The compact, stylish and ultra-quiet Apple Mac mini is equipped with 4GB of DDR3 internal memory, 500GB of HDD storage space, and a powerful 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor. It utilizes innovative microprocessor technology to provide users with a useful Mac desktop computer that fits in the palm of your hand and still includes all the same fruitful favorites and fun features found in the larger and more expensive Apple iMac and Mac pro. Simply put: your Mac mini is a fully functional, flexible and absolutely affordable alternative to large desktop towers; it has enough power, memory and storage to handle all of your daily computing needs for both work and play. Did we mention that it fits in the palm of your hand or that it comes standard with Apple's iLife '11? Plus, the Mac mini even features Apple's intuitive and novel Mac OS X, which is advertised as an operating system that will truly change the way you experience everything on your Mac computer.
The Mac mini ships without a monitor, keyboard or mouse, which means you can add and customize the system's peripherals to suit your specific needs. However, the mini does come standard with Apple's iLife '11. With iLife, you get a complete suite of digital creativity applications, all pre-installed on the Mac mini. Easy enough for anyone to use, iLife will help you edit your home movies, organize digital photos, and compose original music. The Mac mini also features an HDMI output port, which makes it a great option for users who would like a home theater computer for Internet video streaming and big-screen computer gaming. An optional remote control is also available, but sold separately.
This Mac mini model is powered by a 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 Processor with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache. The system includes 4GB of internal 1333MHz DDR3 memory, as well as a 5400RPM hard disk drive that features a 500GB storage capacity. It's also equipped with an excellent AMD Radeon HD 6630M Graphics Processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memory, which supports stunning HD graphics. For wireless communications, the Mac mini is outfitted with WLAN 802.11 n WiFi connectivity, but it's compatible with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g wireless networking as well. It's also equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology for wireless data transfers and connection with Bluetooth-enabled devices.
For wired connectivity, your Mac mini features a 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet RJ-45 jack; four USB 2.0 ports that support 480Mbps data transfers; a FireWire 800 port that supports transfer rates up to 800Mbps; a Thunderbolt port capable of ultra-fast 10Gbps transfer speeds; an HDMI port for output to your HDTV or to a computer monitor using the included HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable; a 3.5 mm stereo line-in audio jack and a 3.5 mm stereo line-out/headphone audio jack. There's an SDXC memory card slot as well. Plus, the system supports dual display and video mirroring, an Apple iPhone headset with microphone (sold separately), and HDMI multi-channel audio output. There's even a built-in speaker for enjoying your favorite music from iTunes.
The portable desktop computer runs using the intuitive Mac OS X operating system. The user-friendly OS features Time Machine Backup for automatically backing up system data to an external hard drive. OS X also includes iTunes, Safari, Mail, Address Book, iCal, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and much more. The innovative operating system supports intuitive natural scrolling and full-screen applications as well. Plus, if you're thirsty for more apps and want to customize your system to your specific needs, you'll have access to the Mac App Store. You'll be able to expand the functionality of your computer system by browsing through the multitude of productivity applications, games, and other software that is available for purchase. The software in the store is curated by Apple, so you can be sure that it is free of malware and safe to use. Apple even notifies you automatically when updated versions of your favorite programs and applications are available for download.