Published: Wed, October 31, 2018
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Apple Launches New Mac mini, Pricing from $999 in Canada


The Mac Mini starts at $799, with preorders starting today and shipping coming next week.

The Mac mini is back, baby.

On the topic of key hardware components, the new MacBook Air comes with Intel UHD Graphics 617, 8GB onboard (upgradeable to 16GB) RAM, at least 128GB of PCIe storage (configurable to 1.5TB). The revamped Mac mini comes with up to 64GB of memory and works five times faster than its predecessor, Apple said.

The exterior is 100 percent recycled aluminum, and that entry-level model comes with 8 GB memory, 3.6 GHz quad-core i3, and 128 GB SSD.

Mac mini has two processor options.

In contrast to the company's other computers, the new Mac Mini features a plethora of ports, including a 10Gb Ethernet connection and four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

A new version of the Mac mini has been conspicuous by its absence for a good few years now, and many people were concerned that we might never see an update to Apple's small form factor computer.

The Mac mini 2014 kept the same compact design of the Mac minis that came before it, with a small, square-ish metal design that measures 7.7 x 7.7 x 1.4 inches (19.7 x 19.7 x 3.6cm) and weighs 2.6 pounds (1.19kg). It's the biggest upgrade ever to the Mac Mini. The upgraded device comes with up to 60% faster graphics. "Mac mini customers are going to flip over the new Mac mini".

To keep data safe, Apple has made use of its T2 chip with secure enclave, which ensures that software loaded at the boot stage of the new Mini hasn't been tampered with.

As far as the Mac mini goes, that price sits at a huge $4,200 Dollars, including the 2TB storage option, 64GB of RAM, six-core Intel Core i7, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. "All of this power is packed into the same size enclosure as before, flawless for customers updating or creating all-new installations where Mac mini is the ideal solution".

We're still awaiting United Kingdom prices but expect the Mac Mini to be available at the same time as in the US.

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