If you want a new Mac mini, but you don't want to pay full price, you've come to the right place! We've scoured the web for the best cut-price deals for a Mac mini so you can save money on a new Mac.

Cyber Monday deals

As we approach the end of the year and head into the Christmas shopping season we expect to see more and more deals,. You might be thinking that now Black Friday has passed the deals would be finished, but that's not the case. There are still plenty of deals to be had on Cyber Monday and we expect the discounts to continue.

We rarely seen resellers reduce current Mac models significantly for Black Friday and Cyber Monday - in our experience the deals that are specifically marked as Black Friday tend to be discontinued models - however, resellers certainly are discounting the Mac mini, they just don't tend to label it as a Black Friday or Cyber Monday discount.

As for Apple reducing pricing on Black Friday or Cyber Monday - as in previous years all the company is offering a voucher to those shopping between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It's only with qualifying products, but you can get a voucher when you purchase a Mac mini from Apple, so your Mac mini purchase could mean you save on another.

Here are some of the best deals for the Mac mini we've seen this Black Friday/Cyber Monday:

In the UK:

  • Apple is offering a £80/$100/A$140 voucher with sales of the MacBook Air, 13in MacBook Pro or Mac mini. Visit Apple's Shopping Event here.
  • KRCS has money off the Mac mini for Black Friday. For example, you can get £70 off Mac mini with M1, RRP: £699 now: £629.10 Get the KRCS deal here.
  • The £899 Mac mini model is £809.10 at KRCS. Get the KRCS deal here.
  • If you are happy to buy Intel then Curry's has £200 off the Mac mini that Apple used to sell for £799 before it introduced the M1 Mac mini (at £699). You can get is for £579. Get the Curry's deal here.

In the US:

We have a separate article about Black Friday 2021 where you'll be able to find the best Apple Black Friday deals. We also have this round up of Black Friday Mac deals. For more US iMac and Mac mini deals see our round up of the Best Apple Black Friday iMac deals.

What you need to know

Apple introduced the Mac mini with an M1 chip in November 2020. We believe that the M1 Mac mini represents much better value than the M1 iMac introduced in April 2021, in fact it is our favourite M1 Mac. Read our Mac mini vs iMac comparison and our Mac mini M1 review for more information.

However, the Mac mini may soon get the option of an M1 Pro or M1 Max, like the MacBook Pro has. But when this rumoured model arrives it is likely to be a replacement for the Intel-powered Mac mini Apple is still selling, and it will have a higher price than the 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 is still selling, this may appeal if you would prefer not to move to Apple's M1 chips right now. You can distinguish between the two by checking the colour - the Intel model is Space Grey, the M1 model is silver. We look at the M1 Mac mini vs Intel Mac mini in a separate article. If you have more questions these articles might help: Should I buy an Intel Mac? and Should I buy a M1 Mac?

Read on to find out how to get a great discount on a Mac mini.

For another way to save money on a new Apple product read about how you can trade in old products at Apple and other resellers and get money off. Read: How Apple trade in works and saves you money.

Best Mac mini deals right now

We have seen the following deals on the Mac mini worth highlighting:

M1 Mac mini deals

You can get a discount on the November 2020 M1 Mac mini:

Mac mini, M1, 8‑Core CPU / 8‑Core GPU, 256GB 

This model usually starts at £699/$699, here are the best deals right now:

In the UK:

  • The best deal right now is KRCS. Get £70 off Mac mini with M1, RRP: £699 now: £629 Get the KRCS deal here.
  • The 2020 M1 Mac mini (256GB), normally £699, is £648.97 at Amazon. Some times we see a good deal at the BT Shop.

In The US:

  • B&H has $70 off the Mac mini.
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Mac mini, M1, 8‑Core CPU / 8‑Core GPU, 512GB 

This model usually starts at £899/$899, here are the best deals right now:

In the UK:

  • The 2020 M1 Mac mini (512GB), normally £899, is £809 at KRCS. You can also get it for £829.97 at Amazon and Laptops Direct.

In The US:

  • Amazon US has had $120 off the M1 Mac mini (512GB SSD): You can get it for $739, but there's not much stock left. Get the deal here.
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Intel Mac mini deals

If it's the Intel Mac mini you are after, you can get some good deals on those models with resellers knocking £200 off the price Apple still sells it for:

In the UK:

  • The 2020 3.0GHz six-core Mac mini (512GB), normally £1,099, is £899 at Amazon and Currys.

There are no outstanding US deals on this model currently.

Mac mini, 3.0GHz 6-Core, 512GB (2020)

This model usually starts at £1,099/$1,099/AU$1,749, here are the best deals right now:

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Note that Apple is said to be planning an update to the Intel model that it is still selling at some point in 2021 or 2022. For more information read our rumour round up for the new Mac mini. Make sure you check out our complete round up of the best Apple deals we've seen.

Mac mini deals

Older Mac mini models

These models have now been discontinued by Apple, but you may still find some excellent offers, indeed, we often find the best savings to be had are on the older models.

Mac mini, 3.6GHz Quad-Core i3, 256GB (2020)

This entry-level model previously cost £799/$799/AU$1,299, here are the best deals right now:

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Best Mac Desktop Deals

In this section you will find some of the best deals we've seen for iMacs as well as the Mac mini and other Mac desktops. We update this list regularly, so it should always be spot on in terms of how much you can save, give or take a few pounds. (Retailers often make small tweaks to the price, so if it's gone up it might be worth waiting a week or so to see if it comes down again.)

1. Apple 24in iMac, M1, 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB (2021)

From: KRCS

Was: £1,249

Now: £1,124.10  (£124.90 off)

KRCS is offering money off Apple's 24in iMac. This is the entry-level model that normally costs £1,249 in the UK. It's out of stock right now, but if you order now you will get it in five to eight weeks time.

 

2. Apple Mac mini, M1, 8-Core CPU / 8-Core GPU, 256GB

From: KRCS

Was: £699

Now: £629  (£70 off)

This Black Friday deal will save you £70 on the price of the M1 Mac mini.

And that's not all. The £899 Mac mini model is £809.10 at KRCS. Get that KRCS deal here.

3. Apple Mac mini, M1, 8-Core CPU / 8-Core GPU, 512GB

From: Amazon

Was: £899

Now: £829.97  (£69.03 off)

Amazon has almost £70 off the M1 Mac mini with 512GB storage - that's the £899 model.

There is also money off the 256GB model.

4. Apple 27in iMac, 3.3GHz six-core, 10th-gen Intel, 512GB SSD (2020)

From: Currys

Was: £1,999

Now: £1,689.97  (£309.03 off)

Currys has a saving on the price of the mid-range 27in iMac that was introduced in August 2020, with 3.3GHz 6-core Intel processor and 512GB storage.

LaptopsDirect also has a similar saving here.

5. Apple 27in iMac, 3.1GHz six-core, 10th-gen Intel, 256GB SSD (2020)

From: LaptopsDirect

Was: £1,799

Now: £1,569.97  (£229.03 off)

You can get a decent amount of money off the entry-level 27in iMac introduced in August 2020 from LaptopsDirect (although we have seen it for less in the past).

 

6. Apple 27in iMac, 3.8GHz eight-core, 10th-gen Intel, 512GB SSD (2020)

From: LaptopsDirect

Was: £2,299

Now: £2,069.97  (£229 off)

If it's the top of the range 2020 27in iMac you are after, Laptops Direct has a decent deal.

You can get a similar discount from Currys, AO.com and John Lewis, but Laptops Direct currently has it for a few pounds less.

7. Apple Mac mini, 3.6GHz quad-core, i3, 256GB (2018)

From: Currys

Was: £799

Now: £579  (£220 off)

This is the Mac mini that Apple used to sell for £799 before it introduced the M1 Mac mini. for £579. Just remember that the M1 Mac mini starts at £699 now, which isn't that much more.

Apple sells this model in the refurbished store for £589, but it's out of stock right now.

8. Apple Mac mini, 3.0GHz 6-core, 512GB (2020)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,099

Now: £899  (£200 off)

Amazon is offering discounts on the 2020 Intel Mac mini models. This option has an 6-core processor and 512GB storage (in comparison the equivalent 2018 model only had 256GB storage for the same RRP).

Currys PC World is also selling this model for £899 right now.

9. Apple 24in iMac, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB (2021)

From: KRCS

Was: £1,649

Now: £1,566.55  (£82.45 off)

KRCS has money off Apple's top-of-the-range 24in iMac with 512GB storage. This is the model that normally costs £1,649 in the UK.

10. Apple 24in iMac, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB (2021)

From: KRCS

Was: £1,449

Now: £1,376.56  (£72.44 off)

KRCS has a discount on Apple's 24in iMac with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. It normally costs £1,449 in the UK.

 

11. Apple 27in iMac, 3.8GHz eight-core, 10th-gen Intel, 512GB SSD (2020)

From: KRCS

Was: £2,299

Now: £2,069.10  (£230 off)

KRCS has knocked £££s off the price of the top-of-the-range 3.8GHz 8-core 10th-gen, 2020 iMac that launched in August 2020.

12. Apple Refurbished Mac Store (Discounted iMacs, MacBooks and more)

From: Apple

Now: Up to £300 off

You can get a Mac from Apple at much lower prices if you buy from the Refurbished Store. Apple will have thoroughly tested the model and will offer you a full warranty so it can be a great way to get a good deal. Find out more about Refurbished Macs here.

Best refurbished Mac mini deals

Although from time to time Apple drops the price of its Macs this is quite a rare occurrence: Apple never really offers discounts other than through its official refurbished store.

With that in mind we recoommend that you should visit the Apple Refurbished Store where you can find cut-price Mac mini models. These refurbished models are Mac minis that were returned to Apple, perhaps due to a fault. Apple fully reconditions these models and offers them with a full year's warranty.

Apple is currently offering a refurbished 3.0GHz 6-core Mac mini for £929, for example. This is the October 2018 model, which is still on sale now for £1,099. Buy it from Apple

Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years - most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are unfortunately very old.

Find the latest Apple refurbished deals here. We also have this advice about buying a refurbished Mac.

Mac mini deals

Mac mini price

As we said above, before judging how good a deal is you need to know the price Apple sells the Mac mini models for right now:

  • M1 Chip with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB, £699/$699
  • M1 Chip with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB, £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.

The Mac mini is a great choice because it's the cheapest Mac you can get and yet it's also one of the more powerful Macs. The only thing to bear in mind is that you will need to purchase a separate screen, mouse and keyboard, but perhaps you already have those.

With some great discounts available, buying a Mac mini is without a doubt the cheapest way to get a Mac. If you'd like some help to choose the best Mac for you, read our Mac buying guide where we cover all the models.

Carry on reading to see the best deals on a new Mac mini right now.

Where to get Mac mini deals

Resellers are always offering discounts on the different Mac models. You may find deals on the following sites:

One benefit of buying from Apple is you could trade in your old Mac and get money off. We have an article explaining How to get money off with Apple's trade-in program.

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US

Sometimes Amazon offers Lightning deals on Macs. If you've found that you're missing out on Amazon's Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you'll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more. Sign up for Prime now to take advantage.