1. All Apple Devices
  2. Mac mini
  3. Apple Mac mini (Original)

Apple Mac mini (Original)

Apple Mac mini (Original)

Brand: Apple
Category: Mac mini
  • CPU 1.25GHz or 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 processor
  • RAM 256MB or 512MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, up to 1GB
  • Storage 40GB or 80GB, up to 2TB
Apple Mac mini (Original)
Apple Mac mini Original Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Small form factor
  • Affordable entry-level Mac
  • Good connectivity options


  • Older technology and outdated specs
  • Limited expandability and upgrade options
  • Not suitable for heavy tasks like gaming or video editing

Apple Mac mini (Original) Overview

The Apple Mac mini (Original) was released in 2005, as the first Mac mini desktop computer. It was marketed as an affordable and compact option for those who wanted to switch to the Mac platform or for existing Mac users who wanted a secondary computer. The Mac mini (Original) is no longer sold by Apple, but it is still a beloved classic among Mac enthusiasts.

The Mac mini (Original) had a compact design and measured just 6.5 inches square and 2 inches tall. It was small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and could be used with any standard computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse. The design was simple, with a white polycarbonate shell and a small, silver Apple logo on top.

Under the hood, the Mac mini (Original) had a 1.25 GHz or 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 processor, up to 1 GB of RAM, and a 40 GB or 80 GB hard drive. It also had an ATI Radeon 9200 graphics card with 32 MB of VRAM, which was capable of displaying high-quality graphics for video and photo editing. It came with Mac OS X Panther, but it was also compatible with newer versions of the Mac operating system.

The Mac mini (Original) had several ports, including USB, FireWire, Ethernet, and a headphone jack. It also had built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which made it easy to connect to other devices and the internet. The Mac mini (Original) did not have a built-in optical drive, but it could be connected to an external CD or DVD drive.

Overall, the Mac mini (Original) was a reliable and affordable entry-level Mac desktop computer that was perfect for basic computing tasks, such as web browsing, email, and word processing. Its compact size and easy connectivity made it a great choice for those who wanted a secondary computer or a basic home entertainment system. While it may not be powerful enough for more demanding tasks, it remains a beloved classic among Mac enthusiasts for its simple design and reliable performance.

Full Technical Specifications

Apple Mac Mini Specifications

Device Type Desktop Computer
Released 11 January, 2005
Colors Silver
Case type Cuboid
Height 2 inches (5.08 cm)
Width 6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
Depth 6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
Weight 2.9 pounds (1.32 kg)
Dimensions 2.0 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches (51 x 165 x 165 mm)
RAM 256MB or 512MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM (expandable up to 1GB)
RAM (Type) DDR
RAM Max upto 1 GB
RAM Slots 2 Slots
Processor Type 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4 processor
Fabrication process 130 nm fabrication process
Processor Architecture 32-bit
Processor Cache L1 cache: 64 KB
L2 cache: 256 KB
Processor Speed 1.2 GHz
Processor Details 1.25GHz or 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine
512K on-chip level 2 cache at full processor speed
167MHz system bus
Processor/CPU Cores Single-core
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. ATI Radeon 9200 graphics processor with 32MB of dedicated DDR SDRAM
GPU Type Dedicated
Storage Capacity 40GB or 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (expandable up to 2TB)
Storage Type Hard Disk drive (HDD)
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 2.0
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. Optional AirPort Extreme 802.11b/g wireless
Ports FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and analog audio in/out
Ethernet Support Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and 56K V.92 modem
Display Support DVI video output for digital resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 pixels; supports 20-inch Apple Cinema display and 23-inch Apple Cinema HD display; supports coherent digital displays up to 154MHz; supports non-coherent digital displays up to 135MHz

VGA video output (using included adapter) to support analog resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 pixels

S-video and composite video output to connect directly to a TV or projector (requires Apple DVI to Video Adapter, sold separately)
Audio Support Built-in speaker
Headphone/Audio Line-out jack
DVD Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Apple 4x DVD-R Media Kit
Cables and adapters Apple DVI to Video Adapter M9267G/A
Apple FireWire Cable (4-pin to 6-pin) M8706G/A

Disclaimer Note

We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 101% correct.


Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors