M1 Mac mini specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2020 M1 Mac mini including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

M1 Mac mini
Released2020
Release DateAnnounced on November 10th, 2020
Pricing
  • $699
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $899
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Generations
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
$389.99
$409.95 5% OFF
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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
$414.95
$719.95 42% OFF
2020 Apple Mac Mini with M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU (16GB, 1TB SSD) Silver - (Renewed)
2020 Apple Mac Mini with M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU (16GB, 1TB SSD) Silver - (Renewed)
By Apple
$791.98
Apple 2020 Mac Mini M1 Chip (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage)
Apple 2020 Mac Mini M1 Chip (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage)
By Apple
$504.95

Exterior

M1 Mac mini
Dimensions7.7” x 7.7” x 1.4” (197 mm x 197 mm x 36 mm)
Weight2.6 lb (1.2 kg)
Colors
Silver

Ports

M1 Mac mini
Ports
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

Internal Specs

M1 Mac mini
Processor
  1. Apple M1
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

M1 Mac mini1
Apple M11,705100.00%
01,705

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

M1 Mac mini1
Apple M17,414100.00%
07,414
Integrated Graphics
  1. Apple M1
    Apple M1 iGPU
    8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB
    4266 MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
  • Configurable to 16GB
Storage
  • 256GB 512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB

Connectivity

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

Battery

M1 Mac mini
Power Supply150W built-in power supply

Software

M1 Mac mini
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

Camera & Audio

M1 Mac mini
Audio
  • Built-in speaker
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • HDMI 2.0 port supports multichannel audio output

Misc

M1 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.
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)

Key Features

M1 Mac mini
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

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

M1 Mac mini image

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about M1 Mac mini.

Non-upgradable storage

M1 Mac mini has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion. Learn more

Storage SlotsM1 Mac mini
M.20 - Onboard
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on M1 Mac mini is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemoryM1 Mac mini
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeUnified
Speed