Mac mini Mid 2011

The Apple Mac mini Mid 2011 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2011 to 2012 as part of the Mac mini series. The computer has been introduced on July 20, 2011, and its price started at $599.

The new Mac mini features a 2.3 GHz or 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 or 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM, 500 GB hard drive, a new Aluminum Unibody case without SuperDrive, Bluetooth 4.0, and 288 MB Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics in the base model.

This Mac mini has been discontinued on October 23, 2012.

Today Mac mini Mid 2011 is 12 years old!

Mac mini Unibody without drive
Source: – Mac mini Unibody without drive

Mac mini Mid 2011 Release Date

IntroducedJuly 20, 2011
DiscontinuedOctober 23, 2012
Model IdentifierMacmini5,1 (2.3 GHz)
Macmini5,2 (2.5 GHz and 2.7 GHz)
Model NumberA1347
Order NumberMC815LL/A
Original Price$599
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


ProcessorIntel Core i5 2415M “Sandy Bridge” (2.3 GHz)
Intel Core i5 2520M “Sandy Bridge” (2.5 GHz)
Intel Core i7 2620M “Sandy Bridge” (2.7 GHz)
Processor Speed2.3 GHz
2.5 GHz
2.7 GHz
Number of Cores2
System Bus1066 MHz
Cache3 MB on-chip shared L3 (2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz)
4 MB on-chip shared L3 (2.7 GHz)

Storage & Media

Storage500 GB HDD
750 GB HDD
256 GB SSD
MediaNone – USB Macbook Air SuperDrive (Optional)


Built-in Memory2 GB
4 GB
Maximum Memory8 GB (Apple)
16 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC3-10600 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM 1333 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Graphics Memory288 MB DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory* (Intel HD Graphics 3000)
256 MB GDDR5 SDRAM (AMD Radeon HD 6630M)
Display Connection1 – HDMI or Thunderbolt
Display ModeDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
Display SupportThe model with Intel graphics supports one Thunderbolt display.
The model with AMD graphics supports up to two Thunderbolt displays.
External ResolutionUp to 1920 x 1080 pixels (HDMI)
Up to 2560 x 1600 pixels (Thunderbolt)
*memory may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 288 MB.


Expansion Slots1 – Secure Digital (SDXC)
Hard Drive Interface6 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45 – support for jumbo frames)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
USB4 – 480 Mbps
FireWire1 – 800 Mbps
Thunderbolt1 – Thunderbolt 1 (Up to 10 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
Display1 – HDMI or Thunderbolt


Original OSMac OS X 10.7
Later OSMac OS X 10.7.2
Mac OS X 10.7.3
OS X 10.8
Maximum OSmacOS 10.13.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.7
iLife ’11 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand)




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

Apple Support – Mac mini (Mid 2011): Technical Specifications

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