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Apple launches new Mac mini with M2 chip

And M2 Pro

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Earlier today, Apple unveiled the latest generation for Apple Silicon. As with new entries for the lineup, most of the love is currently flowing to the MacBook Pro lineup. However, if you’re looking for a more stable workstation, Apple has also launched a new Mac mini with the new processor.

Available with either the regular M2 or the M2 Pro, the new Mac mini boosts performance for desktop users. With just the regular M2, the device can perform intensive tasks like Adobe Photoshop by up to 50 percent faster. It can even do video editing in apps like Magic Cut Pro more than twice as fast as the previous generation. It can also play Resident Evil Village by up to 35 percent faster.

Naturally, the Mac mini with the M2 Max offers an even bigger boost to performance. The upgraded variant performs tasks in Final Cut Pro by up to 4.2 times faster than the previous generation. It can also play Resident Evil Village by up to 2.8 times faster.

For connectivity, the Mac mini supports Wi-Fi 6E, up to four Thunderbolt 4 ports, three displays, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack. Out of the box, it will come with macOS Ventura.

The new Mac mini is already available for preorders. It will start shipping on January 24 (and February 3 for Asia and Australasia). The regular M2 variant starts at US$ 599. Meanwhile, the M2 Pro variant starts at US$ 1,299.

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Apple M2 Mac mini Review

More Affordable, More Powerful

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Apple silently revealed the 2023 M2 Mac mini to the world.

Back in 2005, the Mac mini G4 was the cheapest Mac you can buy for US$ 499.

Almost 18 years after, the Mac mini still is the cheapest Mac at just US$ 599.

That’s still a lot of savings versus buying a US$ 1299 iMac.

The biggest difference? The newest Mac mini runs two of the most powerful chips right now — the M2 and M2 Pro.

But is it actually the right Mac for you?

Watch our Apple M2 Mac mini review now!

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2023 Minimal Desk Setup

With Logitech’s newest keyboard and mouse

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Last week, Apple launched the new Mac mini, a BYODKM device — bring your own display keyboard and mouse.

Paired with Apple’s Studio Display, this is the perfect time to pair it with a keyboard and mouse from Logitech!

But how will Michael Josh’s revamp his 2023 desk setup?

Watch our special Logitech desk setup and styling video now to know more!

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ZTE announces 5 new G5 series servers

More power

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ZTE has released its latest G5 series servers which run on the 4th-generation Intel Xeon scalable processors to deliver more powerful computing abilities.

There are a total of five new server types announced, which will all support liquid cooling heat dissipation, high-density computing power, mass storage, and better flexibility and reliability:

  • 5200 G5 high-density server
  • R5300 G5 full-scenario universal server
  • R5500 G5 mass storage server
  • R6500 G5 heterogenous computing power server
  • R8500 G5 high-performance server

Extreme performance

The G5 series servers have the latest Intel Xeon 4th gen scalable processors which have up to 120 cores in 2 sockets. They will also support Intel Optane persistent memory 300 series (Crow Pass).

The R6500, in particular, has a built-in 10-to-20 computing intelligent acceleration engine which tries to achieve the best combination of computing power for various scenarios.

The servers may also be flexibly expanded. The R5300, for instance, provides many disk positions and high-speed I/O interfaces.

Additionally, the servers have a bandwidth design of 32 DDR5 memory slots. PCIe 5.0 improves bandwidth by 150% while bandwidth performance is also boosted by 50%.

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