Refurbished M1 Mac minis with 10Gb Ethernet are now available from Apple

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What you need to know

  • Apple's M1 Mac mini is now available as a refurbished machine with 10Gb Ethernet.
  • Refurbished M1 Mac minis with 10Gb Ethernet start at $849.

Those looking to get their hands on a bargain M1 Mac mini with a 10Gb Ethernet port can now get a refurbished machine with prices starting at $849.

While M1 Mac minis normally come with gigabit Ethernet, those who need more throughput can opt for the 10Gb option instead. With standard M1 Mac minis also available as a refurbished option, the 10Gb premium appears to be $100.

As MacRumors points out, buying a refurbished machine will save you $150 right now.

When buying the ‌M1‌ ‌Mac mini‌ new, customers have to use a build-to-order configuration to upgrade from standard Gigabit ethernet to 10Gb ethernet for an additional $100. A refurbished ‌M1‌ ‌Mac mini‌ with 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and 10Gb ethernet sells for $849, which is a $150 saving on the same machine if bought new.

While most won't benefit from the extra bandwidth, a 10Gb M1 Mac mini could be the best Mac for use in data centers and other high-throughput environments.

All of Apple's refurbished Macs come with a one-year warranty as well as all of the accessories a new machine would also come with. The machines are a great way to get into a Mac without paying full price with Apple giving each machine a clean bill of health before it is made available to buy.

Apple always makes its machines available as refurbished products as and when it has the devices on hand, but that also means that stock levels can be erratic and you may not always find the exact configuration you're looking for.

You can buy the refurbished Mac mini, and other machines, in the Apple Store now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.