Mac Mini Core Duo / 1.83

The Mac mini Core Duo / 1.83 is the Intel Mac mini in a cuboid casing with an external power unit and a slot-loaded optical disk drive. It has a double cored processor with 32-bit architecture. The Mac mini Core Duo / 1.83 features a 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo (T2400) processor, 512 MB of RAM (PC2-5300), an 80 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 Duo / 1.83 has standard to AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. The cooling system is fanless. The Mac mini Core Duo / 1.83 is shipped without a display, a keyboard and a mouse, but with a DVI-to-VGA adapter and an Apple remote to go with Apple Front Row software.

Mac Mini Core Duo / 1.83

Introduced on: September 6, 2006.


  • Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 32-bit.
  • Processor Upgrade: ZIF Socket.
  • Processor type: Intel “Core Duo” (T2400).
  • Cores: 2.
  • On-Board RAM: DDR2 512 MB, 667 MHz.
  • Max. RAM supported: DDR2 2 GB.
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 950 with 64 MB of integrated memory.
  • Resolution Support: 1920 x 1200.
  • Storage: 80 GB, 5400-rpm Ultra ATA-100 up to 128 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 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.
  • Preinstalled OS: X 10.4.7 (8J2135) “Tiger”.
  • OS max. upgrade: 10.6.8 “Snow Leopard”.
  • Dimensions: 2.0 x 6.5 x 6.5 inch maximum.
  • Weight: 2.9 lb.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model No: A1176 (EMC 2108).

Apple Order number: MA608LL/A.

Discontinued: August 7, 2007.

Price: $799.

Setting Up Your Mac Mini

The first time you turn on your Mac Mini Core Duo / 1.83, Setup Assistant will start. Setup Assistant helps you set up a user account on the computer and enter your Internet and email information. If you already have a Mac, Setup Assistant can help you automatically transfer files, applications, and other information from your previous machine to your new Mac mini.

How to Transfer Information to Your Mac Mini

Note that Setup Assistant makes it easy to copy existing saved settings, files, and folders from your old Mac. It shows the user exactly how to connect your old Mac to a new Mac to migrate the network settings, user accounts, documents, photos, applications, and more. Setup Assistant uses FireWire to transfer your files to your new Mac quickly and easily. Indeed, the user must just follow the onscreen instructions.

To transfer information, the user must have:

  • A standard FireWire cable.
  • Your old Mac must have Mac OS X version 10.1 or later installed.
  • The previous Mac must have built-in FireWire and support FireWire Target Disk Mode.

Setup Assistant takes you through the process of transferring your information and doesn’t affect the information on your other Mac. Setup Assistant can transfer:

  • User accounts, including preferences and email.
  • Network settings.
  • Applications folder.
  • Files and folders on your main hard disk and other hard disks

If you don’t use Setup Assistant to transfer information when you first start up your Mac mini, you can do it later using Migration Assistant. Open the Applications folder, then open Utilities, and next double-click the Migration Assistant icon.

Note: If you transfer information later using Migration Assistant, make sure FileVault is turned off on the older computer. To turn off FileVault, choose Apple Menu > System Preferences, click Security, and then follow the onscreen instructions.

Setting Up Mac Mini for the Internet

If you didn’t transfer your network settings, Setup Assistant can also take you through the process of setting up your Mac mini to connect to the Internet. Don’t forget that for home users, Internet access requires an account with an Internet service provider (ISP). Fees may apply.

Putting Your Mac Mini to Sleep or Shutting It Down

When you have finished working with your Mac mini, you can put it to sleep or shut it down.

To put the Mac mini to Sleep:  If you will be away from your Mac mini for less than a few days, put it to sleep. When
your Mac mini is in sleep, its screen is dark. You can quickly wake your Mac mini and bypass the startup process.

To put your Mac mini to sleep quickly, do one of the following:

  • Choose Apple menu > Sleep.
  • Then press the power button on the back of the Mac mini.
  • Choose Apple Menu > System Preferences, click Energy Saver, and set a sleep timer.
  • Press and hold the Play/Pause button on the Apple Remote for three seconds.
  • To wake your Mac mini, press any key on the keyboard or any button on the Apple Remote. When your Mac mini wakes from sleep, your applications, documents, and computer settings are exactly as you left them.

To shut Down your Mac mini: If you won’t be using your Mac mini for more than a few days, shut it down. Choose Apple menu > Shut Down.


  • The processors in these models are socketed and can easily be upgraded to an Intel 64-bit Core 2 Duo. Here’s the list of compatible processors:
    – 2.00 GHz Intel T7200 SL9SF,
    – 2.16 GHz Intel T7400 SL9SE,
    – 2.33 GHz Intel T7600 SL9SD.
  • Mac mini is also compatible with Apple Cinema Display with DVI port.
  • The Mac Mini’s Core Duo / 1.83 design remained unchanged from past models. The 6.5-inch square sit just over two inches tall and was a bit more compact than HP’s Slimline. With its glossy, white Lucite top and with its brushed-aluminum sides, this model certainly was better looking than the Slimline, which looks like a shrunken yet still boring midtower PC (according to Website).


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Mac mini Core 2 Duo 1.83 Ghz. Presentation by Enmanuel Jhonatan Chavez Casanova. Published on May 6, 2015


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