Best Buy offers the Apple Mac mini Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 2.5GHz Desktop, model no. MD387LL/A, for $489.99 with free shipping. That's $10 under our mention from three days ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this model. (It's also a current low by $60. It's also $9 less than what Apple charges for a refurbished unit.) It includes an Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt port, memory card reader, HDMI, and Mac OS X (Mountain Lion).
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