Apple Updates Mac mini With Double the Storage Capacity in Standard Configurations

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Apple today updated the Mac mini so that standard configurations now come with double the storage capacity.


The $799 configuration now comes with 256GB of PCIe-based SSD storage, while the $1,099 configuration features 512GB of storage as standard. All Mac mini models use solid state storage, with up to 2TB of storage available for build-to-order purchases.

The new base configurations are live on Apple's website and currently ship in one business day. Apple Store Pickup is currently unavailable.

The Mac mini was last refreshed in October 2018, after more than four years without an update.

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neuropsychguy

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These are not particularly compelling at this point. They were when first released but if Apple had put 10th gen Intel processors or AMD’s new 4000 series, that would be compelling (if Apple wanted to go the route of a mobile processor). Or, why not a Ryzen 9 3900 (65W processor) or any of AMD's 65 W series (Ryzen 5 3600 would be great)? That would be a change for Apple but they just might have engineers working for the company who could come up with an appropriate thermal solution. Or they could wait to release this when the new 10th-gen Intel desktop processors are available.

It’s possible these get A?? processors with the next update though.
 
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reallynotnick

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I mean it's better than nothing, but I was hoping for a little more like using the new AMD 4000 series APUs. At least the storage isn't laughably small anymore and Apple isn't letting it sit for 4 years without any changes. Hopefully a true update comes out later this year.
 

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are the still self upgradable? unlike any of APPLE's laptops.
would it not be cheaper to add your own 3rd party pie based SSD storage?

I always wanted to buy one and permanently mount it in the glove box of my Prius with a remote monitor mounted elsewhere that was touch. Need it to have 5g so always connected on the road

iPad with 5g might be the final solution though

SAD if macOS never makes it to TOUCH before the dreaded ARM processor switch over.


 
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russell_314

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No updated processor or graphics?
No it’s the regular Mac mini not a Mac mini pro that some hoped Apple would release
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are the still self upgradable? unlike any of APPLE's laptops.
would it not be cheaper to add your own 3rd party pie based SSD storage?

I always wanted to buy one and permanently mount it in the glove box of my Prius with a remote monitor mounted elsewhere that was touch. Need it to have 5g so always connected on the road

iPad with 5g might be the final solution though

SAD if macOS never makes it to TOUCH before the dreaded ARM processor switch over.
The Mac mini is not user upgradable. Just like the laptops it can be done but it’s at a risk of damaging the hardware if you don’t know what you’re doing.
 

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Are new processors not ready for this?

It's appreciated they increased the storage, so there is a better value proposition, but come on---two or three year old silicon?
 
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russell_314

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Doesn’t have to have been a new pro model just to get a processor generation update
If they were going to upgrade the CPU and install a dedicated GPU it would be a whole new Mac mini separate from the current model. Only upgrading the CPU at this point wouldn’t really make a whole lot of sense. I don’t think the 10th generation Intel desktop processor would be that much better. Only upgrading the CPU at this point wouldn’t really make a whole lot of sense. I don’t think the 10th generation Intel desktop processor would be that much better thus not worth the upgrade. Now perhaps they could go with an AMD processor with integrated graphics but that’s a whole new can of worms.
 
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xyz01

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I'm really disappointed in this non-upgrade upgrade. They haven't updated to Wifi 6, and the CPU is a couple of generations behind now (8th gen, while 10th gen was released some time ago) - and thus, the internal graphics is still bad.

Of course, I was also hoping for a switch to AMD for a huge increase in graphics power and some CPU performance increase - but that they didn't even update the internals at all, seemingly, is very disappointing.
 

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No updated processor or graphics?
I don't see where Intel has anything to show yet. 10th generation: i7-10710U 6 core: geek bench 5.0 5000-6000 (really wish tis wasn't crowd sourced or the crowd at least new what they were doing) https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/search?page=1&q=10710U
Mac mini 8700B: geek bench 5.00 5000-6000. https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/search?page=2&q=8700B

So what is the issue with performance? Intel

(And I do know graphics are better on 10th gen intel chips)
 
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