We tend to think of our desktop computers as large, space-taking boxes. Generally that’s true. Mac Mini purchasers, however, know that there are other forms for a desktop. We’ve searched high and low through the Black Friday deals coming out today and, to no great surprise, many of them were for Mac Minis. These small boxes of computer joy are affordable, easy to setup, and can be found at a heavily discounted price for this holiday.
Mac Mini, in any variant, is designed to be used like a desktop with a mouse and keyboard plugged in. Although, they do not come with a desktop monitor, which means you’ll need to have one or supply one of your own. It’s a much more convenient and versatile option versus the larger full-sized desktop towers. You can quickly and easily stow them in a bag, luggage, or day-bag to take back and forth between home and work. Or, you could leave them on a small desk in your home in a small nook — you don’t need as much room to accommodate the system.
Black Friday and Cyber Week are some of the best times to find Apple’s Mac Mini at a great price. Here are all of the best Mac Mini Black Friday deals we’ve found:
- M1 Mac Mini with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD —
- M2 Mac Mini with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD —
- M1 Mac Mini with 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD —
- M2 Mac Mini with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD —
- M2 Pro Mac Mini with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD —
Refurbished or renewed means reassembled, fixed, and tested and in working condition. Of course, they come in several rated conditions from good to excellent — like new.
Here are all of the best refurbished Mac Mini Black Friday deals we could find:
- Intel Cire i5 Mac Mini renewed with 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD —
- Intel Core i5 Mac Mini renewed with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD —
- Intel Core i5 Mac Mini renewed with 8GB RAM, 480GB SSD —
- Intel Core i7 Mac Mini renewed with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD —
- M1 Mac Mini renewed with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD —
We started looking at our reviews — what we like, and what we don’t like. We then head out and find the best deals on these items, so we’re purposefully curating, instead of filling the list with products that just happen to be discounted. We think a smaller, more definitive list is better than a list of a thousand products.
We also include things we haven’t reviewed where it makes sense, doing our research to make sure it’s a quality product. We’re looking at reviews from subject matter experts and on the shopping platforms themselves, and comparing the product to the alternatives. If we think it all checks out, it makes the cut.
Once we were confident we found all the best Mac Mini Black Friday deals, we then ordered them in a list from cheapest to most expensive. We recommend scrolling down to the product at the top-end of your budget, and rest assured we think it’s the very best value you’re going to get at that price point.
Of course, we’re also using price comparison and history tools, as well as our own first party data, to make sure you’re getting a good deal. This is something you can do while shopping around yourself too, using tools like CamelCamelCamel, which shows you historic pricing for items on Amazon.
We’re not perfect and it’s totally possible that we may have missed something while curating this list of the best G Black Friday deals? If you’ve found a killer deal you think should be included, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll consider it in the next update.
Also keep in mind that all prices were accurate at the time of publishing. While we’re checking back and updating this post with the latest deals and prices, we can’t ingore the fact that deals move fast on Black Friday, and it’s possible that an offer may have expired between when you click and when we last hit update.
Shop now! That’s our advice.
There’s no guarantee that the best Mac Mini Black Friday deals we’re seeing today will be available tomorrow, let alone on Cyber Monday, and it’s even more unlikely that these items will be cheaper then. The same deals we’re seeing on Black Friday tend to run the weekend through the Cyber Monday deals event.
In the unlikely event that the item you purchased today is cheaper on Cyber Monday, you can always purchase it again and cancel or return the original order. It’s better to get something in the bag than miss out on what could just be the bargain of the year. Time isn’t on our side when it comes to Black Friday deals.
But that’s what we’re here for: We help you find the best deals. If we’ve included something on this list, we don’t think it’s price will slip further between now and Cyber Monday — and if it does, it won’t be by anything significant (a few bucks at most), so it still represents a significant savings, and one that’s not to be missed.
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