Mac mini

New guts.
More glory.

The Apple M1 chip takes our most versatile, do-it-all desktop into another dimension. With up to 3× faster CPU performance. Up to 6× faster graphics. And our most advanced Neural Engine for up to 15× faster machine learning. Get ready to work, play and create on Mac mini with speed and power beyond anything you ever imagined.

Supercharged by the Apple M1 chip

M1 Chip

Small chip. Giant leap.

It’s here. Our first chip designed specifically for Mac. Packed with an astonishing 16 billion transistors, the Apple M1 system on a chip (SoC) integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O and so much more onto a single tiny chip. With incredible performance, custom-engineered technologies and industry-leading power efficiency,1 M1 is not a next step for Mac — it’s another level entirely.

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CPU

8-core CPU Max power, mini footprint.

M1 packs astonishing speed and power into Mac mini. The 8-core CPU delivers up to 3× faster processing performance than the previous generation2 — all while keeping its iconic 19.7-centimetre-square design.

CPU

8-core CPU The 8-core CPU in M1 is the highest-performing CPU we’ve ever built, by far. It combines four performance cores and four efficiency cores to deliver the world’s best CPU performance per watt3 for both single-threaded and multithreaded tasks. This results in a quantum leap in performance — even while drawing much less power.

Four performance cores Our high-performance core is the world’s fastest CPU core when it comes to low-power silicon4 — and M1 has four of them, combining their efforts for a massive boost in performance. Compile in Xcode in significantly less time. Record, mix and master professional-quality music in Logic Pro with scores of tracks, plug-ins and virtual instruments. And create stunning images in Adobe Lightroom with unprecedented speed and responsiveness.

Four efficiency cores Four efficiency cores deliver outstanding performance for everyday tasks using just a tenth of the power. These e-cores are the most efficient place to run lightweight tasks, allowing the performance cores to tackle the most demanding workloads.

GPU

Incredible

chip in. Unbelievable graphics out.

The 8-core GPU in the M1 chip is the most advanced graphics processor we’ve ever built. And it brings the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer to Mac mini,9 with a gigantic 6× increase in graphics performance. That’s an insane amount of power — all in an incredibly compact enclosure.

8-coreGPU
Up to6×faster graphics performance10

GPU

Eight dedicated graphics cores The GPU in the M1 chip brings the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer to Mac mini.9 It features eight powerful GPU cores tasked exclusively with making graphics smoother, faster and breathtakingly beautiful. 8K video plays seamlessly, and graphics-intensive workflows race along at unbelievable speeds.11

Incredible graphics performance Render a timeline up to 6× faster in Final Cut Pro.12 Edit high-resolution photos in Affinity Photo up to 4× faster.13 And blast through games with remarkably smooth frame rates and higher fidelity. This is graphics horsepower like no Mac mini has ever seen.

Machine learning

16-core Neural Engine. It’s the brains of the operation. Machine learning (ML) brings task-smashing speed and automation to video analysis, voice recognition, image processing and more. And the M1 chip brings a 16-core Neural Engine and full stack of ML technologies, transforming Mac mini into an ML powerhouse.

16-coreNeural Engine
Up to15×faster ML performance16

Machine learning

The magic of machine learning The machine learning technologies in the M1 chip open up a world of possibilities for Mac apps. Machine learning lets apps build and apply models based on massive amounts of data — to do things like identify friends and family in photos and videos, interpret natural language for dictation, and even analyse audio to recognise laughter, applause and more. And that data is processed on device to protect your privacy — all at lightning-fast speed.

Neural Engine The dedicated 16-core Neural Engine in the M1 chip can execute up to a staggering 11 trillion operations per second, powering workflows you couldn’t imagine before — like enabling the djay Pro AI app to isolate the instrumentals and vocals of any song in real time.

Optimised for machine learning The entire M1 chip is engineered for machine learning. The CPU, GPU and Neural Engine are each designed for different types of machine learning workloads — and the ML performance controller distributes ML tasks to the right places to maximise performance.

ML accelerators The two dedicated ML accelerators are built for fast matrix multiplication, executing up to 1 trillion operations per second — perfect for low-latency ML tasks that don’t require the massive power of the Neural Engine.

macOS Big Sur

The power of macOS Big Sur on M1.

Developed to unlock the potential of the M1 chip, macOS Big Sur transforms Mac with major performance benefits and so much more. Powerful updates for apps. A beautiful new design. Industry-leading privacy features and best-in-class security. It’s our most powerful software ever — running on our most advanced hardware yet.

Speed and responsiveness

The M1 chip and macOS Big Sur work together to make the entire system snappier. Mac mini wakes almost instantly from sleep. Everyday things like flipping through photos and browsing Safari are faster. And your hardest-working apps all have access to the power they need.

More power. Wakes faster.

Biggest collection of apps ever

Run powerful apps built for M1. All your existing apps work thanks to Rosetta 2. And for the first time, you can use your favourite iPhone and iPad apps directly on macOS Big Sur. Altogether you’ll have access to the biggest collection of apps ever for Mac.

Compact design

The integration of technologies on the M1 chip allows Mac mini to blow away computers many times its size — taking on intensive tasks while consuming up to 60 per cent less energy than the previous generation.17

Towering performance. Minus the tower.

Unified memory

One RAM to rule them all. The M1 chip brings up to 16GB of superfast unified memory. This single pool of high-bandwidth, low-latency memory allows apps to share data between the CPU, GPU and Neural Engine efficiently — so everything you do is fast and fluid.

SSD storage

Mac mini comes with all-flash storage — up to a whopping 2TB SSD18 for all your photo and video libraries, files and apps. And with speeds up to 3.4GB/s,19 apps and files launch and load in an instant.

Security

Keep it secure.
Keep it safe.

Security

The M1 chip and macOS Big Sur give Mac mini advanced security and privacy features beyond anything in its class, helping to keep your system and your data protected.

Secure Enclave coprocessor Provides a silicon-level foundation for critical security features like Apple Pay — and with M1, it’s faster than ever.

Dedicated AES storage encryption engine Keeps encryption keys safe while delivering incredible performance for encrypted storage and data protection.

Secure boot and runtime security features Ensures that only trusted Apple software loads at startup, and helps protect macOS while running.

Activation Lock Helps keep your Mac secure if it’s ever lost, stolen or misplaced, and can improve your chances of recovering it.

Versatility

Fits in.
Rocks out.

With its compact size, incredible performance and wide array of ports, Mac mini is perfect for a surprising range of uses. And with the powerful M1 chip unleashed within its 19.7-centimetre-square frame, you never know where you’ll find a Mac mini hard at work.

Connections and expansion

Connect and conquer.

With two screaming-fast Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports, two USB‑A ports, HDMI 2.0, Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit Ethernet, Mac mini is up for anything and everything.

  • Ethernet
  • Thunderbolt/
    USB 4
  • HDMI 2.0
  • USB‑A
  • Headphone jack

Thunderbolt/USB 4

Transfer data at up to 40 Gbps.20 Charge and power external devices. Connect one external display up to 6K and a second with HDMI 2.0 up to 4K.

Wi-Fi 6

Another first for Mac mini, Wi-Fi 6 delivers better all-round performance and up to 1.2 Gbps of throughput — for lightning-fast file transfers or backing up to Time Machine.

Wi-Fi 6

Up to 1.2 Gbps of throughput20

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