M1 Mac mini vs. Xbox Series S: Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively analyzed the technical specifications for the M1 Mac mini and Xbox Series S models. Our report includes intricate details such as the CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

M1 Mac mini Pros

Reasons that M1 Mac mini is better than Xbox Series S.

Supports larger memory

M1 Mac mini supports a larger memory capacity than the Xbox Series S. It supports up to 16GB versus 10GB of system memory on the Xbox Series S.

Max system memory size
M1 Mac mini
16 GB
Xbox Series S
10 GB
About 39% lighter

M1 Mac mini weighed 2.6 pounds, 39% lighter than the 4.25 pounds Xbox Series S.

WeightM1 Mac miniXbox Series S
Pound
2.6 lbs.
4.25 lbs.
Kilogram
1.18 kg
1.93 kg

Xbox Series S Pros

We couldn't find any advantages of Xbox Series S over M1 Mac mini.

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
Xbox Series S Price
2021 Microsoft Xbox Series S 512GB Game All-Digital Console, One Xbox Wireless Controller, 1440p Gaming Resolution, 4K Streaming, 3D Sound, WiFi, White (Renewed)
2021 Microsoft Xbox Series S 512GB Game All-Digital Console, One Xbox Wireless Controller, 1440p Gaming Resolution, 4K Streaming, 3D Sound, WiFi, White (Renewed)
By Xbox
$289.00
Xbox One S 500GB Console (Renewed)
Xbox One S 500GB Console (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$214.99
Microsoft Xbox Series S Gilded Hunters Bundle - Includes Xbox Wireless Controller - Up to 120 frames per second - 10GB RAM 512GB SSD - Experience high dynamic range - Xbox Velocity Architecture
Microsoft Xbox Series S Gilded Hunters Bundle - Includes Xbox Wireless Controller - Up to 120 frames per second - 10GB RAM 512GB SSD - Experience high dynamic range - Xbox Velocity Architecture
By Xbox
$257.15
$299.99 14% OFF

Availability

M1 Mac miniXbox Series S
Released20202020
Release DateAnnounced on November 10th, 2020
  • Announced on September 9th, 2020.
  • Preordered on September 22nd, 2020.
  • Available on November 10th, 2020.
 
Pricing
  • $699
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $899
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
$299
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Exterior

M1 Mac miniXbox Series S
Size Comparison
M1 Mac miniXbox Series S
Dimensions7.7” x 7.7” x 1.4” (197 mm x 197 mm x 36 mm)10.82” x 5.94” x 2.55” (27.5cm x 15.1cm x 6.5cm)
Weight2.6 lb (1.2 kg)4.25 lbs. (1.92 kg)
Colors
Silver
White

Ports

M1 Mac miniXbox Series S
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
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1 port
    Support VRR, AMD FreeSync, 4K(2160p) @120Hz, 8K(4320p) @24-60Hz
  • 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • 1 x Gigabit 802.3 10/100/1000 network port

Internal Specs

M1 Mac miniXbox Series S
Processor
  1. Apple M1
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W
  1. Custom AMD Zen 2 for Xbox Series S
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.40 → 3.60 GHz,
Integrated Graphics
  1. Apple M1
    Apple M1 iGPU
    8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
  1. Custom AMD Zen 2 for Xbox Series S
    Custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU
    20 Compute Units, 4 TFLOPs, 1.565 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB
    4266 MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
  • Configurable to 16GB
10GB of GDDR6 Memory (128-bit wide bus)
  • 8GB @ 224GB/s
  • 2GB @ 56GB/s
Storage
  • 256GB 512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB
512GB PCIe Gen 4 Custom NVME SSD
  • 2.4GB/s uncompressed
  • 4.8GB/s compressed
Support Expandable Storage
  • Support for 1TB Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S matches internal storage exactly (sold separately).
  • Support for USB 3.1 external HDD (sold separately).

Connectivity

M1 Mac miniXbox Series S
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac dual band
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology-
Ethernet
10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.
More-Dedicated dual band Xbox Wireless radio

Battery

M1 Mac miniXbox Series S
Power Supply150W built-in power supply-

Software

M1 Mac miniXbox Series S
OSShipped 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
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Camera & Audio

M1 Mac miniXbox Series S
Audio
  • Built-in speaker
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • HDMI 2.0 port supports multichannel audio output
  • L-PCM, up to 7.1
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • DTS 5.1
  • Dolby TrueHD with Atmos

Misc

M1 Mac miniXbox Series S
In the box
  • Mac mini
  • Power cord
  • Xbox Series S
  • Xbox Wireless Controller
  • HDMI 2.1 Cable
  • Power Supply Cable
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 miniXbox Series S
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 Late
2020
Weight
4.25 lb
1.93 kg
Powered By
Custom AMD Zen 2 for Xbox Series S
8C/16T, 3.40 → 3.60 GHz
With integrated
Custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU
20 Compute Units, 4 TFLOPs, 1.565 MHz
10GB
GDDR6 Memory

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