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The best Mac mini deals in 2022

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The best Mac mini deals can get you a smaller price on Apple's smallest Mac. Unlike with other Macs, the Mac mini doesn't include a display, but it's retained its appeal long after its original January 2005 release thanks to its iconic design and the way it packs a lot of power into a small package.

The Mac mini offers Apple's computing power alone, with no expensive Retina display included. That means you get awesome power and speed for a very appealing price, whether it's straight from Apple or through one of the best Mac mini deals at other retailers. The Mac mini is a good option for a home computer, but it's small size also makes it very convenient for carrying with you if you're on the move. 

If you're buying a Mac mini, consider pairing it with one of the best 4K monitors. Or if you prefer a Mac with a monitor included, make sure you see our roundup of the best iMac deals. Also, with Black Friday approaching, don't miss our guide to Apple Black Friday for deals on a range of Apple products.

The best Mac mini deals right now

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

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01. Mac mini (M1, 2020)

The newest, most powerful Mac mini at a great price

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

Best value of all Mac minis
Smooth performance 
For this price? None

This is the best Mac to get if you're on a budget but need a powerful reliable computer. 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.

Of course, you'll want to have a good monitor if you're buying a Mac mini in order to make the most of that power. With three times faster CPU performance and six times faster graphical performance compared to the previous model (see below), you'll be able to play AAA games, zip through detailed video editing software at 8K, and run iOS apps as you wish. 

It retails at $699/£699, but we're already seeing reductions – rare for an Apple product that only came out in 2020. But even at the asking price, that's a fantastic amount of cutting edge tech for your buck. Of course, if you're not too fussed about the tech, and want a Mac mini for an even better price, you can always try the Intel Mac mini...

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

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02. Mac mini (Intel, 2020)

Slim with massive storage potential

CPU : 3.0GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630 | RAM: 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB | Storage: 512GB SSD/1TB SSD/2TB SSD | Size: 19.7 x 19.7 x 3.6 cm

Lots of storage potential
Will suit most users
Classic design 
The M1 mini is good competition

We wait for meaningful updates for the Mac mini for ages, then two come along at once! The classic Intel Mac mini model also got a refresh in 2020, with the main difference being Apple gave this iteration more options for extended storage and RAM. 

It's worth mentioning that other elements – from the design to the processor – are similar if not the same to previous iterations. Which were great, just not cutting-edge-M1-great. Yet the majority of people getting a Mac mini are after a handy PC for remote working that won't take much space, and can be easily moved location with you with no fuss. So this model is still definitely relevant.

However, with the base M1 Mac mini model breathing down its neck at $699/£699 or less, you'll definitely want to find a great Mac mini deal to justify not going for the Apple-chipped version. Consider pre-2020 models, which may reduce the price considerably. Also consider that a lot of the deals that you see below are high because the configurations are jacked up. There's definitely still a great Mac mini deal to be found on this model that will suit your needs. Meanwhile, if you're looking for Apple keyboards, see our guide to the best options.

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Beren Neale

Beren Neale is the deals editor at Creative Bloq. After editing several creative and design magazines - including the graphic design mag Computer Arts - he found his home on the biggest global art and design website, helping digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need.