Here are 8 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Mac Mini M2 that you must know!


On January 17, 2023, Apple officially launched its newest product, the Mac Mini M2. In the event, Apple also released other products for the segment laptop namely the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. The Mac Mini M2 was launched as an update and upgrade over its predecessor, the Mac Mini M1 which was launched in November 2020.

Apart from the Mac Mini M2, Apple also released another version, the Mac Mini M2 Pro. With the word “Pro” behind, the Mac Mini M2 Pro is slightly superior to the Mac Mini M2.

The Mac Mini M2 comes as a more compact and tiny device for the size of a computer. In fact, the length and width are not more than 20 cm. This makes it has a high level of mobility.

Despite its compact size, the Mac Mini M2 offers high capabilities and performance. When compared to its predecessor, the Mac Mini M1, the Mac Mini M2 has some pretty interesting improvements. Starting from performance, of course, various enhanced features, to more affordable prices.

True, even though it has several improvements in terms of performance to specifications, the Mac Mini M2 is actually priced at a lower price, loh. So, roughly, what are the advantages of this Mac Mini M2? What about the drawbacks?

Relax, in this article, Caris Signal has summarized some of the advantages and disadvantages of this Mac Mini M2. You can see a brief description in advance in the following table.

*This table can be shifted sideways

High Compatibility with MacOS

Bluetooth 5.3 and WiFi 6E support

Enhanced Privacy and Security

If you are still not satisfied and curious about the Mac Mini M2, you can read this article till the end. You can read a more complete discussion of the advantages and disadvantages after viewing the specifications below.

Mac Mini M2 Specifications

Mac Mini M2

Write the screen type here

Chip Apple M2 (CPU 8–core with 4 core performance and 4 core efficiency)

8 GB (unified memory, Up to 16 GB or 24 GB)

256 GB or 512 GB (Up to 1 GB or 2 TB)

Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) Bluetooth 5.3

DisplayPort Thunderbolt, 4 (up to 40 Gb/s), Two USB-A ports (up to 5 Gb/s), HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet port (configurable to 10 Gb Ethernet), 3.5 mm headphone jack

• Maximum Power Consumption

Advantages of the Mac Mini M2

Just like its predecessors, the Mac Mini M2 has an advantage in terms of its compact design. However, the advantages it has not only that. To be clearer, let’s discuss one by one. Listen to the end, OK?

1. Luxury Design

Mac Mini M2

Actually, the design of the Mac Mini M2 hasn’t changed much since the 2018 edition. However, that is not a problem, because the design it carries is practically perfect. The design of the Mac Mini M2 has a concise and simple shape, but on the other hand it looks very luxurious.

Presumably, Apple is well aware of the needs of content creators. With a serious job or activity, computer products from Apple are always the first choice. Starting from photo editing, design, rendering video, to play game. However, thanks to its ability, the computer made by Apple is able to do it very well.

However, with a computer that is large enough, of course, it cannot be moved freely. That’s what the Mac Mini is here for. This Mac Mini was launched as a way out to make it easier for content creators to mobilize. With its ridiculously tiny size for a computer, it’s really eye-catching.

This design is typical of Apple products that prioritize beauty, elegance and luxury. In terms of color, the Mac Mini M2 returns to using the Silver color which looks luxurious. Meanwhile, the material used is still the same, namely aluminum which is polished in such a way as to make it look smooth.

The design of the body is flat with beautiful curves in every corner. As for the dimensions, the Mac Mini M2 has the same length and width, which is 19.70 cm, 3.58 cm high, and weighs only 1.18 kg.

For the logo, Apple places it at the top with a firm and shiny black color. Just like the Mac Mini M1, all over port stored in a long black holder on the back side. Knob power also stored there, when pressed the LED indicator on the front side will light up.

If you look at the bottom, there is a record labeled Mac Mini which functions as a foot or base. The disk also serves as access to see the inside of this Mac Mini M2. Unfortunately, you can’t just take it apart because all the components are soldered in motherboardincluding RAM and SSD.

2. Fast Performance

Mac Mini M2

As mentioned earlier, this time the Mac Mini comes in two versions, namely the Mac Mini M2 and Mac Mini M2 Pro. The most striking difference between the two is the resulting performance. On paper, the M2 Pro has superior performance by construction core more.

This M2 Pro chip has a CPU of 10 core consisting of 6 core for high performance and 4 core high efficiency. In addition, there is a GPU with core up to 16 core. Interestingly, this chip can still be configured or modified.upgrade up to 12 core on CPU and 19 core for GPUs.

The M2 Pro chip is also supported by 32 GB of RAM with bandwidth memory up to 200GB per second. The internal storage can be increased up to 8 TB. The resulting performance is truly extraordinary. Moreover, there is already Neural Engine technology which is able to make the device perform 40 percent faster than its predecessor, the M1.

Even though it is overshadowed by the M2 Pro chip with its extraordinary performance. The Mac Mini, which uses the M2 chip, doesn’t lose out either. It is powered by a CPU with 8 core consisting of 4 core high performance and 4 core high efficiency. To produce high performance and graphics, this M2 chip is equipped with up to 10 GPUs core.

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