Updated 15 May 2015

Apple

Mac Mini 2.8GHz Fusion

Snapshot: The Apple Mac Mini 2.8GHz Fusion compact desktop has an i5-4308U 2.8GHz processor and comes with 8GB RAM. What's the performance like?

Mac Mini 2.8GHz Fusion
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1499

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Test results

Overall score
77
Performance
?/10
Design and use
?/10

Good points

  • Good performance.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has 4 USB 3.0 ports and 2 Thunderbolt ports.
  • Has a 1TB HDD.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (75%)
Design and use (25%)

Performance is assessed by how well the desktops performed in benchmark tests.

Design and use assesses how easy it is to use by both a professional tester and an experienced user.

Price is from a March 2015 online price survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1499
Type
Compact

Specifications

Screen size (inches)
n/a
Max screen resolution
n/a
Screen tilt (degrees)
n/a
Panel type
n/a
Processor (Intel core)
i5-4308U 2.8GHz
Number of cores
Dual
CPU
4th Gen/Haswell
Video (GPU)
Intel Iris Graphics
Video RAM (GB)
Shared
HDD
1TB
SSD
n/a
RAM (GB)
8
WiFi
b/g/n/ac
DVD+/-RW drive
×
Dimensions W x D x H (mm)
197 x 197 x 36
Weight (kg)
1.2
Annual energy cost
$5.15

Features

USB 3.0/2.0
4/0
Thunderbolt
2
VGA
×
Display port
×
HDMI input
×
HDMI output
Card reader
Touchscreen
n/a
Speakers
1
Security lock slot
No
IR receiver
Yes
Operating system (OS)
OSX 10.10
Mountable
×