Apple said at its iPad Pro + Mac media event in Brooklyn, New York City today that the just-announced Mac mini with pro-level hardware features is available to pre-order today ahead of in-store availability starting November 7.
The new Mac mini has five times the performance of the previous generation featuring 6-core desktop-class Intel processors, up to 64 GB of faster memory (this is more memory capacity than ever before), fast all-flash storage and much more.
The entry-level configuration starts at $799.
By comparison, the previous generation Mac mini configurations which compromised on features by using mobile versions of Intel chips/graphics cost $499, with more powerful $699 and $999 configurations available as well.
You can pre-order your brand-new Mac mini starting today, Tuesday, October 30, from apple.com. We’ll update the post when the full technical specifications are online.
The miniature computer will be available in Apple’s retail stores and through their authorized resellers starting Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Configure-to-order options and accessories are available via Apple’s online store, including upgrades like a 3.2GHz hexa-core eighth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 64GB of 2666Mhz SODIMM memory, up to 2TB of all-flash storage (twice the storage capacity of the previous model) and more.
Other features of the new Mac mini include 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 4 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, full-size HDMI and two USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 ports, an enhanced T2 security chip and more.