2007 Mac Mini 2,1

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2007 Mac Mini 2,1
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My 2007 Mac Mini
2007 Mac Mini
Product familyMac Mini
TypeDesktop computer
Release dateAugust 7, 2007
Introductory price$599
Operating systemMac OS X 10.7.5 Lion, English
Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, English
CPUIntel Core 2 Duo T5600 @ 1.83 GHz
Memory2 GB (DDR2 667 MHz)
Storage120 GB Crucial SATA SSD
GraphicsIntel GMA 950
Connectivity4 USB 2.0, 1 FireWire, 1 DVI, 1 S-video
Power110 W

The 2007 Mac Mini was basically an upgraded Late 2006 Mac Mini. There were 2 configurations available starting at either $599 or $799. The $599 configuration had a 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB of RAM, an 80 GB hard drive, and a CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive. The $799 configuration had an upgraded 2 GHz Core 2 Duo, a 120 GB hard drive, and a SuperDrive with DVD burning capabilities. Both configurations were able to have the RAM upgraded to 2 GB and a 160 GB hard drive installed.

Collection Specifics

My Mac Mini is the cheaper, $599 configuration, though some upgrades have been done to it. I got it for $40 and $12 shipping on eBay in September 2020.

Operating System

Mac OS X 10.4.8 was the original operating system this Mac Mini would've shipped with in 2007. When I got it from eBay, OS X Snow Leopard was installed. Since then, I have upgraded it to OS X Lion, the maximum officially supported on this device.


Interestingly enough, when I received this Mac Mini, a 120 GB solid-state drive was installed, something that was definitely installed sometime between its original purchase and when I bought it because Apple was not yet selling devices with SSDs in them in 2007.

Additionally, this device originally only had the stock 1 GB of memory, meaning it could only run up to OS X Snow Leopard because OS X Lion requires 2 GB of RAM. I wanted to install Lion, so I upgraded the RAM to 2 GB.