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Apple Mac mini (2018, Intel Core i5)

Apple Mac mini (2018, Intel Core i5)
Brand: Apple
Category: Mac mini

  • CPU
    8th Gen 6-core Intel Core i5 @ 3.0 GHz

  • RAM

  • Storage
    256GB/512GB/1TB, or 2TB SSD
Apple Mac mini (2018, Intel Core i5)
Apple Mac mini 2018 Intel Core i5 Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Compact design with good build quality
  • Faster processor
  • Customizable with upgradeable RAM and storage options
  • Runs macOS, which offers a user-friendly and secure operating system
  • Supports a wide range of peripherals and accessories
  • Better graphics performance
  • Thunderbolt 3 ports


  • Limited upgradability due to soldered CPU
  • High price compared to similarly specced PCs
  • Limited port selection compared to other desktops
  • Higher cost
  • No dedicated graphics card

Apple Mac mini (2018, Intel Core i5) Overview

The Apple Mac mini (2018, Intel Core i5) is a compact and powerful desktop computer that is ideal for both personal and professional use. With its sleek design and advanced features, this device can help you tackle a variety of tasks, from creating content to running software applications.

One of the standout features of the Mac mini (2018) is its Intel Core i5 processor, which provides lightning-fast performance and can handle even the most demanding tasks. This device also has a generous amount of storage, with up to 1TB of SSD storage available. Additionally, it comes equipped with 8GB or 16GB of memory, depending on the configuration.

Another great feature of the Mac mini (2018) is its connectivity options. It comes with four Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and a headphone jack, making it easy to connect to a variety of devices and peripherals. It also has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so you can stay connected to the internet and other devices wirelessly.

When it comes to graphics, the Mac mini (2018) delivers an exceptional performance with its Intel UHD Graphics 630. This GPU is capable of running high-resolution displays and can handle graphics-intensive tasks with ease.

One potential downside of the Mac mini (2018) is its lack of user-upgradeable RAM. This means that you will need to choose your desired amount of RAM when purchasing the device, and cannot upgrade it later on. Additionally, the Mac mini (2018) is relatively expensive compared to other desktop computers on the market.

Full Technical Specifications

Apple Mac Mini Specifications

Device Type Desktop Computer
Released 30 October, 2018
Colors Space Gray
Case type Cuboid
Height 1.4 inches (3.6 cm)
Width 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
Depth 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
Weight 2.9 pounds (1.3 kg)
Dimensions 1.4 x 7.7 x 7.7
RAM 8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM memory (configurable to 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB)
RAM (Type) DDR4
RAM Max upto 64 GB
RAM Slots 2 Slots
Processor Type 8th Gen 6-core Intel Core i5
Fabrication process 14-nanometer (nm) process
Processor Architecture 64 bit
Processor Cache L1 Cache: 256 KB per core
L2 Cache: 1.5 MB per core
L3 Cache: 9 MB shared
Processor Speed 3.0 GHz
Processor Details 3.0GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 processor
Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
Processor/CPU Cores 6 cores
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Type Integrated
Storage Capacity 256GB PCIe-based SSD storage (configurable to 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD)
Storage Type Solid State Drive (SSD)
Power The power supply provides 150W maximum continuous power and accepts line voltage between 100-240V AC at a frequency of 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase.
Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Mac OS
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Ports Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:
- DisplayPort
- Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gb/s)
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gb/s)
- Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA supported using adapters (sold separately)
Two USB-A ports (up to 5Gb/s)
HDMI 2.0 port
Gigabit Ethernet port (configurable to 10Gb Ethernet)
3.5 mm headphone jack
Ethernet Support 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Configurable to 10Gb Ethernet (Nbase-T Ethernet with support for 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb Ethernet using RJ-45 connector)
Display Support Up to three displays supported, with two displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt 3 plus one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0
Audio Support Built-in speaker
HDMI 2.0 port supports multichannel audio output
Video File Formats The Mac mini (2018) supports a wide range of video file formats, including:

MPEG-4 Part 2
Motion JPEG
ProRes RAW
Apple Lossless
AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus)
Ogg Vorbis

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