Scaleway announces cloud-based subscription access to Apple’s Mac mini M1

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When Apple rolled out its first devices with its own M1 chip last November, the company managed to turn a few heads with the chip’s processing muscle and energy savings features. Now rather than shelling out $699 for a new Mac mini, companies can rent time on a device for just $.12 a minute thanks to a new cloud-based service.

Paris-based Scaleway announced the availability of its Apple silicon M1 as-a-Service, which will allow companies to subscribe to a remote Mac mini so teams can collaborate on projects. According to Apple, its ARM-based M1 consumes 55% less energy than its previous Intel-based chips while delivering better performance.

While the Mac mini is not unreasonably priced, companies are faced with the dilemma