24 March 2020
As Apple announced the 2020 iPad Pro and MacBook Air, it also had a small announcement to make for Mac Mini fans. It has announced an updated Mac Mini that comes with double the storage capacity. It is the only change between the new model and the one introduced in 2018 as all other features and specs are unchanged.
The new Mac Mini base model offers 256GB SSD storage for $799. It means users will get twice the storage for the same asking price. Similarly, the higher variant comes with 512GB SSD storage and will cost $1,099. Both models are listed for purchase on the Apple website with one-day delivery. Apple Store Pickup facility is currently unavailable as stores have been shut down due to the Coronavirus threat.
Here is what Apple said about the new announcement:
"Whether they are using it as a desktop computer, a music, and movie storage hub for the family, or as a code compile server for Xcode, customers love Mac mini. The standard configurations of Mac mini now come with double the storage capacity. The $799 configuration now comes standard with 256GB, while the $1,099 configuration features 512GB of storage, and every Mac mini is made from 100 percent recycled aluminum."
To give you a quick overview of specifications, Mac Mini comes with quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core i3/Core i5 processors and Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU. There is up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM and different types of connectivity ports. These include one HDMI 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, a headphone jack, and an Ethernet jack.