Mac Mini returns after four years, features 8th gen processors and starts at $799

It's been a long time coming, but Mac Mini lovers can finally bring their favorite device into modern times.


Apple is taking the stage once again during a Special Apple Event to discuss a series of new products, this time focusing on their line of PCs and tablets. The new Mac Mini will start at $799 and will be available starting next week on November 7, 2018. Like the newly announced MacBook Air, it is made with 100% recycled aluminum.

Announced during the Apple Special Event livestream, the new Mac Mini will "take performance to another level" with 4-core and 6-core processor options. The cores are 8th generation and work up to 5x faster than the previous Mac Mini. It will be able to go up to 64GB RAM, storage capacity is up to 2TB, and all Mac Mini storage will be flash memory. The ports on the back of the new Mac Mini are as follows:

  • 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10GB option)
  • HDMI
  • USB-A

After Tim Cook confirmed that the Mac Mini was alive and well last year, we theorized previously that a new Mac Mini would be coming for Pro Apple users and this new update is certainly more capable.

Apple also revealed the new $1199 MacBook Air, which is the most affordable Retina-equipped Mac ever, and a major facelift for the iPad Pro.

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