Alongside with MacBook Air and iPad Pro, Apple has also announced the latest Mac mini at the New York Event. The Mac Mini offers five times the performance as previous generations, up to 6-core processors, and supports up to 64GB of RAM. It can be purchased with up to 2TB of flash storage and is also equipped by Apple’s latest T2 security chip and USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports.
The Mac Mini Series did not receive any refreshment nor upgrade lately, that’s why a lot of people was glad to hear the launch of the new Mac Mini 2018 series that offers upgraded specifications, better design, and overhauled performance.
Mac Mini 2018 Price and Availability
The Mac Mini’s price starts at $799 (Rs.58,785 approx.) for the Intel Core i3, 128GB SSD variant, and the Intel Core i5 with 256GB SSD variant is about $1099 (Rs. 80,840 approx.) Pre-orders are now available in the US, and it will officially go on sale on November 7.
Mac Mini 2018 Specification
As we have mentioned above, the Mac Mini 2018 is equipped with 8th-Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel UHD Graphics 630. Configurations starts from Intel 8th-Generation quad-core Core i3 processors and go up to six-core Core i7 processor running at 3.2 GHz/4.6 GHz. It supports up to 64GB of RAM, clocked up to 2666MHz. The SSD storage options support up to 2TB storage. The Mac Mini can connect up to 3 Displays.
Its security and efficiency feature is also overhauled, the Mac Mini 2018 is equipped with Apple T2 Security Chip featuring an SSD controller that provides on-the-fly data encryption. The new machine is 30 times faster compared to the previous generation as it has HEVC video transcoding and a Secure Enclave feature that offers additional security level.
The connectivity options of the Mac Mini 2018 had an overhauling as well. It offers optimized I/O ports, such as four Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C (v3.1) ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, two USB Type-A (v3.0) ports, an audio jack, and Gigabit Ethernet that offers 10Gb Ethernet option in certain countries. Wireless connectivity options include 802.11ac and Bluetooth v5.0.Mac mini now supports up to 4K and 5K Thunderbolt displays. It measures 197x197x36mm and weighs 1.3kg.
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