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

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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. 

Beren Neale
Ecom Editor

Beren has worked on creative titles at Future Publishing for over 13 years. Cutting his teeth as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, he moved on to edit several creative titles, and is currently the Ecommerce Editor on the most effective creative website in the world. When he's not testing and reviewing the best ergonomic office chairs, phones, laptops, TVs, monitors and various types of storage, he can be found finding and comparing the best deals on the tech that creatives value the most.