After lingering for a few year break Apple decided to upgrade its most compact computer. The new Mac mini for the most part, differs from its predecessor only by case color and fine detail. All the main innovations are hidden inside.

Significantly more powerful than its predecessor

The new Mac mini can be equipped with Intel 8th generation with 4 or 6 cores. And we are not talking about mobile chips, but the full desktop solution that significantly raises the performance of compact Apple computer.

Also has grown significantly and the amount of RAM. In most top-end version of the Mac mini can be equipped with 64 GB of RAM and SO-DIMM. And capacity of SSD-drive (models with Fusion Drive is no longer) to reach 2 TB. Do not forget to Cupertino to equip the new T2 chip, which should help protect user’s data.

However, while in the Russian Apple Online Store is available only two models of Mac mini. The base model is equipped with 4-nuclear processor Intel Core i3, 8 GB RAM, Intel graphics UHD Graphics 630 and SSD-disk 128 GB. More advanced novelty is equipped with a 6-core processor drive and 256 GB.

However, even without 64GB of RAM and top-end processors from Intel, the new Mac mini looks quite good.

Ports and interfaces

Surprisingly, the new Mac mini Apple decided not only to leave a couple of USB ports-A, but keep the Ethernet port. The latter optional may support data transmission speeds up to 10 Gigabit. Also in the new Mac mini has 4 ports 3 Thunderbolt / USB-C, HDMI video output and a 3.5 mm headphone Jack.

The cost

In the revised Mac mini will appear on 7 November. However, the prices of new model currently known. In particular, for the base version of the nettop with Intel Core i3 and hard drive 128 GB, users will have to pay 68 990 rubles, and the model with the Intel Core i5 and SSD on 256 GB will cost 93 990 rubles.

The cost of custom versions remains unknown.


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