Apple Mac mini introduced with M2 and M2 Pro processors

Apple today unveiled the new Mac mini alongside the new MacBook pro 14 and 16 inches, supercharged by M2 and the all-new M2 Pro. With the M2 chip, the Mac mini is even more powerful and capable.

Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro delivers faster performance, even more unified memory, and advanced connectivity, including support for up to two displays on the M2 model, and up to three displays on the M2 Pro model. Paired with Studio Display and Magic accessories, along with the power and ease of macOS Ventura, the Mac mini provides a phenomenal desktop experience that will take users’ productivity and creativity to the next level.

Mac mini with M2 features an 8-core CPU with four high-performance and four high-efficiency cores, along with a 10-core GPU. It comes with up to 24GB of unified memory and 100GB/s of bandwidth. M2 also adds ProRes acceleration to Mac mini, so tasks like video editing in Final Cut Pro are more than twice as fast. The M2 model can also simultaneously play up to two streams of 8K ProRes 422 video at 30 fps, or up to 12 streams of 4K ProRes 422 video at 30 fps. 

M2 Pro brings pro-level performance to the Mac mini featuring up to a 12-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, along with up to a 19-core GPU and 200GB/s of memory bandwidth. The M2 Pro Mac mini can simultaneously play up to five streams of 8K ProRes 422 video at 30 fps, or up to 23 streams of 4K ProRes 422 video at 30 fps. The M2 Pro-powered model is up to 14x faster than the fastest Intel-based Mac mini.

The M2 model features two Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for up to two displays. The M2 Pro model includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for up to three displays. Additionally, the M2 Pro model can support one 8K display. Both models feature two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet port with a 10GB option, and an upgraded headphone jack to support high-impedance headphones. For wireless connectivity, both new models also feature the latest standards with Wi-Fi 6E for up to 2x faster throughput than before, as well as Bluetooth 5.3.

Apple Mac Mini
Rear ports of the new Mac Mini
Image Credits: Apple

For the price, the Mac mini with M2 starts at $599 while the Mac mini with M2 Pro starts at $1,299. They are available to order today, January 17 via the Apple online store and will be available on authorized resellers on January 24.

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