Apple Mac mini M1 Chip (Late 2020)

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Apple Mac mini M1 Chip (Late 2020)
Key Features
  • Apple M1 8-Core CPU
  • 8GB Unified RAM | 512GB SSD
  • 8-Core GPU | 16-Core Neural Engine
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) | Bluetooth 5.0
The Apple Mac mini now features Apple's first chip designed specifically for Mac. The Apple M1 integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more into a single system on a chip (SoC). All of this boosts the Mac mini to an entirely different level, as it features up to three times faster CPU performance, up to six times faster graphics, and up to 15 times faster machine learning with the 16-Core Neural Engine. You'll be able to work, play, and create on a Mac mini with more power and speed than previous models, making it suitable for home offices, gaming, music creation, digital art and signage, and more. Adding to the Mac mini's power is 8GB of RAM, which helps to ensure smooth multitasking and also allows the computer to quickly access frequently used files and programs.
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Apple Mac mini Late 2020 Overview

The Apple Mac mini now features Apple's first chip designed specifically for Mac. The Apple M1 integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more into a single system on a chip (SoC). All of this boosts the Mac mini to an entirely different level, as it features up to three times faster CPU performance, up to six times faster graphics, and up to 15 times faster machine learning with the 16-Core Neural Engine. You'll be able to work, play, and create on a Mac mini with more power and speed than previous models, making it suitable for home offices, gaming, music creation, digital art and signage, and more. Adding to the Mac mini's power is 8GB of RAM, which helps to ensure smooth multitasking and also allows the computer to quickly access frequently used files and programs.

The 8-Core GPU delivers a sharp, clear picture, and you'll be able to output video to an external display using the system's Thunderbolt 3 ports, which feature native DisplayPort output, or use the built-in HDMI 2.0 port. You'll be able to connect one 6K / 60 Hz display using Thunderbolt 3 and a second 4K / 60 Hz display using HDMI 2.0.

For storing your files, this Mac mini is equipped with a 512GB SSD that delivers speeds of up to 3.4 GB/s. If you want to add external peripherals, two Thunderbolt 3 / USB4 ports that support bi-directional transfer speeds of up to 40 Gb/s, as well as 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2, plus charging and power for external devices. Thanks to two 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, you'll still be able to connect other devices to this system. Gigabit Ethernet is built in for wired networking, or use Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) for wireless access. Bluetooth 5.0 technology will allow you to connect additional compatible peripherals, including keyboards, mice, and headsets. Sound is output using a 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple's Mac mini operates using an internal 150W power supply that runs off 100-240 VAC at 50 to 60 Hz.

This Mac comes preloaded with macOS. Updates can be downloaded for free via the Mac App Store. Please check Apple's website for upgrade eligibility Also, please be aware that a keyboard and mouse are not included.

General Features

New Guts, More Glory

The Apple M1 chip takes Apple's versatile, do-it-all desktop to another dimension. With up to three times faster CPU performance, six times faster graphics, and their most advanced Neural Engine for up to 15 times faster machine learning. Get ready to work, play, and create on Mac mini with speed and power beyond anything you ever imagined.

M1 - Small Chip, Giant Leap

It's here. Apple's first chip designed specifically for Mac. Packed with an astonishing 16 billion transistors, the Apple M1 system on a chip (SoC) integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and so much more onto a single tiny chip. With incredible performance, custom technologies, and improved power efficiency, M1 is not a next step for Mac - it's another level entirely.

8-Core CPU - Max Power, Mini Footprint

M1 packs astonishing speed and power into Mac mini. The 8-core CPU delivers up to three times faster processing performance than the previous generation - all while keeping its iconic 7.7" square design.

Incredible Chip Input, Unbelievable Graphics Output

The 8-core GPU in the M1 chip is the most advanced graphics processor Apple has ever built, full stop. And it brings the world's fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer to Mac mini, with a gigantic six times increase in graphics performance. That's an insane amount of power - all in an incredibly compact enclosure.

16-Core Neural Engine

The 16-core Neural Engine is the brains of the operation. Machine learning (ML) brings task-smashing speed and automation to video analysis, voice recognition, image processing, and more. And the M1 chip brings a 16-core Neural Engine and full stack of ML technologies, transforming Mac mini into an ML powerhouse.

Compact Design

The integration of technologies on the M1 chip allows Mac mini to blow away computers many times its size - taking on intensive tasks while consuming up to 60% less energy than the previous generation.

Unified Memory

The M1 chip brings 8GB of fast unified memory. This single pool of high-bandwidth, low-latency memory allows apps to share data between the CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine efficiently - so everything you do is fast and fluid.

SSD Storage

This Mac mini comes with 512GB of all-flash storage for your photo and video libraries, files, and apps. And with speeds up to 3.4 GB/s, apps and files launch and load in an instant.

Versatility - Fits In, Rocks Out

With its compact size, incredible performance, and wide array of ports, Mac mini is perfect for a surprising range of uses. And with the powerful M1 chip unleashed within its 7.7" square frame, you never know where you'll find a Mac mini hard at work.

Home Office

Mac mini turns any desk into a powerful workstation. Just add a keyboard, mouse or trackpad, and up to two displays.

Music Creation

The 8-core CPU, superfast unified memory, and ML accelerators in the M1 chip let you run more tracks, plug-ins, and filters in Logic Pro than ever before on Mac mini.

Digital Art and Signage

From jaw-dropping performance art to giant, immersive digital billboards, Mac mini can drive some of the biggest and brightest digital displays with its incredible performance, versatile I/O, and unrivaled power efficiency - all in an ultracompact design.

When Compared to the Previous Generation, the M1-Powered Mac mini Can

  • Compile code in Xcode up to  three times faster
  • Play a graphics-intensive game like "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" with up to four times higher frame rates.
  • Render a complex timeline in Final Cut Pro up to six times faster
  • Take music production to new levels by using up to three times as many real-time plug-ins in Logic Pro
  • Magically increase the resolution of a photo in Pixelmator Pro up to 15 times faster
  • Utilize ML frameworks like TensorFlow or Create ML, now accelerated by the M1 chip
  • Future updates are coming to Adobe apps

Connections and Expansion

With two screaming-fast Thunderbolt / USB4 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.0, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and Gigabit Ethernet, Mac mini is up for anything and everything.

Thunderbolt 3 with USB4 Support

Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also supports USB4, allowing you to connect to more peripherals, including the Apple Pro Display XDR in full 6K resolution.

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

Another first for Mac mini, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) delivers better all-around performance and up to 1.2 Gb/s of throughput - for lightning-fast file transfers or backing up to Time Machine.
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Apple Mac mini Late 2020 Specs

Operating SystemmacOS (64-Bit)
Model YearLate 2020
Performance
ProcessorApple M1
CPU Performance Quad-Core
Efficiency Quad-Core
Graphics TypeIntegrated
GPUApple (8-Core)
Memory TypeEmbedded DRAM
Total Installed Memory8 GB
Memory Configuration8 GB (Onboard)
Memory Slot TypeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Buffered MemoryNo
ECC MemoryNo
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity512 GB
Solid State Storage1 x 512 GB Integrated NVMe PCIe
Optical DriveNone
I/O
Ports2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB Type-C2 x Thunderbolt 3 / USB4 (Supports DisplayPort/HDMI/VGA and Power Delivery)
Display1 x HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In SpeakersNone
Built-In MicrophonesNone
Media/Memory Card SlotNone
Communications
Ethernet1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
MU-MIMO SupportYes
Bluetooth5.0
NFCNo
Keyboard & Mouse
KeyboardNone
Pointing DeviceNone
General
Power Supply150 W with IEC
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Operating Temperature5 to 95°F / -15 to 35°C
Operating Humidity5 to 90%
CertificationsENERGY STAR, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions7.7 x 7.7 x 1.4" / 19.6 x 19.6 x 3.6 cm
Weight2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.32 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 9.5 x 4.6"

Apple Mac mini Late 2020 Reviews

Great computer

By Josh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-11

It's an amazing price for what it does!

nice computer

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

Nice I haven't used it yet.

Powerful and fast image handling

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

I am on a computing budget, I was using what was a high end at the time of purchase, but getting older Intel based MacBook Pro for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. The M1 chip is amazing. All things that used take minutes, now take seconds (Panoramas, Exports, Enhancements, etc) ... and at half the price of the old machine. Go Apple!

As good as it gets

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

A brilliant upgrade for a reasonable cost (upgraded my work computer from a 2017 iMac with its doggy 5400 rpm hard drive to this Mac mini.). Run, don't walk, to get this Mac mini if you have an older Mac that takes 20+ icon bounces to open MS Outlook and slows to a crawl sooner rather than later. I'm running the 2017 iMac with an external SSD as the boot disk now, and that sped things up there.

Very pleased!

By Laura
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

This is my first mac purchase. Very happy with my purchase. The Mac mini is fast,doesn't stutter a bit when editing audio or video,I'm not doing complex projects but what I have done would've choked my PC. The purchasing process was seamless thru B&H from ordering the Mac all the way to receiving the computer. I Also like that the item had to be signed for,wouldn't like the idea of a 900$ Mac mini just laying out in the elements or stolen from my porch. Thank you B&H for a wonderful first time doing business with your company!

M1 Mac mini perfect for my wor

By Scot
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

The perfect machine for my needs. I ordered the 16 GB version which, so far, has never used more than 7 GB. My work is mainly CAD, photography and Office 365 tasks and web surfing. B&H are a dream to deal with, my products; Mac Mini, 9th Gen iPad and keyboard where shipped promptly and arrived FAST and safe directly into my hands. Thank you B&H

Best computer purchase I've made in a long time

By Douglas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

For what the little Mac does, it is outstanding. Especially because the fan noise is pretty much zero. It boots quickly, does well with everyday tasks, and surprised me with the ability to do video production. The good: It is compact, well made, has a beefy enough power supply to handle most USB stuff, has HDMI, as well as Thunderbolt for video out, and has built in Ethernet. The bad: As with all late model Apple stuff, you can't upgrade it, so order it with what you need now. Thankfully B&H has models with 16 GB and various disk sizes in stock, which greatly helped. Overall, a nice machine, and I've had zero regrets getting it.

This thing rocks

By Joey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

I replaced an iMac Pro with this machine and this destroys the iMac Pro in every way.

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