Mac mini (PPC)

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The Mac mini was introduced at MacWorld San Francisco as Apple's answer to a stripped-down Mac that is more affordable. It used a PowerPC G4 7447a processor at varying clock speeds. On Feburary 28, 2006 at Apple's "Fun, new products" event, the Mac Mini was transitioned to Intel Core Solo and Core Duo processors at 1.5 GHz and 1.66 GHz respectively. Also the price was raised by $100 and consolidated into two models.

Contents

Configurations

Rev. A (January '05)

  • 1.25 GHz G4, Combo Drive, 40 GB Hard Drive (4,200rpm), 56k modem, 256 MB RAM, 32MB ATI Radeon 9200
  • 1.42 GHz G4, Combo Drive, 80 GB Hard Drive (4,200rpm), 56k modem, 256 MB RAM, 32MB ATI Radeon 9200

Rev. B (July '05)

  • 1.25 GHz G4, Combo Drive, 40 GB Hard Drive (4,200rpm), 56k modem, 512 MB RAM, 32MB ATI Radeon 9200
  • 1.42 GHz G4, Combo Drive, 80 GB Hard Drive (4,200rpm), Airport Extreme, Bluetooth, 512 MB RAM, 32MB ATI Radeon 9200
  • 1.42 GHz G4, SuperDrive, 80 GB Hard Drive (4,200rpm), AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, 512 MB RAM, 32MB ATI Radeon 9200

Rev. C (Sept '05)

  • 1.33 GHz G4, Combo Drive, 40 GB Hard Drive (5,400rpm), 56k modem, 512 MB RAM, 32MB ATI Radeon 9200
  • 1.5 GHz G4, Combo Drive, 80 GB Hard Drive (5,400rpm), AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, 512 MB RAM, 64MB ATI Radeon 9200
  • 1.5 GHz G4, SuperDrive, 80 GB Hard Drive (5,400rpm), AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, 512 MB RAM, 64MB ATI Radeon 9200

This model is unofficial. The Apple Store still sold and listed only the Rev. B at the time. This is due to the "slowly phase out the old" policy it seems on the Minis, but has not been applied to any other computer line.

Optional

  • AirPort Extreme wireless module
  • Bluetooth wireless module
  • SuperDrive
  • 56k v.92 internal modem (On Rev. A model, a modem was always included).
  • 80 GB Hard Drive, 100 GB Hard Drive, 120 GB Hard Drive
  • Up to 1 GB RAM

Features

  • 2" x 6.5" x 6.5" Enclosure (5.08 cm x 16.51 cm x 16.51 cm)
  • Mac OS X Panther included on Rev. A, Mac OS X Tiger included on Rev. B and later. However, some of the later Rev. A models manufactured and sold after the release date of Tiger included a Tiger Upgrade DVD. The machine was still pre-installed with Panther but users could use the Tiger upgrade DVD to upgrade their operating system to Tiger.
  • Slot-load Optical Disc Drive
  • DVI monitor port, DVI to VGA adapter included
  • 1 FireWire 400 port
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports (compared to 4 on Intel based Mac mini)
  • Audio Out

See Also


Models with PowerPC processors

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