M1 Mac mini vs. MacBook Pro 15” (2019): Full specs comparison

Here is a comparison of the specs between M1 Mac mini and MacBook Pro 15” (2019), including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

M1 Mac mini Pros

Reasons that M1 Mac mini is better than MacBook Pro 15” (2019).

Newer manufacturing

2020 vs. 2019

Slightly faster CPU performance

Apple M1 (8C, 8G) inside M1 Mac mini has a 13% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-9980HK inside MacBook Pro 15” (2019).

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
M1 Mac mini - Apple M1 (8C, 8G)
7,414
MacBook Pro 15” (2019) - Intel Core i9-9980HK
6,504
MacBook Pro 15” (2019) - Intel Core i9-9880H
6,100
MacBook Pro 15” (2019) - Intel Core i7-9750H
4,880
About 36% lighter

M1 Mac mini weighed 2.6 pounds, 36% lighter than the 4.02 pounds MacBook Pro 15” (2019).

WeightM1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
Pound
2.6 lbs.
4.02 lbs.
Kilogram
1.18 kg
1.82 kg
Has three more ports and slots

M1 Mac mini has more ports and slots count than the MacBook Pro 15” (2019). It has eight versus five amount of ports and slots on the MacBook Pro 15” (2019).

PortsM1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
HDMIYesNo
headphone jackYesYes
power portYesNo
RJ-45YesNo
Thunderbolt 3Yes x2Yes x4
USB-AYes x2No
Total85
More versatile connectivity

M1 Mac mini has better versatile I/O connectivity than the MacBook Pro 15” (2019). It has six versus two commonly used ports and slots on the MacBook Pro 15” (2019).

PortsM1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
headphone jackYesYes
Thunderbolt 3YesYes
HDMIYesNo
power portYesNo
RJ-45YesNo
USB-AYesNo

MacBook Pro 15” (2019) Pros

Reasons that MacBook Pro 15” (2019) is better than M1 Mac mini.

Supports larger memory

MacBook Pro 15” (2019) 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
MacBook Pro 15” (2019)
32 GB
M1 Mac mini
16 GB
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 4GB HBM2 vs. integrated

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
MacBook Pro 15” (2019) Price
Mid 2019 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3 GHz Intel Core i9 (15 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
Mid 2019 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3 GHz Intel Core i9 (15 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$647.14
Late 2019 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 (16 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB) Space Gray (Renewed)
Late 2019 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 (16 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$619.00
Mid 2019 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inches, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
Mid 2019 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inches, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$536.94
$579.99 7% OFF

Availability

M1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
Released20202019
Release DateAnnounced on November 10th, 2020Announced on May 16th, 2019
Pricing
  • $699
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $899
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
  • $2,399 - Intel Core i7 | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $2,799 - Intel Core i7 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Generations

Exterior

M1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
Size Comparison
M1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
Dimensions7.7” x 7.7” x 1.4” (197 mm x 197 mm x 36 mm)13.75” x 9.48” x 0.61” (349.3 mm x 240.7 mm x 155 mm)
Weight2.6 lb (1.2 kg)Starting at 4.02 pounds (1.83 kg)
Colors
Silver
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad-Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 64 (U.S.) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures

Display

M1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
Size-15.4 Inches
Info-Retina display
  • Retina display
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1920 by 1200
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1280 by 800
    • 1024 by 640
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology

Ports

M1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
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
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Charging, Displayport
Right (3)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Charging, Displayport

Internal Specs

M1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
Processor
  1. Apple M1
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W
  1. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.80 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.40 → 5.00 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  1. Apple M1
    Apple M1 iGPU
    8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
  1. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  2. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  3. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB
    4266 MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
  • Configurable to 16GB
16GB
configurable to 32GB of 2400MHz DDR4 onboard memory
Discrete Graphics-
  • AMD Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro 560XM with 4GB of GDDR6 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
Storage
  • 256GB 512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB SSD

Connectivity

M1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technologyBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
Ethernet
10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
-

Battery

M1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
Size-83.6 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life-
  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply150W built-in power supply87W USB‑C Power Adapter

Software

M1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
OSShipped with macOS CatalinaShipped with macOS Catalina
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
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

Camera & Audio

M1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
Camera-720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Built-in speaker
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • HDMI 2.0 port supports multichannel audio output
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Misc

M1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
Sensors-
  • Touch ID sensor
Security-
  • Touch ID sensor
In the box
  • Mac mini
  • Power cord
  • 15‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 87W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
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.Your MacBook Pro 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 screen damage or 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)
Video Support
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
  • Up to two displays with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
  • Up to four displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Key Features

M1 Mac miniMacBook Pro 15” (2019)
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 Mid
2019
16:10 Retina
15.4”
1800p 60Hz
Weight
4.02 lb
1.82 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-9980HK
8C/16T, 2.40 → 5.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,114
Single Core
Geekbench 5
6,504
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
2400 MHz DDR4
AMD
Radeon Pro Vega 20
4GB HBM2

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