Mac mini (Mid 2010)

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Mac mini (Mid 2010)

Mac mini (Mid 2010)
Device type Mac Mini
Model identifier Macmini4,1
Release year 2010
Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo "Penryn", option to 2.66
Display N/A (BYOD)

Architecture Details:

  • CPU: 64-bit
  • EFI: 64-bit
  • Graphics: 64-bit

OS Support:

  • Shipped: Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard
  • Maximum: Current OS X
  • Windows: XP, Vista 7 (32/64)

For the 2010 revision of the Mac mini, Apple thought it best to redesign the unit completely, ushering in a shorter but wider design of 7.7" x 7.7" x 1.4". The new footprint permitted Apple to attach a circular "easy open" base so as to provide access to the previously hard-to-get-to RAM slots and thus to facilitate RAM upgrades.

The back of the unit hosts the same number of ports as prior models, but adds a long-overdue SDXC card slot.

Internally, changes abound, with most of the heavy lifting done by the NVIDIA 320M MCP. With the revised design able to utilize DDR3 RAM and a quicker graphics core for the same US$699 at the time, the 2010 mini almost certainly left one to guess whether one should replace a tower Mac with this model.

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