After living four years almost in oblivion, Mac Mini is finally getting an update which promises "five times better performance" as promised in the today's Apple event. To the existing 4th Gen Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, it is adding an 8th Gen processor along with quad and 6 core processors. The new Mac Mini is, without a doubt, the most powerful Mac Mini ever made with its 64 GB of faster memory paired with Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Apple T2 Security Chip and a 10Gb Ethernet option. Let's get to the basics, let's see how these new software helps run the Mac Mini five times faster. With the quad and 6-core 8th generation processor being used along with Turbo Boost, the speed goes up to 4.6 GHz. The Intel UHD Graphics are spot on and allowing the user to follow up on regular desktop tasks like photo and video editing, music creation, video transcoding, code compiling and live musical performances, it really crushes Pro workflow. One getting 64GB of 2666 MHz memory, one can load larger files into memory. Mac Mini thus helps to run more virtual machines or manipulate even larger datasets. The storage capacity running up to a massive 2TB, the SSDs on Mac mini are up to four times faster. Despite the massive update on software and storage, the exterior look of the Mini remains almost unchanged. With a gray finish on the rear, the updated Mac Mini is going all eco-friendly with the use of 100% recyclable Aluminum for the enclosure. Even in parts like the foot, Mac Mini exhibits post-consumer recycled plastic combining all these environmentally conscious ways, the Mac Mini has reduced its carbon footprint by 50%.
Mac mini is loved by customers for its ability to be used in incredibly diverse environments - from casual desktop use, to live professional performances, to multiple Mac mini computers powering through video renderings and compiling software code, to racks of thousands in giant app build farms -: anywhere a small-but-mighty Mac is needed to get the job done. said Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Philip Schiller
He continues, “Mac mini customers are going to flip over the new Mac mini. It has more than five times the performance, up to 6-core desktop-class processors, an Apple T2 Security Chip, faster memory up to 64GB, high-performance all-flash storage, and is packed with advanced ports including four Thunderbolt 3, two USB-A, HDMI video, audio and Ethernet up to 10Gbps. All of this power is packed into the same size enclosure as before, perfect for customers updating or creating all-new installations where Mac mini is the ideal solution.”