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Special event: New Mac mini is much more powerful – and more expensive

Raise your hands to the sky and shout ?hallelujah?: yes, a new Mac mini it's between us!

New Mac mini front half top

Similar in design to the previous generation, but finished in a space grayIt's the new Mac mini focused on just one thing: pleasing more advanced users with a giant leap in its specs. The upgrade starts with processors, which are now four or six cores (full versions, not mobile chips) and bring in Intel graphics up to 60% faster overall, the new computer up to 5x faster than before.

In addition, users can now equip the desktop with up to 64GB of RAM, and as we're talking about SO-DIMM memories, it's quite likely that they can be swapped out by the user (but we'll still have to check this out). The new mini Macs also throw away hard drives and are equipped from the input version with SSDs; they can go up to 2TB and are 2x faster than before.

Interior of the new Mac mini (components and parts)

The new Mac mini also incorporates Apple's T2 security chip, with everything we are entitled to including up to 30x faster video encoding and a new cooling architecture that allows it to function in the same silence it already celebrates. In terms of ports, we have four Thunderbolt 3, Gigabit Ethernet (with 10Gbps option), two USB-A and HDMI output, plus the good old headphone jack (whew!).

Rear of the new Mac mini

As usual, the Mac mini is a standalone computer ie you choose your own monitor, keyboard and mouse to use with it; The box includes only the desktop. The new generation continues with server possibilities: you can build a data farm with just the new machines, as does MacStadium a hosting company that uses only Macs mini (over 8,000 of them!).

The new Mac mini starts at $ 800 (a good increase) in a version with 8GB of RAM, 3.6GHz Core i3 processor and 128GB SSD. Like the new MacBook Air, it is also fully built with Apple's new recycled aluminum; The presale period starts today with a launch a week from now, on November 7th.

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