Your Buying Guide for Mac Mini Quad Core on eBay

The Apple Mac mini is a great computer for users who want the Apple operating system and the freedom of choice over display, keyboard, and mouse. This small desktop computer has many beneficial features, and the following questions are key to ask when shopping for an Apple Mac mini Quad Core on eBay.

How do you choose between Mac mini Quad Core models?

Some of the models you can choose from are the Apple Mac mini from 2012 and the Mac mini Quad Core 2018. The 2014 model Apple Mac mini uses a Dual Core processor. Here are some of the specs on these models:

  • Mac mini Quad Core 2012: The 2012 model of the Mac mini quad-core has a removable disc-shaped panel on the bottom, which allows for easy access to upgradeable components, such as RAM. There is a power supply within the unit, so the power cord is simple and does not require a bulky "brick" supply used with earlier models. There is an SD card slot, a Mini DisplayPort, and HDMI port.
  • Mac mini Quad Core 2018: The Apple Mac mini Quad Core 2018 is the fourth-generation of Mac mini. The 2018 model features four USB-C 3.1 ports that support Thunderbolt 3, two USB type-A ports, and HDMI 2.0. Unlike the 2012 and 2014 models, the 2018 model has flash-based storage soldered into the unit and there is no hard disk drive option; however, the memory is customizable like the 2012 model.
Does the Apple Mac mini Quad Core have included software?

The Apple Mac mini quad core comes with the basic necessities as far as software. Along with the operating system, it comes with Safari, Mail, Calendar, Notes, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes, and the Mac App Store, where you can find hundreds of other free and paid applications for download.

What are connectivity options for the Mac mini Quad Core?

The 2012 Apple Mac mini has several display connectivity options. The Mini DisplayPort output allows you to connect a DVI or VGA display using an adapter. There is a native HDMI video output. The Apple Mac mini Quad Core supports up to two displays at 2560 by 1600 pixels. The Apple Mac mini comes with an HDMI to DVI Adapter. There are four USB 3 ports, which transmit up to 5 GBPS, a Thunderbolt port, and a FireWire 800 port.

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