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Launched in 2005 as the first sub-$500 Mac — a key in attracting “switchers” from Windows PCs — the Mac mini (now $799 and up from the Apple Store) was most recently redesigned in late 2018.

Featuring quad-core and 6-core processor options, the latest Mac mini refresh ventures more towards the pro end of the spectrum than ever before.

For the first time, all Mac mini configurations feature PCIe-based SSDs, along with Apple’s T2 security chip. Most importantly, the 2018 Mac mini features four Thunderbolt 3 ports, making it highly versatile.

Mac mini Stories December 5

If you’re interested in gaming on your 2018 Mac mini (review), you might consider installing Windows 10 with the help of Boot Camp Assistant. In this hands-on video walkthrough, we show you how to install Windows 10 on your Mac mini step-by-step. expand full story

Mac mini Stories November 26

With near perfect timing in relation to Apple’s big MacBook Air and Mac mini refresh, the LG UltraWide 34WK95U display (on sale for $1399 at B&H) landed in the office last week. Should you consider this highly anticipated end-of-year hardware release? Watch our LG 5K UltraWide review for the details. expand full story

Mac mini Stories November 20

In this hands-on video walkthrough, we show you how to upgrade the RAM in the 2018 Mac mini. If you’re comfortable with opening your machine, you can save a significant amount of money upgrading Mac mini RAM yourself. Watch our step-by-step hands-on video walkthrough for the details. expand full story

Mac mini Stories November 14

Luna Display lets iPad Pro be your primary Mac mini touchscreen display

Luna Display offers a slick way to extend your MacBook display with iPad. Now, the company put the Mac mini to the test to see how the new iPad Pro would be as a wireless touchscreen display for the new Mac desktop.

Mac mini Stories November 10

The Mac mini is back for 2018, regaining its rightful place as the most versatile Mac in Apple’s entire computer lineup. The long-rumored update, which was announced during the midway portion of last week’s iPad Pro event, is exciting for a number of reasons.

For starters, the Mac mini 2018 gets brand-new, highly-capable 8th-generation Intel CPUs. The CPU lineup starts with a rather anemic, but still way faster than the last Mac mini, quad-core 3.6GHz Core i3. The mid-tier CPU option is a 3.0GHz 6-core Core i5 with 4.1GHz turbo boost, while the highest configuration adds a 3.2GHz 6-core Core i7 that turbos up to 4.6GHz.

While the CPU upgrades were much needed, the chip enhancements are arguably not even the most exciting thing about the new Mac mini. That award goes to the four Thunderbolt 3 ports on the machine’s rear. This opens up Apple’s smallest Mac to an ever-growing world of expandability, making it seem as if anything’s possible for what was once Apple’s forgotten Mac.

Watch our hands-on video walkthrough as I explain why the Mac mini 2018 is the most versatile and adaptable Mac ever. expand full story

Mac mini Stories November 9

Good news for new MacBook Air and Mac mini owners who are serious about audio. While yes, both machines retain the 3.5mm headphone jack, unlike some other devices Apple has recently announced, the new Macs now better handle audio when played through the jack or through the built-in speakers.

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