Refurbished Mac mini M2 vs M1
Memory The M1 Mac mini supports 8GB or 16GB RAM, whereas the M2 Mac mini can be configured with 8GB, 16GB or 24GB RAM and the M2 Pro Mac mini can be configured with 16GB or 32GB.
Storage The M1 and M2 Mac mini can both be configured with 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB SSD. Mac mini M2 Pro models can be configured with 512GB, 1TB SSD, 2TB SSD, 4TB SSD and 8TB SSD.
What’s the best monitor for Mac mini and how many can I connect?
Where the Mac mini M1 could only support one external display, the Mac mini M2 can support up to two external displays (up to 6K) and the Mac mini M2 Pro can support up to three external displays (up to 8K).
Mac mini M2 vs Mac Studio
The Mac Studio features the Max and Ultra series processors, so is placed above the Mac mini in terms of price and performance. Mac Studio also have the ability to be configured with more memory, more ports and the ability to connect more external displays. The Mac mini has a more compact size, lower power consumption and lower pricing.
Buying a Mac mini refurbished vs used
While the Mac mini M2 stands as the most affordable option within the Mac lineup, it remains a significant investment. Opting for a refurbished Mac mini from Hoxton Macs offers reassurance in terms of reliability, warranty, finance options, and free next-day delivery—all aspects that may be absent when purchasing a used model from an online marketplace.