Mac Mini Core 2 Duo / 2.0

The Mac mini Core 2 Duo / 2.0 is the Intel Mac mini in a cuboid casing with an external power unit and a slot-loaded optical disk drive. It has a much faster double cored processor with 64-bit architecture, double the RAM and almost double the hard drive. The Mac mini Core 2 Duo / 2.0 features a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (T7200) processor, 1 GB of RAM (PC2-5300), a 120 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (5400 RPM), a 2.4X double-layer SuperDrive and Intel GMA 950 graphics with 64 MB of integrated memory. The net top has a DVI video out, four USB 2.0 ports and one Firewire 400 port, a built-in mono-speaker, an audio-out mini-jack and an audio line-in/digital audio input. As for the wireless, the Mac mini Core 2 Duo / 2.0 has standard to AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. The cooling system is fanless. The Mac mini Core 2 Duo / 2.0 is shipped without a display, a keyboard and a mouse.

Mac Mini Core 2 Duo / 2.0

Introduced on: August 7, 2007.

Specifications

  • Processor Speed: 2.0 GHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor Upgrade: ZIF Socket.
  • Processor type: Intel “Core 2 Duo” (T7200).
  • Cores: 2.
  • On-Board RAM: DDR2 1 GB, 667 MHz.
  • Max. RAM supported: DDR2 4 GB.
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 950 with 64 MB of integrated memory.
  • Resolution Support: 1920 x 1200.
  • Storage: 120 GB, 5400-rpm Ultra ATA-100 up to 160 GB Hard Drive Supported.
  • Input\Output: 4x USB 2.0, Firewire 400, built-in mono-speaker, audio-out mini-jack, audio line-in/digital audio input, DVI video out.
  • Optical drive: 2.4X double-layer “SuperDrive”.
  • Internet \ Wireless connection: 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet, optional 56k V.92 modem, AirPort Extreme 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.
  • Preinstalled OS: X 10.4.10 (8R3014)”Tiger”.
  • OS max. upgrade: 10.7.5 “Lion”.
  • Dimensions: 2.0 x 6.5 x 6.5 inch maximum.
  • Weight: 2.9 lb.

How to Set Up Your Mac Mini

Position your Mac mini so that it’s right side up or on its side, but not upside down. Use the power adapter that came with your Mac mini; other power adapters don’t work.

  • Step 1: Plug the AC cord into the power adapter, plug the cord from the power adapter into your Mac mini, and then plug the power adapter into a grounded power outlet.
  • Step 2: To access the Internet or a network, connect one end of an Ethernet cable to your Mac mini and the other end to a cable modem, DSL modem, or network. Note: The Mac mini comes with AirPort Extreme technology for wireless networking. For information about setting up a wireless connection, from the menu bar, choose Help > Mac Help, and then choose Library > AirPort Help. To use a dial-up connection, you need an external USB Modem.
  • Step 3: Connect the USB cable from your keyboard and mouse. The Mac mini doesn’t come with a keyboard or a mouse, but you can use almost any USB keyboard and mouse. If your keyboard has a USB port, plug your mouse into the USB port on the keyboard. If it doesn’t, plug the mouse into a USB port on the back of your Mac mini. If you use a USB keyboard that is not specifically designed for the Mac OS, it may not have a Command or Option key, both of which are standard on Apple keyboards. You can use Keyboard & Mouse preferences to change the keyboard equivalents. To open Keyboard & Mouse preferences, choose Apple Menu  > System Preferences, click Keyboard & Mouse, click Modifier Keys, and follow the onscreen instructions. Note that using a USB mouse or keyboard from another manufacturer may require software drivers. Check the manufacturer’s website for the latest software drivers. If you purchased an Apple Wireless Keyboard or a wireless Mighty Mouse with your Mac mini, follow the instructions that came with the keyboard and mouse to set them up with your Mac mini.
  • Step 4: Connect the DVI cable from your display to the video port. Connect a DVI display to the video out (£) port on the back of your Mac mini. To connect a VGA display, use the Apple DVI to VGA Adapter that came with your computer.
  • Step 5: Press the power button on the back to turn on your Mac mini.
  • Step 6: Use Setup Assistant to configure your Mac mini. The first time you turn on your Mac mini, Setup Assistant starts. Setup Assistant helps you enter your Internet and email information and set up a user account on your Mac mini. If you already have a Mac, Setup Assistant can help you automatically transfer files, applications, and other information from your previous Mac to your new device.
  • If you don’t intend to keep your old Mac, it’s best to deauthorize it from playing music, videos, or audiobooks that you’ve purchased from the iTunes Store. Deauthorizing a computer prevents any songs, videos, or audiobooks you’ve purchased from being played by someone else and frees up another authorization for use. For information about deauthorizing, choose iTunes Help from the Help menu in iTunes. If you don’t use Setup Assistant to transfer information when you first start up, you can do it later using Migration Assistant. Go to the Applications folder, open Utilities, and double-click Migration Assistant.
  • Step 7: Customize your desktop and set your preferences. You can quickly make your desktop look the way you want using System Preferences. Choose Apple Menu > System Preferences from the menu bar. As you get to know your computer, explore System Preferences, your command center for most settings on your Mac mini. For more information, open Mac Help and search for System Preferences or for the specific preference you want to change.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model No: A1176 (EMC 2108).

Apple Order number: MB139LL/A.

Discontinued: March 3, 2009.

Price: $799.

Miscellanea

  • Apple has never explained why it named the OS after big cats. Some theories have it, the feline monikers are easier to remember and catch attention than numbers, while one conspiracy theory name a Shaye computer company as the inspiration.
  • The British company cloned Apple computers back in mid-1990s and named them after cats: lions, tigers, leopards, panthers, jaguars, cheetahs and pumas. Some fans see a certain connection with the WW II German tanks like Tiger and Panther, but it’s too far-fetched.

Links

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Mac Mini 2007 Review. Video uploaded by Martin Nobel on February 21, 2016.

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