Apple Mac Mini MGEN2LL/A

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  • Premium metallic design
  • Small form factor
  • Thunderbolt connectivity
  • Great price
  • Good performance


  • Weak GPU
  • Connectivity ports are in an awkward place

Bottom Line

Another finely crafted device from Apple with great performance except for gaming. Connectivity ports would be better in the front.

The Apple Mac Mini MGEN2LL/A is a bestselling 2014 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, a 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 MGEN2LL/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 strict budget.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 80
    Cnet February 11, 2015

    While its sealed-case limitations will turn off power users, Apple's least expensive Mac delivers a solid OS X experience in a compact box with similar performance to the entry-level MacBook Air and iMac models.

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  • 80
    PCMag November 13, 2014

    Apple's latest tiny desktop computer, the Mac mini, is in top form thanks to its excellent build quality, scads of connectivity options, good selection of preloaded software, and a really nice price.

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  • 80
    TechRadar December 9, 2015

    The Mac mini gets a new processor, upgraded Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2, but its lack of upgradability and a quad-core option may be a deal-breaker for some.

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Graphics Intel Iris 5100 Graphics [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Type Integrated
Graphics Memory Shared
Operating System Apple Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Hard Drive 1 1024 HDD 5400
Connectivity 1 x HDMI, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45), 2 x Thunderbolt 2, 4 x USB 3.0, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Audio Apple Core Audio
Dimension (LxWxH) 7.7 x 7.7 x 1.4
Warranty 1 year limited

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