Apple Mac Mini (2018)

80

Engadget Review

The 2018 Mac Mini is the first new compact computer we’ve seen from Apple in four years. With an eighth-generation Intel processor and abundant connectivity, including four Thunderbolt 3 and two USB Type-A ports, the Mini is designed to be fast and flexible. Apple is positioning the new Mini as a “pro” machine, but we found that the lack of a dedicated GPU holds this system back. Still, if you don’t need particularly powerful graphics and are looking for a speedy desktop, the Mini has a lot to offer for both the size and the price.

Apple Mac Mini review (2018): A video editor’s perspective
The Mini is much improved after a long-overdue update, but limited graphics performance holds it back in certain cases.
Christopher Schodt
Christopher SchodtNovember 16, 2018

Pros

  • Compact design
  • Versatile port selection including USB Type-A and HDMI
  • Fast CPU performance
  • Least expensive Mac in Apple’s lineup

Cons

  • Limited graphics performance (and no meaningful way to improve it)
  • Upgrade options get expensive fast
  • RAM isn't technically user upgradeable
Apple

Mac Mini

Engadget

80

Critics

5 reviews
80
TechCrunch
The Mac Mini is undoubtedly a powerful upgrade over its predecessor and an interesting glimpse into the future of the Mac ecosystem

84

AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE

Users

11 reviews
90
Scott
It's a tiny computer that performs very well, reliable and rugged

76

AVERAGE USER SCORE
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Key Specs

TYPE
Small form-factor
BUNDLED OS
Mac OS
CPU FAMILY
Core i3
SYSTEM RAM
8GB
VIDEO OUTPUTS
HDMI

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