Apple's new M2 Mac mini is one of the most potent and value-friendly Macs Apple has ever made. Sporting the hot new M2 chip inside a tiny desktop package, the new Mac mini is perfect for reasonably heavy workloads and anyone who wants a desktop Mac computer, easily scoring five stars in our M2 Mac mini (2023) review.
The new Mac mini is only a few days old, so you can imagine our surprise when we found that Amazon UK is selling the 512GB storage model for just £764 instead of its usual price tag of £849.
For that price, you get the base model 8-core CPU with 10 GPU cores, 8GB of Unified Memory, and the slightly upgraded 512GB storage.
M2 Mac mini deals in 2023
So what exactly makes the Mac mini so special? And why should you buy one? It has a tiny desktop footprint and an extremely low profile, making it perfect for hiding under a monitor or on a shelf somewhere. It has great connectivity for Ethernet, Thunderbolt, and more.
It also benefits from Apple Silicon, Apple's own in-house chips that replace Intel as the brains behind the operation. These chips are super-efficient and very snappy. This means you'll be able to open programs incredibly quickly, run lots of different windows at the same time, and do fairly strenuous stuff like photo and video editing without too much fuss. Beware though, these aren't really "Pro" machines for full-time professional creatives, you'll want a Mac Studio for that.
The new Mac mini also comes with an upgraded M2 Pro option that is definitely more powerful and a potent option for creatives, however, at iMore we think the value of the Mac mini lies in the base-model M2 on sale here thanks to its low starting price and the pound-for-pound processing power you're rewarded with.
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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. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9