This is absolutely the cheapest Mac you will see this Black Friday, thanks to a whopping 46% saving from B&H.
Right now, you can score the base model Intel i3 Mac mini for just $429 (opens in new tab) if you move fast, this is a 24-hour deal. The best Black Friday MacBook Deals are all much more expensive than this, so if you have a monitor and some peripherals to hand, this is a much cheaper solution.
Of course, this isn't the M1 Mac mini, which is also on sale for just $849 (opens in new tab). However, not everyone needs M1 power. This Intel version would make for a great start PC for any child or young adult, or someone more senior who just needs something to keep ticking over as they check emails and browse the web.
Get an i3 quad-core processor, 256GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM running macOS Monterey for just $429. What a bargain!
The M1 Mac mini might be one of the best small desktop computers ever made, but its predecessor, the Intel Mac, was still handily capable. This Mac mini comes with a 3.6 GHz Quad-Core i3 processor, so it's not exactly a slouch. It also has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It also comes with plenty of ports, including four Thunderbolt 3 outlets, two USB 3.0 ports, and a Gigabit Ethernet port, although the Mac mini also supports Wi-Fi. Peripheral connectivity comes by way of Bluetooth 5.0, and it even has a headphone jack for plugging in a headset or speakers.
For just $429, this would honestly make a great gift or perfect "first Mac" for someone you love but move quickly as this offer ends in less than 24 hours.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.
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