Along with the MacBook Air, Apple also launched a brand new Mac Mini. It runs Apple’s first custom chipset particularly designed for Mac computer systems, the M1. It nonetheless options the same acquainted design, however it now makes use of an Arm-based chip.
“When you examine a Mac Mini to the top-selling desktop in this worth vary, the Mini is one-tenth its measurement and yet it’s as much as five occasions quicker,” Hardware Engineering Senior Manager Julie Broms stated.
The M1 features 4 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores. It uses a 5nm process. There are eight GPU cores with 128 execution models, which ought to result in peak efficiency of 2.6 teraflops. There's additionally Apple’s neural engine for machine studying tasks.
In accordance with Apple, the new Mac Mini is up to 3 times quicker than the earlier model relating to CPU efficiency. As for GPU efficiency, it is as much as six occasions quicker. ML acceleration can also be up to 15 occasions quicker.
Behind the gadget, you’ll find an Ethernet port, two Thunderbolt/USB4 ports that help a 6K display, an HDMI 2.0 port, two USB A ports and a three.5mm headphone port.
Pricing starts at $699 for the bottom model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. You'll be able to upgrade to 16GB of RAM for an additional $200. Going from 256GB of storage to 512GB, 1TB and 2TB of storage prices $200 for each incremental step. Pre-orders start at the moment and the brand new Mac Mini will probably be out there subsequent week.