The Apple Mac mini is here giving the smallest Mac a warm welcome and the most-needed upgrade. After the launch of minis in 2018, the man mini M1 has unveiled possibilities with the potential Apple silicon and the M1 chip.
The new model has opened various dimensions and also high-level expectations with its bold claims like three-time faster performance of the CPU and six-time faster graphical performance than the predecessors.
As anyone could have guessed Apple has made such bold claims believing in the new M1 system on the chip. Let us dive deep into the new Apple Mac mini and see if it packs power for the price.
Price and Availability
The Apple Mac mini price in India starts at Rs. 64,900. It is quite surprising as the base variant has 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. When the storage is doubled to 512GB the price in India becomes Rs. 84,900. One thing you have to keep in mind while choosing a variant is that the RAM and storage are not expandable and replaceable. Hence assess how your usage will change over time and make a choice.
Apple also extends their customisation options in India through their online store and authorised distributors. If you need the 16 GB RAM variant, you will have to pay Rs. 20,000 more. You can also select the 1TB storage for Rs. 40,000 over the base price.
Mac Mini Specifications
The Apple Mac mini has been the smallest computer that pleased people with its small size but outsized performance, a versatile combination in the line of Apple computers. Apple ignored the mini owing to its small size but the latest model is surely a breath of fresh air.
The latest model has got a boost in performance and feels snappy and responsive. When intensive video rendering tasks were considered, the mini gave a punch beyond its weight making the apple mac mini specifications robust.
The apple mini kit is wholesome with the latest hardware and software from Apple. In many ways, the Mac mini offers exactly what people love. It is compact, small, and comprises some great components. In addition, it has the ability to run legacy Intel apps alongside the M1 apps and iOS apps.
The Mac mini M1 retains the same design as the previous models. Except for slight variations in weight, the Mac mini has the same dimensions of 1.4 x 7.7 x 7.7 inches as the predecessor. This doesn’t create a stir as many feel comfortable with the same design. The ports include Ethernet LAN, two Thunderbolt ports, HDMI, two USB and a headphone audio jack. Thanks to the M1 chip as the PC supports two displays.
As mentioned earlier, the Mac mini M1 works incredibly well with the smoothly running macOS Big Sur. The ultimate selling point is the Mac mini processor with a new 8-core chipset bringing CPU, I/O, security and much more under one umbrella.
The gaming performance has also improved substantially for graphically intensive games. Compared to the previous Mac mini released in 2018, the M1 offer four times higher frame rates.
Pros and Cons
The Mac mini arguably is familiar on the outside and if you are a casual user you won’t notice the far-reaching changes made within the PC. Intending to stick to the Mac mini line, Apple has made a debut of the M1 SoC with the Mac mini M1p to offer a snappy and unobtrusive computer.
- Blazing performance with the M1 chip
- Compatibility with the backward software
- Compact and lovely design
- Built-in power supply
- Lower price
- Lack of ability to extend RAM and storage
- Limited configuration options
If you are in need of a powerful and compact PC or you want a Mac for less, the Mac mini is a great choice for you. Think twice before buying this model in case you need serious graphical firepower or would need an upgrade in the future.