Mac Mini Core i5 / 2.5 (Mid-2011)

The Mac mini Core i5 / 2.5 is the Intel Mac mini in a cuboid aluminum casing with an internal power unit, a Thunderbolt port, a removable panel on the bottom to provide an access to upgradable RAM and no internal optical drive. The Mac mini “Core i5” / 2.5 (mid-2011) features a 2.5 GHz Intel “Core i5 ” (2520M) processor, 4 GB of RAM (PC2-10600), a 500 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (5400 RPM) and Radeon HD 6630M graphics with 256 MB of integrated memory. The net top has an HDMI video out and a Thunderbolt port, four USB 2.0 ports and one Firewire 800 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 i5” / 2.5 has standard AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0. The cooling system is fanless. The Mac mini “Core i5” / 2.4is shipped without a display, a keyboard and a mouse.

Mac Mini Core i5 / 2.5 (Mid-2011)

Introduced on: July 20, 2011.


  • Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor Upgrade: Soldered.
  • Processor type: Intel “Core i5” (I5-2520M “Sandy Bridge”).
  • Cores: 2.
  • On-Board RAM: DDR2 4 GB, 1333 MHz.
  • Max. RAM supported: DDR2 16 GB.
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 6630M with 256 MB of integrated memory.
  • Dual display support: Yes.
  • Resolution Support: 1920 x 1200.
  • Storage: 500 GB, 5400-rpm Ultra ATA-100 up to 750 GB (7200 RPM) Hard Drive Supported.
  • Input\Output: 4 x USB 2.0, Firewire 800, SD card reader, built-in mono-speaker, audio-out mini-jack, audio line-in/digital audio input, HDMI and Thunderbolt.
  • Optical drive: optional external optical drive for an extra cost.
  • SD-card reader: Yes.
  • Internet\Wireless connection: 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet, optional 56k V.92 modem, AirPort Extreme Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/ n, Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Preinstalled OS: X 10.7 (11A2061) “Lion”.
  • OS max. upgrade: 10.11.x “El Capitan” (requires 2 GB).
  • Dimensions: 1.4 x 7.7 x 7.7 inch maximum.
  • Weight: 2.7 lb.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model No: A1347 (EMC 2442.

Apple Order number: MC816LL/A.

Discontinued: October 23, 2012.

Price: $799.


  • The only fan in Mac mini is that of the CPU, but the other system is cooled through vent openings. That’s why Mac mini is very silent.
  • It can be used as a home media center, for it can playback blue-ray video.


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