Apple launches New Mac Mini With M2 and M2 Pro Chips starts at Rs 59,900 – check availability, features and specifications

HomeTech NewsApple launches New Mac Mini With M2 and M2 Pro Chips starts at Rs 59,900 - check availability, features and specifications

Apple launched the new Mac mini with M2 and M2 pro with the 14 inch & 16 inch MacBook Pro powered by the M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets.

These are the newest silicon processors from Apple that boast of incredible power efficiency, performance, and battery life, among other things. Apple claims the new MacBook Pro models with the M2 Pro and M2 Max under the hood can take on demanding tasks such as effects rendering up to 6x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro.

The M1 chip in the Mac mini is Apple’s first System on a Chip for Mac, integrating GPU, CPU, RAM, and other components for improved performance and efficiency. The M1 in the Mac mini has an 8-core CPU with four high-efficiency cores and four high-performance cores along with an integrated GPU that has 8 cores.

In the Mac mini, the M1 chip’s CPU offers 3x faster performance than the previous-generation entry-level model and the GPU offers 6x better graphics performance. Machine learning workloads are up to 15x faster thanks to the 16-core Neural Engine, and the Mac mini is 5x faster than the best-selling Windows desktop in its price range.

There are no design changes to the Mac mini, and it continues to feature a flat, square-shaped 1.4-inch thick, 7.7-inch wide aluminum unibody enclosure. The M1 Mac mini is available in Silver, while the Intel Mac mini is available in Space Gray.

Apple says the M1 Mac mini’s advanced thermal design sustains performance while the machine remains cool and quiet. It is configurable with up to 16GB RAM, while the Intel model can support up to 64GB. Both models can be upgraded to up to 2TB storage space.

The M1 Mac mini supports a single display in full 6K resolution and one 4K display over HDMI, while the prior-generation models support up to two 5K displays. Other features include WiFi 6 support for faster WiFi speeds, and a Secure Enclave for improved security. The M1 Mac mini has two Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, and Ethernet.

Pricing on the M1 Mac mini starts at $699 for 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, while a model with a 512GB SSD is available for $899, The Intel model with 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 chip and UHD graphics 630 is available starting at $1,099.

Key features of Mac Mini

M2 Models
• Up to 24GB of unified memory
• Up to 2TB storage
– Two Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 ports
Prices starting at $599

M2 Pro Models
• Up to 32GB of unified memory
• Up to 8TB storage
• Four Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 ports
• Prices starting at $1,299

Mac mini with M2 & M2 Pro price , Availability

The new MacBook Pro models are available to order today, January 17th, on Apple.com/in/store. They will reach customers and will be available through Authorised Resellers from January 24th.

The M1 Mac mini can be ordered from the online Apple Store or purchased in Apple retail stores, with prices starting at $699. Apple in February 2021 began offering a refurbished version of the M1 Mac mini that’s available at a discount.

Mac mini Indian Price

The Mac mini with M2 chip starts at Rs 59,900 while the variant with M2 Pro costs Rs 1,29,900. The product is also available to order from today and will be available in stores from January 24th.

Apple Mac mini with M2 & M2 Pro

The new Mac mini comes with the M2 and M2 Pro chips, which deliver powerful performance to run high-performance workflows. The Mac mini now also gets more unified memory and advanced connectivity, including support for up to two displays on the M2 model, and up to three displays on the M2 Pro model.

“With incredible capabilities and a wide array of connectivity in its compact design, the Mac mini is used in so many places, in so many different ways. Today, we’re excited to take it even further with M2 and M2 Pro,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Bringing even more performance and a lower starting price, the Mac mini with M2 is a tremendous value. And for users who need powerful pro performance, Mac mini with M2 Pro is unlike any other desktop in its class.”

Mac mini with M2 features an 8-core CPU with four high-performance and four high-efficiency cores, along with a 10-core GPU. As per Apple, it comes with up to 24GB of unified memory and 100GB/s of bandwidth, making activities like image editing in Adobe Photoshop up to 50 percent faster than the previous generation. M2 also adds ProRes acceleration to Mac mini, so tasks like video editing in Final Cut Pro are more than twice as fast, according to the company.

Mac Mini with M2 Pro features a 12-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, along with up to a 19-core GPU, M2 Pro has 200GB/s of memory bandwidth. It supports up to 32GB of memory. The next-generation Neural Engine is 40 percent faster than M1, speeding up ML tasks like video analysis and image processing, according to the blog.

M2 Pro offers a powerful media engine, which speeds through the most popular video codecs and can simultaneously play up to five streams of 8K ProRes 422 video at 30 fps, or up to 23 streams of 4K ProRes 422 video at 30 fps. The M2 Pro-powered model is up to 14x faster than the fastest Intel-based Mac mini, Apple claims.

Apple Mac mini Advanced Connectivity

Mac mini continues to deliver extensive connectivity with a wide range of ports. The M2 model features two Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for up to two displays. The M2 Pro model includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for up to three displays. Additionally, the M2 Pro model can support one 8K display, a first for the Mac. Both models feature two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet port with a 10GB option, and an upgraded headphone jack to support high-impedance headphones. For wireless connectivity, both new models also feature the latest standards with Wi-Fi 6E5 for up to 2x faster throughput than before, as well as Bluetooth 5.3.

Mac mini Desktop Experience with Studio Display and Magic Accessories

Paired with Studio Display and Magic accessories, Mac mini delivers a phenomenal desktop experience. Studio Display completes the full Mac desktop setup experience with its expansive 27-inch 5K Retina display, 12MP Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage, studio-quality three-mic array, and six-speaker sound system with Spatial Audio. Customers can add matching Magic accessories that complement the elegant design of Mac mini and Studio Display.

Apple Mac mini Design

With the 2020 M1 update, Apple did not change the design of the Mac mini, but it did re-introduce the silver color. All M1 Mac mini models are silver, while the Intel model comes in space gray, with color being the distinguishing feature between the two.

The Mac mini has always been Apple’s smallest, most portable desktop machine and that hasn’t changed. The Mac mini continues to feature a small, square-shaped enclosure that measures in at 7.7 inches on each side and 1.4 inches thick.

Apple’s Mac mini weighs in at 2.9 pounds, so it’s small enough to take from place to place if desired, plugging into available peripherals and displays. The Mac mini, unlike Apple’s other Macs, does not ship with a display, keyboard, or mouse, so it is ideal for those who want to supply their own accessories.

One side of the Mac mini features a host of ports, while the other features an LED that lets you know when it’s on. There’s an Apple logo at the top of the device, and other than the Apple logo and port labels, there are no other markings on the visible portion of the machine.

Though the exterior of the Mac mini is unchanged over the last several generations, Apple redesigned the interior in 2018 to add a new thermal architecture to accommodate higher-powered 8th-generation chips and all-flash storage. Compared to pre-2018 Mac mini models, it features a bigger internal fan with twice as much airflow, and expanded vents, all of which also accommodate the M1 chip.

Apple Mac mini Ports

Apple has outfitted the Mac mini with multiple ports, allowing it to be used with several peripherals at once. The M1 Mac mini has a total of two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C 4 ports at the back of the device, which are able to support USB-C accessories and displays, along with an HDMI 2.0 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, two USB-A ports, and a spot for the power cord to plug in.

The Intel Mac mini has four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a spot for the power cord, and a Gigabit Ethernet port, which can be upgraded to 10Gb for $100.

Thunderbolt 3 offers data transfer speeds of up to 40Gb/s. The M1 Mac mini officially supports one external display up to 6K along with a second with HDMI up to 4K. The Intel Mac mini with supports two 4K displays (along with a third 4K display over HDMI) or one 5K.

While Apple says the Mac mini is limited to one 6K and one 4K display, with DisplayPort adapters, M1 Mac mini models can run up to six external displays. This only works with a mix of 4K and 1080p displays as the Thunderbolt ports do not have the bandwidth to run six 4K displays.

Apple Mac mini Memory

One of the features of the M1 is a unified memory architecture, or UMA, which unifies high-bandwidth, low-latency memory into a single pool. This means that the technologies in the M1 chip can access the same data without copying it between multiple memory pools for dramatic performance improvement across the entire system. The Mac mini supports up to 16GB of unified memory, with the base model shipping with 8GB.

Apple Mac mini GPU

The 8-core GPU in the M1 chip is integrated (which means it is not a separate chip), and Apple calls it the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer. It can execute 25,000 threads at a time and combines improved graphics performance with lower power consumption. According to Apple, the GPU in the M1 can render a timeline up to 6x faster in Final Cut Pro and editing high-resolution photos with Affinity Photo is up to 4x faster.

Apple Mac mini Speed Improvements

The M1 in the Mac mini features an 8-core CPU and an integrated 8-core GPU. The CPU has four high-efficiency cores and four high-performance cores. When doing simple tasks like browsing the web or reading email the Mac mini will engage the high-efficiency cores, but for more system-intensive tasks like photo and video editing, the high-performance cores are used.

According to Apple, the M1 chip’s CPU is up to 3x faster than the Intel chip in the prior Mac mini, and GPU speeds are up to 6x faster.

The M1 is designed to offer higher performance at every power level compared to competing laptop chips. It offers 2x faster CPU performance than the latest PC laptop chip while using 25 percent of the power.

ProRes transcoding is up to 3.4x faster with the M1 chip, building a project in Xcode is up to 3x faster, and Logic Pro supports 2.8x more Amp Designer plug-ins.

Apple Mac mini RAM

Base M1 models come with 8GB RAM, which can be customized up to 16GB. Higher-end Intel models support up to 64GB RAM. Tests suggest that there isn’t a whole lot of difference between M1 models with 8GB RAM and 16GB RAM except when doing heavily system intensive tasks.

Neural Engine

There’s a new, more advanced Neural Engine in the Mac mini that is up to 15x faster for machine learning tasks. The Neural Engine has a 16-core design that can execute 11 trillion operations per second, and along with machine learning accelerators, it makes ML-based tasks much faster.

Apps like Final Cut Pro, Pixelmator, and others that use machine learning for video, photo, and audio editing purposes benefit from the Neural Engine.

Apple Mac mini SSD

The Mac mini supports up to 2TB of solid state storage, with read speeds of up to 3.4GB/s.

Technicians in China have discovered that the RAM and SSD in the M1 Mac can be upgraded after purchase, but this is something that’s only been done in a test setting and these upgrades are not something the average person can undertake.

Apple Mac mini Connectivity

The M1 Mac mini supports 802.11ax WiFi, or WiFi 6, which provides better performance than the prior-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi. It offers 1.2Gb/s of throughput for fast file transfers.

The Intel Mac mini supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, while both models feature Bluetooth 5.0.

Apple Mac mini Base Models


There are three stock Mac mini configurations available from Apple. Two feature the M1 chip, while the most expensive has an Intel chip.

$699 – M1 chip, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD.
$899 – M1 chip, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD.
$1,099 – 3.0GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel core i5 chip, 8GB RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 630, 512GB SSD.

The Mac mini features the same M2 and M2 Pro chips as devices like the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, and serves as Apple’s low-cost standalone desktop computer. Announced in January 2023, the Mac mini is among the newest Macs in Apple’s lineup. Apple usually refreshes the Mac mini every few years and there are no rumors of a new model arriving anytime soon. As such, prospective buyers should not wait for a new model to be released.

Mac Mini Shortcomings

Some M1 Mac mini models are affected by an issue that can cause pink squares or pixels to appear on a display connected to an M1 Mac mini. Apple is aware of the problem and is working on a fix. For those experiencing this problem, Apple recommends putting the Mac mini to sleep, waiting two minutes and then waking the Mac mini, unplugging the display, and adjusting the display’s resolution.

Mac mini owners have run into an issue with the Mac mini failing to activate connected displays after waking from sleep. This issue does not affect all Mac mini owners, but there have been numerous complaints and there’s no known permanent fix at this time.

Faq’s on Mac Mini With M2 & M2 Pro launched by Apple

1) What is the Indian price of Mac Mini With M2 & M2 Pro ?

Ans 1)The Mac mini with M2 chip starts at Rs 59,900 while the variant with M2 Pro costs 1,29,900. The product is also available to order from today and will be available in stores from January 24th.

2) Is M2 better than M1?

Ans 2)M2‌ has a 100GB/s memory bandwidth, compared to 68.25GB/s with the ‌M1‌, meaning that the latest MacBook Pro can access more memory faster.

3)What are the features of Mac Mini with M2 & M2 pro ?

Ans 3) Mac mini with M2 features an 8-core CPU with four high-performance and four high-efficiency cores, along with a 10-core GPU. As per Apple, it comes with up to 24GB of unified memory and 100GB/s of bandwidth, making activities like image editing in Adobe Photoshop up to 50 percent faster than the previous generation. M2 also adds ProRes acceleration to Mac mini, so tasks like video editing in Final Cut Pro are more than twice as fast, according to the company.

Mac Mini with M2 Pro features a 12-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, along with up to a 19-core GPU, M2 Pro has 200GB/s of memory bandwidth. It supports up to 32GB of memory. The next-generation Neural Engine is 40 percent faster than M1, speeding up ML tasks like video analysis and image processing, according to the blog.

M2 Pro offers a powerful media engine, which speeds through the most popular video codecs and can simultaneously play up to five streams of 8K ProRes 422 video at 30 fps, or up to 23 streams of 4K ProRes 422 video at 30 fps. The M2 Pro-powered model is up to 14x faster than the fastest Intel-based Mac mini, Apple claims.

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