In this look back at the M1 Mac mini, I discuss my experiences with Apple’s most affordable M1-enabled Mac. Is Apple’s compact desktop computer worth it? Watch my M1 Mac mini diary for more details.
The Mac mini starts at $699 for the entry-level model with 8-Core CPU, GPU, and 256GB of storage. More importantly, the entry-level Mac mini comes with just 8GB of unified memory, which cannot be upgraded after the fact like the Intel-based models can.
Apple still sells the Intel Mac mini starting at $1099, but despite its ability to accommodate money-saving RAM upgrades, along with two additional Thunderbolt ports and an optional 10Gb Ethernet port, it’s hard for me to recommend Intel-based Macs given the leap in performance made possible by Apple Silicon. But this isn’t a head-to-head comparison of the Intel Mac mini vs. Apple Silicon Mac mini, it’s a longer-term look at my day-to-day experience with Apple’s petite desktop.
Video: The Rewind – M1 Mac mini diary?
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