Apple fan Scott Yu-Jan wanted the flexibility of the M1 Mac Mini, but also the portability of a MacBook, so he came up with a portable solution of sorts. We all know that a portable Mac Mini has never been released, so the only solution is to build one, and that’s exactly what Scott did here using a 3D-printed enclosure that perfectly holds an iPad Mini 6. How do these two devices connect to each other? Using the duet Display app. Read more to see it in-action and for additional information.
The Duet Display app allows the Mac Mini to output to the iPad Mini at full Retina resolution, all the while still retaining the touch function on the iPad Mini. This means that the only external input device needed is a Magic Keyboard, which easily fits in a backpack. As you can see, this mashup probably isn’t better than a standard MacBook Air, but it’s most certainly a conversation piece nonetheless.
2020 Apple Mac Mini with Apple M1 Chip (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage)
- Apple-designed M1 chip for a giant leap in CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance
- 8-core CPU packs up to 3x faster performance to fly through workflows quicker than ever*
- 8-core GPU with up to 6x faster graphics for graphics-intensive apps and games*
- 16-core Neural Engine for advanced machine learning
- 8GB of unified memory so everything you do is fast and fluid