Best Mac mini deals: top Black Friday offers

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 deals on a Mac mini so you can save money on a new Mac.

And, with Apple just having introduced a new Mac mini with an M1 chip we imagine more people than ever will be wanting to buy one! Note that when Apple introduced the new M1 Mac mini it dropped the starting price from £799/$799 to £699/$699 though – so beware that a cheaper deal on the older model may not be as attractive when you could buy a new model for less than before.

Alongside the new M1 Mac mini Apple is still selling the older 3.0GHz 6-core Intel model – this may appeal if you would prefer not to move to Apple’s M1 chips right now. Below we will include deals for this model and also for the older Intel Mac mini models that Apple has discontinued. We look at the M1 Mac mini vs Intel Mac mini in a separate article. If you have more questions this article might help: Should I buy an Intel Mac?

Note that while these date back to 2018 in terms of the processor, in March 2020 Apple doubled the storage. Because of this you need to pay attention to the storage in older machines to make sure you aren’t paying more than you should be should you find one for sale. You might see a 2018 Mac mini discounted by £50, for example, but that extra £50 could get you double the storage, so it’s important to be informed.

This is why we always quote the price that Apple sells the equivalent model for today – and try to be clear about exactly which Mac mini model is being discounted in the deal.

Read on to find out how to get a good discount on a Mac mini, and with Black Friday looming the deals are better than ever. (Read our round up of the Best Black Friday Apple Deals 2020.)

Best Mac mini deals right now

Here are the best deals we are seeing currently.

Right now we have seen the following deals on the Mac mini worth highlighting, including discounts on the new M1 Mac mini from KRCS.

  • The 2020 M1 Mac mini (256GB) is £664 (£35 off) at KRCS. (It is noted that this is out of stock right now, but we expect there to be more in stock soon, so keep checking)
  • The 2020 M1 Mac mini (512GB) is £854 (£45 off) at KRCS.
  • The 2020 3.0GHz six-core Mac mini (512GB), normally £1,099, is £1,019.52 at at Amazon.
  • The now discontinued 2020 3.6GHz quad-core Mac mini (256GB), which was £799 is £699 at KRCS.

Make sure you check out our complete round up of the best Apple deals we’ve seen.

Mac mini deals

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.

Mac mini deals

Mac mini deals

Best Mac mini deals right now

Here are some of the best deals on the current crop of Mac mini models and some older ones.

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

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

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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:

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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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Older 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, 256GB (2020)

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

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Mac mini, 3.6GHz Quad-Core, 128GB (2018)

This model used to start at £799/$799/AU$1,299 but note that the 2020 update doubled the storage. The best deals right now will appear below if there are any:

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Mac mini, 3.0GHz 6-Core, 256GB (2018)

This model used to start at £1,099/$1,099/$1,749, if there are any good deals right now they will appear below:

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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 27in iMac, 3.7GHz six-core, 5K Retina Display, 2TB Fusion Drive (2019)

From: Currys PC World

Was: £2,249

Now: £1,599  (£650 off)

Save money on the 2019 iMac with this deal from Currys PC World. This was the top-of-the-range six-core 27in model that used to cost £2,249 (the equivalent now costs £2,299).

This model features a 9th generation Intel i5 processor and AMD Radeon Pro 580X graphics. Note that this includes a 2TB Fusion Drive – Apple is now shipping all iMacs with SSDs as standard.

2. Apple 27in iMac, 3.1GHz six-core, 5K Retina Display, 1TB Fusion Drive (2019)

From: Currys PC World

Was: £1,949

Now: £1,399  (£550 off)

Currys has a decent deal on the 2019 27in iMac with 3.0GHz 6-core processor. This was 2019’s mid-range 27in model.

3. Apple 27in iMac, 3.0GHz six-core, 5K Retina Display, 1TB Fusion Drive (2019)

From: Currys PC World

Was: £1,749

Now: £1,299  (£450 off)

Get money off the 2019 27in iMac with Laptops Direct. This is 2019’s 3.0GHz six-core model with 1TB Fusion drive that previously costs £1,749.

It’s also worth tracking Amazon and John Lewis’s offerings as they often match Curry’s prices. Right now Amazon and John Lewis have sold out of this model though.

4. Apple 2020 M1 Mac mini (512GB)

From: KRCS

Was: £899

Now: £854.05  (£44.95 off)

KRCS has already discounted the M1 Mac mini with 512GB storage – that’s the £899 model.

They also have money off the entry-level 256GB M1 Mac mini – get that deal from KRCS here.

5. Apple 21.5in iMac, 3.0GHz six-core, 4K Retina Display, 1TB Fusion Drive (2019)

From: Currys PC World

Was: £1,449

Now: £1,099  (£350 off)

You can get money off this 2019 top-of-the-range 21.5in iMac with Currys PC World. It’s almost identical spec to the 2019 entry-level 27in iMac, but way less money!

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

From: KRCS

Was: £2,299

Now: £2,184.05  (£114.95 off)

KRCS has already knocked £114 off the price of the top-of-the-range 3.8GHz 8-core 10th-gen, 2020 iMac which only launched in August 2020.

7. Apple 27in iMac, 3.3GHz six-core, 10th-gen, 256GB SSD (2020)

From: KRCS

Was: £1,999

Now: £1,899.05  (£99.95 off)

KRCS has knocked almost £100 off the price of the new mid-range 27in iMac for 2020.

8. Apple iMac Pro, 3.2GHz, 8-core Xeon, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 5K Retina display (late 2017)

From: Currys PC World

Was: £4,899

Now: £3,299  (£1,600 off)

The iMac Pro hasn’t been updated since it was introduced in 2017, but it is still one of the most powerful iMacs. It’s also the most expensive iMac – but Currys is offering money off!

Note that this is the 8-core model that Apple discontinued, which means you can now get 10-core model from Apple for £4,999, but this is still a decent deal.

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

From: Amazon

Was: £1,099.00

Now: £1,019.52  (£79.48 off)

Amazon is offering discounts on the 2020 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).

10. Apple Mac mini, 3.6GHz quad-core, 256GB (2020)

From: Amazon

Was: £799

Now: £741.21  (£57.79 off)

This is a small but decent saving on the price of the 2020 quad-core 3.6GHz Mac mini. This model has double the amount of storage of the 2018 but is identical in every other way.

KRCS also has a deal on this Mac mini but it costs slightly more here.

11. 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.

Where to get Mac mini deals

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

UK

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.

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