This is the best time to buy an M1 Mac Mini — unless a new one is announced on Monday

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NS mac mini, along with its more mobile cousins Macbook Air And Macbook Pro, was one of the first Apple computers to abandon Intel silicon in favor of Apple’s impressive M1 processor. And it might be one of the first Macs to get M1X Update. apple is The new Mac is expected to be announced on Monday.

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The Mac Mini is Apple’s least expensive macOS computer, and it’s selling for some of the lowest prices we’ve seen yet on Amazon. The baseline model of the M1 Mac Mini costs $699 from Apple and comes with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive. The step-up model costs $899 from Apple and doubles the storage capacity to 512GB. Amazon is currently offering a $99 discount on the baseline model and $149 on the more useful step-up model with twice the storage capacity. (For both discounts, you’ll see an introductory discount and additional savings at checkout.) These price breaks match the largest we’ve seen for any model, but waiting until Monday to see which is still the best. Good what update Apple can bring to Mac mini.

One advantage of paying full price and buying one from Apple is that you can customize the machine and add more RAM or a higher capacity SSD, while the models sold on Amazon and other retailers are fixed configurations. And unlike most other desktops, the Mac mini’s RAM isn’t user-upgradable. Apple’s M1 system-on-a-chip integrates the CPU, GPU, RAM, and other components for greater power and efficiency, but the downside of this integration is the lack of DIMM slots that allow you to add additional RAM after purchase. Will give


It is worth noting that Apple Store offers students educational discounts, but you’ll only save $20 on the cost of a new Mac Mini, although some upgrades are discounted as well. For example, doubling the RAM to 16GB costs $180 with the education discount instead of the usual $180 fee.

Also at Apple, you can get a refurbished M1 Mac Mini. Apple starts selling M1 Mac Mini refurbs Certified Updated Mac Page. Currently, you can get a refurbished M1 Mac Mini with a 256GB SSD for $589 with a $110 discount, or a step-up model with a 512GB SSD for $759 with a $140 discount Huh. Refurb inventory changes rapidly so you may not always find the M1 Mac Mini listed. However, it’s worth keeping an eye out for, as you can lock in substantial savings. Rick Broda, Nerdshala’s Cheapskate Emeritus, is a big fan of renewal — Especially Apple’s, which are often just as good as new.

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Keep reading to see the best US prices currently available for Apple’s Mac Mini. We update this page regularly and give exact prices at the time of publication, but note that they fluctuate.

Mac mini discounts, compared

Model w/ CPU and storage capacity

price list

Best Price (Current)

Best Price (All Time)

Mac Mini w/ M1 Chip, 256GB SSD




Mac Mini w/ M1 Chip, 512GB SSD




Note that “all-time” means the best price we’ve seen at an Apple-authorized retailer over the lifetime of the product.

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