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Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2011) MC936

Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2011) MC936
alaScore 87

128 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2011) MC936. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2011) MC936 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2011) MC936

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2011) MC936 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size. The design also gets good views, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, design, size

reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac mini (Lion Server Quad-Core i7,2.0GHz,4GB,Dual 500GB,HD Graphics)Apple Mac mini (Lion Server Quad-Core i7,2.0GHz,4GB,Dual 500GB,HD Graphics)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2011) MC936

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Apple Mac Mini Server (Mid 2011) MC936 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The size and usability also get good opinions, but there are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, size, price, design

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac Mini MC936LL/A with Lion Server (NEWEST VERSION)Apple Mac Mini MC936LL/A with Lion Server (NEWEST VERSION)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : John C Welch (techadvisor.co.uk)

Mac mini with Lion Server review

 

Apple upgraded the Mac mini server's processor to an 2GHz Intel quad-core Core i7, which is a major upgrade in CPU power from the 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo in the 2010 model. Apple also increased the overall memory bandwidth; the Mac mini server uses...

The Mac mini with Lion Server is a real improvement on an already solid performer. In its target market (companies with up to 200 users), it is an outstanding performer and is also a capable utility server in a wide range of usage needs. The Mac mini...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Macworld UK (macworld.co.uk)

Mac mini Server review

 

The release of the Mac mini Server in October 2009 was, in effect, Apple's acknowledgement of the use to which many users had put their minis since the model's introduction in January 2005.

Unlimited licence for Mac OS X Server, includes Thunderbolt and HDMI connectors, easy to upgrade memory, includes iLife ’11

Difficult to upgrade or replace hard disks

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

Apple Mac mini MC936LL/A Ultra Small Server

 

Upgrade the RAM to 8GB or 16GB and you have a very nice system.

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple Mac Mini Server MC936B/A

 

Reviewer left no comment

need to pay extra for keyboard ,mouse,trackpad,hdmi cable, disc drive , monitor/screen..could get a higher spec iMac all this included for she price

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Nettop / USFF
Color of product:Metallic / Silver / White

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):85
Power supply:85
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:256 / 384
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6630M / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.288
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.375
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2 / 0 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Relative humidity:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 47

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:OS X Lion Server\nOS X Lion
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Floppy drive installed: No
Form Factor:1.4L PC
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of loudspeakers:1
Number of Speakers:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95
Platform:Mac / PC
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: Yes
Weight:3.02
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes

Performance

Audio system:HD
Product type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4

Power

Power consumption (typical):85
Power supply:85
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I7-2630QM / i7-2635QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I7-2630QM / i7-2635QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1224 / Socket 988
Processor threads:8
Stepping:D2
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 53463
Processor code:SR02Y / SR030
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X Lion Server

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.76
Height:1.42
Weight:2.69 / 3.02
Width:7.76