Mac Studio Deals: Where to Shop for Apple's Newest Desktop Computer The best places to find both versions of Apple's new ultra-powerful compact desktop.
Before Apple’s latest, which took place back in March, there were rumors that a new model of the compact Mac mini desktop would be presented. And while that’s not exactly what we got, we got something similar. Instead, Apple introduced a brand new line of ultra-high-performance desktops that . They’re essentially a supercharged version of the Mini, outfitted with Apple’s most advanced M1 chips – the M1 Max and the brand new .
Whether you’re a developer or a content creator, a fast and powerful computer is a must, which is why Apple says this device “can deliver an unprecedented level of performance, a full breadth of connectivity and entirely new features in an incredibly compact design, that’s on the desk within reach.”
Apple meant business when it came to power. You can configure the Mac Studio to come with up to 128GB of RAM, 8TB of SSD, and up to a 64-core GPU. As with many other Apple desktops and laptops, you must make your configuration choices when ordering. You can make changes to the system-on-a-chip (processor), memory and storage, and opt for preinstalled software if you wish.
Not many retailers are stocking the brand new Mac Studio at the moment. We expect it to be available in more locations in the coming weeks, so keep checking back for additional retailers and offers.
If you want complete customizability without having to navigate through specific configurations that are in stock and out of stock, buying direct from Apple is the obvious choice. There are two variants, one with the M1 Max chip and one with the brand new M1 Ultra chip. Prices start at $1,999 for the former and $3,999 for the latter.
If you just want the base model M1 Max Studio, Best Buy has you covered. The major retailer is offering the M1 Max for $2,000 while the M1 Ultra is currently sold out. There are no easy discounts, but if you’re determined to snag one of these new Mac Studios below list price, you can pick up open-box models starting at $1,940 (although we’ve seen them for less in the past). ). ).
Configurations are fairly limited, but for now, B&H is the only place, aside from Apple directly, that stocks Mac Studios with the M1 Ultra chip and is available for immediate purchase. The Studio M1 Max is also available, although many configurations are not stocked for this model either. While there’s a good chance you won’t find exactly the Studio build you want, it’s still worth mixing and matching configurations to see what’s available.
At the moment, Adorama only stocks the basic Mac Studio M1 Max, while upgraded configurations and the Studio M1 Ultra are currently in backorder. They’re still available, but won’t ship for a few weeks. It’s not ideal, but this is one of the few retailers where the studio is fully customizable.
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