Apple Mac Mini MD387LL/A

Positive Reviews
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  • Small form factor
  • Premium metallic design
  • Great performance
  • Thunderbolt connectivity


  • Mediocre onboard graphics
  • No optical drive

Bottom Line

An affordable entry level Mac that performs well but not suitable for gaming.

The Apple Mac Mini MD387LL/A is a bestselling 2012 desktop computer that received positive reviews for its fast and powerful Intel Core i5 processor, four fast USB 3 ports, blazing fast 10Gbps Thunderbolt port, built-in SD card reader and its small premium feel and design. Reviewers were critical of the onboard graphics as they slightly bottleneck the performance of the Mac Mini, the awkwardly placed headphone and mic jacks that should clearly be on the front of the machine as well as Apple’s decision to not include an optical drive. Overall, the Mac Mini MD387LL/A is a good desktop computer for users who would like all the features that you get from an Apple computer while still adhering to a budget.

  • Weight: 4.8 lbs
  • RAM: 4GB DDR3
  • Operating System: OSX Mountain Lion (Upgradable to OSX Mavericks)
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 90
    TechRadar December 4, 2014

    The late 2012 Mac mini refresh brings welcome improvements, but no real surprises. The step up to the new Ivy Bridge processors was inevitable, but the benefits they give us aren't to be taken lightly.

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  • 86
    Engadget November 9, 2012

    At the end of the day, the mini is destined to sit outside of Apple's public limelight like all the models that have come before it. It's the company's jack-of-all-trades, but a shining star for those in the know

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Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Type Integrated
Graphics Memory Shared
Operating System Apple OSX Mountain Lion (Upgradable to OSX Mavericks)
Weight 4.8 lbs
Hard Drive 1 500 HDD 5400
Connectivity Wireless 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0
Audio Apple Core Audio
Dimension (LxWxH) 7.76 x 7.76 x 1.4
Warranty 1 year limited warranty

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