Mac Mini “Core i7” / 2.3 (Late 2012)

The Mac mini “Core i7” / 2.3 (late 2012) 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 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 “Core i7” / 2.3 (late 2012) features a top-class quad-core 2.3 GHz Intel “Core i7 ” (3615QM) processor, 4 GB of RAM (PC2-10600), a 1 TB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (5400 RPM) and Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics with 512 MB 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 “Core i7” / 2.3 (late 2012) has standard AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0. The cooling system is fanless. The Mac mini “Core i7” / 2.3 (late 2012) is shipped without a display, a keyboard and a mouse.

Mac Mini “Core i7” / 2.3 (Late 2012)

Introduced on: October 23, 2012.

Specifications

  • Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor Upgrade: Soldered.
  • Processor type: Intel “Core i7” (I7-3615QM M “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: 2560×1600.
  • Storage: 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 10.8.1 (12B2080) “Mountain 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 2570).

Apple Order number: MD388LL/A.

Discontinued: October 16, 2014.

Price: $799.

Miscellanea

  • In this model throttling takes place when a processor is overheated, but the temperature alert value is not specified as it is in later Mac minis.

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