As we had anticipated, Apple also launched its tiny Mac Mini computer alongside the new iPad Pro models and the refreshed MacBook Air at its hardware event in Brooklyn. Apple has refreshed this tiny machine after a good four years, and it’s a great big upgrade too.
So, without further ado, here’s a quick look at the specs sheet, pricing, and availability details of the new Mac Mini:
The new Mac Mini now comes in a Space Gray finish on the outside – with a similar design to its predecessor. It’s still the same flattened cube with rounded corners, an LED on the front, and a myriad of ports on the rear.
The Mac Mini now boasts of the latest internals, starting with quad-core 8th-gen Intel Core processors and going up to hexa-core processors from the same family. It is the first time Apple has offered the latter on the Mac Mini.
The 8th-gen processors are coupled with up to 64GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM and 2TB of SSD storage. There’s no hard drive or Fusion storage options this time around as Apple decided to go with all-flash storage.
Packing this much power into the same enclosure required an all-new thermal architecture — including all-flash storage, a bigger fan, expanded vents, and a redesigned power supply, says Apple.
Apple has also packed inside the Mac Mini its second-gen T2 security chip that includes a Secure Enclave co-processor and useful for secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities. There’s also a plethora of I/O ports including 4 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, one HDMI 2.0, two USB-A ports, Ethernet, and the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
To sum everything up, you can check out the key specs of the Mac Mini in the table attached below:
|Dimensions||19.7 x 19.7 x 3.6 cm|
|Processor||up to 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, clocked at 3.0 GHz|
|Graphics Memory||Intel UHD Graphics 630|
|RAM||up to 64GB|
|Internal Storage||up to 2TB|
|I/O ports||4 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, one HDMI 2.0, two USB-A ports, Ethernet, and 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Connectivity||802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet|
As we’ve already learned, the base variant of the Mac Mini (8GB RAM + 128GB SSD) has been priced at Rs. 75,900 but you’ll have to pay a lot more as you upgrade the internals. Apple hasn’t talked about the availability details for India, so make sure to return back to Beebom.com for more updates.
Any updates on launch date in India ?