Mac mini (Late 2006)


Family: Mac mini

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.4.5

Maximum OS: 10.6.8

Introduced: September 2006

Terminated: August 2007


CPU: Intel Core Duo (T2xxx)

CPU Speed: 1.66/1.83

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 667 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 32-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 2 MB on-processor


RAM Type: PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM

Minimum RAM Speed: 667 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 2 GB


GPU: Intel GMA950

VRAM: 64 MB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 24 bit, 1920x1200 (DVI) 1920 x 1080 (VGA)

Video Out: DVI


Hard Drive: 60/80 GB (2.5", 5400 RPM)

ATA Bus: Serial ATA

Optical Drive: ComboDrive/SuperDrive (see notes)


USB: 4 (2.0)

Firewire: 1

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Speaker: mono


Modem: optional USB 56kbps

Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T

Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g

Bluetooth: built-in 2.0+EDR


Power: 110 Watts

Dimensions: 2" H x 6.5" W x 6.5" D

Weight: 2.9 lbs.


Both models used a new Intel graphics chipset, which used a portion of main memory. Though reported as a 64 MB graphics system, the chipset actually used a minimum of 80 MB of RAM, resulting in a maximum of 432 MB of RAM available for system use in the base system. The low end model had a 24x/24x/16x/8x Combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, and the high end model had a 24x/24x/16x/8x/8x/4x/2.4x CD-RW/DVD±RW/DVD+R DL SuperDrive.

The Mac mini (Late 2006) was a speed-bump to the previous Mac mini (Early 2006). The the low-end configuration was upgraded to a 1.66 GHz Core Duo processor, and the high-end configuration to a 1.83 Core Duo processor. Prices and other specifications were unchanged. Both models were replaced in August 2007 by the Mac mini (Mid 2007).

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.