Now, for basic display-output purposes, this is a very capable solution. But for applications that benefit from dedicated graphics silicon for GPU-accelerated performance, or for Mac gaming, Intel UHD anything is not a powerhouse. That said, the Thunderbolt 3 ports on the Mac mini support external graphics cards, or eGPUs, so the potential for better is there. If a Mac laptop can do it, I'd expect its latest mighty-mite desktop to, as well. I did that, for kicks. Paying that much for a desktop with integrated graphics— integrated graphics! Beyond the processor-muscle uptick and the decisions around graphics acceleration, the Mac mini is now getting 2,MHz RAM.
The standard complement is 8GB, upgradable at time of purchase to 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB, the latter a new ceiling for the Mac mini and a presumptive boon for renderers, demanding musicians, and media editors. So it's conceivable that the usual-suspect aftermarket Mac-upgrade sellers like OWC or Crucial could sell kits and instructions that would allow for daring users to crack the case and boost the RAM if they need more later.
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The memory itself is DDR4. This is an interesting aspect of the Mac mini.
First off, Apple has gone full SSD. You can't get an internal 2. I'm in favor of the all-flash approach, especially as there is more-than-adequate port connectivity to drop an external platter drive onto the unit for supplemental storage, and the Mini's back-panel connection technologies USB 3, Thunderbolt 3 are mighty fast.
The storage is not user-upgradable, so you'll want to buy the capacity you need at time of purchase or resign yourself to external add-ons. But they are dear. A lot has changed on the connectivity front, to my eyes all for the better. You have support for gigabit Ethernet standard, with massively upticked gigabit 10Gb Ethernet as a configuration option.
Indeed, Apple was showing off Final Cut Pro rendering with stacked Mac minis acting as a mini render farm, connected to their respective networks via 10Gb interfaces.
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The ability to bring multiple Mac minis online for demanding render tasks brings a whole new face to what a team equipped with these machines can do on the fly. One nice detail for those trying to maintain minimalist workspaces? Note the power connector at left. That leads to a straight AC power cable, with no inline power brick. Apple managed to incorporate the power supply for this machine into the chassis itself, which considering the size is a feat of its own and will be overlooked by most buyers. One of my first questions about these little Minis was how Apple was handling the core-upticked CPUs here in terms of cooling.
It's still an active cooling scheme, but one that, even as I watched several Minis do their stuff, including some harsh rendering tasks, ran very quiet. I also puzzled over how Apple pulled this off without a litany of ventilation grilles around the sides. If you flip the Mac mini over, you'll note a plastic disc that serves as its base. Removing it should give you access to a hatch that goes to the internals. At my demo, Apple declared this verboten, but give us the chance Log in Register.
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Thread starter paulold Start date Nov 14, Tags logic pro x mac mini. It works but I fear it's on its last legs. When I want to record, I bring my laptop to my studio and connect it to a TV for a large monitor. I've always thought a mac Mini would be a good solution for a permanent computer in the studio, where I could continue to use the TV as the monitor. But in the past, the mac Mini was not seen as powerful enough.