it gives me more options to enjoy what I want and experience the Mac system on a bigger system if I wanted to – which goes in between my small display monitor and my humongous HDTV in the living room.

It keeps me and my friends entertained on the weekend and it makes me more productive when I connect it into my wireless speakers. I don’t really use it for work, but I’m yet to try it.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 16GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Jem Maroket (2015-08-18)
The most affordable Apple desktop, Mac Mini
Some would think that this little box right here was just a box, without anything else on it. But, lo and behold because this little box that you are looking at has incredible stuff that’s all in store for you. And for me whose only starting to live on my own, this piece is worth the purchase.

I learned about Mac Mini while I was doing some research for the desktop that I am about to get for my own pad. I had a MacBook Air already so I need to have a desktop that’s also an Apple product. iMac is kind of pricy for me because aside from a desktop I also need to buy some other stuff for my pad. And I already got some computer parts which my Dad got me as his house-warming gift. So I decided to get a Mac Mini.

As per my sister’s husband whose a fan of online buying, I sought suggestion as to where I could easily get a Mac Mini that has an affordable price and an online store that could bring it to me the soonest time possible and MacMall was his first suggestion. I’m definitely loving this little box right here, aside from the fact that I got it at a price that doesn’t made my wallet cry, I also got to use the other computer parts that I got. Way to go, Mac Mini!
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i7 3.0GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz), 16GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Phil Well (2015-08-18)
Affordability and functionality is in here: Mac Mini
For my dream desktop at my own home, I want it to be unique, simple yet have high-powered technologies and specifications that would make my work a whole lot comfortable to tolerate. Plus, I wanted to play with various brands as to the computer parts. This vision would not be complete if I hadn’t made the choice to choose Mac Mini to be my desktop PC.

Mac Mini is just a tiny piece of box-like device. The device is very flexible because you could definitely place it anywhere in your home, just like what I did. Yet the best part of having this device is that it works best with a lot of applications plus, even if you wished to partner it with different brands of computer parts, everything would work perfectly!

Apple’s Mac Mini is indeed a great buy for me. Aside from the fact that this one’s the most affordable Apple desktop device ever, it has blazing specifications you could not imagine a single box just like this would have. This one’s really great and I also love the fact that the Mac Mini already has the latest Operating System as well as the ports! Mac Mini is the best desktop pc device for me!
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite - Late 2014
Reviewed by Stephen Gibson (2015-08-18)
little with great qualities
Does it matter what computer you have when you have perfectly functioning stuff like this? No, because A) it provides the same efficiency, B) it can accommodate whatever equipment you have available and most importantly, C) I can store all my file here when I need to purge my MacBook with archive material I don’t need but have to keep.

With the Mac OS, Intel processor, and Apple-brand guarantee, trusting the Mac mini has been a good move for me professionally, especially since I need to be as versatile and effective as I am an educator. I do not have access to the same equipment all the time that’s why with this device, connecting what’s available has helped me continue my lessons however the case.

I always have my lesson plans ready, that even my colleagues are borrowing my lectures and powerpoints to help them teach better. I usually do visual presentations, so a projector does me wonders.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 1.4GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz), 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Mac OS X Yosemite (Late 2014)
Reviewed by Bill Wright (2015-08-18)
The most incredible little box for my home
As for someone like me who needs to provide the best for my family that would not cost me too much because of the fact that when you have a family you would be needing to have some great budgeting skills, I am always in search of a device that would be a very efficient as well as being a cost-effective device for the people in my own little home. As my kid grows up a little bit too fast, I decided that we need to have a desktop at home that he could utilize which is very user friendly and a desktop device that would fit my finances. And so I found Mac Mini.

Mac Mini gets everything done. Plus the fact that you could partner it with different kinds of computer parts so it simply means that you could use a screen, a keyboard, earphones, headphones, speaker or mouse of any brands. Even my kid loves the fact that he could use a certain brand, his personal pick of headphones that does not require being an Apple brand.

Indeed, this one, the Mac Mini is not only cost-effective because it’s by far, the cheapest Apple desktop device in the market but is also a very efficient device.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 16GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Lina Howard (2015-07-28)
No regrets in this powerful device
I have just completed my set of Apple workstation. Just a few weeks ago I bought the Mac Mini here at MacMall. And I love it! How could I ever miss this important device when it provides powerful performance with its fourth-generation Intel Core processor? When it offers professional-quality graphics with the Intel Iris Graphics and HD Graphics 5000. When it got faster Fusion Drive to assist me in all my tasks. The versatile Thunderbolt 2 that allows me to maximize the capacity of my Mac. Comprehensive ports that make it easy for me to set up my entire digital studio. The latest and advanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies. The multimedia-ready HDMI input. And everything in between.

I am not an Apple fan myself. I just know which products are the best. It just so happens that they get almost everything that I have looked for in completing my entire workstation. Did I feel any regret? Of course not! Why would I be in the first place?
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite - Late 2014
Reviewed by Jake Reed (2015-07-28)
Reliable and amazing
The Mac Mini is simply the best! It has never failed to impress me with its stellar performance! Since the first time I used it up until now, there has been no problems at all. I always am able to run tasks, programs, and applications efficiently, and so I am always able to beat all the deadlines, and for that I am so grateful.

To have such an amazing tool for doing all my stuff is a great relief. I couldn’t imagine doing all those projects without the assistance of this tiny but mighty Apple Mac Mini. I believed that I have made a valuable investment when I purchased it here at MacMall. You guys are doing a great job for offering good price for products like this and also for your good service! Ciao!
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i7 3.0GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz), 16GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by David Bailey (2015-07-28)
don't judge a mac mini by its body
As what they say, good things come in small packages. Indeed, it is true enough. I just got myself the Mac Mini, and I’d say it is such an interesting device to have – because it is small, yet it does bigger than its body!

It’s got the fastest graphics processors for the brightest graphics, the versatile Thunderbolt 2.0 technology, the latest wireless technology, multiple connectivity ports, and a whole lot more! I have never imagined I would be delighted this much by this powerhouse by Apple. It’s a privilege to me to have one of my own. Great buy! I give the Mac Mini a big thumbs up! Highly recommended!
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 16GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Henry Murphy (2015-07-28)
Mac mini can do what others can
Great computer, great size, great performance. Everything I could ever ask for in a desktop computer, the Mac Mini delivers, whether it’s graphics, processing speed or even color.
What I like best about the Mac Mini is the fact that it is small. Because of its size, it can easily fit into any work area, making it the best for my tiny office.
Also, I like how it is compatible with regular computer parts and accessories like the display, keyboard and mouse. This allowed me to save money on computer accessories because I just reused the old ones.
The Mac Mini is the best choice for people like me who are on a budget but still want the superior quality only Apple can give.
What’s more, the Mac Mini boasts powerful processors and RAM that doesn’t let you down and only lifts you up in times of need.
I highly recommend getting the Mac Mini for your home office because it is seriously one of the best and c heapest Apple computers. But just because it’s cheap, it doesn’t mean it performs less.
I suggest ordering yours from macmall.com. They have an extensive collection of Mac Minis that allow you to choose the specifications to your liking.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite - Late 2014
Reviewed by William Jones (2015-07-15)
Very pleased with the mini
The mini works great with an HDTV as a monitor, so you don't need to buy a monitor. Amazon Basic mouse works well with the mini. I would recommend the Apples wireless keyboard.
I've owned several PC's but could never afford a Mac. I'm so glad the mini made it possible.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Scott (2015-06-25)
Pleasantly Surprised
I bought this to replace an aging Mac Pro that I primarily use to serve up movies to my Apple TV's. I have a MacBook Pro Retina i7 as my daily machine and honestly can't see that much difference in day to day use in all sorts of applications. The Fusion drive is wonderful and I love how the Mini is practically silent and uses such little power. This is a great little machine.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i7 3.0GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz), 16GB RAM, 2TB Fusion Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Michael (2015-06-14)
Great Mac Mini
The 16GB of RAM really helps this Mac Mini. The Fusion drive makes it nice and peppy. I'm pleased with its performance.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite - Late 2014
Reviewed by Bmac (2015-06-06)
This is THE 2014 mac mini to buy
If you are in the market for a 2014 Mac mini, the dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage, Intel Iris Graphics model is the one to buy. Why? Because 2014 Mac minis are no longer user upgradeable -- meaning what you pick to load this machine with is what you're going to be stuck with for good. 8GB of RAM future-proofs this machine much more than 4GB in the base model. The Intel Iris Graphics are better than the base model's. There is little real-world difference between the processor speeds in this mid-range model compared to the high-end model. So, this mid-range Mac mini is the sweet spot.

All of that said, the single MOST IMPORTANT reason this particular configuration is the best is the 256GB SSD. Please, please do not purchase any Mac with a standard hard drive or you will have an extremely slow computer. The difference between a hard drive and flash storage is night and day. If you are dead set on getting the entry-level model, please order it with a Fusion Drive instead of a traditional hard drive. You will be glad you did.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite - Late 2014
Reviewed by Neil Jacobson (2015-06-02)
It's an Apple
I recently purchased this Mac mini to replace an aging Mac mini (2009 vintage) that was now so obsolete that it was no longer officially supported. The new Mac mini is everything I expected in speed, performance and utility. It is fast and efficient with better graphics and better expandability than its great great grandparent. I did miss the fact that this new version had no integrated DVD drive and was surprised that it specifically required an HDMI monitor. On the other hand, it does have 4 USB 3.0 ports (the old one had 2 USB 2.0 ports), a wired Ethernet connection (the old one was wireless only) and a marginally sleeker design (for a small box, I mean, how differently can you make a box). The installation process was relatively easy and allowed me to selectively move my old data from my Time Machine backup to my new Mac mini seamlessly (although it did take about 18 hours to complete, your mileage may vary).

When the Mac mini first came out, it was aimed at being a 'low end' 'entry level' Apple product for PC users, allowing them to move their monitor, keyboard and mouse over to an Apple product and then, presumably, fall in love. The price point was always a little too high for that and it seems that Apple quickly realized that wasn't its sweet spot and now the device is touted as either a media or small office server -- and priced to match.

It's a good product for that purpose and serves me well as an MacOS and iOS development platform.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 16GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Ric (2015-05-20)
Perfect
This does everything I wanted it to do... easy setup and fast. MacMall was fantastic too... shipped it fast with zero issues.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 1.4GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz), 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Mac OS X Yosemite (Late 2014)
Reviewed by Pat Lewis (2015-05-13)
Apple Mac mini: good buy, good product
Easy set-up. Lots of apps. Buy one!
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite - Late 2014
Reviewed by Kurt (2015-05-02)
The right stuff
The Mac mini is just what I am in need of. A perfect fit for my needs.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite - Late 2014
Reviewed by Mike Galletly (2015-04-26)
Just what we needed
My daughter wanted a Mac instead of a PC for her birthday. Nobody in the family has any experience with Macs so I was a little leery of going full in on new hardware. With the extra monitor and speakers laying around, we decided to get the Mac mini and re-use a 21-in HD monitor. It's just what we needed. She's doing everything she needs to do and it didn't break the bank doing it.
Apple Mac mini dual-core Intel Core i5 2.8GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz), 16GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, Intel Iris Graphics, Mac OS X Yosemite
Reviewed by Shane Michaels (2015-04-23)
Looking for the reasonably priced Apple desktop? Then get this!
You too, just like me, could get the most affordable, cheapest and a very reasonably priced Apple desktop around that gives you as much freedom such as choosing various brands of other computer parts that you need, a Mac Mini, another incredible creation from Apple.
Mac Mini is very helpful for us who wants to have an Apple desktop experience at a low cost. Apple’s Mac Mini is definitely the BIG THING for us! Aside from this little box is very affordable, this device is also very user-friendly, works with various brands of different computer parts that you need and is very responsive.
My boyfriend and I got this awesome Mac Mini from MacMall, as suggested by his best friend since we both don’t have enough time to go to a physical Apple or any tech store to buy this thing due to our conflicting and toxic work schedules. Good thing we encounter zero casualties, from ordering our Mac Mini to the shipping and finally, to the delivery of the device. Kudos for that, MacMall!
Mac Mini, being a tiny device is something that could and would deliver best results for your personal or professional consumption. We purchase this one so that we could check the developments in our grind when we are off work. The best thing only this Mac Mini is that we are able to choose some other computer parts that is not an Apple brand per se. We find it really cool because the devices works together and they all work perfectly.
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All new models come with Thunderbolt port, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, Firewire, and Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
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Mac mini
A fully featured Mac desktop in a compact frame
 

The Mac mini now boasts of more capabilities and features in its compact unibody frame. Apple’s smallest desktop gets advanced Intel Core processors and new GPUs, along with faster WiFi capabilities and connectivity options, so you can expect performance that’s nothing short of powerful.

Intel core processors for performance boosts
The base model of new 2014 Mac mini sports a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, but you have the option to go one better and choose a dual-core Intel Core i7 processor. Whatever model you choose, you enjoy Hyper-Threading technology and Turbo Boost capabilities that make multi-tasking easier than ever.

Advanced integrated graphics
Through Intel Iris Graphics and Intel HD Graphics 5000, the Apple Mac mini delivers a 90% improvement in graphics performance over that of the previous-generation Mac mini. Whether you’re browsing your massive photo library or editing videos, you’ll notice the difference.

Thunderbolt 2 and flash storage for added speed
The newest Mac mini is faster than ever, thanks to Thunderbolt 2 technology and PCIe-based flash storage. With flash storage, booting up your Mac mini and launching applications now take up less time. And with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports at your disposal, you can now enjoy high-speed data transfers and convenient daisy-chaining for the Mac mini.

Designed for flexibility
The Mac mini is designed to work seamlessly with most displays, keyboards, and mice today. Use the biggest display you can find and go with the input devices you’re most comfortable with. All you have to do for setup is plug in your display and accessories into any of the Mac mini’s I/O ports; everything should work together once you turn the Mac mini on.  

 

What’s in the Box?

Mac mini
Power cord
Printed and electronic documentation
 
Connections and Expansions
Thunderbolt port (up to 10Gbps)
One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
Four USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
HDMI port
SDXC card slot
Gigabit Ethernet
Port Audio in/out
IR receiver
 

Configuration Options

Processor up to 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz)
Memory up to 16GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Windows and Virtualization
Service Plans (Apple Care, LoJack, Service Net)
Software and Accessories

Technical Specifications and Dimensions
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)


Included Software

Mac OS X Mountain Lion (includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more)
Lion Recovery (includes built-in set of tools for repairing your Mac, lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X Lion without a physical disc.

iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)

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