Apple’s “Unleashed” Mac event kicks off in just three days, but you can skip all the preorder drama with a fantastic deal on the current Mac mini. Amazon is slashing the price of the 512GB Mac mini to $750, knocking $150 off the MSRP for a new all-time low. The price is listed as $799, but you’ll get an additional $49 off automatically at checkout.
The M1 Mac mini is the sleeper hit of the Apple silicon lineup, bringing an 8-core processor, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage along with a pair of Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports, two USB-A ports, HDMI, ethernet, and a headphone jack. It has a small enough enclosure where it can fit just about anywhere. Just plug in a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, and you’ve got one of the fastest Macs around.
Even if a new model arrives Monday, it’ll likely be a much more expensive higher-end model. In our 4.5-star review, we called the M1 Mac mini “the best value right now in Apple’s Mac lineup,” and a year later that hasn’t changed. So if you need a new Mac, don’t give this deal a second thought.
Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.