If you’ve been waiting for more refurbished Mac minis to hit Apple Canada’s online store, the entry $499 model from October 2014 is in stock with the following specs:
- 4GB memory
- 500GB hard drive
- Thunderbolt 2 ports (up to 20 Gbps)
- HDMI port supports multichannel audio output
- Intel HD Graphics 5000
While this model was back in stock at the beginning of the year for $469, it appears to have increased in price by $30.
Lots of people use Mac minis as powerful home theatre personal computers (HTPCs), as the ability to run OS X and Windows means you can throw anything at this slim computer, which supports a wireless mouse and keyboard. Unfortunately, RAM is soldered to the logic board on this machine, as discovered by iFixit.
Refurbished Macs from Apple are limited in supply and come with a 1-year warranty.
PS – Also in stock this morning is the 64GB iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi for $559.