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Mac mini with 512GB SSD falls to $800 — its lowest price ever

Mac mini with 512GB SSD falls to lowest price ever
Apple Mac mini with M1 chip (Image credit: Tom's Guide)

Update April 26 at 9:49 a.m. ET: Amazon is now taking $99 off the Mac mini

Apple's latest Mac mini with M1 chip delivers performance on par with its MacBook Pro M1 notebook. And for a limited time, you can own this small yet powerful macOS machine for an unbeatable price. 

Currently, Amazon has the Mac mini with 512GB SSD on sale for $799.99. Usually, this model retails for $899 so that's $99 in savings. This is the Mac mini M1's lowest price ever and one of the best Apple deals  we've seen all season. By comparison, it's $29 cheaper than B&H's current price. 

Mac mini M1 deal

Apple Mac mini M1 (512GB): was $899 now $800 @ Amazon
Currently $99 off, the Mac mini M1 at on sale for its lowest price yet. With performance power on par with the latest MacBook Pro M1, this compact computer is a powerhouse. In our Mac mini M1 review, we gave it a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and the Editor's Choice award. View Deal

Apple's 2020 Mac mini with M1 chip is three times faster than the previous-gen Mac mini. As for specs, the Mac mini M1 in this deal packs Apple M1 8-core CPU, an 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD.

As we note in our Apple Mac mini M1 review, we love its outstanding performance, great value, and Wi-Fi 6 support. We also like how energy efficient it is. We gave the Mac mini M1 an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and our coveted Editor's Choice award. 

During real-world testing, the Mac mini M1 never slowed down whether it was juggling between dozens of Chrome tabs or editing 4K videos. Even when our reviewer edited a five-minute-long 4K clip with Adobe Premiere Pro  while streaming three Ultra HD YouTube videos in the background, the Mac mini kept its cool. Web pages on Google Chrome and Safari loaded instantly without eating up memory. 

In our lab, the Mac mini scored 1,706 points on the Geekbench 5 single-core performance tests. It beat the 2018 Mac mini, MacBook Pro M1 (1,695), and mopped the floor with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core-i7 iMac (1,249). And in multi-core tests, the M1 Mac mini outperformed the 16-inch MacBook Pro (8-core Intel Core i9 CPU). 

Connectivity-wise, Apple outfitted the new Mac mini with two Thunderbolt ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet and a headphone jack. Bluetooth connectivity lets you easily add Bluetooth-enabled peripherals like a mouse, keyboard or headphones. 

If you're looking for a powerful workhorse machine, the Mac mini M1 is a solid value  — especially at this price.