Apple doubles SSD storage capacity for Mac mini

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Prices stay the same, but storage goes up. That's a win-win!
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Apple updated its entire Mac mini line Wednesday, offering double the SSD storage capacity at the regular price.

A $799 Mac mini is available with 256GB of PCIe-based SSD storage. Meanwhile, the $1,099 Mac mini now comes with 512GB of SSD storage as standard.

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The $799 Mac mini comes with a 3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory, Intel UHD Graphics 630 and 256GB PCIe-based SSD storage.

Meanwhile, the higher-end $1,099 Mac mini boasts a 3.0GHz six-core processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz, 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory, Intel UHD Graphics 630 and 512GB PCIe-based SSD storage.

Both models are available for shipping within one business day, via online order. In-store pickup is currently unavailable, due to the fact that Apple Stores have been closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Apple closed all its stores on March 14, and they are scheduled to reopen March 28. It remains to be seen if all locations worldwide will reopen their doors on that date.

The Mac mini was last updated in late 2018.

Usually, Apple would have probably introduced the upgrade at a keynote event in March. However, this year that event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 circumstances. As a result, Apple is unleashing new products like this, the new iPad Pro, and the refreshed MacBook Air online.