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Amazon's Hidden Mac Mini Discount Slashes Nearly $100 Off Its Price Tag

That ties the all-time lowest price we've seen on Apple's affordable and ultra-compact desktop. But we don't expect this deal to last long.

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A close up of the silver Mac Mini on a wooden desktop.

The Mac Mini is Apple's ever-popular compact, portable desktop computer. Just connect to any monitor and turn it into a Mac. Apple computers are notoriously pricey, making the Mac Mini one of the most affordable options out there at the moment. 

And right now you can pick it up for less at Amazon. This 2020 model features the impressive Apple M1 chip, making it even more enticing. You can save $99 on the 256GB model by simply adding the computer to your cart, dropping the price down to just $570 (tying with the all-time lowest price we've seen). This deal is only available on the 256GB model, and all you need to do is add it to your cart for the discount to appear.

There's no clear-cut expiration date on this offer, but deals on Apple products rarely last long. We'd recommend acting sooner rather than later if you're committed to grabbing a Mac Mini at this price.

Use your existing screen or monitor, keyboard and mouse to save money on this desktop. It comes equipped with 8GB of RAM, an eight-core CPU and GPU and features legacy ports like USB-A and HDMI, which many Apple devices no longer have. The M1 chip is 60% more energy efficient and features faster graphics, machine learning and CPU. It's not the strongest Apple in the lineup, but it was named one of our favorite desktops on the market for 2022 and it delivers excellent performance for most computing needs. This is one of the best Mac Mini deals we've seen so far, so you won't want to miss out.

It's worth noting that Apple recently released the Mac Studio, a more advanced (and expensive) successor to the Mac Mini. But unless plan on spending $2,000 or more, the Mac Mini is the best Apple desktop that you'll find in this price range. At its World Wide Developers Conference, Apple announced a new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air which run on its new M2 chip, but the Mac Mini has not been replaced as of yet.