Apple Mac Mini MD388LL/A Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

July 22, 2013 - Comment

Now Mac mini packs even more power, thanks to the latest quad-core Intel processors. It also comes with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, Thunderbolt, USB 3, and OS X Mountain Lion-the latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. HDMI port and included HDMI to DVI Adapter for connecting your HDTV or DVI

Now Mac mini packs even more power, thanks to the latest quad-core Intel processors. It also comes with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, Thunderbolt, USB 3, and OS X Mountain Lion-the latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. HDMI port and included HDMI to DVI Adapter for connecting your HDTV or DVI display Removable panel that makes adding memory quick and easy Works with almost any display, keyboard, and mouse OS X Mountain Lion Specifications Intel Core i7 2.3GHz Quad-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz 6MB L3 Cache 4GB 1600MHz DDR memory 1TB (5400RPM) Hard Drive Intel HD Graphics 4000 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Audio – Built-in speaker, Audio line in minijack (digital/analog), Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog), HDMI port supports multichannel audio output, Support for Apple iPhone Headset with microphone Connections & Expansion – 4 x USB 3.0, FireWire 800, Thunderbolt, HDMI, RJ-45, SDXC card slot, Audio in/out & IR receiver Power – 100-240V AC, 50 to 60Hz Approximate Unit Dimensions (HxWxD) – 1.4 x 7.7 x 7.7 inches (3.6 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm) Approximate Unit Weight – 2.7 pounds (1.22 kg)

The Apple Mac mini packs even more power, thanks to the latest dual-core and quad-core Intel processors. It also comes with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, Thunderbolt, USB 3, and OS X Mountain Lion–the latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system.

Mac mini frontThe powerhouse Mac mini (view larger).


Mac mini rearPlenty of ports, including USB 3, HDMI, and Thunderbolt (view larger).

This version of the Mac mini (model MD388LL/A) features a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processor as well as 4 GB of RAM (expandable to 16 GB) and 1 TB of hard drive storage (see full specifications below). It also comes with the iLife software suite, which includes the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.

Key Features

Small Footprint, Excellent Versatility

The Mac mini features a precisely constructed unibody enclosure that even houses its own integrated power supply into the 7.7-inch square aluminum enclosure (that’s also 1.4 inches thin)–eliminating the need for an external power brick. Additionally, the Mac mini helps contain your environmental footprint with a 10 watt power consumption.

Despite its smaller size, the Mac mini offers a full range of ports for connecting to your existing peripherals–from keyboards and mice to external hard drives and displays (via the Thunderbolt and HDMI ports). And when you’re ready to add more memory, the Mac mini’s bottom removable panel makes the upgrade process a breeze.


thndr Revolutionary Thunderbolt Technology

Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O (input/output) technology delivers an amazing 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions. Built into the Mac mini, the Thunderbolt port allows you to connect to new Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals as well as existing USB and FireWire peripherals using simple adapters. You’ll be able to move data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800, and you can daisy-chain up to six high-speed devices without using a hub. Thunderbolt also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI, and VGA displays.


With USB 3 built into the Mac mini, you can connect your external hard drive and transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes. Every Mac mini comes with four USB 3 ports–with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2–and you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or digital camera.

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Intel HD Graphics 4000 delivers up to 65 percent more pixel-pushing performance than the previous generation of integrated graphics. So the video you watch and the games you play are smoother and more responsive. Flipping through photo albums is a breeze. And you’ve got all the power you need to edit your HD video into a film worthy of a red carpet premiere.


  Apple Mac mini (model MD388LL/A) Processor 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz) with 6 MB L3 cache Storage 1 TB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM) Memory 4 GB (two 2GB) of 1600 MHz DDR3 memory (maximum of 16 GB) Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 Video Thunderbolt digital video output (native Mini DisplayPort output); compatible with DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI output using optional adapters Audio Audio line in minijack (digital/analog); audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog); HDMI port supports multichannel audio output; support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone; built-in speaker Connections
and Expansion Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps) FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps) Four USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps) HDMI port SDXC card slot Gigabit Ethernet port Audio in/out IR receiver Communications 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking (802.11a/b/g compatible); Bluetooth 4.0; Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) Size and Weight 7.7 x 7.7 x 1.4 inches (WxDxH); 2.7 pounds mac mini displayJust add your own display, keyboard, and mouse (display and peripherals not included; view larger).

What’s in the Box

Mac mini, HDMI to DVI adapter, power cord, printed and electronic documentation

Note: The Mac mini does not come with an optical drive, however OS X Mountain Lion offers the convenient DVD or CD Sharing feature, which lets you wirelessly “borrow” the optical drive of a nearby Mac or PC. So you can install applications from a DVD or CD and have full access to an optical drive without having to carry one around. Additionally, you can connect an optional optical drive (such as the Apple USB SuperDrive) via one of the USB ports.

Limited Warranty And Service

The Mac mini comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a 1-year limited warranty, which can be extended to 3 years with the AppleCare Protection Plan.

Installed Software

OS X Mnt

At the heart of every Mac mini–and every Mac–is OS X Mountain Lion, the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. Since the software built into every Mac is created by the same company that makes the Mac, you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. OS X works with the processor in your Mac to deliver the best possible performance. Power Nap even takes advantage of the Mac hardware to keep the entire system up to date while it sleeps.

OS X Mountain Lion Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, and more iLife

iLife helps you do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible. In iPhoto, you can browse, edit, and share your photos in stunning new full-screen views. Create epic Hollywood-style movie trailers from your home video in iMovie. And GarageBand gives you everything you need to make a great-sounding song–including tools for keeping your song in perfect rhythm and guitar and piano lessons.

Apple iLife suite iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand


AppleCare Protection Plan

AppleCare Protection Plan

Because Apple makes the hardware, the operating system, and many applications, the Mac is a truly integrated system. And only the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call. Extend the complimentary service and support on your Mac to 3 years from the original Mac purchase date with the AppleCare Protection Plan. You get direct telephone access to Apple experts for technical questions, and you get global repair coverage–including both parts and labor–for your Mac and select Apple peripherals.


Optional Accessories and Related Products


Thunderbolt Display

Apple Thunderbolt Display
The world’s first Thunderbolt display doesn’t just give you more pixels. It gives you more possibilities. Built-in Thunderbolt technology lets you connect as many as six devices through a single port and transfer data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0.


Apple Wireless Keyboard

Apple Wireless Keyboard
Incredibly thin and streamlined, the Apple Wireless Keyboard lets you type on your desk, on your lap, or anywhere within range. Wherever you put it, the keyboard will take up minimal space. Just like your Mac mini.


Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse is unlike any other mouse you’ve ever used. The Multi-Touch surface lets you use gestures to swipe through photos and scroll down web pages. And the entire mouse is the button, so you can click anywhere.


Apple Magic Trackpad

Apple Magic Trackpad
Magic Trackpad is the first Multi-Touch trackpad designed to work with your Mac desktop computer, and it supports a full set of gestures. Click, scroll, swipe, and rotate to control what’s onscreen. Use it along with your mouse or as an alternative to one.


USB SuperDrive

Apple USB SuperDrive
Compact and convenient, the Apple USB SuperDrive connects to your Mac mini with a single USB cable and fits easily into a travel bag. It lets you install software and play and burn both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs.


Time Capsule

Time Capsule
Time Capsule is the revolutionary backup device that works wirelessly with Time Machine in OS X Leopard or later. It automatically backs up everything, so you never have to worry about losing important files. It also doubles as a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station. Choose from 2 TB and 3 TB models.


Steven T. Shelton "Steven T. Shelton" says:

This is some Mac Mini When this new Mac Mini was announced this week, I wondered if I should upgrade my 2011 Mini. However, when I saw that I could get a solid quad core processor in the mid-level Mini, I jumped. In terms of appearance, this year’s Mac Mini looks exactly like last year’s. The only differences are internal. Here are the big differences between the 2011 and 2012 Mac Mini: (1) the processors are faster (as you would guess); (2) the mid-level Mac Mini now comes with a very fast quad core processor instead of a dual core; (3) the USB ports have been updated to USB 3 (which is much faster than USB 2); and (4) all models of the 2012 Mac Mini come with an integrated graphics card; there is no option for getting a discrete graphics card like last year (more on this later).Both the mid-level Mac Mini and the server version have the same quad core processor, but the entry level Mac Mini is still a dual core. Why stick with a dual core processor desktop when you can have one with a…

Justin Billen says:

What an Absolute Gem I’m an IT professional and I’ve been a computer enthusiast since the days of the Atari 400 (circa 1980). To date I have never been as impressed with a desktop computer as I am with the late 2012 Mac Mini. It’s fast. It’s refined. It’s quiet. It’s sleek. It’s solid. The thing is just beautiful to behold. OS X 10.8.2 is a delight to work with. And, if you really need to, this little machine runs Windows far better than any PC I’ve ever owned.This machine runs spectacularly right out of the box, but I knew that I could squeeze even more out of it for a little more money, so for another $300, I “maxed it out” by replacing the 1TB HDD with a Samsung 830 series 256GB SSD and bumping the memory from 4GB to 16GB (‘Crucial’ brand memory works great in Macs). By the way, bumping the memory to 16GB also yields an extra 256MB video RAM – not sure how that works, but I’ll take it. Now the thing just screams. I bought a 2.5″ USB 3.0 SATA enclosure here on Amazon to put the…

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