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Apple has unveiled the new Mac mini, featuring the M2 and an all-new M2 Pro chip, with a more affordable starting price of $599. The machine is available to order today and will be available for purchase on Tuesday, January 24.
The new Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro delivers faster performance over the previous generation, offering 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.
According to Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing: “With incredible capabilities and a wide array of connectivity in its compact design, the Mac mini is used in so many places, in so many different ways.
Today, we’re excited to take it even further with M2 and M2 Pro. Bringing even more performance and a lower starting price, the Mac mini with M2 is a tremendous value. And for users who need powerful pro performance, Mac mini with M2 Pro is unlike any other desktop in its class.”
Compared to the previous-generation Mac mini, the M2 and M2 Pro chips bring a faster next-generation CPU and GPU, much higher memory bandwidth, and a more powerful media engine to the Mac mini, with the M2 model featuring an 8-core CPU with four high-performance and four high-efficiency cores, along with a 10-core GPU.
The M2 Pro chip, in particular, is said to bring “pro-level performance to Mac mini for the first time.” It features up to a 12-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, along with up to a 19-core GPU, 200 GB/s of memory bandwidth, double the amount in M2, and supports up to 32 GB of memory.
The new Mac mini with M2 starts at $599 and $499 for education. Mac mini with M2 Pro starts at $1,299 and $1,199 for education.