It’s clear that the prominence of Apple’s spring event earlier this week was achieved by the iMac M1, it’s not the only update to the PC lineup. After Keynote, Apple also updated its website with a new option for the Mac mini with M1, with optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, which was previously only available on the Intel version.
Starting with this Mac mini M1 update, customers can now request the computer with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, which is faster than the Gigabit Ethernet port traditional. This option was not available for the first time for Mac mini models with the M1 chip.
Apple offers a new feature for the Mac mini
As you can see on the official Apple website, the upgrade costs an additional 115 dollars at the price of the Mac mini, which starts at 799 dollars in Europe. Thus, the configuration would be that of a Mac mini M1, with 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of SSD and 1 GB of Ethernet network. While the most expensive model of Mac mini, it would reach 2,064 dollars, with a Mac mini M1 with 16 GB of RAM, 2 TB of SSD and 10 GB of Ethernet.
Interestingly, this setup was leaked into an internal system of Apple Authorized Service Providers shortly after Apple introduced the Mac mini M1 in November of last year. It seems that these models They weren’t prepared in time to be announced in 2020.
Since the 10 Gigabit Ethernet port is an additional upgrade, customers will only be able to purchase a Mac mini M1 in this configuration from the Apple Store . The news confirms a November 2020 report that Apple included a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port for a Mac mini M1 in a service document.