M1 Mac mini vs. 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15: Full specs comparison

We thoroughly analyzed technical specifications for M1 Mac mini and 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15 models, including CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

M1 Mac mini Pros

Reasons that M1 Mac mini is better than 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15.

About 47% lighter

M1 Mac mini weighed 2.6 pounds, 47% lighter than the 4.85 pounds 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15.

WeightM1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Pound
2.6 lbs.
4.85 lbs.
Kilogram
1.18 kg
2.20 kg

2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Pros

Reasons that 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15 is better than M1 Mac mini.

Newer manufacturing

2022 vs. 2020

Slightly faster CPU performance

AMD Ryzen 7-6800H inside 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15 has a 15% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Apple M1 (8C, 8G) inside M1 Mac mini.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15 - AMD Ryzen 7-6800H
8,548
M1 Mac mini - Apple M1 (8C, 8G)
7,414
Supports larger memory

The 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15 supports a larger memory capacity than the M1 Mac mini. It supports up to 32GB versus 16GB of system memory on the M1 Mac mini.

Max system memory size
2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
32 GB
M1 Mac mini
16 GB
Upgradable memory

The 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15 comes with two SODIMM slots that allow you to replace or upgrade when needed. On the flip side, you can't upgrade RAM on the M1 Mac mini since it has onboard memory.

MemoryM1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Slots
Onboard
x2
TypeUnifiedDDR5
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6 115W TGP vs. integrated

Upgradable storage

The 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device.

SlotsM1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
M.2
Onboard
Yes x2
Has one more port and slot

The 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15 has more ports and slots count than the M1 Mac mini. It has nine versus eight amount of ports and slots on the M1 Mac mini.

PortsM1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotNoYes
power portYesYes
RJ-45YesYes
Thunderbolt 3Yes x2No
USB-AYes x2Yes x2
USB-CNoYes x2
Total89

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

M1 Mac mini Price
Mac mini Apple M1 chip 8GB Memory 256GB SSD MGNR3LL/A (Renewed)
Mac mini Apple M1 chip 8GB Memory 256GB SSD MGNR3LL/A (Renewed)
By Apple
$384.00
Apple 2023 Mac Mini Desktop Computer M2 chip with 8‑core CPU and 10‑core GPU, 8GB Unified Memory, 256GB SSD Storage, Gigabit Ethernet. Works with iPhone/iPad
Apple 2023 Mac Mini Desktop Computer M2 chip with 8‑core CPU and 10‑core GPU, 8GB Unified Memory, 256GB SSD Storage, Gigabit Ethernet. Works with iPhone/iPad
By Apple
$499.00
$599.00 17% OFF
Mac mini Desktop Apple M1 chip 8GB Memory 512GB SSD (Renewed)
Mac mini Desktop Apple M1 chip 8GB Memory 512GB SSD (Renewed)
By Apple
$399.99
$719.95 44% OFF
2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Price
ASUS 2022 Newest TUF A15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD 144Hz Display, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Graphics, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, RGB Backlit Keyboard, Windows 11 Home
ASUS 2022 Newest TUF A15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD 144Hz Display, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Graphics, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, RGB Backlit Keyboard, Windows 11 Home
By ASUS
$849.99
$1,299.99 35% OFF
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2022) Gaming Laptop, 15.6" 300Hz FHD Display, AMD Ryzen 7 6800H CPU, GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home, Mecha Gray, FA507RM-ES73
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2022) Gaming Laptop, 15.6" 300Hz FHD Display, AMD Ryzen 7 6800H CPU, GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home, Mecha Gray, FA507RM-ES73
By ASUS
$997.99
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2023) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” FHD 144Hz, 100% sRGB Display, GeForce RTX 4050, AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 16GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11, FA507NU-DS74,Mecha Gray
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2023) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” FHD 144Hz, 100% sRGB Display, GeForce RTX 4050, AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 16GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11, FA507NU-DS74,Mecha Gray
By ASUS
$1,154.00

Availability

M1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Released20202022
Release DateAnnounced on November 10th, 2020Announced on January 05, 2022 (CES 2022)
Pricing
  • $699
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $899
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
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Applicable Models-
  • 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
  • ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2022)
  • ASUS TUF Gaming A15 | AMD
  • ASUS TUF Gaming A15 | AMD Ryzen 6000 Series
Generations

Exterior

M1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Size Comparison
M1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Dimensions7.7” x 7.7” x 1.4” (197 mm x 197 mm x 36 mm)13.94 x 9.88 x 0.88 ~ 0.98 inches (354 x 251 x 22.4 ~ 24.9 mm)
Weight2.6 lb (1.2 kg)4.85 lbs (2.20 Kg)
Colors
Silver
Moonlight White Off Black
Keyboard and Trackpad-
  • Backlit Chiclet Keyboard with NumberPad.
  • One-zone RGB backlight.
  • Support ASUS AURA RGB with four modes:
    Static Breathing Color Cycle Strobing
  • 1.7 mm key travel.
  • Overstrike technology can withstand over 20 million presses.
  • 26% larger Button-less precision touchpad.
Chasis Information-Military Grade Toughness
  • Passed MIL-STD 810H.
  • Test devices are exposed to drops, vibration, humidity, and extreme temperatures to ensure reliability.
  • The F15 is more than capable of withstanding the accidental bumps and knocks of everyday life.
Cooling
  • 84-blade Arc Flow Fans™
    Use varying thickness to reduce air collision and an anti-resonance design designed for high airflow.
  • 4 x Exhaust vents with 5 x heat pipes.
  • Under 48 dB in Turbo mode.
  • 0 dB Ambient Cooling.
Brand New Design
  • 4.5% smaller than 2021 TUF Gaming A15.
  • Four-way indicators built into the keyboard deck allow at a glance monitoring of key system information.

Display

M1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Size-15.6 Inches
Info-
  • 15.6” FHD 144Hz
    1920 x 1080, 16:9, anti-glare, 62.5% sRGB, 47.34% Adobe RGB, 144Hz, 3ms response time, IPS-level, Adaptive-Sync, MUX Switch + Optimus.
  • 15.6” FHD 300Hz
    1920 x 1080, 16:9, anti-glare, 100% sRGB, 75.35% Adobe RGB, 300Hz, 3ms response time, IPS-level, Adaptive-Sync, MUX Switch + Optimus.
  • 15.6” WQHD 165Hz
    2560 x 1440, 16:9, anti-glare, 100% DCI-P3,  165Hz, 3ms response time, IPS-level, Adaptive-Sync, MUX Switch + Optimus.

Ports

M1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
M1 Mac mini Ports
Image Source: Apple
Back (8)
  • 1 x power port
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (7)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.2, G-Sync
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0b
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x power port
Right (2)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x lock slot

Internal Specs

M1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Processor
  1. Apple M1
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.20 → 4.70 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  1. Apple M1
    Apple M1 iGPU
    8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H
    AMD Radeon™ 680M Graphics
    12 Graphics Cores, 2200 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB
    4266 MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
  • Configurable to 16GB
8GB 16GB 32GB
4800 MHz Dual-channel DDR5 SDRAM.
  • Memory Slots: 2 x SO-DIMM slots
  • Memory Type: Single or Dual Channel DDR5 Memory
  • Memory Speed: 4800 MHz
Discrete Graphics-
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 - 4GB GDDR6
    1740MHz at 80W (1790MHz at 95W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti - 4GB GDDR6
    1695MHz at 80W (1745MHz at 95W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 - 6GB GDDR6
    1702MHz at 115W (1752MHz at 140W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 - 8GB GDDR6
    1410MHz at 115W (1460MHz at 140W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti - 8GB GDDR6
    1200MHz at 115W (1250MHz at 140W with Dynamic Boost).
Storage
  • 256GB 512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB
512GB 1TB
PCIe Gen 3 SSD.
  • Storage Slots: 2 x M.2 2280 slots
    Support PCIe 3.0 x 4

Connectivity

M1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Integrated Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax (2x2))
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technologyBluetooth 5.2
Ethernet
10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.

Battery

M1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Size-
56Wh 90Wh
4-cell Li-ion battery
Power Supply150W built-in power supply
200W 240W
 power adaptor
Plug type :ø6.0 (mm) 20V/10A.

Software

M1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
OSShipped with macOS Catalina
  • Windows 11
    Home Pro
  • No OS
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player
Armoury Crate

Camera & Audio

M1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Camera-Front-facing camera
Top-mount front camera, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD).
Audio
  • Built-in speaker
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • HDMI 2.0 port supports multichannel audio output
  • Speakers
    • 2 x Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos.
    • Hi-Res certification
  • Microphone
    • Built-in array microphone
    • Advanced Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation.

Misc

M1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Security-
  • Kensington lock
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • FTPM (Firmware-based Trusted Platform Module)
In the box
  • Mac mini
  • Power cord
  • 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
  • TUF Gaming backpack
    Optional.
  • P304 TUF GAMING M5 V2 Mouse.
    Optional.
WarrantyYour Mac mini comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.-
MoreVideo Support
  • Simultaneously supports up to two displays:
    • One display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt and one display with up to 4K 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 one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz
    • DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
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Key Features

M1 Mac mini2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15
At Glance
Released in Late
2020
Weight
2.6 lb
1.18 kg
Powered By
Apple M1 (8C, 8G)
8C/8T, 3.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,705
Single Core
Geekbench 5
7,414
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M1 iGPU
8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
Unified Memory
M1 Mac mini Ports
Released in Early
2022
16:9
15.6”
1440p 165Hz
Weight
4.85 lb
2.20 kg
Powered By
AMD Ryzen 7-6800H
8C/16T, 3.20 → 4.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,450
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,548
Multi-Core
With integrated
AMD Radeon™ 680M Graphics
12 Graphics Cores, 2200 MHz
Upgradable up to
32GB
4800 MHz DDR5
2022 ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3070 Ti
8GB GDDR6 115W TGP

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