Apple brings M1 chip to Mac mini, which is now $100 cheaper
Apple has debuted its next-generation Mac mini, featuring the company’s all-new Apple Silicon M1 chip, which features an eight-core CPU and an eight-core GPU, bringing the Mac mini up to three times the CPU performance and six times the graphics performance compared to the previous four-core Intel model.
We hadn’t seen any rumors that pointed to Apple launching a new Mac mini at today’s event, which also saw the launch of new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, so the announcement came as somewhat of a surprise.
The overall design of the Mac mini is unchanged, but compared to the top-selling PC desktop in the same price range, the M1 Mac mini is one-tenth the size and is up to five times faster. The new machine includes 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports with USB 4 support, allowing users to run up to two Pro Display XDRs at full 6K resolution.
Apple has launched a new thermal design that allows it to sustain performance while keeping cool and quiet, as well as adding Wi-Fi 6 support.
The machine now starts at $699, down from $799. Pre-orders are live now on Apple.com and through the Apple Store app, with availability beginning next week.
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