The wait for the Mac mini update is finally over. After four years since its last update, Apple on Tuesday announced at its New York City event that the company is delivering a new Mac mini with modern processors and specifications.
The upgrades are spotlighted by quad- and six-core 8th-generation Intel processors, which go by the code name Coffee Lake. According to Apple, the new Mac mini is five times faster than the four-year-old model it replaces.
Apple boosts the maximum amount of memory supported from 16GB to 64GB, and the machine uses 2666MHz SO-DIMMs. The Mac mini also features flash storage that the company says is four times faster than the four-year-old predecessor, and can be outfitted with a maximum amount of 2TB.
As for ports, here’s what the new Mac mini comes with:
- ethernet (with an option to upgrade to 10 gigabit ethernet)
- Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
- Two USB-A ports
- Headphone jack/audio out
The new Mac mini also includes a T2 security chip, a new thermal system with twice the airflow as its predecessor, and a space gray case.
The base Mac mini is priced at US$799, and includes a 3.6GHz Core i3 processors, 8GB of memory, and a 128GB SSD.
In Australia, pricing for the new Mac Mini starts at at a recommended retail price of AU$1249.