What ports are on a M1 Mac mini?

In this post we will list down all the ports that the 2020 M1 Mac mini has.

M1 Mac mini Image

M1 Mac mini Ports

Question 1:
What ports are on the M1 Mac mini (2020)?

There are a total number of eight ports and slots available on M1 Mac mini. That includes a power port, an RJ-45 port, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI port, two USB-A ports, and a headphone jack. For further information, check the port details below.

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
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack

For more information, check out the M1 Mac mini specifications here.

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Question 2:
Does M1 Mac mini have a built-in SD card reader slot?

An SD (Secure Digital) card slot is an expansion slot that allows you to read and write data from and to an SD card. Both slot and card are available in three varied sizes, full-size SD, Mini SD, and MicroSD. The slot can be essential if you are a content creator who frequently gets photos and videos from digital camera memory cards.

Unfortunately, there is no SD card slot available on M1 Mac mini.

To help you identify which type of SD card is compatible with your laptop, this is the size comparison between the full-size SD, miniSD, and microSD cards. Just so you know, the microSD, most of the time, comes with an SD adapter, which means you can use it on any smartphone, tablet, digital camera, or laptop as long as they have an SD, miniSD, or microSD slot.

Size comparison between SD, MiniSD, and MicroSD
Question 3:
Does HDMI port available on M1 Mac mini?
HDMI or High-Definition Multimedia Interface is an essential connector for transferring high-quality digital video and audio from one device to another. It is a popular video interface used in projectors, TVs, and monitors as a video input or HDMI-in. For HDMI-out, it is frequently available on a laptop, desktop, or game console.

The M1 Mac mini comes with an HDMI port version 2.0, supporting video output up to 4K at 60Hz. The port is on the back side of the device.


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