Today, at last, the Mac mini was given a reboot. The Mac mini (late 2018) comes in any color you like, just so long as it’s Space Gray. It comes in two configurations, one for $799, the other for $1099. The lesser has a 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3 processor with 6MB shared L3 cache. The more powerful of the two has a 3.0GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz and 9MB shared L3 cache.
The lesser of the two 2018 Mac mini configurations has 128GB internal storage – PCIe-based SSD, configurable to 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD. The more expensive version has 256GB PCIe-based SSD, configurable to 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD. Both versions have Intel UHD Graphics 630.
Both configurations are configurable to 3.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz and 12MB shared L3 cache. Both versions have 8GB of of 2666MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM memory, configurable to 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB. Then there’s the connection ports on the back – so many ports!
The back of this Mac mini (late 2018) has a physical power button, a power port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port (configurable to 10Gb Ethernet). There’s also four Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C) and one full-sized HDMI 2.0 port. There’s a single 3.5mm headphone jack, and two USB 3 ports as well.
• Width: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
• Height: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
• Height: 1.4 inches (3.6 cm)
• Weight: 2.9 pounds (1.3 kg)
• In the box: Mac mini, Power cord
To learn more about this Mac mini (late 2018), have a peek at our first impressions and hands-on in SlashGear’s main newsfeed. We’ll also have a full review coming up soon – just wait and see!