Product code: 86001009
The 2018 Mac Mini gives you everything you expect from a Mac in an incredibly small form factor. It's packing an 8th-generation Intel Core processor, faster integrated graphics, speedy SSD Drive, Thunderbolt 3 ports and a recycled aluminium body, all housed within an unobtrusive design that will look at home in an office or living area.
How does this new model compare to previous versions?
Most of the improvement to the Mac mini are internal, so it will run more effectively and efficiently than the previous model.
- It features a more powerful processor than before, with the option of 8th Generation Intel quad-core or six-core processors depending on your needs
- SSD storage is now included on all models, replacing the Fusion drive of the previous model for faster file access
- A new thermal system provides an improved airflow within the case, and they can even be strung together for use in video editing or as a server farm
- It’s rich in connectivity options, with four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, two USB 3 ports and a HDMI 2.0 port
Intel's eighth generation processors provide stunning performance for anything from web browsing to video editing.The six-core i5 processor in this model is well suited to more demanding tasks.
Intel UHD Graphics
Intel's eighth generation processors work with Intel UHD 630 graphics to deliver eye popping graphics and incredible multimedia experiences, without the need for an additional graphics card.
Apple have upgraded the other internal components of the Mac mini. An SSD drive is now included as standard, for faster access to all your files.
Mac mini won't take up much room in your office. It measures 19.7cm in width and depth, and just 3.6cm in height. When we say 'mini' we really mean it. Adding to its portability, it weighs in at only 1.3kg.
Ultra fast connections
Mac mini is packed with an array of technologies to help you connect to more. It can run multiple displays at up to 5120 x 2800 resolution, with native DisplayPort output over its four USB-C ports. Thunderbolt 3 can transfer data at up to 40Gb per second, as well as charging or powering external devices. Two USB 3.0 ports will let you connect to even more devices, providing up to ten times the speed of USB 2.0, with full compatibility with USB 2.0 devices, while Gigabit Ethernet will give you the fastest, most reliable network connection possible.
When connected to an 802.11ac Wi-Fi base station, Mac mini will achieve incredible wireless speeds that are up to 3 times faster than 802.11n, as well as improved reception. The addition of Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology means that you can connect compatible speakers, smartphones and other devices straight out of the box.
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- Accessories Included
- Power lead
- Bluetooth Enabled
Bluetooth is a wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
- Yes - 5.0
- CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive
Whether this machine can play or burn (write to) Blu-ray discs, DVDs or CDs.
- Camera (front-facing)
Used for making video calls
- H3.6 x W19.7 x D19.7cm
- Ethernet Port
Allows a connection to a router via an ethernet cable (available separately).
- 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
- Fitting type
- 8th Generation
- Graphics Card Series
- Intel UHD
- Graphics card
A component that generates the image you see on your computer screen. More sophisticated graphics card feature memory dedicated to graphics, which is important for a gaming PC
- Intel UHD 630
- Graphics card type
Graphics card type
A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
- Hard drive
Stores files like videos and images, and programmes such as games. A portion of this may already be allocated to data like your operating system
- 256GB SSD
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Memory (RAM)
Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask. Measured in GB, More RAM will help to run games or demanding programs like video editing more efficiently.
- Memory Card Slots
Memory Card Slots
A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card. Please check that the slot type is compatible with your memory card type
- Model name / number
- Mac mini (2018)
- NFC enabled
Devices with NFC (Near Field Connection) can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- Operating System Filter
- OS X
- Operating system
Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
- Mac OS Mojave
Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display. There may be different types of ports, eg. some USB ports can charge a plugged in device while the unit is in sleep mode
- 4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 2 x USB 3, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm headphone
The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run. Modern processors feature multiple cores that can adapt the speed they run at depending on the task
- 8th generation six-core Intel Core i5
- Processor Type
Also called CPU (central processing unit) is the circuitry within a computer/laptop/tablet. It carries out the basic instructions that drive a computer/laptop/tablet
- Intel Core i5
- Processor speed
Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks and often have multiple cores. Measured in GHz
- 3.0GHz to 4.1GHz with Turbo Boost
- Mac mini (2018)
- Screen Resolution
Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
- Not applicable
- Screen finish
A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
- Screen size
The size of the device's screen, usually measured diagonally in inches
- TV tuner card
TV tuner card
Device that receives digital free-to-air terrestrial and/or analogue television services
- Touch Screen
- Small Form Factor
- Voice Recognition
Can be operated using spoken commands, so no need for typing, scrolling or clicking.
- Wi-Fi only
- Wireless Display
Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
- Wireless networking
- Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n/ac