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Apple Mac Mini: A Notebook without Display

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Apple company is familiar to most people as innovators of the personal computer as it is known today. For the first time  Apple’s low price  Mac mini was launched. Mac mini is simply a notebook without display and other input devices.

Mac mini=notebook – (display + input devices)

Apple with its common different approach attracting the customers with the style, size and price ($699) of Mac mini. The major part of Mac mini is of alluminium. The bottom panel can be removable and it is easy for accessing the memory. To its size it saved a lot of space by providing built in power supply which made  Mac mini a pretty and an extraordinary product.

Mac mini makes it easier  to connect to a digital display using HDMI port and Mini Display port and can use them as a  player. It is provided with slot for playinf DVD’s and CD’s. Mac mini is powerd by a 2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, with a superfast 1066MHz bus and 3MB of L2 cache to boost the performance.
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The main advantages of Mac mini are the   usage of recyclable materials  like  aluminium and also uses 68% less plastic than previous generation  and the efficeint transportation .It is the worlds most energy efficient desktop computer that consumes lessthan 10w  when it is in idle and consumes 85w.

The three ways Apple adopted to reduce the energy consumption are efficient  power  supply, low power components and power management software.  Mac has earned the highest   rating of EPEAT Gold(Electronic  Product Environmental Assesment Tool) for its development.


Size and Weight

  • Height : 1.4inches (3.6cm)
  • Width : 7.7 inches (19.7cm)
  • Depth : 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
  • Weight : 3.0 pounds (1.37 kg)


  • Four  USB2.0 ports
  • One FirmWire  800 port that supports data transfer rate upto 480Mbps
  • SD card slot that reads pictures and videos from cameras,phones etc.

Audio and Video support

  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics.
  • Mini Display port and HDMI port.
  • Audio line in/out minijack.

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The most intresting thing is that it supports about 500GB storage and a memoy upto 8GB(DDR3),can be placed in two slots. It is also provided with latest communication system with Airport Extreme  802.11n Wi-Fi for wireless networking that offers us both high speed and wide range of acceptance. The Bluetooth device is also used to connect peripherals like wireless keyboard and mouse.

Chandra Sekhar

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13 Comments to Apple Mac Mini: A Notebook without Display

  1. Wow… PC in a box… although $699 isn’t cheap at all… Anyways… You said Display can be connected to, but can other input devices also be connected, how does the keyboard work in it?

    And I think this is your First Article! 🙂 Welcome to GadgetCage! 😀

  2. @ Rakesh

    Its an all in one system , everything like wifi , bluetooth inside it. Just commment your display and use with ur mouse . It is apple’s atempt to make mac computers cheap , thats all

  3. yes, I think this is the cheapest computer Aplle,
    but their small size makes me wonder if this computer can be a maximum like any other apple computers ..?

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