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Mac Mini

Mac Mini

The new Mac mini brings the latest advanced technologies to the most affordable Mac. Featuring fourth-generation dual-core Intel Core processors, faster graphics, next-generation Wi-Fi, and two Thunderbolt 2 ports, Mac mini delivers the full Mac experience with great performance for everyday use.


21.5-inch 27-inch
Apple price (U.S.) $499 $699 $999
Processor 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 5000 Intel Iris Graphics Intel Iris Graphics
Ports Two Thunderbolt 2 ports, four USB 3 ports, HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet, SDXC card slot
Storage  500GB 5400-rpm SATA 1TB 5400-rpm SATA
1TB Fusion Drive
Memory 4GB 8GB 8GB


Key messages

Fourth-generation Intel Core
processors
• All models feature fourth-generation
Intel Core i5 processors with Turbo
Boost—delivering great performance
while using less energy
• Optional Intel Core i7 processors are
available for even better performance

Faster graphics
• Features Intel HD Graphics 5000 or Iris
Graphics for up to 90% faster graphics
performance

Next-generation Wi-Fi
• 802.11ac Wi-Fi is up to 3 times faster—
great for streaming video and music
and for transferring large files from
your iOS devices via AirDrop

Thunderbolt 2 ports
• Two Thunderbolt 2 ports each deliver
up to 20 Gbps of bandwidth for
external devices
• Connect to the next generation of
high-speed peripherals and high-resolution displays

Essential Additions
• Apple Magic Mouse
• Magic Trackpad
• Apple Wireless Keyboard
• Apple Battery Charger
• Apple Thunderbolt Display
• AirPort Time Capsule
• Apple USB SuperDrive

Storage options
• 1TB Fusion Drive is now standard on
the 2.8GHz model, providing the
capacity of a hard drive with the
performance of flash storage—and it
can be upgraded to a 2TB Fusion Drive
• Configurable up to 1TB of superfast
PCIe-based flash storage—up to 50%
faster than previous-generation SSDs

Design
• Mac mini packs powerful technologies
in a sleek design that’s 1.4 inches thin

Additional Resources
Mac Mini
Thunderbolt I/O Technology
Compare Mac Models
Mac in Business


Quick Demos

Show off the design
• Talk about the compact, attractive form factor that fits on a desk or in a media cabinet.
• Point out that it’s quiet and energy efficient (under 6 watts when idle).
• Discuss how Mac mini is a complete Mac computer, ready to use out of the box to edit photos and videos, compose music, create presentations, and more.

Show the expansion ports
• Highlight that the two Thunderbolt 2 and four USB 3 ports can connect to high-performance storage peripherals and displays, like the Apple Thunderbolt Display.
• Point out the HDMI port for connecting to an external display, HDTV, or projector.

Show off the system
• Demo OS X Yosemite, iLife, and iWork to show how Mac mini provides the full Mac experience.
• Mention the migration tools that make it easy to upgrade from an older Mac or switch from a PC.
• Remind customers they can use their existing display, USB keyboard, and mouse. Or they can add the latest Apple accessories, like the Magic Trackpad, Wireless Keyboard, and Thunderbolt Display.
• Discuss why most customers don’t need an optical drive, thanks to the Mac App Store and iTunes Store. And the Apple USB SuperDrive can be added if necessary.