Since it launched last year, we've been keeping tabs on the best Mac mini deals for the new M1 model but none we have seen to date compare to the one available right now at Amazon.
Over there, you can snag the 512GB model with a $99 discount. Thanks to a $70 price cut and a further $29 off at checkout, you are able to get the higher-capacity M1 Mac mini for $800 — its best price ever.
The new M1 chip is the future of all Apple computers and the company has stated that you'll see it across all of its Macs within a couple of years.
It represents a huge leap forward in terms of performance and efficiency as it combines the CPU, GPU, and a Neural Engine designed for advanced machine learning. Its CPU features eight cores and offers 2.8x faster performance and the 8-core GPU will also provide a boost for graphics performance in intensive apps and games.
Other specs for the Mac mini include 8GB of unified RAM which helps out with multitasking and doing everything you need to get done as quickly as possible. The model on sale is the higher-capacity version with a 512GB SSD. Since it is solid state storage, it'll be super fast and a huge upgrade if you're moving from a machine with a spinning-disk hard drive.
On the back, there are two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, a HDMI 2.0 port, two USB-A ports, plus Gigabit ethernet and audio out. The new Mac mini also supports Wi-Fi 6 for speedy internet connectivity. MacOS Big Sur comes loaded on the machine featuring an all-new design, major app updates for Safari, Messages, Maps, and more.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.