Apple today gave Mac mini a massive increase in performance - now with quad- and 6-core processors, up to 64GB of faster memory and all-flash storage.
The upgraded Mac mini is powered by 8th-generation Intel Core processors (quad- and 6-core) with Turbo Boost Speeds up to 4.6GHz and Intel UHD graphics. It comes with up to 64GB of 2666 MHz memory, up to 2TB 2TB SSD storage, Thunderbolt 3, Apple T2 Security Chip, and a 10Gb Ethernet option.
The Apple T2 Security Chip brings security to the Mac mini. The T2 features an SSD controller with on-the-fly data encryption so everything stored on the SSD is automatically and fully encrypted. The Secure Enclave in T2 ensures that software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with. T2 also features HEVC video transcoding that’s up to an incredible 30 times faster, enabling pro users to work more quickly with higher resolution video throughout their workflow.
With four Thunderbolt 3 ports, twice as many Thunderbolt ports as the previous generation and each with double the performance, the new Mac mini can connect to high speed storage, 4K and 5K Thunderbolt displays, and output video in three formats. Mac mini also features an HDMI 2.0 port, two USB-A ports, an audio jack and Gigabit Ethernet. And for fast networking performance, Mac mini offers a 10Gb Ethernet option for the first time.
Now in a new space gray finish, every new Mac mini enclosure uses an Apple-designed aluminum alloy made from 100 percent recycled aluminum for the first time. The Mac mini also features the use of more post-consumer recycled plastic in parts like the foot. All together these advancements help to reduce the carbon footprint of the new Mac mini by nearly 50 percent.
All new Macs come with macOS Mojave, the latest version of Apple's desktop operating system. macOS Mojave features a new Dark Mode, while the new Stacks feature organizes messy desktops by automatically stacking files into neat groups. Familiar iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, are now available on the Mac for the first time. FaceTime now adds support for group calling, and the Mac App Store gets a full redesign featuring editorial content and the addition of apps from top developers, including Microsoft and Adobe.
Starting at $799, the new Mac mini is available to order today on apple.com. It will be available in Apple retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers starting Wednesday, November 7.