Apple released an update for the Mac Mini this morning. The new version of the enterprise desktop arrives with a choice of last year’s M2 chip or the freshly arrived M2 Pro.
The system received a major refresh in 2020 with the arrival of the first M1 chip. Apple says the comparison is like this with its predecessor:
Up to 2.5x faster graphics performance in Affinity Photo.
Up to 4.2x faster ProRes transcode in Final Cut Pro.
Up to 2.8x faster gameplay in Resident Evil Village.
The system – full name “Mac Mini with M2”) – features an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, coupled with up to 24 GB of RAM and 8 TB of storage. A fully spec M2 Pro system costs just over $4,099, without the display.
“With incredible capabilities and a wide range of connectivity in its compact design, Mac mini is used in so many places and in so many different ways. Today we are excited to take M2 and M2 Pro even further,” said SVP Greg Joswiak in a release. “With even more performance and a lower starting price, Mac mini with M2 is a huge value.”
The system starts at $599 and is available for pre-order today. Shipping starts in a week, on January 24.