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Yesterday Apple presented its new Mac models with the M1 chip and macOS Big Sur. The first computers with the ARM SoC called “Apple Silicon” include a new MacBook Air and a new MacBook Pro as well as the Mac mini described below. The desktop computer in compact format brings up to 8 times more performance to the desk thanks to the 3-core CPU. The graphics performance should also convince, since the graphics unit (GPU) also has 8 cores. In the following I have compiled further technical data of the Mac mini 2020 as well as pictures and the prices.
Depending on the equipment selected (and thus the rising price), the Mac mini has different specs. In the following list I have listed the various options for the variable points. Details on the costs can be found below.
At first glance, when comparing the current and the new Apple Mac mini, one thing stands out: the 2018 model there were four instead of two Thunderbolt ports. Otherwise, a lot has remained the same visually and in terms of the physical interfaces. The dimensions and weight are also roughly the same. But the most important thing is what the computer has under the hood. In the official press release Apple's new Mac models are compared with the M1 chip as follows:
As usual, the price of an Apple device depends on selectable elements such as the RAM, the internal SSD storage and so on. In the following I have put the individual variations and the associated price of the Apple Mac mini 2020 into a table. I disregarded the software that you can choose when buying (Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X).
|random access memory||SSD storage||Price|
|8 GB RAM||256 GB||778,85 €|
|512 GB||1.003,05 €|
|1 TB||1.227,25 €|
|2 TB||1.675,65 €|
|16 GB RAM||256 GB||1.003,05 €|
|512 GB||1.227,25 €|
|1 TB||1.451,45 €|
|2 TB||1.899,85 €|
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.