Mac mini Late 2009 Datasheet

Mac mini
Source: apple.com – Mac mini

The Apple Mac mini Late 2009 is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2009 to 2010 as part of the Mac mini series. The computer was introduced on October 20, 2009, and its price started at $599.

The new Mac mini features a 2.26 GHz / 2.53 GHz or 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM, 160 GB or 320 GB hard drive, 8x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics in the base model.

This Mac mini has been discontinued on June 15, 2010. Today Mac mini Late 2009 is 14 years old!

Mac mini Late 2009 Details

IntroducedOctober 20, 2009 – 14 years ago
DiscontinuedJune 15, 2010 – 13 years ago
Last Software UpdateOctober 18, 2016 – 7 years ago
Time on the Market238 days (7 months)
Time of Support83 months (6 years)
Model IdentifierMacmini3,1
Model NumberA1283
Order NumberMC238LL/A
Original Price$599
Weight2.9 Ibs.
1.315 KG
Dimensions2” H x 6.5” W x 6.5” D
5.08 cm H x 16.51 cm W x 16.51 cm D

Mac mini Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo P7550 “Penryn” (2.26 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 “Penryn” (2.53 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo P8800 “Penryn” (2.66 GHz)
Processor Speed2.26 GHz
2.53 GHz
2.66 GHz
Number of Cores2
System Bus1066 MHz
Cache3 MB on-chip shared L2

Storage & Media

Storage160 GB
320 GB
500 GB
Media1 – 8x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive


Built-in Memory2 GB
4 GB
Maximum Memory4 GB (Apple)
8 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC3-8500 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM 1066 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Graphics Memory128 or 256 MB DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory*
Display Connection1 – Mini-DVI
1 – Mini DisplayPort
Display ModeDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 1920 x 1080 pixels (DVI/VGA)
Up to 2560 x 1600 pixels (dual-link DVI)
*Memory may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 128 or 256 MB.


Expansion SlotsNone
Hard Drive Interface3 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45 – support for jumbo frames)
ModemApple USB Modem MA034Z/A (Optional)
Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 2.1 + EDR
USB5 – 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
FireWire1 – 800 Mbps
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote only
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – Mini-DVI
1 – Mini DisplayPort




Original OSMac OS X 10.6
Later OSMac OS X 10.6.2
Maximum OSOS X 10.11.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.6
iLife ’09 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)


Backup Battery3 V CR2032 Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power110 W
Line Voltage100 – 240 V AC

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