Best Mac Mini (M2) dealson March 3, 2023 at 16:35 Tech Advisor
Apple doesn’t tend to launch new products in January, but 2023 was an exception – albeit via press releases, rather than a dedicated event.
The updated 14in and 16in MacBook Pros use Apple’s new top-of-the-line M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, with the former also making its way to the Mac Mini. As our review shows, the combination of performance and affordable makes entry-level models particularly attractive.
You’ll have to settle for the regular M2 there, with M2 Pro models significantly more expensive. But all configurations are a significant upgrade compared to its M1-powered version from 2020.
With the first Mac Mini deals now emerging in the US and UK, here’s everything you need to know about buying one.
Best Mac Mini M2 deals in the US
In the US, the first discounts are now available:
Apple – M2 and M2 Pro – no discountsAmazon – $50 off M2, no discounts on M2 ProAdorama – $10 off M2, no discounts on M2 ProBH Photo Video – $50 off M2, no discounts on M2 Pro, some models still marked as ‘coming soon’Best Buy – M2 and M2 Pro – no discounts
Best Mac Mini M2 deals in the UK
In the UK, there are even more retailers available:
KRCS – up to £97.45 off M2 (from £616.55), up to £229.95 off M2 Pro (from £1,329.05)Apple – M2 and M2 Pro – no discountsAmazon – £50 off M2, no discounts on M2 ProVery – only M2/256GB and M2/512GB available, no discountsAO – only M2/256GB, M2/512GB and M2 Pro/512GB available, no discountsArgos – only M2/256GB available, no discountsCurrys – only M2/256GB, M2/512GB and M2 Pro/512GB available, no discountsJohn Lewis – only M2/256GB and M2/512GB available but no discounts, M2 Pro/512GB out of stock
Best Mac Mini M2 prices right now
This article is regularly updated, but the comparison widget below provides the very latest pricing information. First up, M2:
Then, the M2 Pro:
When was the Mac Mini M2 released?
Apple officially announced the latest Mac Mini on 17 January 2023.
It’s on sale now in the US, UK and many other countries, having been released on 24 January 2023
How much did the Mac Mini M2 cost at launch?
Despite upgraded chips, the new Mac Mini is actually cheaper than the 2020 version in both the US and UK. Here are the three main you can choose from:
M2 (8-Core CPU, 10-Core GPU), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD – $599/£649 M2 Pro (8-Core CPU, 10-Core GPU), 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $799/£849 M2 Pro (10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU), 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $1,299/£1,399
It’s worth noting that you can boost each of the models above with up to 24GB of RAM, up to a 2TB SSD and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (as opposed to regular Gigabit), but prices climb quickly.
For context, here’s how much the baseline M1 Mac Mini models cost at launch:
M1 (8-Core CPU, 8-Core GPU), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD – $699/£699 M1 (8-Core CPU, 8-Core GPU), 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $899/£899
We also have equivalent articles for the new 14in and 16in MacBook Pro and HomePod 2.