Do Mac mini come with a unique serial number? How do I find it?

It is a model without optical drive.

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You have a recent generation of Mac mini. They come without the Optical Drive.

To determine the serial number of your Mac mini (or any Mac for that matter), click on the  menu item in the Menu Bar, select About This Mac. You will see the serial number mentioned in the window that opens. This window will also specify the model and year of your Mac mini.

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Alternatively, on your Mac mini, you can also spot the serial number printed on the metal frame towards the bottom of the machine. For instructions, you can refer this Apple Support Document, Mac mini: How to find the serial number.

Device specific instructions on finding serial number of an Apple product can be found in the support article, Find the serial number of your Apple product.

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    Is there any danger in sharing your serial number with strangers? May 8, 2018 at 18:07
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    No major threats, but it's better not to divulge.
    – Nimesh Neema
    May 8, 2018 at 18:12

Yes. They come with unique serial number. You can find the serial number as per Apple Support Document.

Mac mini: How to find the serial number

In Mac OS X

On most computers with Mac OS X, you can find the serial number in the About This Mac window.

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On the surface of the computer

On Mac mini (Mid 2010 and later) computers, the serial number is printed on the metal frame without a bar code:

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