The 2018 Mac Mini – Marco.org


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Marco Arment:

The 2018 Mac Mini is real, and it’s spectacular. It makes almost nothing worse and almost everything better, finally bringing the Mac Mini into the modern age.

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11 hours ago by josephschmitt
Marco Arment:

The 2018 Mac Mini is real, and it’s spectacular. It makes almost nothing worse and almost everything better, finally bringing the Mac Mini into the modern age.

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11 days ago by jorgemir
And when rumors started swirling about an imminent Mac Mini update, I assumed the worst: if it came at all, it would be a tiny box with a slow, ultra-low-power processor and almost zero ports, optimizing for small size instead of versatility. The T2 is great for lots of security reasons — I wouldn’t buy a new Mac these days without it — but what you’re seeing here is its strength as a ridiculously fast SSD controller. And since every T2 so far performs identically, all T2 machines — from the 2018 MacBook Air to the iMac Pro — encode HEVC this way at the same speed, and all in complete silence because they’re barely touching the CPU. Interestingly, I disabled Turbo Boost to simulate the base i3 model’s thermals, and couldn’t get the fan to spin up audibly, no matter what I did. At many times in its past, it has seemed unloved, neglected, and downright punitive — a similar pattern to Apple’s other headless desktop, the Mac Pro.
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這傢伙也跨進 YouTuber 領域了?//The 2018 Mac Mini –
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13 days ago by mht
The 2018 Mac Mini is real, and it’s spectacular.

It makes almost nothing worse and almost everything better, finally bringing the Mac Mini into the modern age.
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13 days ago by euler
Watch the video review I hardly ever think about my Mac Mini, but it serves a vital role for my family as our home-theater mixer , Plex server, ScanSnap server,…
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13 days ago by frog
Marco Arment uses a Mac mini at home as a home theatre mixer, Plex server, scanner server, photos backup and a host for his NAS (network attached storage); now he's tested the new one, and really likes it:
<p>It seemed for a while that Apple lacked any interest in making Macs anymore, especially desktops.

Last year, with the introduction of the absolutely stellar iMac Pro, Apple showed us a glimpse of a potential new direction. It was downright perfect — a love letter to the Mac and its pro desktop users, and a clear turnaround in the way the company views the Mac for the better.

We didn’t know until now whether the iMac Pro’s greatness was a fluke. But now we have another data point: the last two desktops out of Apple have been incredible. After this, I have faith that they’re going to do the new Mac Pro justice when it finally ships next year.

The new Mac Mini is a great update, out of nowhere, to a product we thought would never be updated again.

Of course, with Apple’s track record on the Mac Mini, it may never be updated after this. This is either the first in a series of regular updates with which Apple proves that they care about the Mac Mini again, or it’s the last Mac Mini that will ever exist and we’ll all be hoarding them in a few years. We can’t know yet.</p>


The only negative is that it doesn't have optical-out. But: four - count 'em - USB-C ports. It looks like a hell of a machine if you can find a static need for it.
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13 days ago by danfnz
Updated the Mac Mini review with T2 HEVC hardware-encoding results:
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13 days ago by scottag
RT : Added a Blackmagic SSD speed test to my Mac Mini review:

(spoiler: very, very fast)
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13 days ago by johnvoorhees
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13 days ago by steinmanal
Marco Arment liebt den neuen Mac Mini
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The 2018 Mac Mini is real, and it’s spectacular.

It makes almost nothing worse and almost everything better, finally bringing the Mac Mini into the modern age.
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Watch the video review I hardly ever think about my Mac Mini, but it serves a vital role for my family as our home-theater mixer , Plex server, ScanSnap server,…
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