Mac Mini


Snazzy Labs 3D-Printed Mac Mini
Quinn Nelson of Snazzy Labs wanted to create a truly small Mac Mini and that required the use of a 3D printer. Put simply, all of the components needed to be removed from the original case and then put into the smaller one. What may surprise you is that the fan was removed as well as the large power supply, which was replaced with a MagSafe 2 connector from a 2015 MacBook, paired with a Microsoft Surface charger. Read more for a video and additional information.

Apple Portable Mac Mini iPAd
Apple fan Scott Yu-Jan wanted the flexibility of the M1 Mac Mini, but also the portability of a MacBook, so he came up with a portable solution of sorts. We all know that a portable Mac Mini has never been released, so the only solution is to build one, and that’s exactly what Scott did here using a 3D-printed enclosure that perfectly holds an iPad Mini 6. How do these two devices connect to each other? Using the duet Display app. Read more to see it in-action and for additional information.

New Apple Mac Mini Refresh 2022 Filing Leak
Photo credit: Jon Prosser
Apple’s regulatory filings with the EEC (the Eurasian Economic Database) ahead of the company’s March event officially confirms three new Mac models – A2615, A2686, and A2681 – one of which may be a completely redesigned Mac Mini. Technology leaker Jon Prosser claims the new model will sport a plexiglass-like top over an aluminum enclosure, while its overall size should be slightly smaller than the current model. Read more for a video and additional information.

Mac Evo
Photo credit: Pierre Cerveau via Yanko Design
Apple’s Mac Mini is a fine machine to those who don’t need the highest-end components, but there should be a way for you to upgrade the processor, graphics card, storage, etc. Meet the Apple Mac Evo. In addition to all of the upgradeable parts, it also features a Liquid Radia cooling system, or in other words, a radial radiator with a centrifugal fan that pulls air in from the bottom and out to the sides to achieve maximum cooling efficiency in a small chassis. Read more for additional pictures.

Apple Mac Mini 2018

Apple’s latest Mac Mini is perfect for anyone who wants a simple desktop solution, without the bulky tower, and the base model is being offered for just $699 shipped, this week only, originally $799. Featuring a quad-core i3 8th-generation Intel Core processor, Intel UHD graphics 630, 8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM (upgradeable up to 32GB), ultrafast 128GB of internal SSD storage, four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, two USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and macOS Mojave. Product page. Read more to see one incredible Mac Mini setup that you could replicate.

New Mac Mini

Finally, Apple has given the Mac Mini a massive increase in performance, thanks to 4- and 6-core processors, up to 64GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM, and blazing fast all-flash storage (2TB maximum), equating to five times faster performance. You also get Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Apple T2 Security Chip and a 10Gb Ethernet option, making it a much more capable desktop than ever before. “Mac Mini is loved by customers for its ability to be used in incredibly diverse environments – from casual desktop use, to live professional performances, to multiple Mac mini computers powering through video renderings and compiling software code, to racks of thousands in giant app build farms – anywhere a small-but-mighty Mac is needed to get the job done,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Continue reading for a hands-on video, pictures and more information.

Apple TouchBar Computer

Apple’s Mac Mini is great as a home theater PC or just for casual use, and we could be seeing a replacement sooner than later. This concept takes the Touch Bar to a whole new level by cramming an entire computer inside one. It’s essentially a large multi-touch control strip that doubles as the Dock and Touch Bar, enabling users to interact directly with the computer. Continue reading for more pictures.

Elago M4 iPhone Mac

Always wanted to transform your iPhone into a miniature Macintosh computer of sorts? If so, then the Elago M4 stand should do the trick. It’s compatible with the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 models, and the small accessory securely holds the smartphone in place. There are several openings that allow easy access to the volume bar, and a slot for the charging cable. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

What you’re looking at above is currently the world’s smallest functional Macintosh Computer, built by craft master John Badger. That’s right, this geek decided to build a miniature, yet fully-functional, Mac Classic, complete with HDMI, two USB ports, and an Ethernet port, all powered by Rasberry Pi. Continue reading for a video.