B&H Photo is discounting Apple's newest Mac mini (512GB) to $829.00, down from $899.00. This is the lowest price that we've tracked to date for this model of the Mac mini, which was refreshed in late 2020 with the new M1 chip.

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The 256GB Mac mini is also on sale and is available for $649.00, down from $699.00. This price has been more consistent than the 512GB Mac mini, and we've seen it go slightly lower in past sales. It's still among the best online this week compared to other Apple resellers.

The M1 chip in the Mac mini is Apple's first System on a Chip for Mac, integrating GPU, CPU, RAM, and other components for improved performance and efficiency. The M1 in the Mac mini has an 8-core CPU with four high-efficiency cores and four high-performance cores along with an integrated GPU that has 8 cores.

In the Mac mini, the M1 chip's CPU offers 3x faster performance than the previous-generation entry-level model and the GPU offers 6x better graphics performance. Machine learning workloads are up to 15x faster thanks to the 16-core Neural Engine, and the Mac mini is 5x faster than the best-selling Windows desktop in its price range.

If you're on the hunt for more discounts, be sure to visit our Apple Deals roundup where we recap the best Apple-related bargains of the past week.

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Top Rated Comments

smaffei Avatar
18 months ago
They are on sale because most people who want an M1 Mac mini for performance / future proofing are custom ordering them with 16Gb of RAM because you can’t upgrade the RAM with them being SoC. The 8GB models aren’t as desirable because of that shortcoming. And, if you are using the Mini only as a server, then the Intel models are more than sufficient at a much reduced price tag. So, 8GB M1 Mini kinda sits between those 2 markets.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleTO Avatar
18 months ago

I'm really tired of Apple disguising the Mac as affordable by creating entry level models that are not adequate for anyone, and then charging obscene amounts of money for upgrades (which only they can provide).

Yeah, the Mac mini is $699. Except it's not. When I want 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of internal storage (which is not "a lot" by any standard today), now it's $1299, the real price of this machine.

This is very different than what they do with iOS devices. The base model iOS devices are more than good enough for the majority of the market, and higher tiers are usually only $100 increments.
You’re joking right? The vast majority of consumers use macOS for word processing, email, web browsing, and lightweight media playback/streaming, and teleconferencing. The base models can handle these tasks without issue (and much more).
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bug-Creator Avatar
18 months ago
.... none of you are the target market.

Apple sells plenty 8GB Minis (maybe not as many as they thought but still) and normal people will just buy them and replace them a few years down the line when they start feeling slow.

Just look at used Macs on eBay, many many are base configs and even those that could have been upgraded by the user never were.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
b11051973 Avatar
18 months ago

Yet when you look at all the posts in the MM forums everyone swears by 8GB as all anyone will need..
It is very likely I would only need 8GB of ram, but I sure want 16. :)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lemon Olive Avatar
18 months ago

They are on sale because most people who want an M1 Mac mini for performance / future proofing are custom ordering them with 16Gb of RAM because you can’t upgrade the RAM with them being SoC. The 8GB models aren’t as desirable because of that shortcoming. And, if you are using the Mini only as a server, then the Intel models are more than sufficient at a much reduced price tag. So, 8GB M1 Mini kinda sits between those 2 markets.
I'm really tired of Apple disguising the Mac as affordable by creating entry level models that are not adequate for anyone, and then charging obscene amounts of money for upgrades (which only they can provide).

Yeah, the Mac mini is $699. Except it's not. When I want 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of internal storage (which is not "a lot" by any standard today), now it's $1299, the real price of this machine.

This is very different than what they do with iOS devices. The base model iOS devices are more than good enough for the majority of the market, and higher tiers are usually only $100 increments.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeeW Avatar
18 months ago

The 8GB models aren’t as desirable because of that shortcoming.
Yet when you look at all the posts in the MM forums everyone swears by 8GB as all anyone will need..
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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