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Apple's Mac mini M2 just dropped to $479 in latest price war

Grab Apple's Mac mini M2 for $479 today.

Apple's current Mac mini with an M2 chip has dropped to $479 in a weekend price war, making it a great time to pick up a budget-friendly Mac computer for the Dad or Grad in your life.

The AppleInsider Mac mini Price Guide has picked up a price drop on the standard model at Apple Authorized Resellers Amazon and B&H Photo, dropping the price to $479, which is within $4 of the best price we've seen on this spec.

This entry-level model has an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, along with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. It makes a great machine for basic tasks like web surfing and streaming content, especially considering a $120 discount is in place.

Those that want to use the Mac mini as a daily driver in a professional setting will want to opt for additional memory and most likely storage. Every model is discounted in our Price Guide, with discounts of up to $200 off.

Exclusive Deals Through AppleInsider

M2 (8C CPU, 10C GPU), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

Save instantly on Apple's standard Mac mini.

Buy for $479

M2 (8C CPU, 10C GPU), 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD

This model has a bump up to 16GB of memory.

Buy for $749

M2 Pro (10C CPU, 16C GPU), 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

This configuration is equipped with Apple's M2 Pro chip and has 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage.

Buy for $1,199

M2 Pro (10C CPU, 16C GPU), 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD

This M2 Pro model has an abundance of memory and storage at 32GB and 1TB respectively.

Buy for $1,749

M2 Pro (12C CPU, 19C GPU), 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 10GbE

This configuration has Apple's high-end M2 Pro chip, with a 12-core CPU and 19-core GPU. 

Buy for $1,699

Per the Price Guide, you can pick up a spec with the M2 Pro chip for as low as $1,199. This well-equipped model with the M2 Pro chip, 32GB RAM and 1TB of storage is discounted to $1,999 with promo code APINSIDER at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama. It's definitely worth paying a visit to the Price Guide to scan the latest offers. We've also rounded up the best Mac mini deals, which is updated with the top offers as they go live.

Best Deals

Exclusive Deals Through AppleInsider

M2 (8C CPU, 10C GPU), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

Save instantly on Apple's standard Mac mini.

Buy for $479

M2 (8C CPU, 10C GPU), 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD

This model has a bump up to 16GB of memory.

Buy for $749

M2 Pro (10C CPU, 16C GPU), 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

This configuration is equipped with Apple's M2 Pro chip and has 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage.

Buy for $1,199

M2 Pro (10C CPU, 16C GPU), 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD

This M2 Pro model has an abundance of memory and storage at 32GB and 1TB respectively.

Buy for $1,749

M2 Pro (12C CPU, 19C GPU), 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 10GbE

This configuration has Apple's high-end M2 Pro chip, with a 12-core CPU and 19-core GPU. 

Buy for $1,699