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Apple's 2023 M2 Mac mini is available at all-time low prices in both storage configurations today on Amazon. As of writing, only Amazon has these deals and you can get the Mac mini delivered as soon as May 19.

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Starting with the 256GB M2 Mac mini, you can get this model for $499.99, down from $599.00. This is the best price we've ever tracked for this version of the computer, and it's the first time we've tracked this deal since early April.



Additionally, the 512GB M2 Mac mini has dropped to $689.99, down from $799.00 on Amazon. This is another best-ever price for the new Mac mini, and delivery dates are available for as soon as May 19 as of writing.



Lastly, the 512GB M2 Pro Mac mini is also available at a record low price of $1,099.99 on Amazon, down from $1,299.00. This one has a slightly delayed delivery date of May 27, but at $199 off it's a great deal and worth locking in soon if you're interested.



Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories.

Article Link: Deals: Apple's M2 Mac Mini Available From $499.99 With Return of Record Low Prices
 

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Apple's 2023 M2 Mac mini is available at all-time low prices in both storage configurations today on Amazon. As of writing, only Amazon has these deals and you can get the Mac mini delivered as soon as May 19.

mac-mini-with-display.jpg
Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Starting with the 256GB M2 Mac mini, you can get this model for $499.99, down from $599.00. This is the best price we've ever tracked for this version of the computer, and it's the first time we've tracked this deal since early April.



Additionally, the 512GB M2 Mac mini has dropped to $689.99, down from $799.00 on Amazon. This is another best-ever price for the new Mac mini, and delivery dates are available for as soon as May 19 as of writing.



Lastly, the 512GB M2 Pro Mac mini is also available at a record low price of $1,099.99 on Amazon, down from $1,299.00. This one has a slightly delayed delivery date of May 27, but at $199 off it's a great deal and worth locking in soon if you're interested.



Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories.

Article Link: Deals: Apple's M2 Mac Mini Available From $499.99 With Return of Record Low Prices
Where it should have been at day 1. Making its $749 made zero sense. If it were $499 I would have bought one on launch. But I’m not paying that much for something I can’t even upgrade. Ever
 

JosephAW

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Starting to see used Intel 2018 Mac Mini 8GB / 128GB for sale for less than new M1/2 Mac Mini computers.
People who bought new M2 MM and try to sell them now are going it difficult. :rolleyes:
 

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I can't understand anyone buying their main computer with anything less than 1 TB anymore. I recall struggling at 500 GB, and figuring out which apps to let go of.
I picked up a base M2 Mini (8GB/256GB) a few months ago when Costco ran a similar sale.

I also picked up a Satechi base for it and installed a 1TB SSD in the Satechi base, and another 1TB SSD attached to the thunderbolt port in the back.

It's a terrific combination and I'm able to do everything that I need to... video encoding, audio processing, image processing, office productivity, and more. This thing effortlessly handles those tasks and doesn't even break a sweat.

I know that FOMO is a thing that people deal with. For them, they should pony up and pay double the base price for the RAM and storage that they'll feel comfortable with.

But IMO, the Base M2 Mini for $499 is a steal.
 
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I can't understand anyone buying their main computer with anything less than 1 TB anymore. I recall struggling at 500 GB, and figuring out which apps to let go of.
You should understand that "anyone" means every last person who purchases their main computer. There are millions of people who have no need for 1 TB or greater. Your use case is your use case and does not apply to all.
 

krakenrelease

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I can't understand anyone buying their main computer with anything less than 1 TB anymore. I recall struggling at 500 GB, and figuring out which apps to let go of.
Just because you do doesn’t mean everyone else does. Buying an external for example nets you more storage for cheaper. Not everyone needs instant access to data on their computer.
 

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I can't understand anyone buying their main computer with anything less than 1 TB anymore. I recall struggling at 500 GB, and figuring out which apps to let go of.
Not everyone needs 1TB of storage. A lot of people use the computer and don't need to store a lot of documents or pictures etc. As such, 256GB works well for people in that group. Trying to project everyone the same as you in the reason why you can't understand.
 

BornAgainMac

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Because once your data doesn't fit, you need an external drive anyway... and you get FAR more storage per dollar with external drives. Base internal storage + huge external storage is a good solution for a lot of folks.
I did that with my iMac from 2020. Went with the base drive and do external for anything data. But the problem was when I added bootcamp to boot up Windows. It is possible to use Windows in Bootcamp from an external drive but it was a bad experience. I just have a bare bones Windows partition and place on my Windows applications on an External drive. Also with 128 GB of ram, the Windows Swap space takes a big chunk out of my 500 GB drive. With my Mac partition, I have less than 100 GB of disk space free. If I sneeze, I run out of disk space.

Plus internal drive speed is way faster.
 
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