Apple’s latest Mac mini, the M2 Pro, is a powerful desktop computer with a flexible design that makes it suitable for a wide range of applications. In this comprehensive review, we’ll break down the features of the new model and discuss how it fared in our testing.
Design and Performance
The Mac mini M2 Pro packs an 8-core Intel Core i7 processor and a powerful AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics card into its compact 4.5-inch frame. It also offers up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage, giving you plenty of power for even demanding tasks. In terms of ports, you get two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB-C ports, HDMI 2.0 port, and an RJ45 Ethernet port. The overall design is clean yet the functional power button on the front face is handy if you need to reboot or shut down your machine quickly.
In our testing, we found the M2 Pro to be incredibly powerful yet surprisingly quiet during operation could hardly hear any fan noise. We also loved how easy it was to upgrade or repair components; slide off the bottom panel and you’ll have access to all the internals without having to unscrew anything else. This flexibility makes it great for users who want to tinker with their hardware or upgrade components over time as needed something that’s not always possible with more traditional PCs.
Software and Accessories
The Mac mini comes preinstalled with macOS Catalina 10.15 out of the box, but can easily be upgraded to higher versions when available from Apple. However, bear in mind that macOS does come with some limitations; for example, there are no native Windows apps available for Macs so you won’t be able to run any Windows-only software on this machine (unless you install Windows separately). As far as accessories go, Apple includes a Magic Keyboard, Mouse 2 wireless mouse and trackpad in their bundle package so you don’t have to buy any additional peripherals separately unless desired.
Apple’s Mac Mini M2 Pro is a great choice if you’re looking for a powerful desktop computer that won’t take up too much space on your desk or bookshelf. It offers excellent performance while remaining relatively quiet during operation. Its upgradeable design gives users plenty of room to customize their system as needed over time without purchasing an entirely new machine every few years.