The best Mac Mini deals for October 2021

Apple's smallest and cheapest Mac is a compelling choice – here are the best Mac Mini deals going

Best Mac Mini deals 2021
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If you're in the market for the best possible Mac mini deals of 2021, we're going to serve them right up for you here – the Mac mini is the perfect way to get macOS as cheaply as possible, and the compact computer can plug right into your existing monitor and keyboard.

And with the recent addition of the Mac mini with Apple M1 processor, it's gone from being middlingly fast to being a pint-sized powerhouse, while still being the cheapest Mac you can buy.

That's why it's only growing in popularity as more people work from home and want a small-impact computer option – and is equally why it's popular in back to school season, where you can pair it with an affordable screen and keyboard/mouse combo for a premium computer experience that doesn't cost as much.

However, if you need a Mac laptop instead, don't forget we've got guides to the best MacBook Pro deals and best MacBook Air deals!

At 7.7 inches (19.7 cm) square and just 1.4 inches (3.6 cm) deep, the Mac mini hardly seems like a computer at all. The minimalist design with all sockets hidden at the back mean it's one of the most stylish gadgets Apple make. As a trendy metallic square for your home office, it looks the part and is rugged too.

Small and powerful, there's little the Mac Mini can't do for general users and a lot it can do for pro users with a few upgrades. You can actually spec the Intel version of the Mac mini to a pretty high level (for an extra price of course), and it's a perfect option for some.

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