Apple Mac Mini (Quad-Core i7 2.3GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1TB, HD Graphics, Launched Oct 2012) @ amazon - £583
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Apple Mac Mini (Quad-Core i7 2.3GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1TB, HD Graphics, Launched Oct 2012) @ amazon - £583

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Found 1st May 2014
Brand Apple
Item Weight 1.2 Kg
Product Dimensions 19.7 x 19.7 x 3.6 cm
Item model number MD388B/A
Series MAC MINI MD388
Color Silver
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Speed 2.3 GHz
Processor Count 4
RAM Size 4 GB
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size 1000 GB
Hard Drive Interface ATA
Graphics Card Description Intel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics RAM Type DDR3 SDRAM
Wireless Type 802.11A, 802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Wattage 85 watts
Operating System Mac OS X
Lithium Battery Weight 25 gramsre

54 Comments

These are such beautiful little things. I'm waiting to see if Apple update it. PC for gaming, Apple for life.

very good price. I have one of these and it runs ESX 5.5 being on 24/7. Last time before I restarted it, it was n for more than 1 month. For memory upgrade I recommend Crucial

loiterer

These are such beautiful little things. I'm waiting to see if Apple … These are such beautiful little things. I'm waiting to see if Apple update it. PC for gaming, Apple for life.

Apple is no longer for life, unless life means 3 years , IPAD 1 came out in 2010 and I had to replace it with IPAD Mini because the back level iOS 5.1.1 was useless for a few modern apps.

splender

Apple is no longer for life, unless life means 3 years , IPAD 1 came out … Apple is no longer for life, unless life means 3 years , IPAD 1 came out in 2010 and I had to replace it with IPAD Mini because the back level iOS 5.1.1 was useless for a few modern apps.



Does the newest Android OS and the latest apps run on the oldest Android devices? I have no idea. These new products have developed at quite a pace since Apple kicked off the whole Smartphone and Tablet revolution. Watch a TV drama of only a few years ago... not a Smartphone in sight. Now, since the iPhone and iPad launches, theses devices (from many different manufactures) are ubiquitous. I've never used a mobile or smartphone, ever, as I've not needed one. I use a self-built PC for gaming and Mac's for everything else.

loiterer

Does the newest Android OS and the latest apps run on the oldest Android … Does the newest Android OS and the latest apps run on the oldest Android devices? I have no idea. These new products have developed at quite a pace since Apple kicked off the whole Smartphone and Tablet revolution. Watch a TV drama of only a few years ago... not a Smartphone in sight. Now, since the iPhone and iPad launches, theses devices (from many different manufactures) are ubiquitous. I've never used a mobile or smartphone, ever, as I've not needed one. I use a self-built PC for gaming and Mac's for everything else.



Why not just dual boot OSX on a PC?

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Banned

very good price.

Is this capable of outputting 4k resolution to a 4k TV?

splender

Apple is no longer for life, unless life means 3 years , IPAD 1 came out … Apple is no longer for life, unless life means 3 years , IPAD 1 came out in 2010 and I had to replace it with IPAD Mini because the back level iOS 5.1.1 was useless for a few modern apps.



Lost faith in Apple

From my personal experience it is true. My macbook pro 2011 gpu has died. Just like thousand of others and more and more users daily.

Early 2011 MacBook Pros Are Dropping Like Flies, Heat Issues To Blame
cultofmac.com/262…me/
appleinsider.com/art…hes
318 page thread at apple support of people with same problem.
discussions.apple.com/thr…t=0

loiterer

These are such beautiful little things. I'm waiting to see if Apple … These are such beautiful little things. I'm waiting to see if Apple update it. PC for gaming, Apple for life.

Aesthetically pleasing, though I spend more time looking at the screen than the coputer case...:D
Went for an Intel nuc myself, but the mac mini is lovely for those who have the money.

Not sold by amazon, only fulfilled by amazon, if want sold by amazon about £50 more!

overpriced pap. can get something as a pc variant for half that.

Banned

Is it cheaper than getting from apple store?

TALON1973

overpriced pap. can get something as a pc variant for half that.



Theres always one.

splender

Apple is no longer for life, unless life means 3 years , IPAD 1 came out … Apple is no longer for life, unless life means 3 years , IPAD 1 came out in 2010 and I had to replace it with IPAD Mini because the back level iOS 5.1.1 was useless for a few modern apps.


agree with you for ipods ipads and phones, but mac computers last a heck of a lot longer

splender

Apple is no longer for life, unless life means 3 years , IPAD 1 came out … Apple is no longer for life, unless life means 3 years , IPAD 1 came out in 2010 and I had to replace it with IPAD Mini because the back level iOS 5.1.1 was useless for a few modern apps.

Alternately I could cite that my 2008 Aluminium MacBook has been updated to OS X Mavericks...... For free!

Let's consider the other side of Apple's business such as the iPhone. If you bought an iPhone 4 way back in 2010 you'd still be able to use it now running on iOS 7. Had you bought any Android or other device at the same time it likely would have been on old software before it was even released and then stuck on that same old software for life. Seriously, what do you have to moan about?

Love my Mac Mini. But I'd be conscious of buying something's that's already near two years old. The Mini must be due a refresh soon.

zAndy1

Is this capable of outputting 4k resolution to a 4k TV?



No, you'll get the following depending upon output used:

HDMI output port supports up to 1920x1200

Thunderbolt/MiniDisplay Port output supports up to 2560x1600

TALON1973

overpriced pap. can get something as a pc variant for half that.



...and it will look like shizer and perform like a legless ballerina

I have a decent i7 PC and a Mac Mini i5 (recently purchased). The PC does look and perform superbly, but then it should do, I sold an arm and a leg when I built it.

The Mac mini is a fraction of the cost, looks the business and performs way better than my outgoing Home Theatre PC (Intel 3Ghz dual Core PC). Not to mention it's footprint is so diminutive and runs so quiet that I can finally concentrate on the movie not the big HT PC which despite a lot of effort is still audible.

...but don't let me sway you from your moment of madness
Edited by: "DAZZ2000" 2nd May 2014

10.9.3 update may enable 4k output on the thunderbolt port, but I'm not sure if the Intel 4000 graphics will handle 4k

loiterer

Does the newest Android OS and the latest apps run on the oldest Android … Does the newest Android OS and the latest apps run on the oldest Android devices? I have no idea. These new products have developed at quite a pace since Apple kicked off the whole Smartphone and Tablet revolution. Watch a TV drama of only a few years ago... not a Smartphone in sight. Now, since the iPhone and iPad launches, theses devices (from many different manufactures) are ubiquitous. I've never used a mobile or smartphone, ever, as I've not needed one. I use a self-built PC for gaming and Mac's for everything else.

Yes, Android and Apple tables and smart devices have a product sales strategy such that the life span is max three years. From my experience of Android its product cycle for most brands/models is just one software/firmware update, mostly bug fixes and less for functional enhancement, so the Android product is functionally legacy within a year which is typical of what is called embedded OS! My latest buy is a Windows 8 tablet so I have great hopes that its lifespan is much longer than 1 year or 3 years.
david_robinson94

Alternately I could cite that my 2008 Aluminium MacBook has been updated … Alternately I could cite that my 2008 Aluminium MacBook has been updated to OS X Mavericks...... For free!Let's consider the other side of Apple's business such as the iPhone. If you bought an iPhone 4 way back in 2010 you'd still be able to use it now running on iOS 7. Had you bought any Android or other device at the same time it likely would have been on old software before it was even released and then stuck on that same old software for life. Seriously, what do you have to moan about?

You written the answer to my complain yourself unwittingly! Read your own words, you stated that you are happy that your iPhone 4 from 2010 runs iOS 7, but convenient ignored my iPAD also bought in 2010 but up to iOS 5.1.1 only and I could not upgrade to iOS 7 like you did on yours! One apps that did not work was the newer Logic Remote. Android is worse still with updates, no more Android for me unless unavoidable! Last but not least Apple Macs and Mac Mini are excellent for musicians, well, the music apps with the hardware.

Edited by: "splender" 2nd May 2014

david_robinson94

..Let's consider the other side of Apple's business such as the iPhone. … ..Let's consider the other side of Apple's business such as the iPhone. If you bought an iPhone 4 way back in 2010 you'd still be able to use it now running on iOS 7. Had you bought any Android or other device at the same time it likely would have been on old software before it was even released and then stuck on that same old software for life. Seriously, what do you have to moan about?



Android users don't need to rely on their manufacturer to update their phones.. xda-developers usually have lots of updates. All for free. Now, did I read corrently that because Apple have decided not to update IOS on their older tablets you can't run some newer apps.. lol.. on a popular banded android tablet I doubt this would happen - because there is a huge community of developers on xda.. yet nobody can do this for Apple products..

Very nice machine. Use mine as a media centre, infinitely better than set top boxes (obviously at a premium). You can get 16gb ram for cheap.

Think the intel NUC is nicer looking, the i5 haswell version won't be noticeably slower, and fit an msata and it will feel quicker than this anyway, the GPU is quicker and the whole thing uses a hell of a lot less power, so quieter and cooler, plus it isn't a 2 year old design and can be built for a good £150-£200 cheaper. Still, if you've got your heart set on a mac mini and not looking for value for money then this isn;t too bad.

Bought one 3 months ago. Would never ever go bk to the cack that is Windows

splender

Apple is no longer for life, unless life means 3 years , IPAD 1 came out … Apple is no longer for life, unless life means 3 years , IPAD 1 came out in 2010 and I had to replace it with IPAD Mini because the back level iOS 5.1.1 was useless for a few modern apps.



Yes I know what you mean!, I have a 1st gen iPad and by far the best build quality than the recent models imo, however quite a lot of apps are no longer supported, I used to use the Sky F1 app but now it's says it's not supported on the iPad 1, I'll be dammed if I'm buying a new one.

Not the first problem I've had with apple products, my iMac G4 graphics chip died only after 2 years of light use!, my black macbook screen stared to fail after just 1 year, along with a speaker problem.

That said I'd never buy another apple product plus itunes gets on my wick!

Do yourself a favour an build yourself a nice micro or mini itx system

SpenJC

Bought one 3 months ago. Would never ever go bk to the cack that is … Bought one 3 months ago. Would never ever go bk to the cack that is Windows



Yes Windows 3.11 is rubbish

rev6

Why not just dual boot OSX on a PC?



I built a Hackintosh for fun. But I would never use the OS that way on a daily basis as it is illegal. Plus I respect Apple's, and all manufacturers, IP rights.

blackster

Yes I know what you mean!, I have a 1st gen iPad and by far the best … Yes I know what you mean!, I have a 1st gen iPad and by far the best build quality than the recent models imo, however quite a lot of apps are no longer supported, I used to use the Sky F1 app but now it's says it's not supported on the iPad 1, I'll be dammed if I'm buying a new one.Not the first problem I've had with apple products, my iMac G4 graphics chip died only after 2 years of light use!, my black macbook screen stared to fail after just 1 year, along with a speaker problem.That said I'd never buy another apple product plus itunes gets on my wick!Do yourself a favour an build yourself a nice micro or mini itx system



Building your own isn't fun anymore. Used to do that when I was a kid

mrplay

Lost faith in AppleFrom my personal experience it is true. My macbook pro … Lost faith in AppleFrom my personal experience it is true. My macbook pro 2011 gpu has died. Just like thousand of others and more and more users daily.Early 2011 MacBook Pros Are Dropping Like Flies, Heat Issues To Blamehttp://www.cultofmac.com/262861/early-2011-macbook-pros-dropping-like-flies-heat-issues-blame/#4BT56ReyFGumwGx7.99http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/01/16/owners-of-late-2011-macbook-pros-report-critical-gpu-failures-system-crashes318 page thread at apple support of people with same problem.https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4766577?start=4755&tstart=0

Don't hold your breath... If, however, there is a component failure Apple may well issue a free recall. It will just depend on whether they can get the GPU supplier to admit to the fault in their OEM component. Apple has had several recalls over the years. I'd not blame one manufacturer for the failure of a component from another. It may be that 3 years on the OEM no longer have stocks of those chips and Apple will have to sue. I've used Apple computers since the companies inception. I had hundreds at my company and we never experienced hardware failure. We had a five year upgrade policy and all our used Macs would go to a charity in working order, the PC's were very hit and miss.

splender

Yes, Android and Apple tables and smart devices have a product sales … Yes, Android and Apple tables and smart devices have a product sales strategy such that the life span is max three years. From my experience of Android its product cycle for most brands/models is just one software/firmware update, mostly bug fixes and less for functional enhancement, so the Android product is functionally legacy within a year which is typical of what is called embedded OS! My latest buy is a Windows 8 tablet so I have great hopes that its lifespan is much longer than 1 year or 3 years.You written the answer to my complain yourself unwittingly! Read your own words, you stated that you are happy that your iPhone 4 from 2010 runs iOS 7, but convenient ignored my iPAD also bought in 2010 but up to iOS 5.1.1 only and I could not upgrade to iOS 7 like you did on yours! One apps that did not work was the newer Logic Remote. Android is worse still with updates, no more Android for me unless unavoidable! Last but not least Apple Macs and Mac Mini are excellent for musicians, well, the music apps with the hardware.

I concur to some degree with what you are saying with regards to the original iPad, I have always felt that it should have received the iOS 6 update. However it was released with on 256MB of Ram and this is the main reason that it was not updated to new versions of iOS. The original iPad is essentially the only black mark to be found in the entire iDevice stable. Every device gets at least 3 years worth of software updates, most get 4.

No one else in the industry gives two years let alone 4, hell most don't even make one year when it comes to software. Look at the poor suckers who got stuck with Windows Mobile 7, or the bulk of Android users who buy phones with software already at least 2 years out of date.

Apple is the one company in the mobile space not to be losing faith in.

mrplay

Lost faith in AppleFrom my personal experience it is true. My macbook pro … Lost faith in AppleFrom my personal experience it is true. My macbook pro 2011 gpu has died. Just like thousand of others and more and more users daily.Early 2011 MacBook Pros Are Dropping Like Flies, Heat Issues To Blamehttp://www.cultofmac.com/262861/early-2011-macbook-pros-dropping-like-flies-heat-issues-blame/#4BT56ReyFGumwGx7.99http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/01/16/owners-of-late-2011-macbook-pros-report-critical-gpu-failures-system-crashes318 page thread at apple support of people with same problem.https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4766577?start=4755&tstart=0

You can nail them to the wall on this one and force them to fix/replace your MacBook.

Cite the Sale of Goods Act in conjunction with European Directive 1999/44/EC, you have plenty of proof that this is a manufacturing fault. Push them and they will cave.

I did the same things 6 months ago on my iPhone 4s that was 25 months old, the button at the top became stuck and failed. They tried to palm me off but I persisted and they agreed to replace my handset free of charge.
Edited by: "david_robinson94" 2nd May 2014

Does anyone know any UK sellers who have the data doubler so i can insert additional ssd harddrive with this apple mini?
Edited by: "dingdong" 2nd May 2014

jaydeeuk1

Think the intel NUC is nicer looking, the i5 haswell version won't be … Think the intel NUC is nicer looking, the i5 haswell version won't be noticeably slower, and fit an msata and it will feel quicker than this anyway, the GPU is quicker and the whole thing uses a hell of a lot less power, so quieter and cooler, plus it isn't a 2 year old design and can be built for a good £150-£200 cheaper. Still, if you've got your heart set on a mac mini and not looking for value for money then this isn;t too bad.



Nicer looking? ...matter of opinion. Mine is somewhat different!. You can stick an SSD in the Mac Mini if you didn't buy it with one, so that's hardly a good argument for going with the NUC. The GPU is not necessarily quicker, it depends on the model of NUC you go for. Don't forget both systems use Intel's processor line, albeit the NUC range expands to the latest chipsets whereas the Mac is now 2 years old. What facts are you backing the statement that the NUC "uses a hell of a lot less power, so quieter and cooler"?. Without facts that sounds like complete BS to me. Do you even own any of these devices?.

A good NUC can't be made any cheaper than a Mac Mini - unless of course you stick on a hooky W7 O/S or go for Linux...but then if you're going Linux you're practically going OS X. I did the maths and the NUC or the Gigabyte Brix didn't stack up over a good second hand Mac Mini i5. This is coming from an Apple beginner.

jaydeeuk1

Think the intel NUC is nicer looking, the i5 haswell version won't be … Think the intel NUC is nicer looking, the i5 haswell version won't be noticeably slower, and fit an msata and it will feel quicker than this anyway, the GPU is quicker and the whole thing uses a hell of a lot less power, so quieter and cooler, plus it isn't a 2 year old design and can be built for a good £150-£200 cheaper. Still, if you've got your heart set on a mac mini and not looking for value for money then this isn't too bad.



I'd not heard of the NUC before reading this thread, so I took a look. Personally I think the NUC looks a bit tacky with its lip-gloss glitter finish. As usual, a PC that thinks glam looks tasteful. I've always preferred the less is more approach to design. Remember the days when PC's had "Turbo" boost buttons and loads of flickering LED's for no reason at all?

Price wise for performance, the NUC looks very good even if you do have to buy optional RAM and Wi-Fi card. Sadly, it doesn't run OSX which is 95% of an Apple Mac.

jaydeeuk1

Think the intel NUC is nicer looking, the i5 haswell version won't be … Think the intel NUC is nicer looking, the i5 haswell version won't be noticeably slower, and fit an msata and it will feel quicker than this anyway, the GPU is quicker and the whole thing uses a hell of a lot less power, so quieter and cooler, plus it isn't a 2 year old design and can be built for a good £150-£200 cheaper. Still, if you've got your heart set on a mac mini and not looking for value for money then this isn;t too bad.



Would an i5 NUC be better or worse than the i5 Mac Mini - that is available for about £430 and I would have thought is a better comparison and I don't think there would be much of a cost difference between them?

I ask as a genuine question - I have an old MacMini that I bneed to upgrade and am torn between an i5 MacMini or a NUC build

dingdong

Does anyone know any UK sellers who have the data doubler so i can insert … Does anyone know any UK sellers who have the data doubler so i can insert additional ssd harddrive with this apple mini?



Amazon seem to do them...

mlpinto

Would an i5 NUC be better or worse than the i5 Mac Mini - that is … Would an i5 NUC be better or worse than the i5 Mac Mini - that is available for about £430 and I would have thought is a better comparison and I don't think there would be much of a cost difference between them?I ask as a genuine question - I have an old MacMini that I bneed to upgrade and am torn between an i5 MacMini or a NUC build



I researched to answer this very question and whilst there's no right or wrong answer to this question (depends on usage) but for me I'm happy with the choice of the Mac Mini i5 (late 2012). It's intel 4000 chipset is fine for HT and even copes with some 3d games.

mlpinto

Amazon seem to do them...



Care to link me ? Cant seem to find it on amazon

dingdong

Care to link me ? Cant seem to find it on amazon



This you're looking for?

amazon.co.uk/Dou…PZJ
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