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Apple just announced the new Mac mini 2023. The company has given its smallest desktop computer a super-powerful processor. Here’s what you need to know about the Mac mini 2023 release.

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Mac mini 2023 release

For the first time in nearly a decade, Apple has decided to release new products in January. In addition to the new MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inch (2023), there is the Mac mini 2023! No external changes, but a much faster processor. This is what you need to know about it.

If you already own a monitor, mouse, and keyboard, the Mac mini is the most affordable way to get an Apple computer. In 2020, the smallest Mac became much more powerful than its predecessors thanks to the Apple processor M1. And now Apple takes it a step further, with an even more powerful processor that also serves in the MacBook Pros: the M2 Pro. In addition, there is a version with an M2 chip – known from the MacBook Air 2022 – which has become a lot cheaper.

Wolf in sheep’s clothes

The new Mac mini comes with an Apple M2 chip with an 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU and up to 24 GB of central memory (with a memory bandwidth of 100 GB/s). Or you can opt for M2 Pro chip topped with a 12-core CPU, 19-core GPU and up to 32 GB of central memory (with 200 GB/s memory bandwidth). That is quite a bit faster than that of 2020 with the M1 chip. It had an 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine and only 8 GB of RAM.

The Mac mini has always had plenty of ports, but this year there’s an expansion for the M2 Pro model. This has four times Thunderbolt 4, while the M2 model only has two times Thunderbolt 4. The rest of the connections are identical: two normal USB, one Ethernet, and one HDMI. Both models also support Wifi 6E. Stylish: The power cable is now the same color as the Mac mini.

Mac mini 2023 release: pricing and availability

The Mac mini 2023 can be ordered immediately and it will be delivered on January 24. The price for the M2 model starts at 719 euros (with 256 GB of storage). The Mac mini with M2 Pro (and 512 GB of storage) goes for a minimum of 1569 euros.

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