Mac mini (Late 2009)


Family: Mac mini

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.6.1

Maximum OS: 10.10.4

Introduced: October 2009

Terminated: June 2010


CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo (P7xxx/P8xxx)

CPU Speed: 2.26 / 2.53 GHz (2.66 GHz BTO)

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 1066 MHz

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 3 MB on-processor


RAM Type: PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM

Minimum RAM Speed: 1066 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 4 GB


GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

VRAM: 256 MB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 24 bit, 1920x1200 (VGA), 2560x1600 (dual-link DVI)

Video Out: mini-DVI, Mini DisplayPort


Hard Drive: 160 / 250 GB (2.5", 5400 RPM) (500 GB BTO)

ATA Bus: Serial ATA

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/16x/8x/8x/6x/4x CD-RW/DVD±RW/DVD±R DL


USB: 5 (2.0)

Firewire800: 1

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Speaker: mono


Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T

Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR


Power: 110 Watts

Dimensions: 2" H x 6.5" W x 6.5" D

Weight: 2.9 lbs.


The Mac mini's graphics chipset used a portion of main memory as VRAM. Though reported as a 256 MB graphics system, the chipset actually used up to 272 MB of RAM.

Introduced in October of 2009, the Mac mini (Late 2009) replaced the Mac mini (Early 2009) with two faster configurations. The $599 model included a 2.26 GHz dual-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 160 GB hard drive, while the $799 model shipped with a 2.53 GHz processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 320 GB hard drive. The high-end model could be upgraded to a 2.66 GHz processor for as a BTO option for an additional $150.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.