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Apple introduces new Mac Mini with M1 from £699

The computing giant Apple is about to breathe new life into its smallest desktop.

Mac Mini M1 2020

The computing giant Apple is about to breathe new life into its smallest desktop. The company has just introduced an upgraded Mac Mini with the company’s latest M1 chip starting at $699/£699.

Mac Mini 2020 specs

The only 1.3kg (2.9 pounds) Mac Mini has a similar lightweight design to Apple’s 2018 edition. The new Mini is fitted with two USB-C ports that support Thunderbolt and USB 4, as well as two USB-A ports, ethernet and a headphone jack.

Even though it has two fewer USB ports than the previous model, Apple states that up to two external displays will be natively supported by the new Mac Mini. For those, who find the concept of using the budget desktop of Apple with its priciest monitor intriguing, it will also support the huge Apple 6K Pro Display XDR.

Mac Mini M1 2020 from the back
Mac Mini M1 2020 from the back

The Mac Mini uses an ‘advanced thermal architecture’ under the hood to help it remain cool and quiet, as Apple says the current model is up to 60% more powerful than the previous version. Mac Mini is Apple’s one of the first devices to use the new M1 system-on-a-chip, the new ARM-based processor, featuring an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU.

The newest Mini will also be capable of running iPhone and iPad applications, much like the recent MacBook Air and other M1 Macs. The new Mac Mini is also expected to be much quicker while processing more intensive tasks like compiling code or video rendering.

Apple M1 chip PR render
Apple M1 chip PR render

Three different versions of Mac Mini with M1 chip has appeared on the official website and are ready to pre-order.

There is an option to upgrade the Mini to 16GB RAM for $200/£200 or storage to 512GB for $200/£200, 1TB for $400/£400 or 2TB for $800/£800.

You can currently choose from following (including the older version with Intel, which remains in sale):

A power cord is included in the box.

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Apple M1 chip with:

  • 8‑Core CPU
  • 8‑Core GPU
  • 256GB Storage

$699 / £699

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Apple M1 chip with:

  • 8‑Core CPU
  • 8‑Core GPU
  • 512GB Storage

$899 / £899

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older version with Intel i5

3.0GHz 6-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz

  • 512GB Storage
  • 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630

$899 / £1099

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