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Apple Mac mini:

16GB Memory | 500GB Fusion Drive

2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor

Late 2012

Used, Excellent condition
System Configuration:
  • Memory:
    • 16GB PC12800 1600 MHz DDR3
  • Storage:
    • 500GB 5,400RPM hard disk drive
    • 250GB OWC Mercury Electra 6G Solid-State 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 4000 with 1GB VRAM
  • Pre-Loaded/Licensed Software:
    • Supports up to macOS 10.15.6 Catalina
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With every Mac mini, there is a lot of computing power packed into a space that's a fraction of the size of normal desktop computers. And when purchased through MacSales.com, you can count on all that computing power at a fraction of the price of buying new. Pick up this 2012 Mac mini and experience dramatic savings!
Powered by a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 Ivy 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 3.1, 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 Fusion Drive
This machine comes with a 500GB 5,400RPM hard drive and a 250GB Flash storage module that work in tandem as a single volume. Fusion gives you roughly the performance of an SSD, while also taking advantage of the plentiful storage of platter-based drives.
250GB OWC Mercury Electra 6G Solid-State Drive (SSD)
OWC has elevated the performance of this machine even further by adding the coveted 250GB OWC Mercury Electra 6G. This SSD brings some serious horsepower to the track. With SSDs operating dramatically faster than hard drives, you will love the performance gains of having your OS and recent projects on this OWC 6G SSD.
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: MD387LL/A

Includes

  • Apple Mac mini (Late 2012)
  • Power cord
  • Supports up to macOS 10.15.6 Catalina
Keyboard and mouse not included

Machine Specifications*

Apple Mac mini
(Late 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,1 View how to find model ID
Supports macOS 10.8.1 Mountain Lion* through 10.15.6 Catalina. This Mac will come pre-installed with macOS 10.8.1 Mountain Lion or later, and free updates are available from Apple up to the latest supported version.

(*) Oldest supported OS can vary depending on the exact date of manufacture, and may differ from what is shown.

Processor

  • Processor Type
    • 2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 "Ivy Bridge" processor
  • Turbo Boost
    • Up to 3.1GHz
  • Cache
    • 3MB On-chip Shared L3 Cache
  • Supports Hyper Threading
    • Yes

Memory

  • Memory (RAM)
    • 16GB installed
    • Supports up to 16.0 GB
    • 1600 MHz DDR3 SO-DIMM PC12800 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 5,400RPM hard disk drive

External Connectivity

  • Ports
    • (4) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A 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 4000 with 1GB shared system memory
  • Details
    • Thunderbolt 2 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.

Excellent Condition

Used, Excellent:
Grab a well cared for Mac mini. There may be light scratches from general use, but otherwise this little desktop is ready to rock. 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

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 62 out of 64 (97%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: JSHJSHJSH
Rating: 5/5 Love my old but new-to-me computer. Works great! February 12, 2024 The machine arrived well packed and was truly in excellent condition as advertised. In fact it looks brand new. It replaced an identical machine that I bought back in 2012 but that had unfortunately failed. After swapping in my old SSD the new machine picked up exactly where the dead machine left off and I didn't have to incur the expense of buying new and reconfiguring all over again. The Apple Silicon machines are great but the Intel i7 has plenty of power and keeping the old machine going is much cheaper.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Excellent condition.

Response from OWC, Support February 12, 2024 Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you're loving your "new-to-you" computer and that it's working great for you. It's wonderful to know that the machine arrived well packed and in excellent condition, just as advertised. We take pride in delivering products that exceed expectations. It's also great to hear that your old SSD seamlessly transferred to the new machine, saving you the expense of buying new and reconfiguring everything again. We agree that the Intel i7 still has plenty of power, and we're happy that you're able to keep your old machine going at a more affordable cost. Thank you again for choosing MacSales.com and for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! Don't hesitate to contact us with further questions, comments, or concerns. https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Reviewer362869699
Rating: 5/5 Used Mac, excellent condition January 22, 2024 I wanted a machine that would still run Mojave (32-bit app needs) to replace my recently deceased 2012 i7 Mini. It had been my desktop for years, but was relegated to basement file-server duty when my Mac Studio arrived -- until it gave up the ghost. So a 2012 i5 from MacSales fit my replacement needs at a very reasonable cost. After a little time opening it up to swap in the drives from my i7, it was as if nothing had changed.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Excellent condition.

Response from OWC, Support January 22, 2024 Thank you so much for your amazing 5/5 star review! We're thrilled to hear that our used Mac in excellent condition was the perfect replacement for your beloved 2012 i7 Mini. We understand the importance of having a machine that can still run Mojave, and we're delighted that our 2012 i5 Mac fit your needs at a reasonable price. We're glad the process of swapping in the drives from your previous machine went smoothly and that everything feels just like before. We appreciate your support and hope you continue to enjoy your new Mac! Don't hesitate to contact us with further questions, comments, or concerns. https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: SparklingTiger-77187
Rating: 5/5 Great Deals January 15, 2024 Every once and a while Great deals come along, and mostly at OWC MacSales Thank Guys

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Excellent condition.

Response from OWC, Support January 15, 2024 Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you find great deals at OWC MacSales. We strive to provide amazing deals and exceptional service to our customers. We appreciate your support and can't wait to continue offering you more great deals in the future. Don't hesitate to contact us with further questions, comments, or concerns. https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: paulcrank
Rating: 5/5 My 3rd mini, none newer than 2012! December 16, 2023 Really like this machine.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.6GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Good condition.

Response from OWC, Support December 18, 2023 Thank you so much for your amazing 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that you're enjoying your new Mac mini. It's great to know that you've been a loyal customer, and we appreciate your continued support. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns.  https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Reviewer2986800244
Rating: 5/5 Used 2012 Mac Mini November 4, 2023 Works great for my purpose. I'm storing copies of music, photos, and videos on this computer, and it will help when I digitize my old vcrs and home movies.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition.

Response from OWC, Support November 6, 2023 Thank you so much for your amazing 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that the 2012 Mac Mini is working great for your storage needs. It sounds like you have some exciting projects ahead, and we're glad our product will be there to help you digitize your cherished memories. Thank you again for choosing MacSales.com!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: bmohns
Rating: 5/5 Refurbished Mac mini 2012 September 25, 2023 Exactly as described, very good condition, no issues.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Very Good condition.

Response from OWC, Support September 25, 2023 Thank you for choosing OWC for your technical needs. We Are thrilled the Mac Mini is working so great for you! Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns.  https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: MagnificentWolf-12611
Rating: 5/5 Repeat buyer! September 11, 2023 Quality products and support. You can't go wrong purchasing from OWC/MacSales.com

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Excellent condition.

Response from OWC, Support September 13, 2023 Thank you for the feedback on the Apple Mac mini. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the quality of the products and support that we offer. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns. https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: bobbyshovel
Rating: 5/5 Great MINI! August 11, 2023 Super Clean. Packaging Tip Top! Fast.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Excellent condition.

Response from OWC, Support August 11, 2023 Thank you for choosing OWC for your technical needs. We are thrilled to hear the 2012 Mac Mini is working great for you! Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns.  https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: TalentedCrocodile-19648
Rating: 5/5 better than expected. almost like new June 20, 2023 Great machine at an excellent price.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition.

Response from OWC, Support June 21, 2023 We appreciate your honest feedback. We are happy to hear that your MacMini exceeded your expectations and that the pricing was just an added bonus. Don't hesitate to contact us with further questions, comments, or concerns. https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: setman56
Rating: 4/5 Good price for just what I needed June 7, 2023 I found the exact Mac Mini I was looking for to replace the same model I've been using for years for a media computer. The price and build was just as I hoped and it works just fine. I've bought Mac stuff from OWC in the past and it's always worked great for me. If you're looking for a used Mac this is the place to go. Upgrades to a Mac you already have then this is also the place to go.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Very Good condition.

Response from OWC, Support June 7, 2023 Thank you for the feedback on the Apple Mac Mini. We are happy that you are enjoying your purchase and that the Mac Mini is working well for you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns. https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ObedientAmphibian-89551
Rating: 5/5 Mac daddy May 3, 2023 So far so good only have for a short time.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.6GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Excellent condition.

Response from OWC, Support May 4, 2023 Thank you for choosing OWC for your technical needs. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying the Apple Mac Mini. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns. https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: OutstandingPenguin-87800
Rating: 3/5 Came semi working April 13, 2023 4 hrs of our time and headaches with Apple tech try’s, repair shop said ssd wasn’t connected!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.6GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Excellent condition.

Response from OWC, Support April 14, 2023 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We sincerely apologize that you had an issue when you received your MacMini drive not being connected. We do test all these machines and ship the in fully functional order. There are very rare occasions during transit the internal components do become loose or disconnected. We apologize for the inconvenience and you no longer have any issues with your Mac Mini. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us with any further questions, comments, or concerns. https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: gary-49542
Rating: 5/5 Exceeded my expectations March 13, 2023 Good selection of used Mac computers. I have purchased from them more than once over the years and they have good prices on quality used equipment. In the past they have met or exceeded my expectations every time I have made a purchase from them.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.6GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Excellent condition.

Response from OWC, Support March 15, 2023 Thank you so much gary-49542 for taking the time to leave your review. We're really glad to hear that the MacMini met all your expectations and that your OWC experiences are great. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns. https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: GracefulMink-27270
Rating: 5/5 'Mint condition' means exactly that! February 23, 2023 Could not be happier with this Mac mini. Visually, it is flawless, with only the smallest of scuffs underneath to give a hint it has been used. OWC's configuration was exactly as I asked for, and it arrived much faster than expected. The machine has been put to work in it's new life as a backup device, mirroring my email (was a victim of the Rackspace email disaster) and mirroring my Time Machine backups.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Mint condition.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: CheerfulGrasshopper-41633
Rating: 5/5 New life for old Mac Mini February 15, 2023 Purchase received promptly after purchase, in good packaging, and to me, in like-new condition. Everything worked properly, although slowly, due to the original hard drive. Set up an SSD as the boot drive, and replaced the installed 4 mb of memory with 16 mb (also from MacSales/OWC), so my new old Mac Mini is now part of my Apple system, with my iPhone 12 Pro and iPads, with only a very affordable price. I couldn't be any more satisfied with my purchase and MacSales.com.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Very Good condition.

Response from OWC, Support February 21, 2023 That is wonderful to hear!!! We are so glad that you are not only enjoying your purchase, but that it is also working as part of your new Apple Ecosystem as a whole. Our hope is to do just that, to make working and using your computer easier and better. We truly are happy to hear that we could help and we really do appreciate this review, thank you!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: EnergeticSheep-79674
Rating: 5/5 great purchase January 31, 2023 First time I buy a used Mac here, 100% recommended

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Very Good condition.

Response from OWC, Support February 1, 2023 While we are not perfect, you only get one chance to make a first impression and we work to do just that, so people know that we are a company that cares. We truly appreciate that recommendation and know that if you ever need anything, we are here to care for ya.
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Reviewer: TommyBoy-606
Rating: 3/5 It works great January 17, 2023 I would have preferred a choice of OS version; I detest Monterrey, but can deal with installing Mojave.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Mint condition.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: MacDrummer
Rating: 5/5 Great value. Prompt delivery December 30, 2022 I wanted a second Mac to use in my home music studio. It didn't have to be state of the art-- just reliable and able to run Garageband to record via a 4 input USB audio interface. This fit the bill perfectly. The price was very reasonable and the communication and delivery were prompt. This is my second interaction with OWC/MacSales.com and I would not hesitate to recommend them and use them again.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Very Good condition.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: GentleOx-59303
Rating: 5/5 Used but good December 27, 2022 Good service and fast shipping. Product is good and fulfilled my needs to move from window pc to apple mac mini

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Mint condition.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: owc-57427
Rating: 2/5 Lower hard drive installed without any screws December 25, 2022 This is the second mini server I have purchased from OWC with missing and incorrect screws. As a long time client this is not what I expect. I will now have to make sure furture purchased are assembled correctly with all the right parts.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Excellent condition.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: SunnyWong
Rating: 4/5 Easy to setup November 8, 2022 Good experience for buy a used mac.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Excellent condition.

Response from OWC, Support November 10, 2022 That's how it should be. A good experience, and easy to setup. Thanks for the review and thanks for sharing!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ElegantGoose-69485
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic.. October 17, 2022 Fantastic product. At a great price and fast delivery.I would recommend.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.6GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Excellent condition.

Response from OWC, Support October 19, 2022 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns. https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: hkri
Rating: 5/5 Happy customer October 6, 2022 Fast delivery. Received the unit clean and working. I highly recommend this store, you won't regret it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Very Good condition.

Response from OWC, Support October 7, 2022 We are glad to hear the MacMini is working and arrived quickly! If you ever need any assistance please feel free to reach out to us at support@owc.com for assistance!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: terakoyaken
Rating: 5/5 Perfection! October 5, 2022 Perfect for everyday use.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Very Good condition.

Response from OWC, Support October 5, 2022 Perfection is our goal and we will get to as close to it as we can, as often as we can…so you can have that machine that works everyday for your needs. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the review.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: redi4rr
Rating: 5/5 Always Congenial and responsive September 23, 2022 Always Congenial and responsive

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac mini (2012) 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 - Used, Very Good condition.

Response from OWC, Support September 27, 2022 Thank you so much redi4rr for taking the time to leave your review. We are glad to hear that you are very pleased with our award winning service. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns. https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/
Apple Mac mini 2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor OWC SKU: UAEE1H59631XXXB Used, Excellent condition 90 Day OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty
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