Along with a newer version of the MacBook Air, Apple has announced a refresh to the Mac Mini which as the name states, is a mini computer with more power than you would estimate.
Contrary to its name and size, the Mac Mini does not minimize on performance. The new Mac Mini comes with either a 4 or 6 core CPU which is Intel’s 8th Generation chipsets up to Core i7, which according to Apple’s claims is up to five times faster when compared to the last-gen Mac Mini. To enhance the performance further, Apple is now giving you an option to choose from up to 64 GB of RAM and 2 TB of SSD so that you never run out of storage. To make sure your data is secure, the Mac Mini comes fitted with Apple’s T2 security chip similar to the new MacBook Air.
That’s a serious amount of power in a machine that small which calls for a new and improved sophisticated cooling system in order to make sure the thermals are under control. Being a small machine, one would expect a lack of useful ports, but surprisingly, the Mac Mini has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, 2 USB A ports, an HDMI port for connecting to an external display and an ethernet port with support for up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
The new Mac Mini has also received a cosmetic overhaul and now comes in the typical Apple Space Grey color. The base variant of the Mac Mini will ship with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage and will retail starting at $799, but if you want more memory and storage, you can go all in and opt for the top-end variant with up to a whopping 64 GB of memory and 2 TB of SSD storage. Pre-orders start today, and it will be available to pick up starting next week.