Mac mini Late 2014

The Apple Mac mini Late 2014 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2014 to 2018 as part of the Mac mini series. The computer has been introduced on October 16, 2014, and its price started at $499.

The new Mac mini features a 1.4 GHz / 2.6 GHz or 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5 or 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 4 GB / 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM, 500 GB or 1 TB hard drive, Bluetooth 4.0, Thunderbolt 2 ports, and 1.5 GB Intel HD Graphics 5000 graphics in the base model.

This Mac mini has been discontinued on October 30, 2018.

Today Mac mini Late 2014 is 9 years old!

Mac mini Unibody without drive
Source: macofalltrades.com – Mac mini Unibody without drive

Mac mini Late 2014 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 16, 2014
DiscontinuedOctober 30, 2018
Model IdentifierMacmini7,1
Model NumberA1347
EMC2840
Order NumberMGEM2LL/A (1.4 GHz)
MGEN2LL/A (2.6 GHz)
MGEQ2LL/A (2.8 GHz)
Original Price$499
$699
$999

$1,199
ColorsAluminum
Weight2.7 Ibs.
1.224 KG
Dimensions1.4” H x 7.7” W x 7.7” D
3.55 cm H x 19.55 cm W x 19.55 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorIntel Core i5 4260U “Haswell” (1.4 GHz)
Intel Core i5 4278U “Haswell” (2.6 GHz)
Intel Core i5 4308U “Haswell” (2.8 GHz)
Intel Core i7 4578U “Haswell” (3.0 GHz)
Processor Speed1.4 GHz
2.6 GHz
2.8 GHz
3.0 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 2.7 GHz (1.4 GHz)
Up to 3.1 GHz (2.6 GHz)
Up to 3.3 GHz (2.8 GHz)
Up to 3.5 GHz (3.0 GHz)
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores2
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
Cache3 MB on-chip shared L3 (Core i5)
4 MB on-chip shared L3 (Core i7)

Storage & Media

Storage500 GB HDD
1 TB HDD
1 TB Fusion Drive
2 TB Fusion Drive
256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
MediaUSB Macbook Air SuperDrive (Optional)

Memory

Built-in Memory4 GB PC3-12800 LPDDR3 1600 MHz
8 GB PC3-12800 LPDDR3 1600 MHz
16 GB PC3-12800 LPDDR3 1600 MHz
Maximum Memory16 GB
Memory SlotsNone
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 5000
Intel Iris 5100
Graphics MemoryUp to 1.5 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory
Display Connection2 – HDMI or Thunderbolt
Display ModeDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
Display SupportSupports an HDMI-compatible device while using one Thunderbolt display or support for two Thunderbolt displays
External ResolutionUp to 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30Hz or 4096 x 2160 pixels at 24Hz (HDMI)

Expansion

Expansion Slots1 – Secure Digital (SDXC)
Hard Drive Interface1 – 6 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
1 – 5.0 GT/s PCIe x2

Connections

Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45 )
ModemNone
Wi-Fi802.11ac
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
USB4 – Up to 5 Gbps
FireWire1 – 800 Mbps
Thunderbolt2 – Thunderbolt 2 (Up to 20 Gbps)
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote only
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display2 – HDMI or Thunderbolt

Software

Original OSOS X 10.10
Later OSOS X 10.10.2
OS X 10.11
OS X 10.11.1
OS X 10.11.2
Maximum OSmacOS 12.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface
AirDropSupported
HandoffSupported
Unlock with Apple WatchSupported with macOS Sierra (Apple Watch (1st generation), Apple Watch Series 1, and Apple Watch Series 2)
macOS High Sierra or later (Apple Watch Series 3 or later)
Bundled SoftwareOS X 10.10
iPhoto
iMovie
GarageBand
Pages
Numbers
Keynote

Peripherals

PeripheralsNone

Power

Backup Battery3 V CR2032 Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power85 W
Line Voltage100 – 240 V AC

References:
Apple Support – Mac mini (Late 2014): Technical Specifications

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