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

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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11 weeks ago
No updated processor or graphics?
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11 weeks ago
Honestly, it would have helped immensely if they throw in the 16GB in the i7 model
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11 weeks ago


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.

... All components of Mac laptops are soldered, and have been since 2016. No one anywhere is "upgrading" them after they're built.

The memory in the 2018 Mac mini is socketed, and while not described as "user upgradable" it's very doable.



the CPU is a couple of generations behind now (8th gen, while 10th gen was released some time ago)

My understanding is that there's still no actual replacement for the 8700B used in the Mac mini.


10th generation: i7-10710U

That's a 15W/1.1GHz CPU. The 8700B is a 65W/3.2GHz CPU.
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11 weeks ago
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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11 weeks ago
The 2020 model is just the 2018 model at the same price point, same specs but double the SSD.
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11 weeks ago
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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