The new Apple M1 processor also comes to the Apple Mac mini. In addition to laptops, Apple brings its new ARM processor to your compact computer. With the addition of the new chipset manufactured in 5 nanometers, the new Mac mini with M1 promises up to three times more power in CPU and 6x improvement in graphics.
This same year, Apple renewed the Mac mini with twice the storage and 8th generation Intel processors. Now, maintaining the characteristic design of Mac mini and the 256 GB hard disk SSD base, Apple will offer a new version with Apple Silicon chipsets.
Apple Mac Mini (2021) Features
|Apple Mac Mini with M1|
Octa-core (CPU / GPU)
16-core Neural Engine chip
|Storage||SSD 256/512 GB|
|Video Compatibility||Up to 6K / 60 Hz over Thunderbolt|
Up to 4K / 60 Hz with HDMI 2.0
|Audio||Integrated speaker, HDMI 2.0 port, 3.5mm jack|
|Ports||Two USB-A ports (up to 5Gb / s)|
port Gigabit Ethernet port
3.5mm headphone jack
|Connectivity||Wifi 6 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax|
|Dimensions and Weight||3.6 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm|
Apple will allow you to configure the new Mac mini (2021) with up to 16 GB of RAM and 2 TB of SSD. For the software, like the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, there will be MacOS Big Sur and the ability to run applications for iPhone and iPad.
At the level of connectivity, the Mac mini will offer Thunderbolt 4, an HDMI 2.0 port, Ethernet, two USB-A ports, and a 3.5mm jack. There will be WiFi 6 and ‘Secure Enclave’, the security tool introduced with the M1 chipset.
Apple promises that the new Mac mini will be ready to manage two Pro Display XDR screens up to 6K resolution, compile code in Xcode up to three times faster and render Final Cut Pro up to six times.
Apple Mac Mini Versions and Price
The new Apple Mac mini will be available for purchase from $699, about $100 cheaper than the current model. The new Mac with the Apple M1 will be available to order from today, with shipping next week. In comparison, the model with 512 GB and Intel Core i5 is available for $1,099.
The prices will be as follows:
- Apple Mac Mini: M1 chip, 8GB, 256GB: $699
- Apple Mac Mini: M1 chip, 8GB, 512GB: $899
- Apple Mac Mini: M1 chip, 8GB, 512GB PCIe-based SSD storage: $1,099
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