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Refurbished Mac mini Apple M1/ 8 GB/ 256GB £589 at Apple Store
Posted 29th JulPosted 29th Jul
If you are not a student and looking for a Mac Mini deal then the Apple refurbished store has a few of them in stock at the moment. Here is the list that you should choose from (B… Read more

For containers..... Bit over the top


Oh it’s cool, I have a NAS for storing the media, it’s just that the NAS has a weak CPU and struggled to run PLEX server. The Mini’s small storage is not an issue as it’d be used solely for the OS. Great to know it’s a solid option, thanks (y)


Every night, around 1 am. Stocks seem to be empty for whatever reasons! (:I I will leave the post on tonight, but will expire if they are still empty by tomorrow morning. P.s. Guess, Apple are just restocking items nightly. (:I


"nvme" is just the interface, the technology is still the same and SSDs wear out and fail. Compared to hard disks, modern SSD failure rates are at least a magnitude less in the short term, but they do have limited lives - in fact there is a lot of logic in SSD controllers in order to not use the same cells over and over, so that the drive will last a reasonable time by spreading wear. "A reasonable time" is something like over a decade or so, which may sound good enough, but given the fact things tend to fail in a normal distribution (so some people can get the "tail" end and have an early failure) and that they are not replaceable (with a dead SSD, an M1 system is designed to not even boot from an external drive "for security"), I would not like to get a refurb that has lost part of its finite lifespan. I am not talking about losing a month or two of lifespan, there was an infamous MacOS bug that caused excessive use of the SSD for many users, so an affected SSD could have lost a year or two in wear.


I have a NUC

Refurbished Mac mini Apple M1 Chip with 8‑Core CPU and 8‑Core GPU - £589 delivered @ Apple Store
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Posted 10th JulPosted 10th Jul
From apples refurb store. Base model but a great price. Copied from product page: Chip Apple M1 chip 8-core CPU with 4 perform­ance cores and 4 efficiency cores 8-core GPU 16-co… Read more

Are these good for a home cinema type setup that can also be a hub for CCTV / NAS backup. Or is it overkill?




I know I'm too lazy to return most anything!


It could be. I decided to get a base model just to see what it could do and if needed I I’d have returned it. I’ve been really happy but yeah maybe. Useful discussion on the topic.


I'm not risking it! :D I've got a habit of taking large pano's, sometimes with multiple exposures. Although I may start doing video with the drone. But I suppose as well, there's an element of future proofing if I get the 16gb ram.

Apple Mac Mini M1 (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) £652.97 @ Amazon
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Posted 9th JulPosted 9th Jul
The Apple M1 chip takes Mac mini, the most versatile, do-it-all Mac desktop, to a whole new level of performance. With up to 3x faster CPU performance, up to 6x faster graphics, a … Read more

To be fair, the mac mini's footprint hasn't chanced since it's inception. There are a lot of accessories that are still in use as people upgrade from one generation of mac mini to another. This M1 is no exception, hand in hand with the translation layer for the applications means most users upgrading are simply going to plug in, turn on, and once they've signed in to their icloud account syncs, they're good to go.


Awesome post, Escortboy! I doff my cap!(y)


could’ve been smaller too. It’s hollow with some empty space inside


This is also effectively a "gen 1" device, will be quickly superceded. I'm waiting for the native software library to increase by which time the next version will be out.


If you’re suggesting an Amazon price match by JL. That’s a non starter.

Brand new Apple M1 Mac mini, 8 core CPU and 8 core GPU, 8GB unified memory, 256GB SSD - £597 (UK Mainland) @ AO eBay
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Posted 11th JunPosted 11th Jun
Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU macOS Big Sur 16-core Neural Engine 8GB unified memory 256GB SSD storage Gigabit Ethernet

No need to throw our postgrad titles in the discussion! :D You do seem to run quite a few rosetta 2 ("Intel") apps so you are right, that might be part of the issue - which means it will abate as more apps become native. Running many rosetta 2 apps was also linked to the excessive SSD usage reported by some people, although that's also not a big worry (the bad examples mentioned still meant almost a 10-year lifetime for the SSD which is not tragic - should be a non-issue of course if Apple was not soldering-on their SSDs :( ). On a not very related note, such a shame that the spotify app is so bloated (and generally badly designed in other ways IMHO). It's the reason I refuse to use it, even though its music library / price / cross platform ability would appeal otherwise.


MBA, 256/8


It still seems strange to me to hit orange with that kind of usage, I always use 2 external monitors myself and don't see a visible effect on mem usage, but if you don't actually hit the slowdown I guess you don't need to worry... Which device is this out of curiosity?


There doesn't seem to be any rogue apps and console logs okay. The kernel task gets significantly higher when I add the external display, if I then add scaling on top then it increase again (probably as expected). I also posted about this on Macrumours forum before and it was considered pretty typical, closing the 'intel' software makes quite a big difference too. Given its use as a second device for my university I am not too concerned. I bought it on release day and it hasn't missed a beat.


Hmm, not a very healthy system. That kernel_task is too large for your usage, which usually means one of your apps (or loaded processes in general) is misbehaving, using excessive system resources. I mean, I say that 8GB is enough for most things, but a single misbehaving app can use up any amount of memory. Do open the console to make sure there are no obvious errors reported. On orange, slowdowns are not obvious (the system does not have spare memory to optimise things but is not yet out of RAM), but it means you could go to red, where you start getting the bad slowdowns - reportedly they are not as bad on the M1 (much faster i/o overall), but I haven't gotten my M1 to red yet to see how it feels :D

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2020 Apple Mac mini (3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB) £420.87 @ Amazon
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Posted 2nd JunPosted 2nd Jun
Thinking to buy a M1 version but see this deal. Seems good price. Maybe useful for someone.

Like getting one every month... I'm joking of course, the point is the deal expired.


This i3 mini takes 64GB max. RAM if you need more than 8GB /16GB of M1 mini.


How the hell did you manage to subscribe and save a Mac Min


Perfect for a home server


£488 now. But £399 with subscribe and save ;)

2020 Apple M1 Mac Mini (8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) £747.25 @ Amazon
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Posted 30th MayPosted 30th May
2020 Apple M1 Mac Mini (8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) £747.25 @ Amazon£747.25£820.859% off Free P&P FreeAmazon Deals
Brand New 2020 M1 Mac Mini (8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) from Amazon. Cheaper than Apple refurbished!

Now £817.36


All I see is another waste of my time.


Well, we configure the amount of ram we need for certain applications. Doesn't change much regardless of architecture. You don't have to lecture about applesilicon vs x86 where I run linux/windows as a developer. Running okd/k8s(not even supported on m1 entirely) or a huge jvm based workload requires ram. 8gb is a joke for for such users. Beat around the bush.


Interesting that you're claiming to have knowledge of something that is an entirely different machine. So well done being a developer. The M1 works slightly differently than your mobile workstation. But well done for being so knowledgeable about RAM utilisation (which doesn't have a Z in it by the way) :)


It's real. I have a mobile workstation with 32gb ram. As a developer I'm aware of ram utilization.