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Apple Updates the Mac Mini Into a Powerhouse Computer

by Danny Zepeda | October 30, 2018October 30, 2018 7:30 am PST

Multiple Mac models from desktops to laptops were introduced during Apple’s latest event, but the new Mac Mini could turn out as the most-talked-about addition. It’s already generating so much buzz due to its significant gap between the last upgrade. Apple hasn’t touched the Mac Mini since 2014, but it’s back in action with upgraded specifications across the board.

The new Mac Mini ships with a tweaked design with a sleek Space Gray color and internal improvements like the Intel 8th generation chipset, quad-core and six-core processors and support for up to 64GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. Though the new color adds a new look to the Mac Mini, it still very much looks like the classic miniature computer that’s been around for many years.

The Mac Mini enters the modern era of Apple computers with its vast port offering that includes four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports, HDMI and Ethernet along with powerful internals that make it a super appealing desktop for Apple users. Another note Apple harped on was that just like the new MacBook Air, the Mac Mini is made of 100-percent recycled aluminum.

What makes the Mac Mini so impressive is its aggressive pricing. Starting at $799, it will be one of the most affordable Macs available right now. The starting model will come with a 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD. The Mac Mini maxes out with an Intel 4.2Ghz six-core i7 processor, 64GB of RAM and 2TB of storage.

Apple revealed the new Mac Mini can be ordered today and will be available starting November 7.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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