M2 Mac mini vs. M1 Mac mini: features and price comparison

Apple has announced the next-generation Mac mini models (2023) powered by M2 and M2 Pro chips. Even with an advanced processor and features, the new desktop computer is more affordable than its predecessor, starting at $599 instead of $699.

If you are thinking of upgrading your 2020 Mac mini to the latest model, and want to know the in-depth differences between the M2 Mac mini (2023) and the M1 Mac mini (2020), we have a comprehensive comparison of both computers. So, you can make an informed decision.

2023 mac mini

Here is the complete comparison of Mac mini (2023) vs. Mac mini (2020)

M1 Mac mini (2020)

  • Processor – 8-core CPU
  • Graphics – 8-core GPU
  • Media engine – Hardware-accelerated H.264 and HEVC, video decode engine and video encode engine
  • RAM –  8GB and 16GB
  • Storage – 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB
  • Ports – Two Thunderbolt 4, Two USB-A, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and 3.5mm headphone
  • Display support – Up to 2 external displays: one 6K 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one 4K 60Hz over HDMI
  • Network – 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0
  • Dimensions and weight – 1.4 x 7.7 x 7.7 (inches) and  2.6 (pounds)
  • Price – $699

M2 Mac mini (2023)

  • Processor – 8-core CPU
  • Graphics – 10-core GPU
  • Media engine – Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW, video decode and encode engine, and ProRes encode and decode engine
  • RAM –  8GB, 16GB and 24GB
  • Storage – 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB
  • Ports – Two Thunderbolt 4, Two USB-A, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and 3.5mm headphone
  • Display support – Up to 2 external displays: one 6K 60Hz over Thunderbolt, one 5K 60Hz over Thunderbolt or one 4K 60Hz over HDMI
  • Network – 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3
  • Dimensions and weight – 1.4 x 7.75 x 7.75 (inches) and  2.6 (pounds)
  • Price – $599

M2 Pro Mac mini (2023)

  • Processor – 10-core CPU and 12-core CPU
  • Graphics – 16-core GPU and 19-core GPU
  • Media engine – Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW, video decode and encode engine, and ProRes encode and decode engine
  • RAM –  16GB and 32GB
  • Storage – 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 8TB
  • Ports – Four Thunderbolt 4, Two USB-A, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and 3.5mm headphone
  • Display support – Up to 3 external displays: Two 6K 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one 4K over HDMI or up to 8K resolution over HDMI
  • Network – 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3
  • Dimensions and weight – 1.41 x 7.75 x 7.75 (inches) and 2.8 (pounds)
  • Price – $1,299

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