Recently released, Apple’s Mac Mini is arguably the best way to harness the power of the M1 chip at a reasonable price. The French Days are there to offer you a whole series of promotions, and the Mac mini also benefits from a nice reduction at several merchants – with a price going from 799 to 719 euros.
While clues about a high-end version of the Mac Mini model are already beginning to invade the Web, the Mac Mini M1 continues to prove its good performance. Perfect for office automation and a very good work companion that will accompany you for many years to come, the Mac Mini has something to surprise with its in-house processor. With the French Days, this is the perfect opportunity to get it at a reduced price with this immediate discount of 80 euros to Fnac, at Darty, Boulanger as well as on Amazon.
The Mac Mini M1 at a glance
- The excellent performance of the Apple M1 chip
- The compact design
- The connection provided, with 4 USB-C ports and 1 HDMI port
You can also find at Fnac, the model with a 256 GB SSD and 16 GB of RAM at 949 euros instead of 1,029.
To learn more about the 2020 Mac Mini M1 👇
If you wanted a change in design and well, you should not count on it. Indeed, for its Mac Mini 2020, Apple takes almost in every point the lines and the chassis of its predecessors. We find once again this 19.7 cm square shape with a frame made of 100% recycled aluminum. The case remains much more discreet than a PC tower and will be perfect for connecting a screen as well as your peripherals.
The main change from the previous generation is under the hood of the machine. Indeed, Apple has decided to separate from Intel processors to take off and develop its own in-house chip, the Apple M1 chip. It is based on an ARM architecture, with performance that has been greatly revised upwards. Its CPU is up to three times faster than the previous generation, and we find graphics performance up to six times higher. With this configuration, everyday tasks will go without a hitch, as well as video or photo editing for creative people.
However, this change of processor requires a rewrite of the applications. To facilitate this transition, a compatibility mode that can run applications from an X86 (Intel) architecture will be available. These non-native applications will run thanks to the Rosetta 2 emulator. Thanks to this technique, the software will run quickly and without slowing down.
This computer of course comes with the macOS Big Sur 11.0 operating system, which takes full advantage of the new chip architecture. Connectivity is rather complete, since there is a headphone jack, an Ethernet input, an HDMI port as well as 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 Thunderbolt 3 / DisplayPort / USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 ports. It is also Wi ‑ Fi compatible. 802.11ac for wireless Internet connection.
Finally, you can also count on 8 or 16 GB of RAM, as well as the ultra-fast SSD with a capacity of 256 or 512 GB depending on the model chosen. However, you can connect an external SSD (or hard drive) to store your movies and images. In addition to being an excellent productivity companion, this new M1 model of the Mac Mini finally opens the door to gaming, even if the games will not run in the best graphics conditions.
How to follow the French Days 2021?
The French Days were to be held last month, but the health situation demanded otherwise. Black Friday à la française is now taking place from Thursday, May 27 at 7 a.m. until June 2. The main brands such as Fnac, Darty, Boulanger, Amazon and Cdiscount are obviously playing the promotion game.
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