Mac mini 2023 configurable with M2 and M2 Pro

Today Apple introduced the new Mac mini. This can optionally with the M2 chip and with the new M2 Pro chip be equipped. In this post you will find the technical data of the Mac mini 2023, which is an update of the 2020 model represents. This was one of the first Apple computers with the M1 chip. So the upgrade presented today definitely represents an opportunity for a noticeable increase in performance. The new Mac mini can be pre-ordered starting today, starting at 699 euros. It will be available in stores from January 24, 2023. In the following, however, there are first the technical data and then further price details.

The new Mac mini can be equipped with the M2 chip as well as with the M2 Pro chip, which is also new. Up to 12 CPU cores, 19 GPU cores, 32 GB of RAM, 8 TB of SSD storage and 10 Gigabit Ethernet are available. You can read about how much that costs in this post.
The new Mac mini can be equipped with the M2 chip as well as with the M2 Pro chip, which is also new. Up to 12 CPU cores, 19 GPU cores, 32 GB of RAM, 8 TB of SSD storage and 10 Gigabit Ethernet are available. You can read about how much that costs in this post.

Mac mini (2023) - Specifications

The new Apple Mac mini can be ordered in various configurations and will soon be available for purchase. This is why there are different values ​​for individual components – depending on the selection. Below you will find an overview that shows which values ​​refer to which configuration. However, some data and values ​​are the same for all models, regardless of M2 or M2 Pro:

  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: Mac mini
  • Device type: desktop computer
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 3,58 cm x 19,70 cm x 19,70 cm
  • Weight (M2 model): 1,18 kg
  • Weight (M2 Pro model): 1,28 kg
  • System on Chip: either M2 Chip or M2 Pro Chip
  • Apple M2 Chip: 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 100 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • Memory (M2 model): 8 GB, 16 GB or 24 GB
  • SSD storage (M2 model): 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB
  • Apple M2 Pro Chip: 10-core CPU (optional 12-core CPU), 16-core GPU (optional 19-core GPU), 16-core Neural Engine, 200 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • Memory (M2 Pro model): 16 GB or 32 GB
  • SSD storage (M2 Pro model): 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB or 8TB
  • Operating system: macOS 13 Ventura
  • Connections (M2 model): Power connection, Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x Thunderbolt 4, 1 x HDMI, 2 x USB-A, 1 x 3,5 mm jack
  • Connections (M2 Pro model): Power connection, Gigabit Ethernet, 4 x Thunderbolt 4, 1 x HDMI, 2 x USB-A, 1 x 3,5 mm jack
  • Note on the Ethernet connection: instead of the regular gigabit version, there is an optional 10 gigabit connection for a surcharge of 115 euros
  • Radio technology: WLAN 6E / 802.11ax and Bluetooth 5.3
  • Scope of delivery: Mac mini, power cord
Above the connections on the back of the Mac mini 2023 with M2 chip. Below the connectors on the back of the Mac mini 2023 with M2 Pro chip.
Above the connections on the back of the Mac mini 2023 with M2 chip. Below the connectors on the back of the Mac mini 2023 with M2 Pro chip.

The first Pro-level Mac mini

For the first time, the new Mac mini 2023 now offers the option of configuring it with a Pro chip. There are various configurations to choose from – 10 or 12 CPU cores and 16 or 19 GPU cores. Furthermore, different sizes of RAM and hard disk can be selected. How this affects the price, you can read below. The model with M2 chip supports the use of up to two displays. The M2 Pro chip model can be used with up to three displays. One can be connected directly via HDMI.

"With its incredible capabilities, multitude of ports, and compact design, Mac mini is used in many different ways in many places. Today we're excited to take it a step further with the M2 and M2 Pro"Said Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "With even more performance and a lower entry price, the Mac mini with M2 offers excellent value for money. And for users who need more powerful pro performance, Mac mini with M2 Pro is a desktop computer like no other in its class."

Mac mini with M2 chip: comparison with previous models

In todays press release for the new Mac mini, Apple shows comparative values ​​for the use of the two selectable chips. The Mac mini with M2 chip is compared with both the performance of the Intel Core i7 processor and the performance of the M1 chip:

M2 vs Intel Core i7

  • Up to 22x faster performance when upscaling images using machine learning (ML) in Pixelmator Pro.
  • 9,8x faster rendering of complex timelines in Final Cut Pro.

M2 vs M1

  • Up to 2,4x faster encoding of ProRes video in Final Cut Pro.
  • Up to 50 percent faster performance for filters and features in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Up to 35 percent faster gameplay in Resident Evil: Village.

Mac mini with M2 Pro chip: comparison with previous Macs

But the Mac mini with the M2 Pro chip is also compared to earlier Mac models. In addition to the Mac mini with M1 chip from 2020, the 27-inch iMac with Intel Core i7 processor and Radeon Pro 5500 XT graphics unit was also used for the comparison. The following statements were made in the linked press release:

M2 Pro vs Intel Core i7

  • Up to 50 percent faster performance for filters and features in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Up to 5,5x faster stitching of panoramic photos in Adobe Lightroom Classic.
  • Up to 4,4x faster object tracking in Final Cut Pro.

M2 Pro vs M1

  • Up to 2,5x faster graphics performance in Affinity Photo.
  • Up to 4,2x faster encoding of ProRes video in Final Cut Pro.
  • Up to 2,8x faster gameplay in Resident Evil: Village.

Mac mini 2023 - Prices of the different configurations

The Mac mini from 2020 with M1 chip was offered in a price range of 778,85 euros to 1.899,85 euros depending on the configuration of RAM and SSD storage. The Mac mini price in 2023 ranges between 2 euros and 699 euros due to the available Pro version of the M5.229 chip. Because of the different configuration options, there are three tables below, one for the Mac mini with M2 chip and two for the Mac mini with M2 Pro chip in the respective customization options.

Prices of Mac mini with M2 chip

random access memory SSD storage 10 Gigabit Ethernet Price
8 GB 256 GB no 699,00 €
ja 814,00 €
512 GB no 929,00 €
ja 1.044,00 €
1 TB no 1.159,00 €
ja 1.274,00 €
2 TB no 1.619,00 €
ja 1.734,00 €
16 GB 256 GB no 929,00 €
ja 1.044,00 €
512 GB no 1.159,00 €
ja 1.274,00 €
1 TB no 1.389,00 €
ja 1.504,00 €
2 TB no 1.849,00 €
ja 1.964,00 €
24 GB 256 GB no 1.159,00 €
ja 1.274,00 €
512 GB no 1.389,00 €
ja 1.504,00 €
1 TB no 1.619,00 €
ja 1.734,00 €
2 TB no 2.079,00 €
ja 2.194,00 €

Pricing of Mac mini with M2 Pro chip (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU)

random access memory SSD storage 10 Gigabit Ethernet Price
16 GB 512 GB no 1.549,00 €
ja 1.664,00 €
1 TB no 1.779,00 €
ja 1.894,00 €
2 TB no 1.779,00 €
ja 2.354,00 €
4 TB no 2.929,00 €
ja 3.044,00 €
8 TB no 4.309,00 €
ja 4.424,00 €
32 GB 512 GB no 2.009,00 €
ja 2.124,00 €
1 TB no 2.239,00 €
ja 2.354,00 €
2 TB no 2.699,00 €
ja 2.814,00 €
4 TB no 3.389,00 €
ja 3.504,00 €
8 TB no 4.769,00 €
ja 4.884,00 €

Pricing of Mac mini with M2 Pro chip (12-core CPU, 19-core GPU)

random access memory SSD storage 10 Gigabit Ethernet Price
16 GB 512 GB no 1.894,00 €
ja 2.009,00 €
1 TB no 2.124,00 €
ja 2.239,00 €
2 TB no 2.584,00 €
ja 2.699,00 €
4 TB no 3.274,00 €
ja 3.389,00 €
8 TB no 4.654,00 €
ja 4.769,00 €
32 GB 512 GB no 2.354,00 €
ja 2.469,00 €
1 TB no 2.584,00 €
ja 2.699,00 €
2 TB no 3.044,00 €
ja 3.159,00 €
4 TB no 3.734,00 €
ja 3.849,00 €
8 TB no 5.114,00 €
ja 5.229,00 €

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