Apple’s Mac Mini M1 is $50 off at Amazon

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While we saw the price of the Mac Mini M1 drop during the holiday shopping season, you still have a chance to buy the desktop for less now. Amazon has the base model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $649, or $50 less than usual. It’s not a record low — the machine dropped to $570 last month thanks to a sale coupled with an additional coupon — but it’s a notable discount for this time of year when most gadgets are returning to normal prices after the seasonal rush.

Buy Mac Mini M1 at Amazon – $649

The Mac Mini M1 runs on the same processor as the latest MacBook Air, meaning you should notice a big performance boost, especially if you’re coming from an outdated device. It has an eight-core CPU and an eight-core GPU, along with a Neural Engine that handles machine learning tasks. In our experience with the Air, the M1 chipset was blazing fast, allowing for sites to load almost instantly and native apps to run smoothly. And you get all that in the most affordable M1 machine when you go with the Mac Mini — even at the regular price of $699, the Mini is $300 cheaper than the $999 MacBook Air, making it a good option for those who doesn’t want to break the bank while investing in a newer, faster computer.

If you liked the minimalist design of the previous Mac Minis, you’ll like the latest model, as not much has changed. The silver exterior is interrupted at only one edge by the machine’s port array, which includes two Thunderbolt ports, two USB-A connectors, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. If you’ve been itching to update your family’s computer, or just want to add a capable desktop to your home without spending too much money, then this sale on the Mac Mini M1 is worth considering.

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