Saturday, June 15, 2024

Apple’s M2 Pro Mac mini drops to one of its best prices ever at $1,150 ($149 off), more from $479

Apple’s wonderful and extremely value-packed Mac mini lineup is currently seeing some of its best deals on Amazon ever from $479, but now we are featuring the elevated Mac mini with the M2 Pro chip, 16GB of memory, and a 512GB SSD. Regularly $1,299 and very rarely ever dropping more than $100, you can now clip the on-page coupon at Amazon and land one at $1,149.99 shipped. That’s $149 off, the lowest we have tracked on Amazon, and the best around. While you can score a new M3 MacBook Air from $899 right now, you’ll need to spend at least as much as today’s Mac mini deal to get one with 16GB of RAM. And frankly, some folks prefer the pure Apple desktop setup anyway. Head below for more details. 

As we mentioned above, you can indeed score the base-model Mac mini starting from $479 – an equally as rare and notable a price. But those looking for the extra horsepower from the higher-end M2 Pro chip and expanded memory, today’s deal is worth consideration. Most folks are not expecting to see new hardware at WWDC this week, and even if Apple’s upgrades its Mac mini lineup to M4 later this year, you’ll likely be waiting well into 2025 before the deep deals really start to take hold. 

M2 Pro chip aside, you’re looking at the same compact form-factor as the less powerful models, albeit with expanded connectivity options – four Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, Gigabit Ethernet, and a headphone jack. This model carries a 10-core CPU and 16-core Neural Engine, making for what I would consider to be the best creativity workhorse in the headless Apple Mac lineup for most folks – it’s far more powerful than the entry-level for those who need to run more intensive Final Cut and Logic Pro sessions, but also a far less pricey option than the Studio or Pro models. 

Apple Mac mini with M2 Pro features:

M2 Pro brings power to take on demanding projects. Its up to 12-core CPU makes pro workflows fly, and the up to 19-core GPU provides next-level graphics performance. It can be configured with up to 32GB of unified memory. Mac mini with the M2 Pro chip has four Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, Gigabit Ethernet, and a headphone jack. And if you want faster networking speeds, you can configure Mac mini with 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times the throughput. All your go-to apps run lightning fast on your Mac mini desktop, from Microsoft 365 to Adobe Creative Cloud to Zoom. And over 15,000 apps and plug-ins are optimized for M2 Pro.

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