Mac mini (2.3GHz Intel Core i7, Late/Server 2012)

The Mac mini (2.3GHz Intel Core i7, Late/Server 2012) is a revised server iteration of the Mac mini (2.5GHz Intel Core i5, Late 2012) with a faster quad-core Intel processor and two 1 TB hard drives. It’s a net-top in a cuboid aluminum casing with an internal power unit, a Thunderbolt port, a removable panel on the bottom to provide an access to upgradeable RAM and no internal optical drive. The line-up of late 2012 got the faster and more elaborate Intel Ivy Bridge processor and up-to-date USB 3.0 ports. The Mac mini (2.3GHz Intel Core i7, Late/Server 2012) features a top-class quad-core 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7  (3615QM) processor, 4GB of RAM (PC2-10600), two 1 TB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (5400 RPM) and Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics with 512MB of integrated memory. The net top has an HDMI video out and a Thunderbolt port, four USB 3.0 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 (2.3GHz Intel Core i7, Late/Server 2012) has standard AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0. The cooling system is fanless. The Mac mini (2.3GHz Intel Core i7, Late/Server 2012) is shipped without a display, a keyboard and a mouse.

Mac mini (2.3GHz Intel Core i7, Late/Server 2012)

  • Introduced on October 23, 2012.


  • Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor Upgrade: Soldered.
  • Processor type: Intel “Core i7” (I7-3615QM “Ivy Bridge”).
  • Cores: 4.
  • On-Board RAM: DDR3 4GB, 1600 MHz.
  • Max. RAM supported: DDR2 16 GB.
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 6630M with 256 MB of integrated memory.
  • Dual display support: Yes.
  • Resolution Support: 2560 x 1600.
  • Storage: 2 x 1 TB, 5400-rpm Ultra ATA-100 up to 750 GB (7200 RPM) Hard Drive Supported.
  • SSD support: Yes.
  • Input\Output: 4 x USB 3.0, 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 10.8.2 (12C2034) “Mountain Lion Server”.
  • 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 2570).

Apple Order number: MD389LL/A.

Discontinued: October 16, 2014.

Price: $799.


  • The main advantage of Mac mini server is the fact that you can add any cloud service or software you choose (for example, Plex, turning your Mac mini into a media center) while with NAS of other manufacturers you’re stuck with their own software.
  • See also: Raids, Back Up Data On Your Servers.


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Late 2012 Mac Mini (Quad Core i7) Review. Video uploaded by TuneInTech on November 14, 2012.


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