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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

Asus Mini PC - AMD Ryzen 5700U 8C/16T CPU, 32GB 3200mhz DDR4, 1TB NVME 3400/3100 MB/s SSD - £949.99 @ Amazon
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Posted 10th JunPosted 10th Jun
A very cool mini PC I think, more powerful alternative to the Mac Mini, and comes with top-tier specs like 32GB 3200mhz ddr4 and a full speed 1TB pcie 3.0 nvme ssd. Mini PC PN51-B… Read more

It's a bit overpriced for what it is. I know it's not apples for apples but I put together an Asrock Deskmini with 4650g apu, Noctua NHL-9a, 64gb 3200 sodimm, 256gb Sabrent rocket boot drive, ax200, wd 1tb nvme and a dual usb header for about £300 less. Similar build with the Phanteks Shift Air 2, ASRock X300TM-ITX and HDPLEX 300 instead of the deskmini was about £250 less. That's quite the premium for the extra apu grunt and you compromise on ram.


256gb ssd *giggles*.. You can't compare a non smt cpu with a smt cpu, its grossly unfair. Secondly you are comparing linux on arm to windows on pc .. Multiple unfair things .


cold because not of the asus mini pc, because the pc in question without 32gb of ram and 1tb nvme costs around £369 from scan (pre order) so you are paying around £580 for a 1tb nvme ssd - normally around £100ish and £189.98 for corsair 32gb @ p3200mhz. So you paying several hundred pounds for somebody to put in 2 sticks of memory and a ssd. that is why its cold


I saw some 5700u laptop deals on here last week and thinking they were not too bad for around 500-600 quid... then I saw this deal and thought wtf?! I mean the 5700u Asus laptop deal posted last week, a fully functional "computer" is only 650GBP even if it only has half the ram and hdd isn't worth the extra 300 quid right?!


The RAM and SSD both are probably £380 together, then a proper copy of windows, and it comes to about this price, if the barebones will indeed be £400.

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
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.

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2020 Apple Mac mini with Apple M1 Chip (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) £632.04 @ Amazon
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Posted 28th MayPosted 28th May
2020 Apple Mac mini with Apple M1 Chip (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

Not to blow my own horn, but I called it ;) Not sure why everyone's surprised... I did expect them though to have at least ONE cool thing to announce...


Good luck waiting for that to happen again


Awesome for new Mac mini M1.! I know wwdc it’s next week and according to rumours M1x it’s ready to be released but being realistic probably will start from 1100£( basically will replace today intel mac mini)!If m1x start at same price ( it doesn’t make sense to start at the same price) I will sell my m1 16 gb at a lost and buy the new one ( it will not make sense because my mac mini it’s more than enough for video editing on davinci resolve )


580 on edustore


I am pretty sure it won't be out in 2 weeks. The latest rumours simply talk about "Q2/Q3". I am not holding my breath for before the end of the summer.

Refurbished Apple Mac Mini (2020) - £509.15 @ eBay / Currys Clearance
Posted 27th MayPosted 27th May
APPLE Mac Mini (2020) - 256 GB SSD - REFURBISHED GRADE A Description Key Features The Apple Mac Mini is more than just a desktop – it's designed with a whole load of power for the… Read more

Colour is nicer than the m1 but that's about it


Link £80 more from Apple themselves for an M1. Definitely worth it, I'd say.


I had the same argument with Currys on the last thing I bought, ebay certified refurb, grade A as new and refurb all in the same description. My evaluation was a b/c of other sellers grading deffo not certified refurbished so bear that in mind as currys dont appear to have had the memo off ebay as to what certified refurbished means.


Okay guys I'm going to kill the deal. Thanks for your comments. It's been interesting to hear your thoughts.


Can’t you get a refurb M1 for like less than £100 more? If anyone buys this… they are crazy