Late 2020 Mac mini M1

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    I noticed that all the Macs with a M1 only have two Thunderbolt/USB4 ports and these are:
    • Mac mini
    • Macbook Pro 13"
    • Macbook Air
    Macs with four Thunderbolt/USB-C ports are using Intel chips.

    The next Macs to transition to Apple Silicon would be the following with four Thunderbolt/USB4 ports by April 2021.
    • Mac mini
    • Macbook Pro 13"
    • Macbook Pro 16"
    I wonder if these iMacs with two Thunderbolt/USB-C ports and four USB3 ports will be included during that Mac event or be part of the mid-2021 update.
    • iMac 21.5"
    • iMac 27"
    iMac Pro and Mac Pro may get an update in late 2021.
     
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    Macs with M1 have Thunderbolt 4 not Thunderbolt 3.



    ATM Big Sur on Apple Silicon does not have driver support for eGPU. Expect it in a future update by the time higher-end Macs are updated to higher-end Apple Silicon.
     
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    Sold my i7 MBP. Looking forward to this ☺️
     
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    With the new Macs being so good at anything for now, I never considered the M1 Mac mini until now-- an entry level mac. I'll wait for a good 4k/5k UWA monitor to come, then I'd retire my trusty souped up iMac. Amazing value for its performance this time!
     
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    The Mini could be a great WFH Mac, because you can connect two or three monitors. Sounds like I’ve started to talk myself into it.
     
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    Of the 3 M1s, I'm most excited with the M1. Especially now that I'm home 99.999% of the time.
     
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    Mac Mini M1 is up on apple.com education. do they require any proof if its for edu/school use?
     
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    valid school id is fine. pmc dlsu give discounts to its alumnus too.
     
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    If you order now, delivery is 4-5 weeks away.

    I'd really rather get this from a store.

    From your observation, do stores carry custom specs, i.e. 16GB memory kaya?
     
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    Ask but it's unlikely as they do not sell as well as the standard SKUs.
     
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    Waiting for advice which store has the Mini M1. A store that hopefully would ship to Mindanao, payment via bank deposit. Too long a wait if via the Apple Store. :)
     
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    Waiting for confirmation of stocks from an online store. Sadly I've been waiting for 3 weeks now for it to arrive.
     
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    I’m so tempted to get a Mac Mini with M1, with 16GB. Kahit 256GB lang, okay na ako. I will just use external SSD.

    This will replace my Windows desktop that I’ve built, with 3x SSD and HDD, and a MacBook Pro.

    Anong gamit (or recommended) niyo na external dock/SSD storage device?
     
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    meron na sa greenhills sir Bob.
     
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    I use Sandisk 1TB SSD on the side as Im using Office 365 free 1TB Onedrive for docs and iCloud for photos.

    Ruined lots of external drives before and I dont want to gamble again with backups.
     
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    Sadly, I'm too far away, in Mindanao. Which store? Sana meron online.
     
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    Which store po?
     
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    I saw BosJap has them.
     
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