Apple Updates Mac Mini in Space Grey, 8th Gen Processors

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KitGuru Says: Its nice to see that Apple hasn't forgotten about, or chose to axe the Mac Mini and MacBook Air. More information regarding the Mac mini can be found here. Despite all of these new features, it'll weigh only 2.75 pounds. It's also made of 100% recyclable aluminum and comes in a new cool Space Gray finish. The 4-core model doesn't offer a turbo boost mode, but the 8-core can turbo boost to 4.6 GHz.

According to Apple, the company unveiled 10 new products this year - more so than in years past.

It's also got the Apple T2 security chip for secure boot, real time encryption, Secure Enclave, and the new, consolidated controller architecture. It also means fast HEVC video transcoding. Storage options have been significantly increased too. Drop US$400 more and Apple will step the CPU up to a 3.0GHz 6-Core CPU and the SSD storage to 256GB. Both SSD configurations can do 3.4GB/sec sequential reads. Its graphical capabilities are rated as 60 per cent faster than the previous generation.

One display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt 3 plus one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0. For wireless comms 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 is built-in.

Apple appears to be targeting professional users with the new Mac mini.

The 2018 Mac mini isn't the only the device that saw a price increase with substantial maxed out rates.

The new Mac Mini starts at just $799 and it is now available for order today. For portable computing Apple showed off an updated MacBook Air with lots of its latest frills such as a Retina display, Touch ID, and more.

Apple delighted its fans by launching a new version of the powerful mini desktop, the Mac Mini. It was my first Mac, and it's still a device that many users look into using to control their media room as an Apple TV alternative.

With all the big iPad Pro 2018, MacBook Air 2018 and Mac mini 2018 news announced today, you would be forgiven for overlooking another impressive Apple announcement - a new and improved Apple Pencil. Hopefully, with the new internal design, the company has the headroom to make that happen.