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
  • 16GB Unified RAM | 256GB 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 16GB 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 16GB 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 256GB 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 16GB 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 256GB 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.
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.
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

Apple Mac mini Late 2020 Specs

Key Specs
Operating System
macOS (64-Bit)
Processor
Apple M1
GPU
Apple (8-Core)
Total Installed Memory
16 GB
Total Installed Capacity
256 GB
Ports
2 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
USB-C
2 x Thunderbolt 3 / USB4 (Supports DisplayPort/HDMI/VGA and Power Delivery)
Display I/O
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth
5.0
Power Supply
150 W with IEC
Model Year
Late 2020
Performance
Processor
Apple M1
CPU
Performance Quad-Core
Efficiency Quad-Core
Graphics Type
Integrated
GPU
Apple (8-Core)
Memory Type
Embedded DRAM
Total Installed Memory
16 GB
Memory Configuration
16 GB (Onboard)
Memory Slot Type
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Buffered Memory
No
ECC Memory
No
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity
256 GB
Solid State Storage
1 x 256 GB Integrated NVMe PCIe
Optical Drive
No
Inputs / Outputs
Ports
2 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
USB-C
2 x Thunderbolt 3 / USB4 (Supports DisplayPort/HDMI/VGA and Power Delivery)
Display I/O
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speakers
No
Built-In Microphones
No
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Communications
Network I/O
1x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth
5.0
NFC
No
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard
No
Pointing Device
No
General
Power Supply
150 W with IEC
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Operating Temperature
5 to 95°F / -15 to 35°C
Operating Humidity
5 to 90%
Certifications
ENERGY STAR
Dimensions
7.7 x 7.7 x 1.4" / 19.6 x 19.6 x 3.6 cm
Weight
2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.32 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.9 x 9.7 x 4.7"

Apple Mac mini Late 2020 Reviews

Mac Mini M1

By Vin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-04-04

Purchased refurbished from B&H. No issues at all. Great price and customer assistance.

apple tv

By Stan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-01

I LOVE IT! The only thing is...before when I bought Apple products they gave me a FREE month's subscription to Apple TV. I thought I would get it this time as well, but didn't. Do you know anything about this? Thanks.

Small but mighty

By Jairo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-19

I bought it to edit 4K and audio for my podcast. So far it can handle it very good. Without a doubt a higher RAM will do better but for the price it works wonders. Small and compact. Strongly recommend.

Best Computer

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-16

This is the best computer I've ever had. It was great getting rid of the big desktop. Great price for allot of computer.

Great machine!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-09

Had to finally upgrade my 2009 iMac and decided to go with a Mac Mini. It's a great computer. I did purchase a USB hub for it since it only has two USB ports and I needed more than that. Works great and has great speed and features. B&H had the best deal out there from a reputable company - I wanted to avoid purchasing from some 3rd party refurbisher. The Mac Mini is such a great computer and has more than I need. No problem finding a great monitor to use with it. Lots of great recommendations online and I found a great LG monitor on sale for well under $200. I use the Mac Mini for recording music and it works great! Highly recommend it.

Apple Mac Mini M1

By Dean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-09

Amazing power in a small package! Great computer at a great price.

What I needed for Pro Tools

By Harry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-26

fast

Great Computer-Apple Migration AWFUL

By Raymond
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-12

The Mac Mini with M2 chip is extremely fast at everything I've tried. Have not installed some Adobe products, Photoshop in particular, so I can't speak to that. The migration Apple is so proud of is AWFUL. It moved only a handful of files and no settings from my iMac: no Chrome bookmarks, no passwords, nothing from my extensive music library, nothing from Mail, need I go on? B&H assistance has been great, but FedEx is in the Apple (non)Migration category. Lost the first one, messed around with the second (told me it would be delivered a particular day, but it came three days later.

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Im from chile, can I conect this mac into 220w
Asked by: Juan
Yes.
Answered by: christopher
Date published: 2021-07-14

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Can you use an 2019, 27 inch, iMac with the Mac mini for a monitor?
Asked by: Jeffrey
iMac 5K models don't support target display mode so that is not possible with your 2019 iMac.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2021-11-10

is the ssd and memory soldered to the logic ...

is the ssd and memory soldered to the logic board?
Asked by: Marshall
Yes. The memory in this Apple Mac mini M1 Chip (Late 2020), is built in and is not user upgradable.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-01-10

What else do I need for Mac mini except monitor, ...

What else do I need for Mac mini except monitor, keyboard and mouse?
Asked by: Olesya
Electricity. :) It Depends on how you will be using it. You may need additional software and/or interfaces for specific applications. But at minimum, you only need a monitor, keyboard and mouse.
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2023-02-20

Hello, I live outside the USA, do I have a ...

Hello, I live outside the USA, do I have a one-year warranty with Apple? (I don't want apple care)
Asked by: ANTHONY
It has a 1-year USA warranty.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-04-16

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Will late 2013 iMac and wireless keyboard and mouse, and Canon Pro 100 printer work with M1 Mac mini?
Asked by: Mickey
It would be compatible with the Apple Mac mini M1 Chip (Late 2020).
Answered by: Luiz O
Date published: 2022-01-04

Can I use Android Studio on this model? Or it is ...

Can I use Android Studio on this model? Or it is not optimized yet for the M1 chip.
Asked by: Erik
Yes, this is compatible with Android Studio.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-12-01

Can this run the current version of Pro Tools ...

Can this run the current version of Pro Tools smoothly with Universal Audio Apollo interface?
Asked by: Charles
Yes, this model is well equipped for that use case.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2021-05-21
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