"With the latest Mac mini, the two-core, four-threaded 28W Haswell processor with up to 16GB of soldered RAM," writes Peter Bright for Ars Technica. "This machine has Coffee Lake processors, either a four-core, four-wire Core i3 base or the six-core, 12-wire Core i7 disc found in my evaluation system. This processor is paired with up to 64GB socketed, user-service RAM. Storage has also been shaken. Instead of a variety of hybrid and SSD options, the new Mac mini is all SSD, from 1

28GB to 2TB. There are four Thunderbolt 3 ports, a wired Ethernet- port (usually gigabit, but upgraded to 10 gigabit), an HDMI 2 port, two USB 3.1-generation 1 ports, and a 3.5 mm headset connector. Hardware turns out to be much better when you wait four years between upgrades . "

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"Mac mini is a kind of jack-of-all-trade system, with all that matters. For some cases, Apple already has better systems," says Bright. "For others, the Mac mini is not a good fit, but it's The only hardware Apple actually offers, which itself is vaguely suitable, so Mac users may like it or clap it. It's just … it's not portable; It is not a full, upgradeable desktop PC; it is not particularly cheap; It's not a great building block for server or farm farming. "

" Instead, the new Mac mini is a compromised box designed to be quite small. If you're married to MacOS, do it work well, says Bright. "It's not bad as such, and it's probably a solid upgrade over the 2014 system. But nothing is special about this device and there's no real scenario where it's gonna happen to me the ideal, obvious choice. It's the Mac you buy when you know you have to buy a Mac … and you've already ruled out all the other systems Apple has offered. "

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