Mac mini (Mid 2010)


Family: Mac mini

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.6.4

Maximum OS: 10.10.4

Introduced: June 2010

Terminated: July 2011


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

CPU Speed: 2.4 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: 8 GB

Expansion Slots: SDXC card


GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 320M

VRAM: 256 MB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 1920x1200 via HDMI, 2560x1600 via Mini Displayport

Video Out: HDMI, Mini DisplayPort


Hard Drive: 320 GB (2.5", 5400 RPM)

ATA Bus: Serial ATA

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


USB: 4 (2.0)

Firewire800: 1

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF, HDMI, HDMI via Mini DisplayPort

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

Speaker: mono


Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T

Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth: 4.0


Power: 85 Watts

Dimensions: 1.4" H x 7.7" W x 7.7" D

Weight: 3.0 lbs.


The Mac mini's graphics chipset used a portion of main memory as VRAM. Though reported as a 256 MB graphics system, this was actually a minimum. Actual usage varied with graphics load, resulting in slightly less RAM available for system use.

Introduced in June 2010, the redesigned Mac mini (Mid 2010) was wider and shorter than the previous Mac mini (Late 2009), with the same footprint as the Apple TV. Though processor speed was only marginally increased, the graphics chipset was roughly twice as fast. Additionally, the mini-DVI port was replaced with an HDMI port (another nod to the Apple TV), hard drive capacity was improved, and an SDXC slot was added. The Mac mini (Mid 2010) shipped in single configuration, with a 2.4 GHz Dual-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 320 GB hard drive, for $699. Built-to-order options included a 2.66 GHz dual-core processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and a 500 GB hard drive. The Mac mini (Mid 2010) was replaced in July 2011 by Mac mini (Mid 2011)

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.