$799 Mac mini review: Impressive multi-core performance from Apple’s most affordable Mac

Apple’s smallest Mac is a mighty mite of a machine.

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$799 Mac mini vs. $1,499 iMac benchmark comparison

Geekbench 4 Compute OpenCL test results

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Results are scores. Higher scores/Longer bars are better. Click to enlarge.

Geekbench 4 Compute Metal test results

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Results are scores. Higher scores/Longer bars are better. Click to enlarge.

Cinebench R15 OpenGL test results

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Results are frames per second. Higher scores/Longer bars are better. Click to enlarge.

Cinebench R15 CPU test results

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Results are scores. Higher scores/Longer bars are better. Click to enlarge.

Blender BMW render test results

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Results are times in seconds. Lower results/shorter bars are better. Click to enlarge.

At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Good bang for the buck
    • Similar design as previous Mac mini
    • Speed is competitive with the 2017 iMac

    Cons

    • Expecting a new, radical design change? You didn't get it
    • Its two USB-A ports may not be enough
    • You'll probably need a USB-C or HDMI video adapter
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