Mac mini: New $699 and $899 Mac mini with Apple’s M1 chip now available

The Mac mini is Apple’s smallest desktop Mac. It may not be as fast as Apple’s other desktop computers—the iMac and the Mac Pro—but it remains fast enough for general-purpose use, and even for pro apps.

The Mac mini not only appeals to first-time Mac users, but longtime Mac users like the price and use the Mac mini as a server or an entertainment Mac connected to a TV. Its small footprint allows it to be used it unique situations.

This article provides the information you need to know about the Mac mini. Read on to learn more about Apple’s smallest desktop Mac.

Editor’s note: Updated 11/12/20 with information about the new Mac mini.

The latest: Apple introduces M1-based Mac mini

At its “One more thing” event in November, Apple unveiled its M1 processor, a chip the company makes and is the heart of the new Mac mini, as well as a new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

There are two standard configurations with M1 available, priced at $699 and $899. Apple still offers a Mac mini with an Intel processor, priced at $1,099. The specifications for these Macs are listed below.

Mac mini: Models and specifications

Apple sells three Mac mini standard configuration models.

$699: Apple 8-core M1 CPU, 8GB of memory, 256GB SSD storage, integrated Apple 8-core GPU, two Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 ports, up to 6K video resolution with one display via Thunderbolt