The new Mac mini is available in 3.66 GHz 4-core 8th generation Intel i3 and 3.2 GHz 6-core 8th generation Intel Core i7 configurations. The 4-core model doesn’t offer a turbo boost mode, but the 8-core can turbo boost to 4.6 GHz.
Apple packed in its T2 security chip, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The RAM in the new Mac mini is a pleasant surprise: 2666MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM chips in two user-accessible slots. To get to the RAM slots you need to take the round base off the computer.
Apple’s base memory configuration for the Mac mini is 8 GB. For an extra US$200 Apple will put in 16 GB RAM. 32 GB will cost you an extra $600, and 64 GB is $1,400.
That means you can buy a Mac mini with a lower RAM configuration and buy chips from other companies at a lower cost. Saving a little money is always nice, after all.