You can now rent a Mac mini M1 by the hour in the cloud


If you want to test yourself how well the new Apple Silicon computers work, now you can renting a Mac mini with an M1 cloud processor, at a very affordable price. It seems silly but it is not.

We are in a time of pandemic, and teleworking has become almost mandatory for some sectors, including that of application developers. Whether you are a freelance developer and work alone, or you belong to a large company and work from home, renting an Apple Silicon for one-off tests solves a problem for you, and no longer forces you to buy you a new Mac to test your applications on an M1 processor.

Accessing a Mac mini in the cloud was already possible since the end of last year. Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering access to a Mac mini (Intel) unit at one Euro per hour, in 24-hour packages. scale way, a European cloud services company, now offers the version of Mac mini with M1 processor by 0,10 € per hour, with the same minimum 24-hour package.

Without a doubt, it is a service oriented mainly to development teams iOS and macOS applications. It is much more profitable to use this method for spot tests in the Apple Silicon environment than to have to buy new equipment for all the developers working on the project, and even more so if they telecommute from home.

By contracting the service, you have 24 hours access from your computer to a Mac mini M1 with the latest version of macOS Big Sur and Xcode. It is a good way to do specific tests of projects in development on an Apple Silicon.

scale way has installed its new Mac mini M1s in its state-of-the-art DC4 data center housed in a former nuclear fallout shelter 25 meters underground in Paris, France. Starting today, Scaleway customers can benefit from the Mac mini M1 from anywhere in the world, for 10 cents an hour.

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