New Mac mini: Everything you need to know!

No, you're not imagining it, Apple has actually announced a brand new version of its Mac mini desktop. Like previous versions of the desktop, this is a Mac that lacks an integrated display, and you can even get one without an included Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, or Magic Trackpad.

In fact, there are some exciting updates to both the external shell of the Mac mini, as well as the internals. Here's what you need to know.

So Apple really made a new Mac mini?

Apple has packed power into its little headless computer. It's got an all-new cooling system, comes in Space Gray, and features all SSD-storage.

How 'mini' is it?

It's still a svelt beast, with a 7.7in x 7.7in x 1.4in footprint.

What kind of storage options are there?

The Mac mini now utilizes only flash storage, with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB options available.

What about memory?

You have the option of 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB of memory.

What does it cost?

Mac mini starts at $799 for 8GB of memory, 3.6GHz quad-core process, and a 128GB SSD.

When can I get it?

Pre-orders start today, and it will be available in stores on November 7.

What kind of processors does it use?

Every Mac mini utilize 8th-generation Intel CPUs with either four or six cores. It also goes up to 64GB of memory.

What sort of ports are on the Mac mini?

It features four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, and options for either gigabit or 10 gigabit Ethernet.

Are there any color options?

It comes in a nice, dark Space Gray.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.