Mac mini Early 2006

The Apple Mac mini Early 2006 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2006 as part of the Mac mini series. The computer has been introduced on February 28, 2006, and its price started at $599.

The new Mac mini features a 1.5 GHz Intel Core Solo T1200 or 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo T2300 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 60 GB hard drive, 12x DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive, built-in AirPort Extreme Card, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, and 64 MB Intel GMA950 graphics in the base model.

This Mac mini has been discontinued on September 6, 2006.

Today Mac mini Early 2006 is 17 years old!

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Mac mini Early 2006 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 28, 2006
DiscontinuedSeptember 6, 2006
Model IdentifierMacmini1,1
Model NumberA1176
Order NumberMA205LL/A (1.5 GHz)
MA206LL/A (1.66 GHz)
Original Price$599
Weight2.9 Ibs.
1.315 KG
Dimensions2” H x 6.5” W x 6.5” D
5.08 cm H x 16.51 cm W x 16.51 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core Solo T1200 “Yonah” (1.5 GHz)
Intel Core Duo T2300 “Yonah” (1.66 GHz)
Processor Speed1.5 GHz
1.66 GHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus667 MHz
Cache2 MB on-chip L2

Storage & Media

Storage60 GB
80 GB
100 GB
120 GB
Media1 – 12x DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive or 4x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive”


Built-in Memory512 MB
Maximum Memory2 GB
Memory Slots1 – PC2-5300 200-pin DD1 SO-DIMM 667 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardIntel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA950
Graphics Memory64 MB DDR2 shared with main memory*
Display Connection1 – DVI (VGA or S-Video with adapter)
External ResolutionUp to 1920 x 1200 (DVI)
Up to 1920 x 1080 (VGA)
*Memory may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum memory usage is 80 MB.


Expansion SlotsNone
Hard Drive Interface1.5 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45 – support for jumbo frames)
ModemApple USB Modem MA034Z/A (Optional)
Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11b/g
BluetoothBluetooth 2.0 + EDR
USB4 – 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – DVI (VGA or S-Video with adapter)


Original OSMac OS X 10.4.5
Later OSMac OS X 10.4.6
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.6.8
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.4
iLife ’06 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive
iWork (30-day trial)
Quicken 2006 for Macintosh
Big Bang Board Games
Comic Life
Omni Outliner
Apple Hardware Test


PeripheralsApple Remote


Backup Battery3 V CR2032 Lithium (922-6476)
Maximum Continuous Power110 W
Line Voltage100 – 240 V AC

Apple Support – Mac mini (Early 2006): Technical Specifications

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