The cheapest Mac has become cheaper and three times faster: how good is the new Mac mini

Who is Antony Blinken? An advocate for global alliances and possible Secretary of State for Joe Biden

His remarkable credentials are expected to help calm American diplomats and world leaders alike.It is expected that Antony J. Blinken, a global alliances advocate...

The Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘for everyone’, costs less than coffee and is easy to carry

They claim that it prevents serious diseases by coronavirus and hospitalizations. It is already manufactured in ten sites around the globe. Read...

Controversy over an ultra-Orthodox Jewish wedding with 7,000 guests

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has criticized a synagogue for holding a wedding on November 8 that was allegedly attended by 7,000 people,...

Sarkozy becomes the first former French president to sit in the dock

The corruption trial against former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been postponed, a few minutes after it began on Monday, at the request of...

Three Hong Kong activists plead guilty to police station siege

Three Hong Kong activists face penalties up to five years in jail after having declared guilty to intervene in the long Y violent...

After many rumors and speculations on this subject, Apple began the transition from Intel processors to in-house developed SoCs with a new Mac mini.

Visually identical to the older generation Mac mini, this system is one that differs by the most important aspect of the whole equation, the processor. While the older generation used an eighth-generation Intel Core i5, the new iteration is built around Apple’s proprietary M1 processor, a chipset you’ll also find in the new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Beyond the technical details you see illustrated in the image below, to some extent, a few aspects of performance matter more. The new processor is 3 times faster than the old Mac mini processor, while the graphics chipset hidden in the Apple M1 is 6 times faster than Intel’s IGP two years ago. All in all, Apple wanted to mention that this computer is 5 times faster than the best-selling PC on the market, without mentioning which one it is.

Unlike the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro which use the same processor, the Mac mini comes with a variety of ports. You have two USB C ports with USB 4 and Thunderbolt connectivity up to 40 Gbps, two USB A 3.1 Gen 2 ports up to 10 Gbps, a Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6. In addition, you have an HDMI 2.0 for 4K content at 60 frames per second or a Display Port via USB-C for 6K content at 60 frames per second. If you use both at the same time, you can send video content to two 4K / 60Hz panels.

The new Mac mini with Apple M1 costs $ 700 for the basic configuration with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. For an extra $ 200, you get 16GB of RAM, and if budgeting isn’t an issue, you can get up to 2TB of space.

trending

Related Articles