Apple Mac mini 3.0 GHz Desktop Computer (Late 2014)

Apple Mac mini 3.0 GHz Desktop Computer (Late 2014)

Apple Mac mini 3.0 GHz Desktop Computer (Late 2014)


Product Highlights

  • 3.0GHz Intel Core i7 Dual-Core
  • 16GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
  • 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • Intel Iris Graphics
  • 802.11ac/a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, HDMI Ports
  • SDXC Card Slot
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Audio In, Headphone Jacks
  • macOS High Sierra
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Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 Dual-Core

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Apple Mac mini overview

  • 1Description

The late 2014 model Mac mini 3.0 GHz Desktop Computer from Apple is a compact form factor desktop solution for consumers who are dedicated to the look and feel of Apple brand mini computers. The small square desktops contain a 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 dual core Haswell processor, 16GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM and a 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. Although these units require an optional monitor, they are powered by integrated Intel Iris Graphics. These mini computers also support dual monitor displays at 2560 x 1600 pixels.

Regardless of their small size, they contain a number of connectivity options, including two Thunderbolt 2 and four USB ports, a Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack and an HDMI terminal, along with an SDXC card slot for additional storage options. For networking, there is 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, backwards compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 support.

It also includes an integrated speaker, audio line in digital/analog minijack, audio line out/headphone minijack, and support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone.

Please note that this Mac may come with an earlier version of macOS. You can upgrade to the latest version through the Mac App Store app.

Fourth-Generation Intel Core Processors
The Mac mini comes with a dual-core 4th-gen Haswell 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 processor. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.5 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost technology.
Powerful Apps
You can edit photos and video, compose music, create presentations, and more, right out of the box. Built-in apps also let you do everyday things like check your email, make FaceTime video calls and browse the web.
Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0
Connect the next generation of high-speed peripherals and high-resolution displays, including the Apple Thunderbolt Display.
In the Box
Apple Mac mini 3.0 GHz Desktop Computer (Late 2014)
  • Power Cord
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Apple Mac mini specs

    Processor 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 Dual-Core 4th-Gen Haswell
    Cache L3: 4MB
    Memory 16GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
    The RAM is soldered on and is not user replaceable.
    Graphics Intel Iris Graphics
    Hard Drive 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
    Optical Drive None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20 Gbps)
    4 x USB 3.0 (up to 5 Gbps)
    Display 1 x HDMI
    2 x Mini DisplayPort (via the Thunderbolt 2 ports)
    Audio 1 x Audio-in
    1 x Headphone
    Memory Card Slot 1 x SDXC
    Ethernet 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack
    Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible)
    Bluetooth 4.0
    Operating System macOS High Sierra
    Video Support Support for up to two displays at 2560 x 1600 pixels

    Thunderbolt digital video output
    Native Mini DisplayPort output
    DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
    VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
    Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)

    HDMI video output
    Support for 1080p resolution at up to 60 Hz
    Support for 3840-by-2160 resolution at 30 Hz
    Support for 4096-by-2160 resolution at 24 Hz
    DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
    Electrical Requirements Line Voltage
    100-240 V AC
    50 Hz to 60 Hz, single phase
    Maximum Continuous Power
    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%, non-condensing
    Operating Altitude
    Tested up to 10,000 feet
    Typical Acoustical Performance
    Sound pressure level (operator position) is 12 dBA at idle
    Environmental BFR-free
    Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
    Meets ENERGY STAR 6.1 requirements
    Rated EPEAT Gold
    Dimensions 7.7 x 1.4 x 7.7" / 19.7 x 3.6 x 19.7 cm
    Weight 2.6 lbs / 1.20 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.415 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.4 x 10.3 x 4.4"

    Apple Mac mini reviews

    Mac mini 3.0 GHz Desktop Computer (Late 2014) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent value I've been using Mac Minis since 2011. The form factor and power of these little boxes is perfect for my needs. Don't like the all in one iMacs. Didn't need a keyboard or a monitor. The 3 Ghz core i7 machine is plenty quick. Do wish Apple hadn't completely abandoned Firewire as I needed to buy more stuff to adapt the Thunderbug thing to run legacy drives. I use this machine for editing bazillions of photos via Lightroom, Photoshop and a bunch of plug-ins. No issues at all. On the downside, Apple has precluded even such small modifications as increasing the RAM. That seriously irritates me. The Intel Iris Graphics are plenty good enough for my purposes.
    Date published: 2017-08-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My First Mac Mini I had a lot of high hopes for my first mini, but it only lasted for 2.5 days and it would not start again even after trying everything that the Apple Support site suggested. While it was running I was quite impressed and it seemed a little faster than my 13.3 Macbook Pro which has an i5 2.4 ghz processor. I might decide to reorder another mini, but because I do a lot of photo editing and I want to stay with a desktop and I might also consider the Mac Pro quad core. I would like to know if others have found the 2014 Mac Mini i7 3.0 ghz to be up to the job of photo editing. Also I would recommend getting the faster PCI flash storage or or possibly the fusion drive setup. I have also considered the iMac's, but they seem too difficult to work on if I want to change out a drive or something.
    Date published: 2016-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great computer for a great price A Mac mini is a great option that allows you to get a mac at a lower price than an iMac or Macbook. You can then use any monitor, keyboard and mouse that you would like. This model features 16GB RAM and a 3 GHz i7 processor so performance is not compromised despite the slower speed 5400 RPM hard drive vs a 7200 RPM or more expensive solid state flash drive.
    Date published: 2016-07-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for a Mac! Very please with this Mac purchase that is replacing a dead PC.� We've converted our household over to the Apple ecosystem and couldn't be happier!� B&H had a great deal on this machine and delivery was made as expected.� Definitely will be keeping them in mind for future IT purchases.
    Date published: 2018-01-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good replacement for my old, 2010 Mac Mini I was waiting for a new Mac Mini to be announced in 2017, but it didn't happen, and I needed o release a 2010 model, so I order this model. It is MUCH much faster than the one it replaced, but I would still like to see a new one with a 4K UDH video output.
    Date published: 2017-09-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I've only had the product for about two weeks now, but everything is in working order! I did have a little scare because of a poor connection to the Internet. So some trouble shooting was done with apple support and it turned out I just needed to reset my internet connection and wasn't due to malfunctions in the computer. Once I did that, all aspects of the computer were up and running just as fast and efficient as expected. Another feature I like about the Mac mini is that there's a feeling of a PC with the portability of a laptop. Also B&H completely delivered on their end as well as far as service! No tax, free shipping, lowest price that I found anywhere online, and it even arrived faster than I expected! As far as I'm concerned, with both Apple products and B&H service, you really can't go wrong. I did read that the 2014 Mac minis Ram and HD are soldered on so upgrades aren't possible. But I tried to max mine out as much as possible so it'd last me a good while. Also, the processor is a dual core vs a quad core in the iMac but the processors great and runs at decent speed. All in all I think this product is a great deal!
    Date published: 2016-01-05
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