2018 Mac Mini tech specs

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled a much-requested refresh of the Mac Mini, which sports powerful new hardware and a redesigned chassis constructed from fully-recycled aluminum.

In this piece, we outline the tech specs concerning Apple‘s all-new 2018 Mac Mini.


  • Space Gray-colored aluminum (100% recycled)


  • 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3 with 6MB shared L3 cache OR
  • 3.0GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz and 9MB shared L3 cache
  • Configurable to 3.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz and 12MB shared L3 cache

Storage Capacity:

  • 128GB PCIe-based SSD OR
  • 256GB PCIe-based SSD
  • Configurable to 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD


  • 8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM memory
  • Configurable to 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB


Size & Weight:

  • Length: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
  • Width: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
  • Depth: 1.4 inches (3.6 cm)
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds (1.3 kg)

Connections & Expansion:

  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:
    • DisplayPort
    • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
    • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
    • Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA supported using adapters (sold separately)
  • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.0 port
  • Gigabit Ethernet port (configurable to 10Gb Ethernet)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack


  • Wi-Fi
    • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • Ethernet
    • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
    • Configurable to 10Gb Ethernet (Nbase-T Ethernet with support for 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb Ethernet using RJ-45 connector)

Video Support:

  • Support for the following combination of maximum concurrent display setups:
    • Up to three displays:
      • Two displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt 3 plus one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0 OR
      • 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
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output supports:
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
    • Thunderbolt 2, DVI, and VGA output supported using adapters (sold separately)
  • HDMI 2.0 display video output
    • Support for up to one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz
    • DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)


  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • HDMI 2.0 port supports multichannel audio output

Electrical & Operating Requirements:

  • Line voltage: 100–240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: −40° to 116° F (−40° to 47° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 90% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 16,400 feet
  • Typical acoustical performance: Sound pressure level (operator position): 4 dBA at idle

Operating System:

In the Box:

The 2018 Mac Mini provides an answer to the needs of so many Apple consumers, and we think most would agree. Based on the tech specs, will you be picking one up? Share why or why not in the comments section below.