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The Apple Mac mini 2.6GHz Intel Dual Core i5 8GB Ram is a compact desktop computer that runs on OS X Yosemite operating system and comes with a 1TB hard drive. The Mac Mini comes with fourth-generation Intel Core processors, faster integrated graphics, Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, plus four USB 3 ports. With fourth-generation processors, Mac mini keeps up with computers twice its size, whilst delivering up to 90% more pixel-pushing performance than the previous generation thanks to its Intel HD Graphics 5000. More
Fourth-generation Intel Core processors. The little engine that does.
With fourth-generation Intel Core processors, Mac mini keeps up with computers twice its size. You can choose a 1.4GHz, 2.6GHz or 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5. Or go for an even more powerful 3.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7. When you’re using processor-intensive applications, Turbo Boost 2.0 increases the clock speed up to 3.5GHz. Hyper-Threading lets each core run two threads, so OS X multitasks even more efficiently. And an integrated memory controller connects fast 1600MHz memory directly to the processor, so it gets straight to work on your data. In short, Mac mini is a little box of vroom.
Intel Iris Graphics and HD Graphics 5000. Every pixel comes alive.
Intel Iris Graphics and Intel HD Graphics 5000 deliver up to 90 per cent more pixel-pushing performance than the previous generation of integrated graphics.1 So the video you watch and the games you play are smoother and more responsive. Flipping through photo albums is a breeze. And now you’ve got all the power you need to edit your HD video into a film worthy of a red carpet premiere.
Storage. Make it big. And fast.
Fusion Drive combines a 1TB hard drive with amazingly quick PCIe-based flash storage.2 Fusion Drive automatically and intelligently manages your data so that frequently used apps, documents, photos and other files stay on the faster flash storage, while infrequently used items move to the hard drive. You’ll enjoy shorter boot times and, as the system learns how you work, you’ll see faster application launches and quicker file access. Best of all, you don’t have to do a thing to make it happen. You can also choose a 500GB or a 1TB hard drive.2 Or configure your Mac mini with up to 1TB of flash storage in a solid-state drive for the fastest performance. Flash storage delivers nearly nine times the performance of a disk drive3 - speed you’ll notice when you boot your Mac mini, launch an app or browse your photo library.
Thunderbolt 2. The fastest, most versatile I/O in any desktop. Of any size.
Thunderbolt 2 technology in Mac mini is phenomenally fast. The two Thunderbolt 2 ports on Mac mini feature dual 20-Gbps channels for data transfer. That’s up to four times faster than USB 3. But beyond speed, Thunderbolt gives you unprecedented expansion capabilities. You can daisy-chain as many as six Thunderbolt devices to a single port. And since Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, Mini DisplayPort devices like the Apple LED Cinema Display plug straight in too.
USB 3, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. You’re very well connected.
As powerful as Thunderbolt 2 is, it’s just one of your options. If you have a third-party display, you can use the HDMI port to connect it. You can connect two displays to see more of your photos, films and documents at the same time. And a built-in SDXC card slot makes it easy to import those photos and videos from your digital camera.
With USB 3 built into 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 ports - with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2 - and you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod or digital camera.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Powerful 802.11ac wireless technology is built into every Mac mini. It automatically locates your Wi-Fi network, so you can connect and start surfing the web, printing and streaming your music wirelessly. Bluetooth wireless technology is also built in, so you can connect accessories such as a wireless keyboard and mouse. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth also make it easy to seamlessly share your work with your other devices using Handoff or AirDrop.
Bring your own display, keyboard and mouse.
Plug your own display, keyboard and mouse into Mac mini. Turn it on. And just like that, everything works together. That’s one of the great things about Mac mini. You can mix and match it with almost anything.
No screen is too big.
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 films and TV programmes from iTunes, surfing the web and flipping through your photo library, all in brilliant HD. And when you just want to listen to music, you can play your entire iTunes collection through your home entertainment centre, or stream it to a set of speakers in any room via an AirPort Express Base Station.
OS X. It’s what makes a Mac a Mac.
OS X is the operating system that powers every Mac. Built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation, it’s engineered to take full advantage of what the hardware is capable of. It’s designed to be as easy to use as it is beautiful to look at. It comes with an amazing collection of apps you’ll use - and love - every day. And it enables your Mac and iOS devices to work wonderfully together.
Software and hardware made for each other.
OS X is built to bring out the best in your Mac, so you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together seamlessly. It works with the processor in your Mac to deliver the best possible performance. It works with the super-responsive trackpad in Mac notebooks so Multi-Touch gestures feel natural to use. OS X works with your Mac hardware to keep the entire system up to date while it sleeps.1 Advanced power-saving technologies help extend battery life. And OS X is designed for the gorgeous Mac displays, including high-resolution Retina displays, so fonts look crisp and graphics are vivid.
Compatible with Windows.
The versatility and power of OS X help a Mac fit in just about anywhere - including Windows networks. Want to transfer your files, photos and other data from a Windows PC? OS X lets you do that easily with Migration Assistant. If you want to run Windows on your Mac, you can do that with Boot Camp.4 OS X has built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, so you can use your Mac at home and at work and keep all your messages, meetings and contacts in sync. And, of course, you can work with popular file types such as JPG, MP3 and PDF, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
One of the best things about a Mac is everything you can do with it.
Every Mac comes with a collection of great apps for things you do every day, like sur?ng the web, sending mail and messages, and organising your calendar. It also comes with apps for creativity and apps for productivity. Even an app for finding new apps. Your Mac is more than fully featured, it’s fully loaded.
iPhoto Where your photos live. And come to life.
iPhoto gives you everything you need to do everything you want with your photos. Keep them organised and easy to find in lots of different ways. Use powerful yet simple editing tools to perfect each shot. Send your photos via Mail and Messages. Post them to Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Create entertaining slideshows, or share your pictures with friends and family using iCloud. You can even turn your favourite shots into gorgeous photo books, cards, calendars and prints - all without ever leaving iPhoto.
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1.1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
3. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2014 using pre-production 3.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based Mac mini units with 1TB solid-state drive, configured with 16GB RAM and pre-production 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-based Mac mini units with a 1TB 5400-rpm hard drive, configured with 8GB RAM. Testing conducted using Iometer 2006.07.27 with a 30-second ramp-up, 5-minute run duration, 512KB request size, 8 outstanding IOs and 150GB test file. Average rotational media performance calculated by creating the test file on the outer, middle and inner sectors of the drive, and averaging the results from all three measurements. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of Mac mini.
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Weary Windows 8.1 user has a trouble free computer now. Always shied away from Apple before but I shouldn't have. This really is plug and play. It has synchronised with my android device and imported my contacts and diary with no effort. Running Capture One Pro 8 is effortless and I have had no crashes. I also run Capture NX2. Time machine gives peace of mind with a system backup as well as data. The delivery was next day, packaging was impressive. I doubt that I will return to Windows.
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