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Apple Mac mini:

16GB Memory | 500GB Storage

2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor

Mid 2011

Used, Very Good condition
System Configuration:
  • Memory:
    • 16GB PC10600 1333 MHz DDR3
  • Storage:
    • 500GB 5,400RPM Apple Genuine hard disk drive
  • Networking:
    • Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
    • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
    • Built-in Bluetooth 4.0
    • 1 x Thunderbolt Port
  • Video:
    • Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384-512MB VRAM
  • Pre-Loaded/Licensed Software:
    • Pre-loaded with Mac OS 10.12.5
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Powered by a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge Processor (2 Total Cores)
Talk about oomph. This baby has some power and then some. More processor cores equals more tasks and projects you can do at once. And with a Turbo Boost up to 2.9, you will definitely have enough power for years to come without feeling like your processors are holding you back.
16GB of Memory
This Mac mini is champing at the bit to get to work. With 16GB of memory you can multi-task with efficiency and experience less lag time with launching and saving applications. This model Mac mini comes with the maximum amount of RAM installed, so you can get to work right away.
500GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
This machine comes with a 500GB 5,400RPM hard drive, which is a great starting point for any machine. A hard drive is a great economical way to add and store tons of data to archive or work from.
Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth Networking
This Mac mini, in addition to the one RJ-45 port that supports 10/100/1000BASE-T networks, also has a Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi card installed. So you're covered for all your wired and wireless connection needs.
Apple Model Numbers: MC815LL/A

Includes

  • Apple Mac mini (Mid 2011)
  • Power cord
  • Pre-loaded with Mac OS 10.12.5
Software restore disks, keyboard, and mouse not included

Machine Specifications*

Apple Mac mini
(Mid 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,1 View how to find model ID
This Mac comes pre-loaded with Mac OS 10.12.5 and supports operating system version 10.7.0 through 10.13.6.

Processor

  • Processor Type
    • 2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 "Sandy Bridge" processor
  • Turbo Boost
    • Up to 2.9GHz
  • Cache
    • 3MB On-chip Shared L3 Cache
  • Supports Hyper Threading
    • Yes

Memory

  • Memory (RAM)
    • 16GB installed
    • This machine has the maximum RAM installed.
    • 1333 MHz DDR3 SO-DIMM PC10600 204 Pin memory
    • 2 total memory slots

Internal Storage

  • Bus Type
    • SATA 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive Bus
  • Drive Bay
    • One 2.5-inch Drive Bay
  • Bay 1
    • 500GB Apple Genuine 5,400RPM hard disk drive

External Connectivity

  • Ports
    • (4) USB 2.0 ports
    • (1) Thunderbolt port (10Gb/s)
    • (1) FireWire 800 port
    • (1) HDMI Port
    • Audio line in minijack (digital/analog)
    • Audio line out/headphone 3.5mm minijack (digital/analog)
    • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
    • (1) SDXC card slot

Power

  • Power Supply
    • 85W Power Supply
  • Line Voltage
    • 100-240V AC
  • Frequency
    • 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase

Network

  • Bluetooth
    • Built-in Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ethernet
    • Built in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi
    • Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi

Audio

  • Speakers
    • Built-in speaker
  • Microphone
    • N/A
  • Headset Support
    • Support for Apple Earphones with Mic
  • Note
    • HDMI port supports multichannel audio output

Graphics / Video

  • Graphics Processor
    • Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384-512MB shared system memory
  • Details
    • Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560 by 1600 resolution
    • HDMI port with support for up to 1920 by 1200 resolution
    • Support for extended desktop, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring

Input

  • Keyboard
    • Not included
  • Mouse
    • Not included

Environmental

  • Operating Temperature
    • 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage Temperature
    • -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
  • Relative Humidity
    • 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum Operating Altitude
    • 10,000 feet
  • Maximum Storage Altitude
    • 15,000 feet
  • Maximum Shipping Altitude
    • 35,000 feet

Physical

  • Color
    • Silver
  • Height
    • 1.40" (3.56cm)
  • Width
    • 7.70" (19.56cm)
  • Depth
    • 7.70" (19.56cm)
  • Weight
    • 2.7lb. (1.2kg)

*While researched thoroughly via independent resources, OWC does not make any claim to accuracy or completeness of these specifications.

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Very Good Condition

Used, Very Good:
These units show some use, but not abuse. They may have dings, scuffs, or scratches from prior use. Images shown are examples from actual units, but exact unit condition will vary.

Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

90 Day OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty

Other World Computing (OWC) fully inspects and tests each pre-owned Mac for the full functionality as listed and offers a limited parts and labor warranty to the original purchaser that this Mac mini will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the original date of purchase.

14 Day Money-Back Return Policy

If you change your mind or determine this isn't the right Apple for you, you may contact OWC within 14 days of the original invoice date to request a return of this item for refund. Please note when returning an Apple new or refurbished factory-sealed Mac under this policy, the Apple packaging must remain unopened / sealed. See the full Return Policy for Used Macs and Factory Sealed Systems for more details.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 2 out of 3 (67%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: TheRetiredViking Location: Tri-Cities area TN Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 As described June 7, 2018 It ran fine, albeit slowly, out of the box. A minor ding or two, but that was as described. When I opened it to change out the memory and the drive, it appeared to have never needed a repair. I am happy.

Regarding it running slow: these in stock form were slow. Now, with 8 gigs of RAM and an SSD, it is far more than perfect for what it will be used for.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2011) 2.3GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Very Good condition. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Fubar Location: Chicago, IL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 MacMini April 22, 2017 I just bought a used Mac Mini (one that is still expandable).

It works great an looks like new. Its great.

One thing I would really appreciate from MacSales is for them to start recommending small form factor Linux servers I can use at home.

I will not buy a non-expandable Mac Mini and I am in need of a more modern platform. Unless Apple changes their ways, I need to move on.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2011) 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Very Good condition. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Tumi03 Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great Product!! March 27, 2017 It arrived promptly, worked perfectly and just needs a double hard drive, and a boost in RAM. Works great as is as well!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2011) 2.3GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Very Good condition. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: DonJoseofOC Location: La Habra, CA Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Just What I was Looking For! February 28, 2017 This is a wonderful find! It's used but when MacSales means very good condition they really mean that. Great packaging and arrived safely. Love that it's been well taken care of with very little to no cosmetic damage on the casing. The 16GB Ram is well enough to help me with my E-Commerce Support business and SEO work. The i5 Processor is a nice upgrade from my mid 2009 Macbook Pro. Graphics and the dual monitor capacity is a plus for me. Great for power business users and so small it takes up little space on your desk.

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Reviewer: AZgirl Location: AZ Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent purchase! February 2, 2017 Arrived on time packaged very well and in great shape. Haven't had any problems with it at all. Customer service followed up to ensure I was a satisfied customer. One of the best purchase experiences ever!

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Reviewer: Pingechoreply Location: Healdsburg, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Computer to drive a TV January 29, 2017 Bought this to drive a 30" flat screen TV in a vacation cottage. Showed up in perfect condition, ready to roll- other than the original OS. A few hours of Apple updates later it was up and running on the latest OS, doing what we need it too. An older model, but perfect for this use.

This review is from Apple Mac mini (2011) 2.3GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Very Good condition. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: wiretide Location: Southern Calilfoornia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Value! October 9, 2016 Purchased used mac mini (2011) w/: 2.3GHz Core i5, 8GB ram, 500GB drive, Thunderbolt, etc. EXTREMELY PLEASED!!! - Upgraded to Mac OSX Sierra with all updates at no cost. Purchased 32" LG IPS HD monitor to go with mac mini. All HD a go using HDMI to HDMI, Thunderbolt (DP) to Display Port. - Performance is excellent (development environment: Android Studio, Intel XDE w/ Cordova, Sublime Text, Atom, Github, Chrome, Safari, etc.), very quiet and super, super fast.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2011) 2.3GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Very Good condition. Customer Videos:

Apple Mac mini 2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor OWC SKU: UAEC1H59XXX1XXC Used, Very Good condition 90 Day OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty
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