M1 packs astonishing speed and power into Mac mini. The 8‑core CPU delivers up to 3x faster processing performance than the previous generation² - all while keeping its iconic 7.7‑inch‑square design.
The 8‑core GPU in the M1 chip is the most advanced graphics processor Apple has built to date, full stop. And it brings extremely fast integrated graphics to Mac mini, with a gigantic 6x increase in graphics performance. That's an insane amount of power - all in an incredibly compact enclosure.
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.
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 Apple's most powerful software ever - running on Apple's most advanced hardware yet.
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.
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.
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.⁵
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.
Mac mini comes with all‑flash storage - up to a whopping 2TB SSD for all your photo and video libraries, files and apps.⁶ And with speeds up to 3.4GB/s, apps and files launch and load in an instant.⁷
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.
With its compact size, incredible performance and wide array of ports, Mac mini is perfect for a surprising range of uses like gaming and digital art creation. And with the powerful M1 chip unleashed within its 7.7‑inch‑square frame, you never know where you'll find a Mac mini hard at work - from home offices to music studios and more.
With two astoundingly 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.
Transfer data at up to 40Gb/s.⁸ Charge and power external devices. Connect one external display up to 6K and a second with HDMI 2.0 up to 4K.
Another first for Mac mini, Wi‑Fi 6 delivers better all‑round performance and up to 1.2Gb/s of throughput - for lightning‑fast file transfers or backing up to Time Machine.