Folks with a valid .edu email address can sign up to receive a special promo code that will extend a $150 discount to all MacBooks and iMac computers. Apple’s student discounts start at $50 on low-end configurations, which makes Best Buy’s promo nearly three times as valuable for some models. It includes in-stock MacBook Air, Retina, and Pro models and all standard configuration iMac desktop computers.
You’re in luck if you still need to cross a Mac off your Holiday shopping list. As part of its 4-day Nick of Time Sale, Best Buy is discounting a variety of Air and iMac computers. All 11 and 13″ standard configuration MacBook Airs are available with a $100 discount or $150 if you have access to a .edu email address. You can also save $160 on every 21 and 27″ iMac desktop computer.
Better yet, pick up a MacBook Air and iMac to create the ultimate power/portability Apple setup. Both deals are currently the best discounts available for their respective computers but are not the best we’ve ever seen.
Don’t forget both Macs omit an optical drive so be sure to pick up an Apple SuperDrive at its best price ever. Apple’s newest Time Capsule is also on sale if you need a backup/wireless solution.
Best Buy is taking up to $200 of the Mac of your choice as part of its Black Friday festivities. Deals include the new Haswell Retina MacBook Pros, iMac desktop computers, and MacBook Airs. All Macs ship free. In total there are 10 Macs available at a discounted rate. For a larger selection of customized Macs and even previous generations, head over to the MacMall Black Friday sale.
Retina MacBook Pros:
13″ (ME864LL/A) 128GB storage/4GB RAM $1,099.99 (Reg. $1,299)
15″ (ME294LL/A) 512GB storage/16GB RAM $2,449.99 (Reg. $2,599.99)
15″ (ME293LL/A )128GB storage/4GB RAM $1,849.99 (Reg. $1,999.99) - Also at Amazon
27″ (ME088LL/A) 1TB HD/8GB RAM $1,649.99 (Reg. $1,799.99)
21.5″ (ME086LL/A) 1TB HD/8GB RAM $1,099.99 (Reg. $1,299.99)
21.5″ (ME087LL/A) 1TB HD/8GBRAM/NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M $1,349.99 (Reg. $1,499.99)
11″ (MD711LL/A) 128GB storage/4GB RAM $849.99 (Reg. $999.99)
11″ (MD712LL/A) 256GB storage/4GB RAM $1,049.99 (Reg. $1,199.99)
13″ (MD760LL/A) 128GB storage/4GB RAM $949.99 (Reg. $1,099.99)
13″ (MD761LL/A) 256GB storage/4GB RAM $1,149.99 (Reg. $1,299.99)
Best Buy is at it again offering several of its scheduled Black Friday deals a couple days early. This time you can save on iMacs, iPods, HDTVs, and more. Deals end tonight at 11:59pm CST. Coupons must be entered at the payment page during checkout. Head below to check out our favorite picks:
- Apple 21.5″ iMac with 8GB Memory, 1TB hard drive – $1,099.99 (Reg. $1,299.99) with promo code IMACDEAL
- 5th generation iPod Touch 32GB in several colors – $249.99 (Reg. $299.99) with promo code IPODDEAL
- Samsung Galaxy S4 for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon FREE w/ 2 yr contract (Reg. $250) no code needed
- Jawbone Jambox wireless Bluetooth speaker $99.99 (Reg. $149.99) with promo code JAMBOXDEAL
Apple quietly updated their entire iMac lineup yesterday and they are pretty much the only game in town currently shipping the new desktop computers. This spells trouble for savvy buyers looking for a deal. It will take a week or so for authorized resellers (Best Buy, Newegg, B&H, etc) to stock each iMac model and only then will we start to see any sort of appreciable discount. It should be noted that MacMall is currently showing a $5 discount across the board but they are not specifying ship times. Amazon is also offering preorders.
Authorized resellers typically offer the best deals thanks to potential tax savings (at the time of purchase) and a higher propensity to offer discounts as way to be competitive. We saw $50 discounts only a month after the new Haswell MacBook Airs were released, so it shouldn’t be too long until the new iMacs see a price drop.
If you simply hold of purchasing a new iMac it is best to go directly through Apple and use any discounts that may apply to you (education, military, corporate, etc). If you are planning to add AppleCare to your new iMac be sure to grab it from an authorized reseller as their prices typically trump Apple direct.
Update: iMac is sold out, but both iPad deals remain.
eBay is offering an Apple iPad 3 with Retina display, 64GB WiFI for just $499 with free shipping. That is a total savings of $200 off the original retail price and $50 below what Apple charges for a refurbished unit. Another option is picking up a brand new iPad 4th Gen. 16GB WiFi (Newest Model) with Retina display and Lightning connector for just $469, a total savings of $31 off the retail price of $500. Available in black or white.
Today we have two great Apple deals that fit together well. A beautiful iMac with a large 21.5″ screen for heavy duty computing and an iPad as a mobile solution. Both items are brand new and include free shipping. First up over at Best Buy is the super-skinny, current generation iMac 21.5″ with 1TB hard drive, 8GB RAM and a 2.7GHz processor for just $1,150 with free shipping. This is $150 lower than all other retailers, matching the lowest price ever offered for this Mac.
If you’re picking up some new Apple gear it probably makes sense to get this discounted iTunes Gift Card and save 20% on future Apps, Music, Movies and more.
Best Buy is offering a $150 discount on the current version iMac 21″ featuring a 2.7GHz processor, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, now only $1,150. This matches the all-time low price for this super skinny iMac. Deal is only valid today.
Just a few weeks ago we saw an unprecedented sale from Best Buy on current generation iMacs and now Amazon has stepped up and surpassed that deal by offering a staggering $150 off 3 out 4 standard configuration iMacs. These super skinny iMacs were released late last year and were in low supply for several months due to high demand. Prices start at just $1,150 for a new 21″ iMac featuring a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Please see other pricing and configurations below. Act fast, Amazon could pull this deal at any time.
MacMall is offering a 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Retina display 2.9GHz i7, 8GB RAM and 512GB of flash storage for $1799.99 with free shipping (Z0N42LL/A). This is the 13″ MBP Retina with the upgraded 2.9GHz i7 and 512GB of flash storage instead of 128GB. Mac Mall also has a 21.5″ iMac 8GB RAM , 2.9GHz i5 upgraded with a 1TB Fusion drive for $1649.99 shipped (MD095LL/A). Apple.com sells this same built-to-order Retina for $2199.00 ($399 off) and the iMac goes for $1,749.00, bringing you a savings of $100 along with the free shipping.
Apple today started offering a couple new models of its latest generation iMac through its refurbished online store. Previously Apple was offering refurbished units of the new 21.5-inch iMac only, but we hadn’t seen any 27-inch models hit yet, which we assumed was likely due to yield issues and significant delays experienced in the iMac’s first few months of launch. Today Apple has finally started offering both the entry level 27-inch iMac and the higher end iMac, in addition to a couple of BTO models. However, taking tax into account, you might be about to score a new one for around the same price… Read more
MegaMacs offers the refurbished Apple iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz 24″ Aluminum Desktop, model no. MB419LL/A, for $749.99 plus around $27 for shipping. (Note that MegaMacs offers lower shipping rates when paying through PayPal or Google Checkout.) That’s tied with our Septmeber mention of a refurb and the lowest total price we could find by $172. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz dual-core processor, 24″ 1920×1200 widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 640GB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB graphics, Airport Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, iSight webcam, and OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Note: A 30-day MegaMacs warranty applies. An additional “signature required” charge may be applied depending on location and method of payment.
Expercom offers the Apple iMac Intel Core i3 3.06GHz 21.5″ Desktop, model no. MC508LL/A, for $987.38 plus around $20 for shipping. It’s the lowest price we could find for a new 22″ iMac by $139. (It’s also the first time we’ve seen this model new in more than a year.) This iMac features an Intel Core i3-540 3.06GHz dual-core processor, 21.5″ 1920×1080 widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, SuperDrive, ATI Radeon HD 4670 256MB video card, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, AirPort Extreme, iSight, Apple Magic Mouse, Apple Wireless Aluminum Keyboard, and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
ExperCom offers the Apple iMac Intel Core i5 2.7GHz 27″ Desktop with three years of AppleCare, model no. MC813LL/A, for $1,862.25 plus $29 for shipping. That’s tied with our mention from last week and $277 under what Apple charges for the same configuration. (For further comparison, we saw it without AppleCare and half the RAM for $233 less in May.) Features include an Intel Core i5 2.7GHz “Sandy Bridge” quad-core processor, 27″ 2560×1440 widescreen LED-backlit glass display, 16GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, 8x SuperDrive, Radeon HD 6770M 512MB graphics, AirPort Extreme (802.11n), two Thunderbolt ports, FaceTime HD camera, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, and OS X Lion.
Of note, this system is eligible for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion.
ExperCom offers the Apple iMac Intel Core i5 2.7GHz 27″ Desktop upgraded with three years of AppleCare, model no. MC813LL/A, for $1,862.25 with $29 for shipping. That’s $277 less than what Apple charges for the same configuration. (We saw it without AppleCare and with half the RAM for $233 less in May.) Features include an Intel Core i5 2.7GHz “Sandy Bridge” quad-core processor, 27″ 2560×1440 widescreen LED-backlit glass display, 16GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, 8x SuperDrive, Radeon HD 6770M 512MB graphics, AirPort Extreme (802.11n), two Thunderbolt ports, FaceTime HD camera, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, and OS X Lion.
Note that this system is eligible for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion.
Geeks cut its price on the refurbished Apple iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz 17″ Widescreen All-in-One Desktop, model no. MA590LL/A, to $349.99 plus about $22 for shipping. That’s $30 under our mention of a used unit from last fall and the best price we’ve seen for this system. (It’s also a current price low for a refurb by $136.) It features an Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 2GHz dual-core processor, 17″ 1440×900 widescreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 160GB 7200 rpm hard drive, dual layer DVD burner, 802.11g wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, iSight webcam, and more, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
A 90-day warranty applies, although it is unclear who backs it.