Apple’s lineup of refurbished products is healthy, and it’s a solid way to pick up a new-to-you device without forking over the full retail price. Of course, the hard part is waiting for the refurbished product to actually launch in Apple’s refurbished digital storefront. For folks out there waiting for the Mac mini with M1 processor and 10GB ethernet port, the wait is over.
At the time of publication, there are several different options when it comes to the Mac mini with Apple silicon and the 10GB ethernet port. You can choose a small desktop computer in either silver or space gray. Apple launched this variant of the Mac mini in April, as part of a build-to-order option for the small desktop computer. Typically a would-be buyer of the Mac mini with M1 that wants the 10GB ethernet would need to fork over $100 extra to get the upgraded port compared to the standard model.
Paul Haddad was first to note the refurbished Mac mini models are now available directly from Apple. It’s worth noting that stock appears to be moving quite rapidly, so it’s likely that while there’s quite a bit of demand, there might not be a lot of stock. And, as noted today by MacRumors, there are models to buy in the United States, Japan, France, and Canada.
Speaking of available stock, it appears the $849 option is now not available. So, at the time of publication, the cheapest refurbished M1 Mac mini with 10 Gigabit ethernet is priced at $1,019.00. You’ll get 16GB of unified memory and 512GB of built-in storage with an SSD. There are two Thunderbolt ports, a total of 4 USB ports.
If you buy the refurbished Mac mini with M1 and 10GB ethernet, you’ll get Apple’s standard one-year warranty, a 14-day return policy, and the option to buy AppleCare extra protection.
Will you be picking one up?