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Apple Mac Mini with Apple M1

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Specifications

  • DIMENSIONS:4 x 7.7 x 7.7 inches
  • WEIGHT: 6 pound
  • CHIP: Apple M1 chip
  • MEMORY: 8 GB
  • STORAGE: 256GB/512GB
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/Ethernet
  • LINE VOLTAGE: 100–240V AC
  • FREQUENCY: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • MAXIMUM CONTINUOUS POWER: 150W
  • OPERATING TEMPERATURE: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • STORAGE TEMPERATURE: –40° to 116° F (–40° to 47° C)
  • RELATIVE HUMIDITY: 5% to 90% noncondensing
  • OPERATING ALTITUDE: tested up to 16,400 feet (5000 meters)

Introduction

The company’s first processor made especially for Mac is now found in the Apple Mac mini. The Apple M1 combines a single system on a chip including the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more (SoC). With up to three times faster CPU speed, up to six times faster graphics, and up to 15 times quicker machine learning with the 16-Core Neural Engine, all of this raises the Mac mini to an altogether new level. A Mac mini will have more power and speed than previous versions, enabling you to work, play, and create on it, making it ideal for home offices, gaming, music production, digital art and signs, and other uses.

The Mac mini has 16GB of RAM, which boosts its performance and makes it possible for the computer to access frequently used data and programs rapidly.

You can transmit video to an external display using the system’s Thunderbolt 3 ports, which support native DisplayPort output, or use the integrated HDMI 2.0 port. The 8-Core GPU produces a clean, clear image. One 6K/60 Hz display and a second 4K/60 Hz display can be connected using Thunderbolt 3 and HDMI 2.0, respectively.

This Mac mini has a 256GB SSD for file storage that offers transfer rates of up to 3.4 GB/s. Two Thunderbolt 3 / USB4 ports, 10 GB/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectors, as well as power and charging ports for external devices are available if you want to add external peripherals. There are still two 5 GB/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports available for connecting additional devices to this machine. For wired networking, Gigabit Ethernet is pre-installed; for wireless connectivity, use Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). You can connect more compatible peripherals, including as keyboards, mouse, and headsets, thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 technology. Using a 3.5mm headphone jack, sound is output.

What’s in the Box

  • Apple Mac mini M1 Chip x 1

Get the Mac mini Essentials guide

Learn more about setting up and using your Mac mini in the Mac mini Essentials guide.  To view the guide, go to support.apple.com/guide/mac-mini.

Support

For detailed information, go to support.apple.com/mac/mac-mini.  To contact Apple, go to support.apple.com/contact.

Welcome to your Mac mini

Press the power button to start up Mac mini. Setup Assistant helps get you up and running.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does this come with a mouse and keyboard?

Because it lacks a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, Mac Mini is substantially more cheap than an iMac or a laptop.

Does this mini have where can play a disc?

There is no internal DVD drive in this Mac mini. There are available external DVD players.

Will the 8GB of memory be enough for a teacher to conduct lessons on Zoom while operating other programs?

The M1 processor manages memory very effectively; I replaced an iMac with 16 GB of memory with this machine, which has 8 GB, and it performs all tasks the iMac performed faster. Running photo editing, word processing (multiple docs), and a video-rich web browser simultaneously over two 32″ monitors is no trouble.

Can this mac mini be connected to a portable display?

USB-C or HDMI cable output connection is necessary at the Mac Mini end, but you must have a compatible monitor input.

Are the USB type a ports USB 2.0 or 3.1?

There are two USB-A 3.1 ports on the Mac mini.

I’d like to connect portable monitor for my Mac Mini, any recommended?

I merely connected my 36-inch 4K monitor to my computer via the display connector. I wanted to use the better resolution, but you could just as easily attach a portable TV with an HDMI connector or a monitor that supports HDMI. That’s what I advise if you’re using it as a portable system.

How many monitors can this system and OS support?

Supports up to two displays operating at once, one with a resolution of up to 6K at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt and the other with a resolution of up to 4K at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0.

Does this come with any kind of Apple warranty?

Every Mac comes with up to 90 days of free technical support as well as a one-year limited guarantee that covers hardware repairs.

Does any keyboard work on it?

Bluetooth or USB connectivity for Macs.

Can the SSD be replaced and the memory expanded by the user?

Additional internal storage cannot be added. Flash memory cards, external hard drives, and other storage options are available. Connected wirelessly using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt, or USB.

Will this Mini run 32-bit software, if I transfer from an older Mini?

32-bit macOS applications cannot be run on this Mini since it requires macOS 11. (Big Sur). In macOS 10.15 Catalina, support for 32-bit applications was removed.

Can two monitors be connected to this Mac mini?

Using either an Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter or the built-in HDMI 2.0 port, you can connect this Mac mini to an external monitor, TV, or projector.

Can this mac mini be updated with the OS 12 Monterey?

Yes, it can be.

Does this help with creative work?

Yes, it is the perfect device for creative work like 3D modelling, printing, machine embroidery and 2D drawing.

Does Siri work with an external mic?

Yes, Siri works with an external mic.

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