M2 Mac mini

Here's what you need to know about 2023 M2 Mac mini including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Our analysis and reviews

M2 Mac mini image

What we like

Reasons to like about M2 Mac mini.

First Mac mini with pro-level performance

The new 2023 Mac mini is available with an M2 Pro chip option that brings more I/O ports, more and faster-unified memory, and supports up to three displays.

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about M2 Mac mini.

Slow SSD on 256GB Config

Apple cut costs on an entry-level 256GB SSD option by placing only a single SSD chip instead of two like the previous M1 Mac mini.

Non-upgradable storage

M2 Mac mini has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion. Learn more.

Non-upgradable memory

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

More affordable, starting at just $599

For a hundred dollars less, you get a base model of Mac mini with an M2 (8 CPU cores and 10 GPU cores) chip, 8GB of unified memory, and a 256GB SSD.

Supports up to three displays

The new M2 Pro Mac mini can simultaneously output up to three displays with two [email protected] displays and one [email protected]

Welcomed improvements
  • Supports larger unified memory capacity of up to 24GB.
  • Uses faster LPDDR5 memory.
  • The headphone jack now supports high-impedance headphones.
  • Comes with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.
  • Shipped with macOS Ventura.
M2 Pro Mac mini exclusive features
  • New 185W built-in power supply.
  • Supports larger unified memory capacity of up to 32GB.
  • Supports up to 200GB/s of memory bandwidth.
  • Supports up to three display outputs.
  • Support the latest HDMI version 2.1, which can output up to [email protected] or [email protected]
Significantly newer manufacturing

2023 vs. 2020

Much faster CPU performance

Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G) inside M2 Mac mini has a 100% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Apple M1 (8C, 8G) inside M1 Mac mini.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
M2 Mac mini - Apple M2 Pro (10C, 16G)
14,899
M2 Mac mini - Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
14,899
M2 Mac mini - Apple M2 (8C, 10G)
8,819
M1 Mac mini - Apple M1 (8C, 8G)
7,414
Supports larger memory

M2 Mac mini 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
M2 Mac mini
32 GB
M1 Mac mini
16 GB
Has two more ports and slots

M2 Mac mini has more ports and slots count than the M1 Mac mini. It has ten versus eight amount of ports and slots on the M1 Mac mini.

PortsM2 Mac miniM1 Mac mini
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
power portYesYes
RJ-45YesYes
Thunderbolt 3NoYes x2
Thunderbolt 4Yes x4No
USB-AYes x2Yes x2
Total108

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Non-Pro M2 chips are still limited to two displays.

To have a Mac mini with three monitors set up, you will need a model with an M2 Pro chip. The M2 chip supports only up to two displays output simultaneously, with one [email protected] and one [email protected]

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Key Features

M2 Mac mini
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
Weight
2.6 lb
1.18 kg
Up to
Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
12C/12T, 3.50 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,943
Single Core
Geekbench 5
14,899
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M2 Pro iGPU
19 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores
Configurable up to
32GB
LPDDR5 Memory
M2 Mac mini Ports

Availability

M2 Mac mini
Released2023
Release Date
  • Announced on January 17, 2023.
  • Available on January 24, 2023.
Pricing
  • $599
    M2, 8C CPU, 10C GPU, 8GB, 256GB
  • $799
    M2, 8C CPU, 10C GPU, 8GB, 512GB
  • $1,299
    M2 Pro, 10C CPU, 16C GPU, 16GB, 512GB
  • $1,599
    M2 Pro, 12C CPU, 19C GPU, 16GB, 512GB
  • $1,999
    M2 Pro, 12C CPU, 19C GPU, 32GB, 512GB
  • $2,199
    M2 Pro, 12C CPU, 19C GPU, 32GB, 1TB
  • $2,599
    M2 Pro, 12C CPU, 19C GPU, 32GB, 2TB
  • $3,199
    M2 Pro, 12C CPU, 19C GPU, 32GB, 2TB
  • $4,399
    M2 Pro, 12C CPU, 19C GPU, 32GB, 8TB
  • $4,499
    M2 Pro, 12C CPU, 19C GPU, 32GB, 8TB, 10GbE
Generations
Stores

Exterior

M2 Mac mini
Dimensions7.75” x 7.75” x 1.41” (197 mm x 197 mm x 35.8 mm)
Weight
  • 2.6 lbs. (1.18 kg)
    M2
  • 2.8 lbs. (1.28 kg)
    M2 Pro
Colors
Silver

Ports

M2 Mac mini
Ports
M2 Mac mini Ports
Image Source: Apple
Back (10)
  • 1 x power port
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps, Configurable to 10 Gbps
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery, M2 Pro only, Optional
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0 on M2, v2.1 on M2 Pro
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone

Internal Specs

M2 Mac mini
Processor
  1. Apple M2 (8C, 10G)
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.50 GHz,
  2. Apple M2 Pro (10C, 16G)
    10 cores, 10 threads, 2.42 → 3.05 GHz,
  3. Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
    12 cores, 12 threads, 3.50 GHz,

Geekbench 5 Single Core

M2 Mac mini1
Apple M2 (8C, 10G)1,93399.49%
2
Apple M2 Pro (10C, 16G)1,943100.00%
3
Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)1,943100.00%
01,943

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

M2 Mac mini1
Apple M2 (8C, 10G)8,81959.19%
2
Apple M2 Pro (10C, 16G)14,899100.00%
3
Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)14,899100.00%
014,899
Integrated Graphics
  1. Apple M2 (8C, 10G)
    Apple M2 iGPU
    10 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  2. Apple M2 Pro (10C, 16G)
    Apple M2 Pro iGPU
    16 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  3. Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
    Apple M2 Pro iGPU
    19 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
Memory
  • 8GB 16GB
    unified memory.
  • Configurable to 32GB
Storage
  • 256GB 512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 8TB

Connectivity

M2 Mac mini
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6E wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.3 wireless technology
Ethernet
10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Configuration up to 10 Gbs

Battery

M2 Mac mini
Power Supply
  • 150W built-in power supply
    M2
  • 185W built-in power supply
    M2 Pro

Software

M2 Mac mini
OSShipped with macOS Ventura
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

Camera & Audio

M2 Mac mini
Audio
  • Built-in speaker
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • HDMI port supports multichannel audio output

Misc

M2 Mac mini
In the box
  • Mac mini
  • Power cord
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.
MoreM2 Mac mini: video supports
  • Simultaneously supports up to two displays:
    • One display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one display with up to 5K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt or 4K resolution at 60Hz over HDMI
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output supports
    • Support for native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • HDMI 2.0 display video output
    • Support for one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz
M2 Pro Mac mini: video supports
  • Simultaneously supports up to three displays:
    • Up to three displays: Two displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz over HDMI
    • Up to two displays: One display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one display with up to 4K resolution at 144Hz over HDMI
    • One display with up to 8K resolution at 60Hz or 4K resolution at 240Hz over HDMI
  • Thunderbolt 4 digital video output
    • Support for native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • HDMI display video output
    • Support for one display with up to 8K resolution at 60Hz or 4K resolution at 240Hz