The new Mac Mini packs a major system inside a small, aluminum form factor. The powerhouse is now Apple's cheapest Mac. Photo: Apple
Announced at their October 30th event, the new Mac Mini packs a huge system inside a very small form factor, similar to the size of an Apple TV. The device can now be upgraded to a 6-core processor with up to 64GB of RAM, 2TB SSD, and a 10Gb ethernet connection, all packed inside an aluminum shell weighing less than 3 pounds.
Starting at $799, it is now the most affordable up-to-date Mac. It has 4 USB-Type C ports, HDMI 2.0, 2 USB 3 ports, a headphone jack, and an ethernet port. The new mini also contains Apple's T2 security chip, allowing for secure booting and on-the-go encryption. The T2 chip also acts as a controller to its 100% flash storage. Along with it's small footprint on any desk, the new mini also comes in a beautiful space grey finish to compliment any setup.
With the affordable price point of $799 for the base model, this is a great device for anyone who wants to get started with Mac. Apple advertises the new line up of products towards creative professionals, but at this very cheap price point it is available to more than professionals. You can order the new mini at Apple's online store starting October 30th, and find it ins stores starting November 7th.