Mac mini welcomes M2 processors. And not just the base model. The company also allows you to purchase the aforementioned computer with the recently introduced M2 Pro, a more powerful version aimed at those who need an even more powerful machine.

Apple claims new Mac mini with M2 processor up to 22x faster on certain AI tasks (using Pixelmator Pro) than the Core i7 model. It’s also 9.8x faster when rendering complex video in Final Cut.

New version compared to Mac mini with M1 processor Up to 2.4x faster when transcoding ProRes content with Final Cut Proup to 50% faster in some Adobe Photoshop tasks and delivers up to 35% faster performance in Resident Evil Village.

These figures they do not allow you to fully know the performance of the machinebut they serve to give you a first idea of ​​just how notorious the evolution is from the previous model that Apple sold.

Switching on the M2 opens the doors for up to 24 GB combined memory with 100 GB/s bandwidth, as it was on the MacBook Air. This memory, as we remember, is common to all SoC elements (CPU, GPU, etc.).

New model compatible with Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E, slightly improving its predecessor in this area. It also has two USB-A, two Thunderbolt 4, Ethernet up to 10 Gbps, connector A 3.5mm jack that is now compatible with high impedance headphones and an HDMI port.

A real beast: Mac mini with M2 Pro

Mac mini with M2 Pro probably the newer of the two teams. This is the first time the company has used a Pro chip for a Mac mini since Apple switched to its own ARM-based processors in 2020.

The most advanced Mac mini configuration with the M2 Pro includes a 12-core processor (eight high-performance and four low-power), a 19-core graphics processor, and neural engine 16 cores. A notable jump from the M2 model, which has an octa-core processor (four high-performance and four low-power), a 10-core GPU, and neural engine 16 cores.

Apple guarantees that The new Mac mini with M2 Pro processor is up to 2.5x faster in Affinity Photo than Mac mini with M1 processortranscode to ProRes up to 4.2x faster with Final Cut Pro and up to 2.8x faster with Resident Evil Village.

The M2 Pro, on the other hand, opens the door for more unified memory – up to 32 GB – and faster – up to 200 GB / s –. This chip now also allows you to connect more external displays – up to three 4K monitors – or, for the first time on a Mac, an 8K panel. To that end, the model with the M2 Pro has four Thunderbolt 4 ports – up from two on the standard model.

Mac mini M2

The best news is that the price is coming down

In 2022, the depreciation of the euro against the dollar caused that the prices of some Apple products, such as the iPhone 14, will rise in Europe.. However, things have since balanced out, and Apple seems to have taken that into account when launching this Mac mini.

This favorable currency evolution, combined with the $100 cut the company has decided to apply in its home country, means that the M2 Mac mini is not only not more expensive than the M1 version, but, this is 80 euros cheaper than before.

  • With M2 chip, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD: 719 euros.
  • With M2 chip, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD: 949 euros.
  • With M2 Pro chip (10 CPU cores and 16 GPU cores), 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD: 1569 euros.
  • With M2 Pro chip (12 CPU cores and 19 GPU cores), 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD: 1914 euros.

Source: Hiper Textual

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