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[Apple] Refurbished Mac mini Apple M1 Chip 16GB 256GB SSD $979 In Stock

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[Apple] Refurbished Mac mini Apple M1 Chip 16GB 256GB SSD $979 In Stock

Apple has more refurb Mac Mini's in stock. I've included quantities as of this post. Good luck!

16GB/256GB SSD - $979 - 8
https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/G ... e247f79055

16GB/512GB SSD - $1189 - 6
https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/G ... 36e450e148

8GB/256GB SSD $759 - 30
https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/F ... b67d56360b

8GB/512GB SSD - $979 - 33
https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/F ... 68229728de

8GB/1TB SSD - $1189 - 3
https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/G ... b67d56360b

16GB/1TB SSD - $1399 - 7
https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/G ... 36e450e148

16GB/2TB SSD $1829 - 5
https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/G ... 36e450e148
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Good thing some of these come loaded with RAM and storage, since you cannot upgrade at any time during the life of the notebook. Waiting on the 15" to drop.
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I initially bought an 8gb and then returned it for the 16gb when I got a message saying I ran out of memory. I was running several heavy applications at the time and haven’t since.
It’s been rock solid, apart from some minor issues running two external monitors .
Excellent Plex server, quiet and super quick.
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8gb ram ... 1k$+... in 2021...

LOL
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I've been seriously wanting to buy the base model to replace a raspberry pi

think about it, it would literally be the fastest SBC ever

I think I might buy a MBA M1 with a busted screen in a year to do exactly this
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Coz4k wrote: 8gb ram ... 1k$+... in 2021...

LOL
But as you can see on a lot of YT videos, 8go is ok even with 50+ chrome tab + many apps + running multiple 4K video.

…But I bought the 16 just to make sure!

(And the base model is not 1k+, it’s 759$.)
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Coz4k wrote: 8gb ram ... 1k$+... in 2021...

LOL
Microsoft sells 8GB RAM i5 laptops for $1700, loaded with an OS that likely performs worse with 8GB than MacOS does. So yeah... LOL
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flood4 wrote: (And the base model is not 1k+, it’s 759$.)
These refurbs are same price as new?
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Does anyone have a monitor (24/27 inch - 4k) suggestion - sub $500?
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Man, if only they could combine one 4GB chip and one 8GB ship to make a 12GB skew. Personally I find 12gb to be the best compromise between performance and price. It gives that extra slight headroom that memory extensive applications want, i.e. After Effects, but it doesn't increase the cost that much compared to 16gb ram.
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people should not be buying 8GB computers now if they actually want to do real work on it and keep it for any length of time (say 5 years). 8GB is ok if it's just a browsing/email device and even gaming, but there is little headroom for the future.

That's the thing that always bugged me about Apple's messaging. They claim that they are all about the user experience but they offer gimped versions to keep the base price low, and then charge crazy prices for a RAM or storage bump. The best example is the previous iMac, they base version always had a spinning HDD by default, which is not what I call a great user experience.

It's not that others aren't doing the same (i.e. Microsoft Surface) though. The value is always poor for these platforms that have no upgrade path. The days when you could change out the storage or add more RAM yourself is more of an exception now
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doesthenamegohere wrote: Man, if only they could combine one 4GB chip and one 8GB ship to make a 12GB skew. Personally I find 12gb to be the best compromise between performance and price. It gives that extra slight headroom that memory extensive applications want, i.e. After Effects, but it doesn't increase the cost that much compared to 16gb ram.
you haven't used these new M1 machines yet, correct?

i believe it uses RAM differently. https://www.macworld.com/article/234843 ... to-be.html

EDIT: adding this Anandtech article since the other link was accused of being "technobabble"
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16252/ma ... -m1-tested
"One aspect we’ve never really had the opportunity to test is exactly how good Apple’s cores are in terms of memory bandwidth. Inside of the M1, the results are ground-breaking: A single Firestorm achieves memory reads up to around 58GB/s, with memory writes coming in at 33-36GB/s. Most importantly, memory copies land in at 60 to 62GB/s depending if you’re using scalar or vector instructions. The fact that a single Firestorm core can almost saturate the memory controllers is astounding and something we’ve never seen in a design before."

from the Conclusion Page: "What’s really important for the general public and Apple’s success is the fact that the performance of the M1 doesn’t feel any different than if you were using a very high-end Intel or AMD CPU. Apple achieving this in-house with their own design is a paradigm shift, and in the future will allow them to achieve a certain level of software-hardware vertical integration that just hasn’t been seen before and isn’t achieved yet by anybody else."

i ran DaVinci Resolve on the 8gb m1 mini.
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dysonlu wrote: Microsoft sells 8GB RAM i5 laptops for $1700, loaded with an OS that likely performs worse with 8GB than MacOS does. So yeah... LOL
I've not seen this on the MS site. Care to share where you actually found this regular priced laptop on the MS site?
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BigKids wrote: Good thing some of these come loaded with RAM and storage, since you cannot upgrade at any time during the life of the notebook. Waiting on the 15" to drop.
These aren't notebooks. They are the Mac Mini. There is no 15" display on them.

With that said, You could be right about the upgradeability of these. As they are an apple product i wouldn't assume you can upgrade much!
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M1 is the best chip for mobile / portable devices. For desktop, I think any midtier desktop class Ryzen CPU should still kick it's butt right? I'd rather it draw 20-40w in power and give me twice the performance. No need to save on energy if it's plugged in.
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EmpressLisaSu wrote: M1 is the best chip for mobile / portable devices. For desktop, I think any midtier desktop class Ryzen CPU should still kick it's butt right? I'd rather it draw 20-40w in power and give me twice the performance. No need to save on energy if it's plugged in.
the M1 definitely holds its own against some of the best desktop chips for single threaded, and only when you throw a 5950X at it, then you get double the performance (with twice as many cores and way more than twice the power)

https://www.anandtech.com/show/16252/ma ... 1-tested/2
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