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I bought a Mac Mini Studio ($1999). I was going to get the Mac Mini M2, but Apple stores only carry stock and anything with a different configuration from the stock is considered customized and will have to be ordered. I wanted 32GB of RAM and the M1 Studio had 32GB of RAM and price wise was similar to the Mac Mini M2 Pro with 32 GB and with 12‑core CPU, 19-core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine. I want to study iOS development and a few other things, so I thought of this as an investment. 😉 Maybe my brain just tricking me. 😀

Mac Studio (2022) – Technical Specifications

Year introduced: 2022
Identify your Mac Studio model




Apple M1 Max chip

10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores
24-core GPU
16-core Neural Engine
400GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine
Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW
Video decode engine
Two video encode engines
Two ProRes encode and decode engines

Configurable to:
M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine

Apple M1 Ultra chip

20-core CPU with 16 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
48-core GPU
32-core Neural Engine
800GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine
Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW
Two video decode engines
Four video encode engines
Four ProRes encode and decode engines

Configurable to:
M1 Ultra with 20-core CPU, 64-core GPU, and 32-core Neural Engine


Apple M1 Max chip

32GB unified memory
Configurable to 64GB

Apple M1 Ultra chip

64GB unified memory
Configurable to 128GB


Apple M1 Max chip

Configurable to 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB

Apple M1 Ultra chip

Configurable to 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB

Video Support

Simultaneously supports up to five displays:

Support for up to four Pro Display XDRs (6K resolution at 60Hz and over a billion colors) over USB-C and one 4K display (4K resolution at 60Hz and over a billion colors) over HDMI

Thunderbolt 4 digital video output supports

Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
Thunderbolt 2, DVI, and VGA output supported using adapters (sold separately)

HDMI display video output

Support for one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz
DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)


Built-in speaker
3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones
HDMI port supports multichannel audio output

Connections and Expansion

Four Thunderbolt 4 ports with support for:
Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Two USB-A ports (up to 5Gb/s)
HDMI port
10Gb Ethernet
3.5 mm headphone jack
On front (M1 Max):
Two USB-C ports (up to 10Gb/s)
SDXC card slot (UHS-II)
On front (M1 Ultra):
Two Thunderbolt 4 ports (up to 40Gb/s)
SDXC card slot (UHS-II)

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802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible


Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology


10Gb Ethernet (Nbase-T Ethernet with support for 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb Ethernet using RJ-45 connector)

Size and Weight

Height: 3.7 inches (9.5 cm)
Width: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
Depth: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
Weight (M1 Max): 5.9 pounds (2.7 kg)2
Weight (M1 Ultra): 7.9 pounds (3.6 kg)2

Electrical and Operating Requirements

Line voltage: 100–240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
Maximum continuous power: 370W
Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Storage temperature: –40° to 116° F (–40° to 47° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 90% noncondensing
Operating altitude: tested up to 16,400 feet (5000 meters)

In the Box

Mac Studio
Power cord

Operating System

macOS is the most advanced desktop operating system in the world. macOS Ventura makes the things you do most on Mac even better, so you can work smarter, play harder, and go further.
Learn more about latest operating system
macOS User Guide

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new Mac Studio. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning, you can create and do amazing things.
Learn more about Accessibility

Features include:

Voice Control
Increase Contrast
Reduce Motion
Siri and Dictation
Switch Control
Live Captions

Built-in Apps3

App Store
Find My
Photo Booth
QuickTime Player
Time Machine
Voice Memos

Configure to Order

Configure your Mac Studio with these options at apple.com:
M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine
M1 Ultra with 20-core CPU, 48-core GPU, and 32-core Neural Engine
M1 Ultra with 20-core CPU, 64-core GPU, and 32-core Neural Engine
64GB unified memory (M1 Max)
128GB unified memory (M1 Ultra)
1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB SSD

Mac Studio and the Environment

Mac Studio is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:4
See the Mac Studio Product Environmental Report

Made with better materials

100% recycled rare earth elements in all magnets, representing 98% of the rare earth elements in the device
80% recycled aluminum in the enclosure
100% recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
25% or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Energy efficient

ENERGY STAR® certified5

Smarter chemistry6

Mercury-, BFR-, PVC-, and beryllium‑free

Green manufacturing

Apple’s Zero Waste Program helps suppliers eliminate waste sent to landfill
All final assembly supplier sites are transitioning to 100% renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

100% of virgin wood fiber comes from responsibly managed forests
90% or more fiber-based packaging

Apple and the Environment

We’re committed to making our products without taking from the earth, and to become carbon neutral across our entire business, including products, by 2030.
See Apple’s commitment
Acoustic Performance

Declared noise emission values in accordance with ECMA-109

Sound Power Level
L W A,m (B)
>Sound Pressure Level
Operator Position
L p A,m (dB)
Idle 2.5 (K V = 0.3) 15
Wireless web 2.5 (K V = 0.3) 15

L W A,m is the mean A-weighted sound power level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 B.
L p A,m is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at operator position (rounded to the nearest 1 dB).
1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel)
K v is the statistical adder for computing upper-limit of A-weighted sound power level.
The quantity, L W A,c (formerly called L W Ad) may be computed from the sum of L W A,m and K v .
The wireless web test browses 6 tabs with a mix of content including media.
Configuration tested: Apple M1 Ultra, 20-core CPU / 48-core GPU, 64GB memory, 1TB storage.

1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are available on the Mac App Store. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID and a device that is compatible with the OS version required for each app.
Data accurate as of product launch.
ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Apple defines its restrictions on harmful substances, including definitions for what Apple considers to be “free of,” in the Apple Regulated Substances Specification. Every Apple product is free of PVC and phthalates with the exception of AC power cords in India, Thailand (for two-prong AC power cords), and South Korea, where we continue to seek government approval for our PVC and phthalates replacement.

Published Date: Nov 28, 2022

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