Mac mini now comes with more cores in the same footprint — offers four Thunderbolt 3 ports!
Short of space yet want the performance of a hexa-core CPU? Well, that’s what the new Mac mini is here to deliver. Even as a PC enthusiast, the Mac mini is actually pretty interesting. Even the price tag is pretty reasonable for what it offers.
The Mac mini can be configured with 8th Generation Intel Core processors, all the way up to the Intel Core i7 8700. Yep, they actually managed to pack a desktop processor in the tiny Mac mini which measures a mere 36 mm tall. How did Apple even do that?
The entire thing also weighs less than any gaming laptop in the market at just 1.3 kg. And Apple managed to design the entire thing to fit in the exact same dimensions as the older Mac mini, making it a drop-in upgrade for anyone using the older Mac minis.
And while it is small and light, the Mac mini offers probably the most comprehensive array of ports I have ever seen. There are four Thunderbolt 3 ports, a LAN port, two USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI 2.0 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. They even remembered the headphone jack! This array of ports allow it to connect to up to three 4K displays running at 60 Hz. There’s actually more Thunderbolt 3 ports here than on high end motherboards.
The new Mac mini can be configured with up to 64GB of RAM and 2TB PCIe SSDs, but the basic configuration offered only comes with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. There is no space for a dedicated GPU, so you will be using the Intel UHD Graphics 630.
Pricing starts from RM3449 for the variant with an 8th Gen Intel Core i3 and 128GB of storage. If you want more oomph, be prepared to shell out an extra $300, as the 8th Gen Intel Core i5 variant with 256GB of storage is priced at RM4699. The Mac mini can be gotten at ITWorld.
Pokdepinion: The pricing might seem steep at first, but when you consider how much performance you get in the really miniscule footprint here, it suddenly becomes quite reasonable.