Mac mini (Late 2005)

Introduced: September 2005
Terminated: February 2006


The Mac mini (Late 2005) ran a PowerPC 7447A G5 processor.  It came in two configurations, the first ran at 1.33Ghz and had a 40Gb hard drive and the second ran at 1.5Ghz and had a 80Gb hard drive.  It was based on the motherboard used in the eMac and was only two inches tall and 6.5” wide and deep.


For a number of years all of Apple’s computers for the consumer market were all-in-ones that included a monitor.  The Mac mini broke with that, bringing in a new low-end Mac.  In spite of being oriented as a budget computer, the Mac mini had good features and a small, attractive design.

The Mac mini (Late 2005) included an option for a faster SuperDrive, Bluetooth and a better graphics card


Processor: PowerPC 7447A (G4)
Processor Speed: 1.33 or 1.5 GHz
Benchmarks: 1.33 GHz: 801, 1.5 GHz: 806
Cache: 64 KB L1, 512 KB L2
System Bus: 167 MHz
Hard Drive: 40 or 80 GB 5400-rpm
Media: 32x DVD/CD-RW Combo or 8x DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive
Peripherals: None
Weight and Dimensions (US): 2.9 lbs., 2” H x 6.5” W x 6.5” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 1.32 kg, 5.08 cm H x 16.51 cm W x 16.51 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.4.2 (8D40, 8E90A)
Later Mac OS:—
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT (Mac mini) 1.1
Firmware: Open Firmware
Firmware Update: None
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 1.0 GB
Type of RAM Slots: 1 - 184-pin PC2700 DDR333 SDRAM (PC3200 supported; however it will run at only 333 MHz)
Minimum RAM Speed:—
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9200
ATI Card Model: ATY,RV280
Graphics Connection: 4x AGP
Graphics Memory: 32 or 64 MB DDR
Built-in Display: None
Resolutions: Supports up to 1920 x 1200
Display Connection: DVI (VGA or S-video with adapter)
Expansion Slots: None
Hard Drive Bus: Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Large Drive Support: Yes (128 GB or larger per drive)
Backup Battery: 3 V Lithium (922-6476)
Max Watts: 85 W
Line Voltage: 100-240V AC
AirPort: Optional or built-in AirPort Extreme card (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth: Optional or built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Ethernet: 10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Infrared: None
Modem: Standard or Optional 56k v92
USB: 2 - 480 MBit/s
FireWire: 1 - 400 MBit/s (8W)
Audio In: None
Audio Out: 1 - 3.5-mm analog output jack, 1 - Built-in speaker


Introduced in September 2005, the Mac mini (Late 2005) was discontinued in February 2006 when the Mac mini line got new processors. 



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