As a substitute, although Apple would not fairly pitch it that approach, the 2023 Mac mini splits into two. On the one hand, there’s the Mac mini M2, cheaper than its M1 predecessor at $599, and getting a welcome uptick in efficiency to match the most recent MacBook Air. Plug in your personal show, add your alternative of keyboard and mouse, and also you’re off to the races with macOS Ventura in its most attainable type.
Alongside it, although, is the Mac mini with M2 Professional. Similar at first look — effectively, till you try the ports — it is the identical silver metallic field with a glinting Apple emblem. Regardless of being lower than 1.5 inches tall, although, it packs an sudden punch.
Apple’s M2 Professional has a 10-core CPU — combing six efficiency cores and 4 effectivity cores — together with a 16-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine. At 200 GB/s there’s twice the reminiscence bandwidth of the M2, and Apple doubles the usual reminiscence out of the field as effectively: 16GB, with 32GB as a $400 choice. You get double the storage as effectively, beginning at 512GB with choices as much as a whopping 8TB of SSD.