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Apple's Mac mini dips to $499 thanks to March price drops

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Whether you're in the market for the cheapest Mac mini period or are looking for a tricked-out Apple Silicon spec, there are cash discounts of up to $300 off going on now at leading Apple resellers.

Mac mini price drops

March Mac mini deals are in effect now, with the Intel quad-core spec leading the way at $499 ($300 off) at B&H Photo. This 3.6GHz Core i3 model has 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD — all packed in the Space Gray chassis.

Those looking for the Apple Silicon-equipped Mac mini can spend $150 more to get the M1 model with the same amount of RAM and storage as the Intel configuration highlighted above. The $649 price is $50 off MSRP and can be found at both B&H and Amazon.

Every upgraded configuration is discounted as well in our Mac Price Guide, including the M1, 16GB, 256GB model for $799 at Adorama with this cost-saving activation link and promo code APINSIDER. Or pick up the M1, 16GB, 512GB spec for $999 with the same APINSIDER code. Both are $100 off, with AppleCare $20 off as well with the promo code. Coupon redemption instructions can be found here.

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AppleInsider Price Comparison Guide

If you're looking for the best deals on Apple hardware, it's worth checking out our Apple Price Guide. Updated daily, there are hundreds of exclusive discounts on everything from iPads to MacBooks. Here are a few specials running this week: