Mac mini (2011)


At A Glance

Equipped with Thunderbolt I/O, an AMD Radeon HD graphics chip and a dual-core Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, the 2011 Mac mini retailed at a starting price of US$599 and shipped with Mac OS X Lion. Read the original specifications of the Mac mini at the Apple support site.

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Original Specifications


  • Processor and Memory:
    • 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache or 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache
    • 2GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory
    • Configurable to 4GB or 8GB, only at the Apple Online Store.
  • 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: 2.7 pounds (1.22kg)
  • Video Support:
    • Thunderbolt port 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)
    • Support for dual display and video mirroring
    • Provides single interface for all communication services
    • Integrated to support easy communications with minimum setup requirements
    • Designed in modules to support new communications capabilities
  • 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
    • Built-in speaker
  • Connections and Expansion:
    • Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
    • FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
    • Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
    • HDMI port
    • SDXC card slot
    • Gigabit Ethernet port
    • Audio in/out


  • Communications:
    • Wi-Fi: 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;4 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
    • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
    • Ethernet: 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • 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): 16 dBA at idle5



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