Almost 4 years after its last refresh, Apple has finally given its Mac mini lineup a much-needed refresh. The new Mac mini comes with the same design as the outgoing model but with powerful internals and up to date internals.
From the exterior, the only difference is the new Space Grey finish. All major changes are restricted to the inside which comes with significantly beefier internals. The new Mac mini comes with quad-core and 6-core Intel 8th generation processor which is accompanied by an equally powerful Intel UHD GPU. The new Mac mini comes with up to 64GB of RAM — up from 16GB the older version faster.
In terms of storage, the new Mac mini models come with SSDs across the lineup which is up to 4x faster and its available in up to 2TB storage. There’s also Apple’s T2 chip which takes care of SSD controller, system and power management, HEVC video transcoding, and more. On the connectivity front, you get 4x Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB-A ports, HDMI port, and a headphone jack. There’s a new thermal system as well which offers better heat dissipation.
The new Mac mini goes up for pre-order today with the base variant coming in at $799 featuring 128GB SSD and 8GB RAM. It will hit the retail stores from next week.