Apple announces new Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro chips
Apple today unveiled the new Mac mini, featuring the M2 and an all-new M2 Pro chip with a more affordable starting price of $599, with the machine available to order beginning today ahead of availability beginning Tuesday, January 24.
The new Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro delivers faster performance over the previous-generation, offering more unified memory, and advanced connectivity, including support for up to two displays on the M2 model, and up to three displays on the M2 Pro model.
“With incredible capabilities and a wide array of connectivity in its compact design, Mac mini is used in so many places, in so many different ways. Today, we’re excited to take it even further with M2 and M2 Pro,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Bringing even more performance and a lower starting price, Mac mini with M2 is a tremendous value. And for users who need powerful pro performance, Mac mini with M2 Pro is unlike any other desktop in its class.”
Compared to the previous-generation Mac mini, the M2 and M2 Pro chips bring a faster next-generation CPU and GPU, much higher memory bandwidth, and a more powerful media engine to Mac mini, with he M2 model featuring an 8-core CPU with four high-performance and four high-efficiency cores, along with a 10-core GPU.
Apple touts that the new M2 Pro chip “brings pro-level performance to Mac mini for the first time.” Featuring up to a 12-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, along with up to a 19-core GPU, M2 Pro has 200GB/s of memory bandwidth — double the amount in M2 — and supports up to 32GB of memory.
The new Mac mini with M2 starts at $599 (US) and $499 (US) for education. Mac mini with M2 starts at $599 (US) and $499 (US) for education.