A record low discount has returned to Apple's 512GB M1 Mac mini today on Amazon. You can get this model for $799.00, down from its original price of $899.00.

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This sale matches the previous all-time low price on the 512GB M1 Mac mini seen on Amazon, and it's available to ship out today. You'll find a matching sale over at B&H Photo, which offers free expedited shipping for orders placed in the United States.

At this time, the 256GB M1 Mac mini is not seeing a steep discount at any retailer, with Amazon offering the lowest price at $659.00, down from $699.00. The best price on this model has been $599.00, so we recommend waiting for a better deal.

Keep up with all of this week's best discounts on Apple products and related accessories in our dedicated Apple Deals roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

Chiromac81 Avatar
10 months ago
Why can't the deals be on the 1TB model?!?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4jasontv Avatar
10 months ago
I’d pay $500 for a 16GB/1TB first gen m1 mini to use as a devonthink server. The lack of upgradability makes it a tough sell.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
currocj Avatar
10 months ago

Why can't the deals be on the 1TB model?!?
No, the 16gb ram models we really want
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Edgecrusherr Avatar
10 months ago
8GB models always go on sale because they're not worth buying for most people. Please, please, warn people before they buy and waste their money.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
10 months ago

Don't get me wrong, the m1 is a great mobile chip but it's embarrassing for a desktop. Some here will claim it's unfair to compare a $700 desktop with a $3-4000 machine, but the truth is that when comparing Apple's flagship desktop with a mid-tier high-end workstation the m1 fails whenever it gets a multitasked or gpu workload thrown at it. And yeah, the m1 mini is Apple's flagship desktop right now.
The M1 Mini is not Apple's flagship desktop. And it is hardly embarrassing.

As an aside, for example, my M1 MBA runs X-Plane just fine at excellent rates, and with external flight controls.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4jasontv Avatar
10 months ago

The M1 Mini is not Apple's flagship desktop. And it is hardly embarrassing.

As an aside, for example, my M1 MBA runs X-Plane just fine at excellent rates, and with external flight controls.
What is Apple's flagship desktop device if not the m1 mac mini? The m1 iMac is worse than the mini and the intel options lag behind Apple silicon.

X-Plane is mostly a single-core CPU bottleneck. It's a terrible judge of performance for anything except itself. As soon as you need GPU or multicore performance the m1 falls apart.


Power has been fine on both sides thus far. I’m just torn between staying Apple and grabbing a Windows device on the side or going all in with an Android phone and Windows laptop. I really don’t want to have more than two portables. Currently that’s an iPhone and iPad. I’m trying out a Pixel 5 and Samsung Chromebook and am contemplating an Android phone and Windows 2-in-1. Overall I’ve been wanting a change. That’s why the Android is in the equation.
I wouldn't leave iOS for Android, but that's because I did that and regretted it. I understand the motivation, so no judgment, but for me the switch from iOS to android was far worse than the switch from macOS to Windows.

If you want a mobile device I think the iPad Pro or m1 MBA is the best laptop on the market (including windows). If you want power efficiency then any m1 Mac is better than most windows PCs. But that's just my opinion based on arbitrary lines drawn regarding performance requirements and efficiency.

If you just need basic performance on a computer then it's all going to come down to the OS and available apps.

However, if you need high-end hardware then your only option is Windows because there isn't high-end mac hardware right now. Despite what the people who downvote my comments might wish to believe, most modern apps are designed for multi-core workloads. For example, I have excel documents that are a nightmare to work with on my MBP but are as light as a cloud on my windows desktop. That's because excel benefits greatly from extra cores.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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