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)

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Product Highlights

  • 3.0GHz Intel Core i7 Dual-Core
  • 16GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
  • 2TB Fusion 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
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Apple Mac mini Overview

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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 2TB Fusion 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
  • Table of Contents
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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 2TB Fusion 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
    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 2.7 lbs / 1.22 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.4 x 10.3 x 4.5"

    Apple Mac mini Reviews

    Mac mini 3.0 GHz Desktop Computer (Late 2014) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I made the switch I've only recently made the switch to Mac after years of using an optimized PC for music production (Carillon). The PC had run strong since about 2002 and when it came time to replace it I realized that a Mac Mini was more powerful than the current optimized PCs in its price range and beyond. I'd been reluctant to make the switch because I'd had very limited experience with Macs. I took a leap of faith and WOW! I can't believe how smooth, fast, and EASY everything is. I'm used to configuring just about everything with my PC and with Mac it's generally plug and play. Everything seems much more intuitive. Time will tell on reliability but if my research is correct there shouldn't be many problems there. Great unit and I recommended it for anyone who wants an affordable solution for a home studio.
    Date published: 2016-02-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can't go wrong with a Mac Overall I think the Mac Mini is a great little machine but I sent it back because it does have some flaws I couldn't live with... For example, I had to reboot every morning. I was using it for work and I like that my other Macs (2 prior Macbook Pros) would be left on all the time and never require rebooting. For some reason, the Mac Mini would lose connection with the magic mouse and keyboard until a reboot was done. I also like the refresh rate of the thunderbolt connection but the Mac Mini only connects to HDMI for the primary video connection... Do I really notice a difference? Don't know but psychologically, I will always question it. All the reviews scream buy an iMac for speed and power performance but I honestly can say the Mac Mini could hold it's own just fine. The reviews all compare the entry level Mac Mini to the big iMac powerhouse. If you have a good monitor, mouse and keyboard, the Mac Mini is a great little machine.
    Date published: 2016-04-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPER! Was not in stock at the @.WAS in stock at B&H...for LESS!No complaints about speed or processing power for photographic purposes.
    Date published: 2015-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got What I Need Now I have an older Mac Mini and needed to update. Although there will probably be an updated version within a year, I decided to update now. I use the Mini for routine daily tasks such as E-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, and other tasks that do not require high-power computing. The current version of the Mac Mini matches my needs and does all I need it to do.
    Date published: 2016-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Apple Mac mini 3.0 Don't get fooled by the name Mini. This is beast. To me this Is better than most of the IMac's systems, specially when you max out to 2TB fusion drive which in terms of speed is great and 16 ram. I bought this system mainly for music. I have the Mac pro tower (2013 new cylinder version) and I feel this Mac Mini go neck and neck with the tower. The tower is great don't get me wrong but I make the mistake of getting the 250 GB of flash storage and although I have an external hard drive, it comes to a point when it is going to be full in no time. That's why I went for this Mac mini and I couldn't be happier. I have a library of virtual instruments and plug-in which already occupying 50 GB and this machine moves like there is nothing there installed. The connectivity with usb and thunderbolts it is a great choice to have without having the need to buy an external piece to connect peripherals. I don't think Apple will do anything in this price range anymore. Specially when they are removing more and features from their devices and computers. This is a great system.
    Date published: 2016-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great basic computer I love my Mac Mini.? It was easy to connect up with my keyboard, mouse, and display, and it works perfectly.? I also love the small size.? I chose it because I have many computer related items on my editing desk already and needed something that was small and had a lot of ports.? I got the more expensive version with 16 GB of memory, a 3GHz intel Corei7, and 2 TB of storage (fusion).? It is really fast.
    Date published: 2018-03-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Probably an unfair review but I HATE IT!!! Let me first start by saying I'm a mac guy. I've gone back and forth between PC's and Macs for years but over the last few years have been converting most of my hardware over to Apple for a variety of reasons. I have 3 macbooks, 2 imacs, an ipad and 4 iphones at my house. Being the "support guy" for my aging parents I've decided to move them over to Apple as well because PC's are buggy if they are not maintained. Got my mom a macbook and when my dad's PC was going out decided to get him this high performing Mac Mini along with a TimeCapsule. Within the first few days the MacMini I received has issues with the HDMI port not sending a signal (black screen) and I've read this has been an issue. It is not in issue with the sleep mode but something with the HDMI data. I also tried the thunderbolt conversion to HDMI but no dice. I opened a support ticket with Apple who verified they couldn't fix over the phone. They asked me to take it to an Apple store 30 minutes away for an appointment that was 4-5 days later. I told the person that wouldn't fly because my dad couldn't be without a computer that long (he still runs a business from his home office). Apple support then said I could walk into the Apple store as a first come first serve basis. I made the drive but they were so busy they told me I would have to come back 6 hours later (which I couldn't stay for as a I already left work to go there). I begged the kid in front to just look at the machine which he did. He tried plugging it in and confirmed it indeed had an issue with the HDMI. So I was left needing to still make an appointment a week later for the Genius Bar to look at and had to walk out with my bad mini. Still waiting for the appointment which I already know will require them sending out and needless to say getting an earful from pops wishing I would have never switched him over. As the headline states, probably an unfair review but anyone who has had this sort of experience with a brand new, high priced machine, can understand the frustration. Had Apple been able to fit me in appropriately would have made this situation a lot better.
    Date published: 2018-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product, would purchase again through B&H Ma ini PROS: Small size; easy transfer of information from old Mac computer; fast and excellent performance. CONS: None that I can see. B&H Photo Website PROS: Easy to navigate, all products came as promised, quick delivery, EXCEPTIONAL Customer Service, WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING this company to family and friends. CONS- NONE!!!!
    Date published: 2017-01-06
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    This Mac can handle 27 inch 4 k monitor
    Asked by: chuong n.
    Answered by: Linda L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Hello. So apparently the monitor and keyboard don't need to be Mac, based on what I've read in the comments, but can any mouse work or do I need the apple magic mouse?
    Asked by: Steve M.
    Any USB mouse from any brand. For the monitor, it can be any with HDMI, or with the right adapter, it can be just about any kind.
    Answered by: Aaron W.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    On the 2TB GB Fusion Drive what is the capacity of SSD that comes with it, please?
    Asked by: Romulo A.
    I think it is 80/100 GB only....
    Answered by: Bhupesh P.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Is this configuration good enough to run Lightroom and Photoshop smoothly?
    Asked by: Vorayut C.
    I wouldn't recommend it. Please also be aware, you can no longer add memory to these machines. The bottom cover is no longer removable. If you buy it with 4G RAM, that's what you have, same for the hard drive. You cannot replace the hard drive, there are no user serviceable parts in the machine. All storage and memory is on board.
    Answered by: Brady F.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
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