New Mac Mini with M2: Faster and Cheaper

New Mac Mini with M2: Faster and Cheaper

By Valentina Tuta

Currently, Apple announced their new Mac Mini which would be the brand’s least expensive computer to date. However, this doesn’t update very often, although the company finally decided to update it with the new M2 and M2 Pro for a lower price. Let’s see how it goes!

The latest Mac Mini

The last time Apple released a new Mac Mini was in 2020, when it became one of the company’s first Mac computers with the M1 chip, alongside the M1 MacBook Air. And while the latest device keeps the same rounded aluminum box design as every Mac Mini from the past decade, inside it has the same chip as the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and iPad Pro.

Furthermore, according to a press release, Apple said: “with up to 24GB of unified memory and 100GB/s of bandwidth, activities like image editing in Adobe Photoshop are up to 50 percent faster than the previous generation. M2 also adds ProRes acceleration to Mac mini, so tasks like video editing in Final Cut Pro are more than twice as fast.”

Mac Mini with M2

Thus, the M2 Pro chip it contains has been the most significant difference and which has many fans and brand’s followers in expectation, as it has plugged a gap in Apple’s desktop lineup. For example, previously, if the M1 Mini wasn’t enough for you, the next step up was the $2,000 Mac Studio with M1 Max, isn’t it? Nonetheless, not all the users have enough money to buy it.

That’s why, the apple’s brand has released the M2 Pro modelthat  has up to 12 CPU cores, up to a 19-core GPU, and up to 32 GB of unified memory. It should be a great option for anyone who needs a bit more power than the base M2 can provide, in workloads like high-resolution video editing, software development, or AI generation.

Other features

Apple also packed a decent amount of ports into the new Mac Mini. so that you’ll get two Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI, two USB Type-A connectors, Gigabit Ethernet (with a 10 GB/s option), and “an upgraded headphone jack to support high-impedance headphones.”

Just like with the previous model, the power supply is contained in the machine, so there’s no giant power brick to deal with. On the other hand, the new Mac Mini also has Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. And if that wasn’t enough, Apple says the M2 Pro model is the first Mac Mini that can support an 8K display, but just one.

New Mac Mini price

The new Mac Mini with M2 starts at $599, which is $100 cheaper than the price for the previous M1 model. Nevertheless, the M2 Pro model is more than twice as expensive, starting at $1,299. The base model still only has 8 GB of memory, but that’s not the end of the world. Keep in mind that you can buy one right now, and deliveries/pick-ups start on Tuesday, January 24. For the moment, that’s all we can say about Apple’s latest Mac, but remember that if you want to buy one, the brand’s products usually sell out soon, so don’t miss out on yours. 


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