Apple Begins Selling Refurbished M1 Mac Mini

Apple today began selling certified refurbished Mac mini models with the M1 chip for the first time in the United States and Canada, with prices discounted by approximately 15 percent compared to brand new models as usual.

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For example, a refurbished Mac mini with the M1 chip, 256GB of SSD storage, and 16GB of unified memory is available for $759, compared to $899 brand new. Other custom configurations are available too, but stock typically fluctuates rapidly on Apple's refurbished store, so those interested should act fast to place their order.

Apple began selling refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models with the M1 chip in select countries earlier this week.

Apple's refurbished products are pre-owned devices that are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and in the case of the Mac mini, repackaged with the power cord in the box. In our view, a refurbished Mac mini is virtually indistinguishable from a brand new model, so this represents a good opportunity for savings. However, keep in mind that third-party resellers may offer better deals over time, so be sure to monitor our deals roundup.

Apple's refurbished Macs are covered by a one-year limited warranty and have a 14-day return policy. AppleCare+ coverage can be purchased as well.

(Thanks, Ryan Gregg!)

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NMBob Avatar
44 months ago
How much mileage do the disks have on them?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SAIRUS Avatar
44 months ago
Lets see: partner said no
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M87 Avatar
44 months ago

Having only 256GB on Mac is like a 16 or 32GB iPhone. They really need to start Macs with at least 512GB or 1TB
256GB is plenty for me. Even with Logic and all of its additional content. I find more storage just leads to more clutter and crap I never actually use. Sure, I guess it's not great if you need to store lots of high res video or tons and tons of RAW photos, but comparing it to a 16GB phone is silly.
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Mr. Dee Avatar
44 months ago
Let’s see: impulse buy, failed YouTuber who didn’t get enough views to finance the device, or a indie developer using the credit from the dev kit or stimulus funds being saved for more pressing emergencies.
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Apple_Robert Avatar
44 months ago

How much mileage do the disks have on them?
Even though they have some use, the average user is still not going to be able to kill the write ability of the disk. They last a long, long time.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Baff Avatar
44 months ago

Not this quickly after a rollout. It would make me concerned, I wouldn't feel comfortable buying a machine with a chip that has never been used before anyway but to each his own
Refurbs usually appear about this long after release. I was actually expecting them a couple weeks ago.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)