The original Mac mini might have been the first Mac sold under $500 but don’t expect the same price for the new Mac mini, just unveiled at Apple’s October 30th event.
The new Mac mini adorable desktop PC starts at $800 but promises it’s “five times faster” and with “60 percent faster graphics” than its predecessor. What’s under the hood ready to deliver that?
Apple’s new Mac mini is decently specced but won’t rival with the new MacBook Air or at least not at around $1000.
It comes with a quad or six-core i3, i5 or i7 processor, paired with an Intel UHD Graphics 630 video card. RAM options start at 8 GB and go up to 64 GB DDR4 memory, while storage begins with a 128 GB SSD and go up to a 2 TB SSD. For connectivity, there are four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a 3.5 mm jack, with adapters sold separately for things like Thunderbolt 2 or VGA.
All in all, the most powerful new Mac mini will set you back $4,199.
It’s a big price tag for such a tiny desktop PC (19.7 x 19.7 x 3.6 cm) that doesn’t even come with accessories. However, you do get a 6-core 8th-gen 4.6GHz Core i7 processor, 64 GB of DDR4 RAM and a massive, 2TB SSD for storage, with 10 Gigabit Ethernet.