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Apple Mac Mini (Late 2014) MGEM2 / MGEN2 / MGEQ2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1901 reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Late 2014) MGEM2 / MGEN2 / MGEQ2. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini (Late 2014) MGEM2 / MGEN2 / MGEQ2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Mini (Late 2014) MGEM2 / MGEN2 / MGEQ2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Late 2014) MGEM2 / MGEN2 / MGEQ2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MGEN2B/A Mac Mini (Intel Core i5 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Mac OS X)Apple MGEN2B/A Mac Mini (Intel Core i5 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Mac OS X)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Mini (Late 2014) MGEM2 / MGEN2 / MGEQ2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini (Late 2014) MGEM2 / MGEN2 / MGEQ2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Chassis Type:NETTOP
Colour of product:Silver
Placement supported:Horizontal
Water cooling system:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA26 / 0xA2E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 5000 / Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Graphics 5100
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 2 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 10000 / 0 - 3000 / 0 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 50 - 95
Relative humidity:5 - 95
Storage relative humidity (H-H):-40 - 116
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a/b/g
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Power requirements:100-240V AC
Power supply type:AC
Speakers: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- Maps\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Messages\n- Calendar\n- Contacts\n- Reminders\n- Time Machine\n- iTunes\n- Game Center\n- Preview\n- Notes\n- Mac App Store / 2 HDMI/HDCP / AirDrop, AirPlay, Gatekeeper, iCloud, iCloud Drive, Dashboard, Mission Control, App Nap, Power Nap, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iBooks, Safari, FaceTime, Contacts, Time Machine, Photo Booth, Mac App Store, iTunes, Game Center / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store / Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, OS X Server / OS X Server\niPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / No

Performance

Password protection:Y / Yes
Product Type:Mini PC / PC
Remotely operated: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Infrared data port: Yes
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Power

Power Supply:85
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1 / 1.4 / 2.6 / 2.8 / 3
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4260U / I5-4278U / I5-4308U / I7-4578U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 28
Tjunction:100 / 100 C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:N
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75030 / 83506 / 83507 / 83508
Processor code:SR16T / SR1ZT / SR1ZU / SR1ZV
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage Media:Flash / Fusion Drive / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1128 / 2000 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 516

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.7 / 197
Height :3.6 / 36
Weight:1.19 / 1.2 / 1.22 / 1.3
Width:19.7 / 197