A Maxed Out Mac Mini With Full Upgrades Will Cost You $4,200

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Apple today introduced a long-awaited refreshed Mac mini, which has been reengineered to take advantage of the newest hardware available on the market.

The Mac mini features 4 and 6-core 8th-generation Intel processors, up to 64GB RAM, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and up to 2TB of flash storage space.


The entry-level Mac mini with a 3.6GHz quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 630, and a 128GB SSD is available for $799, which is $300 more expensive than the most affordable Mac mini was previously.

A middle-tier base model is available with a 3.0GHz 6-core processor, 8GB RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 630 and a 256GB SSD for $1,099.

Apple has added plenty of upgrade options aimed at pro level Mac mini users who want the fastest desktop-class machine in the smallest package.

A maxed out Mac mini with a 3.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, Intel UHD Graphics 630, 64GB RAM, a 2TB SSD, and upgraded 10 Gigabit Ethernet is priced at a whopping $4,199.

Despite the high price tag, the upgrade options should make Mac mini customers who were awaiting more powerful features happy with this year's refresh. Prior to today, the Mac mini had not been updated since 2014.

The new Mac mini is available for pre-order today and orders will be delivered starting on November 7.

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25 months ago
Apple: You wanted a Mac Mini update? Here you go. Now f off.
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25 months ago
Yeah, but you only have to upgrade every 4 years.
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25 months ago
This is why I can’t get behind this company anymore. After four damn years, they couldn’t see fit to come up with a configuration for $499-599? They’re hell-bent on flinging out the affordable, entry-level tier. They yanked the iPhone SE, the flagship phones start at $749, their BYOKDM “Mac for everyone” has jumped up $200-300. I guess I should be happy they kept two useful USB ports.

You know what? Screw this outfit. 25 goddamn years carrying their water, singing their praises, evangelizing the platform, switching over two dozen friends, families and co-workers. I’m done, I’m outta here. Bigger, more important (and interesting) things on this planet than constantly hoping this hipster wet dream of a company will ever pull its head out of its ass. For the first time since 1993, I can’t bring myself to give a damn at any level. When Jobs died he took the soul and vision with him. Period.
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25 months ago
At that price, you're in discounted iMac Pro territory...
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25 months ago
And it will struggle doing a lot of tasks unless you're investing in an eGPU. Seriously this is pretty bad to include an Intel UHD Graphics 630
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25 months ago

Sweet spot is 6-Core with 16GB and 1TB for $1,899 or down to the 512.

The lower end Quad-Core upgraded to the same 16 and 1TB is $1,799. No brainer.

Mac mini for almost $2k is considered “sweet spot.” Funny.
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