In addition to unveiling the MacBook Air during its conference, Apple also introduced a new Mac Mini, which works with the first dedicated chipset from Apple designed specifically for Mac computers, the M1 chip, while the device still features the same familiar design, but it now uses a chip based on ARM.
“If you compare the Mac mini to the bestselling desktop PCs in this price range, the Mini is one-tenth of its size yet five times faster,” said Julie Brummes, chief hardware engineering manager. The M1 features four high-performance cores and four highly efficient cores.
It uses a 5-nanometer process, and there are eight GPU cores with 128 execution units, which should lead to peak performance of 2.6 teraflops, and there is also an Apple Neural Engine for machine learning tasks, and according to Apple, the new Mac Mini is three times faster than the previous model when It is all about CPU performance.
As for GPU performance, it is six times faster, ML acceleration is also up to 15 times faster, and on the back of the device you will find an Ethernet port and two Thunderbolt / USB4 ports that support a 6K screen, an HDMI 2.0 port, two USB A ports and a 3.5mm headphone port, and the price starts From $ 699, the new Mac Mini will be available next week.