[ John]JohnAnonymous 03 Feb 2013 22:59
Mac mini (mid 2011) also runs Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard just fine!
Runs Mountain Lion (10.8)Doesn't Run Mountain Lion (10.8)Mountain Lion (10.8) support is unknown
Runs Lion (10.7)Doesn't Run Lion (10.7)Lion (10.7) support is unknown
Runs iOS 6Doesn't Run iOS 6iOS 6 support is unknown
Runs iOS 5Doesn't Run iOS 5iOS 5 support is unknown
Created by EdSG on 24 Sep 2012 21:53.
Last updated by Howard Turetzky on 07 Oct 2013 19:01.
|Device type||Mac Mini|
|Processor||2.5GHz Intel Core i7|
If ever there was a prime year for the media-center Mac, 2011 made its case known. What at first glance seems a run-of-the-mill speed bump is yet another drastic internal makeover of the cuboid that, like a certain comic legend, usually gets no respect.
Like the notebooks before them, the minis received the "Sandy Bridge" i-Series APUs, with all of their features. Unlike prior minis, Apple allowed users the option of a discrete GPU, which hadn't been seen in any mini from the Intel switch forward to this model's unveiling.
Apple continued to bring its nascent Thunderbolt through the Mac family, seemingly ending with this model; the Mac Pro is thus the odd man out. And with Thunderbolt comes the potential for high-capacity storage or specialized equipment.
However, the real winners this go-around are those with HDTVs, as the 2011 mini has an HDMI port, allowing any TV to double as a monitor.
This is the earliest mini qualified for use with Win 8.