You can still get a decent deal on the 2020 Mac mini (M1) September 2023

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We'll be honest. Although it's still worth getting 2020's M1-chipped Mac mini, it has to be far lower than the original retail price of $699. The reason? Apple released the updated Mac mini with M2 chip in 2023 at a stunning $599. That's $100 less than the M1 on release, and for that you get better specs. 

So why don't you just go and check out the best Mac mini (M2, 2023) prices straight away? Well, the M1-chipped Mac mini didn't just become a terrible computer! It's actually still brilliant, and especially at the higher end specs, can offer a brilliant bargain for many users. But, again, it really has to be at the right price. Anything hanging even close to the original retail price, and we'd say look to the M2 model. 

Need a screen display too? Check out the best Apple Studio Display prices or the best 4K monitors. If you fancy a package from Apple that has both the desktop and monitor, then we've also got you covered with the best iMac prices.

The best Mac mini M1 deals today

Best Mac mini deals: Mac mini (M1, 2020)

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Mac mini (M1, 2020)

Find Mac mini deals on Apple's M1-chipped device.

CPU: Apple M1 chip, 8-core CPU | Graphics : M1 8-core GPU | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 256GB SSD/512GB SSD/1TB SSD/2TB SSD | Size: 19.7 x 19.7 x 3.6 cm

The best value Mac mini
Smooth performance thanks to Apple's M1 chip
Compact but powerful
Why not get the Mac mini M2?

The best Mac mini deals can make this compact but powerful little computer the best Mac for those who want a versatile device they can combine with their monitor of choosing. We found that Apple's M1 chip changes the game when it comes to performance, making this a very mighty mini package, while the classic Mac mini design remains in place.

With three times faster CPU performance and six times faster graphical performance compared to the previous model (see below), we found we could play AAA games, zip through detailed video editing software at 8K, and run iOS apps as you wish. And the good news is that since it's now two years old, we're starting to see some decent Mac mini deals. 

Retailing at $699/£699 for the entry-level model, we've seen reductions take that down as low as $629/£599 on some of the big retail events, such as Black Friday. But even at the retail price, this is a fantastic amount of cutting-edge tech for your buck.

What is a Mac mini?

The Mac mini is a small desktop computer produced by Apple. Much like other traditional desktop computers, it doesn't come with features like a monitor, mouse or keyboard so you will need to purchase those separately. This makes the Mac mini a great product for those that want to customise their visual and technological accessories in their set up whilst still having that Apple power. 

Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren likes nothing better than to climb himself a bit of rock.