Budget Computer with High Performance – Mac mini…
The M1 chip in the Mac mini is Apple’s first System on a Chip for Mac, integrating GPU, CPU, RAM, and other components for improved performance and efficiency.
The M1 in the Mac mini has an 8-core CPU with four high-efficiency cores and four high-performance cores along with an integrated GPU that has 8 cores.
In the Mac mini, the M1 chip’s CPU offers 3x faster performance than the previous-generation entry-level model and the GPU offers 6x better graphics performance. Machine learning workloads are up to 15x faster thanks to the 16-core Neural Engine, and the Mac mini is 5x faster than the best-selling Windows desktop in its price range.
There are no design changes to the Mac mini, and it continues to feature a flat, square-shaped 1.4-inch thick, 7.7-inch wide aluminum unibody enclosure.
The M1 Mac mini is available in Silver, while the Intel Mac mini is available in Space Gray.
Apple says the M1 Mac mini’s advanced thermal design sustains performance while the machine remains cool and quiet. It is configurable with up to 16GB RAM, while the Intel model can support up to 64GB.
Both models can be upgraded to up to 2TB storage space. The M1 Mac mini supports a single display in full 6K resolution and one 4K display over HDMI, while the prior-generation models support up to two 5K displays.
Other features include WiFi 6 support for faster WiFi speeds, and a Secure Enclave for improved security.
The M1 Mac mini has two Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, and Gigabit Ethernet.