The holiday buying season has been and gone, but someone forgot to tell the retailers – some of the best Mac deals are still around. We’ve searched the web for the best prices on the latest iMac and Mac mini models, and offer our top picks on what to buy right now. Plus, our price-comparison charts update in real-time, saving you the bother of hunting down the best prices at all major retailers.
Before you start looking at deals, it makes sense to know what is the usual pricing for Macs so you don’t get conned. For your reference, here are the regular prices for the Mac mini and iMac.
M1 with 8-Core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
M1 with 8-Core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD
Apple doesn’t discount its Macs, but you might consider visiting Apple’s Refurbished and Clearance store. You can save some money off the regular price, and refurbished Macs are just as good as new with no cosmetic blemishes, a full one-year warranty, and free delivery and returns.
If you are a veteran or a current member of the military, Apple has a special purchase program where you can get ten percent off all Apple products. Verification of your veteran or active military status is required using ID.me.
Best Prices on Mac mini Today
Note that some retailers routinely sell Intel-based Mac minis with big markdowns. While we recommend an M1-based Mac mini for the desktop, an Intel-based Mac mini makes a great media or file server on your network.
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Mac Buying Advice
Many retailers carry Mac configurations that are different from the standard configurations. They may have more RAM, a higher-capacity SSD, Ethernet, or some other optional feature. This will affect the price. When shopping, maybe sure you read the specifications carefully so you get the Mac with the specs that you want.
Some retailers may sell older Intel-based Macs with deep discounts. Know that these Macs are older models and while they may be sold as “new,” they’re only new in the sense that they have never been used.
If you have an Apple Card, use it with Apple Pay. You get 3 percent cash back on purchases made at the Apple Store, and 2 percent back on all other purchases made using Apple Pay. If you use the physical Apple Card, you’ll only get 1 percent back.