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Apple Mac Mini (2018)

Apple Mac Mini (2018)

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2018 Mac Mini Review: A video editor's perspective

2018 Mac Mini Review: A video editor's perspective

Posted   11.14.18
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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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10.30.18

The new Mac Mini, in pictures

Apple just wrapped a Mac-and-iPad event in Brooklyn, New York, and for most people, I suspect the refreshed MacBook Air and iPad Pro were the stars of the show. But for some of you, there was a more intriguing announcement in store: The Mac Mini, long neglected, has finally received some attention. The new model, announced today, has a brand new design, reminiscent of the Apple TV, with fresh specs to match, including quad- and six-core processors, up to 64GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage. When it comes to ports, you've got four Thunderbolt 3 connections, two USB-A sockets, HDMI, audio and Ethernet (including a 10Gbps option).

The machine is up for pre-order today starting at $799 (with much more modest specs, obviously) and ships next week, on November 7th. We spied some units on display here at the demo area set up at the event venue, but it's not like anyone gets to sit down and simulate real work on this thing. We won't pretend to be able to vouch for the performance, then. In the meantime, though, we thought it would be helpful to include some photos, especially shots at scale that show what this tiny thing looks like situated in a realistic desk setup. Have a look, and stay tuned for a proper review, hopefully sooner than later.

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By D. Wollman,   10.30.18
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Small form-factor
Bundled OS
Mac OS
CPU family
Core i3
System RAM
8GB
Video outputs
HDMI
Type
Bundled OS
CPU family
System RAM
Video outputs
Small form-factor
Mac OS
Core i3
8GB
HDMI

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Scott
It's a tiny computer that performs very well, reliable and rugged. Expandability...read more
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Maxsmart
Really should have easier way to add memory and increase drive size.
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Robert
The Mac Mini is not a cost-effective computer. It lacks basic internal upgradeability...read more
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