Apple's M1 Mac mini is arguably the best Mac for a ton of people right now, and now it's cheaper than before with delivery still set to happen before Christmas. Right now Amazon is slashing $100 off the normal price and then taking an additional $49.01 off at the point of checkout — giving buyers the chance to save more than $149 right now.
Unlike some Amazon deals, this one won't ask anyone to enter any discount codes and you won't even need to remember to clip any on-screen coupons here, either. Just make sure to place an order soon — Amazon isn't saying when either of these discounts will end and anyone wanting to get their M1 Mac mini before Christmas should definitely place that order ASAP.
Packing the speedy M1 Apple silicon with 8GB of Ram and an upgraded 512GB SSD, this is one capable little Mac.
The latest model features Apple's M1 Chip which is designed exclusively for use on Mac and integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more into a single system for a boosted Mac mini unlike any that have come before it. You even get the upgraded 512GB SSD, too.
Apple says that the 8-core CPU inside the M1 "packs up to 3x faster performance to fly through workflows quicker than ever," and it's difficult to argue with that. Things are even more impressive when you look at the M1's GPU performance, with "up to 6x faster graphics" offered here. Throw in the 16-core Neural Engine and you have a chip that will chew through demanding workflows with surprising ease.
We're big fans of the Mac mini in all its iterations, but the M1 really does take things to a whole new level!
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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.