Apple has just launched the new Mac mini during the “One More Thing” event held this morning (11/11). This is the second Mac model equipped with an Apple M1 chip developed by the company, using a new ARM architecture, and has a built-in GPU.
Apple says the new Mac mini can deliver up to three times the performance of the 2018 Mac mini (powered by an Intel 8th generation chip). In addition, with the new M1 processor, it can compile code in Xcode up to 3 times faster, play graphics-intensive games at 4 times higher frame rates and render timelines in Final Cut Pro. 6 times faster.
The new Mac mini also has a more optimized heat dissipation design, allowing you to maintain overall performance while remaining cool and running smoothly. It supports up to 2 displays and Wi-Fi 6 technology allows for faster wireless connections. Besides, this Mac mini also offers better security thanks to integrated Secure Enclave.
The Apple M1 is manufactured on the latest 5nm process, including an 8-core CPU (4 high-performance cores, 4-core low-power) and an 8-core GPU. This chipset supports Thunderbolt and USB 4, and is the processor with the most powerful integrated GPU today (according to Apple).
The Neural Engine on the M1 has 16 cores in total, offers 15x more machine learning performance and can handle 11 trillion operations per second.
In terms of connectivity, the Mac mini running Apple M1 processor is equipped with 2 USB-C Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports (up to 40Gbps), 2 USB-A 3.1 Gen 2 ports (up to 10 Gbps), and 1 network port. gigabit and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Additionally, it has an HDMI 2.0 port with 4K 60Hz output, and DisplayPort (via USB-C) has 6K 60Hz output. If using both HDMI and DisplayPort, you can completely output images to 2 monitors with resolutions up to 4K 60Hz.
Price and time of release
Now, users can order the new Mac mini today and receive it next week (November 17). It has a starting price of $ 699 (about 16.2 million) for 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD version. You can also buy the 512GB SSD for $ 899 and spend an extra $ 200 to upgrade to 16GB of RAM.