Mac Mini Gets An Upgrade - Even Better For Mac Based Audio Production

10-17-2014 08:26 AM

You may recall a recent Pro Tools Expert article about using the Mac Mini for your home studio.
In the orginal article we talked about why we thought it made a good choice for Mac lovers on a budget, how Apple have made it an even better proposition.
The new Mac Mini has got a refresh with:

  • Fourth-generation Intel Core processors
  • Faster integrated graphics
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports

The inclusion of 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports is great news, this connected to an Apollo Twin, plus the option to add another Thunderbolt device makes it very flexible. Even better then new Mac Mini has 4 USB3 ports, in many cases data transfer to USB3 drives can be as fast as those with Thunderbolt and the cost of USB3 drives is somewhat cheaper.
All in all the new Mac Mini is a mighty box of tricks and well worth consideration for those who want to use a Mac for audio production.