The Mac mini is a good choice because it’s the cheapest Mac you can get, yet one of the more powerful Macs. If you want a new Mac mini, you don’t even have to pay full price – we’ve scoured the internet for the best deals on a Mac mini so you can save money on a new Mac.
With some great discounts, buying a Mac mini is without a doubt the cheapest way to get a Mac. If you want help choosing the best Mac for you, read our Mac buying guide where we cover all models.
Best Mac mini deals right now
Here are some of the best deals on the Mac mini we’re seeing right now:
In the U.S:
In the United Kingdom:
If you’re looking for another Mac, check out our roundup of the best desktop Mac deals.
Where to buy the Mac mini
Mac mini buyers in the US can visit the following stores:
If you live in the UK, you can pick up a Mac mini from the following stores:
Apple has a number of Apple Premium resellers in the UK that stock Macs and offer other services:
You may also be able to trade in your old Mac to get some cash from your new purchase. Here’s how to make money with Apple’s trade-in program.
Mac mini: what you need to know
Apple introduced the Mac mini with an M1 chip in November 2020. Read our Mac mini vs iMac comparison and our Mac mini M1 review to learn more.
The price of the Mac mini is as follows:
- M1 chip with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB, £699 / $699
- M1 chip with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB, £899 / $899
- 3.0GHz 6-core 8th Gen i5 Intel, Integrated Graphics, 8GB RAM, 512GB, £1,099 / $1,099
You can order a Mac mini directly from Apple UK and Apple US.
We hope the Mac mini will soon have the option of an M1 Pro or M1 Max, like the MacBook Pro 2021 has. When this rumored model arrives, it will likely be a replacement for the Intel-powered Mac mini that Apple still sells, and it will be priced higher than current M1 Mac mini models. More here: everything we know about the next Mac mini.
Speaking of the older 3.0GHz 6-core Intel Mac mini that Apple still sells, this could be attractive if you’d rather not switch to Apple’s M1 chips at this point. You can distinguish between the two by checking the color – the Intel model is Space Gray, the M1 model is Silver. We look at the M1 Mac mini vs Intel Mac mini in a separate article.
Best M1 Mac mini deals
M1 Mac mini, 256GB ($699 / £699)
M1 Mac mini, 512GB ($899 / £899)
Best ongoing Intel Mac mini deals
If you’re looking for the Intel Mac mini, you can get some good deals on those models:
Intel Mac mini, 3.0GHz, 512GB ($1,099 / £1,099)
Best refurbished Mac mini deals
Although Apple lowers the price of its Macs from time to time, this is quite rare: Apple never really offers discounts except through its official refurbished store.
With that in mind, we recommend that you visit the Apple Refurbished Store, where you can find affordable Mac mini models. These refurbished models are Mac minis that have been returned to Apple, perhaps due to a malfunction. Apple completely overhauls these models and offers them with a one-year warranty.
Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we don’t recommend buying any products that are more than five years old – unfortunately most of the products we see in the refurbished Amazon store are very old.
Find the latest Apple refurbished offers here. We also have this advice about buying a refurbished Mac.