Haswell Stories August 27, 2015

Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air (early 2014) 1.7GHz/8GB/512GB: $1,249 shipped (Orig. $1,849)

B&H offers the Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air (early 2014, model: MF068LL/A) 1.7GHz/8GB/512GB for $1,249 with free expedited shipping. That’s $600 off the original listing, a match of our previous mention and the best price we can currently find.


  • 1.7GHz Intel Core i7 Dual-Core (Haswell)
  • 8GB of Onboard 1600MHz LPDDR3 RAM
  • 512GB Flash Storage
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • 13.3″ LED-Backlit Glossy Display
  • 1440 x 900 Native Resolution
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dual USB 3.0 Ports, One Thunderbolt Port
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera, SDXC Card Slot

We still have the mid-2014 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro for $1,749 shipped (Orig. $2,499). The current generation 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro is down to $1,100 shipped (Reg. $1,299) and the newest 13.3-inch MacBook Air is available for $800 shipped (Reg. $999).

Haswell Stories March 2, 2015

Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch Laptop (previous version) 1.3GHz/4GB/128GB $830 (orig. $1,099)

Big Value Inc. via eBay Daily Deals offers the Apple MacBook Air 13.3″ Laptop (MD760LL/A) for only $829.99 shipped. That’s $269 off the original list price, $79 less than Amazon and the lowest we can find for a new one.

This mid-2013 Macbook features a 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage. It has a native screen resolution of 1440 x 900, 802.11ac WiFi, two USB 3.0 ports and one Thunderbolt port.

Buy with confidence, Big Value Inc. received a 99% positive feedback rating from eBay shoppers. 

Haswell Stories January 12, 2015

expiredApple 27-inch iMac w/ Retina 5K display 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB + AppleCare $2,299 shipped ($2,668 value)

Adorama offers the Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (MF886LL/A) 3.5GHz/8TB/1TB + AppleCare for $2,299 shipped. This is represents a savings of $369 off the regular price value of $2,668 for this package, and the lowest that we’ve seen it since the holiday season. Adorama only charges sales tax at the time of purchase for New York and New Jersey residents.

To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need to become an Adorama VIP member which is currently available for free ($149 value). Learn more about the benefits about AppleCare and the extended protection for your device included with this purchase.

This Apple iMac includes a 27-inch Retina 5K IPS display with a native resolution of 5120×2880, a 3.5GHz i5 Quad-Core processor, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB Fusion Drive. Additionally, it supports 802.11ac wireless and has two Thunderbolt 2 and four USB 3.0 inputs. The iMac with Retina 5K display has received rave reviews since its release earlier this fall.

With your savings, we recommend picking up an extra 16GB of RAM to power all those pixels.

Full specs below.

Haswell Stories November 10, 2014

expiredHP Chromebox CB1 desktop computer 1.4GHz/2GB RAM/16GB SSD $129 shipped (Reg. $180)

Update (11/11 3:10pm): Amazon now has the HP Chromebox CB1 Desktop in Smoke Silver for $129.99 shipped today (matched at Newegg). That’s nearly $50 under the original price and HP direct, within $1 of the lowest we’ve seen on all colors and the best price we’ve seen on the dark grey model. Amazon also has the Turqiose model for $129 shipped right now.

Walmart is offering the HP Chromebox desktop computer for $129 shipped. That’s $50 off the regular price, $49 under HP’s price, the best price we can find and the lowest we’ve seen by $10. Both the white and the turquoise model are available at the discounted price (turquoise matched on Amazon).

This tiny Chrome OS driven PC features an Intel Haswell 2955U processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 16GB solid state drive and Intel HD graphics. It also has dual monitor support via HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity.

This model has received a 4.1/5 star rating from over 70 Amazon customers. With your savings, Logitech’s wireless k400 is a very highly rated keyboard that will match well with the white HP Chromebox, you can find extra DisplayPort to DVI adapters for as much as 56% off right now and Amazon’s basic HDMI cables are a well rated and inexpensive option.

Haswell Stories November 21, 2013

expiredHaswell 15″ Retina MacBook Pro from $1,750 shipped, $1,700 for .edu email addresses

Want to save on Sales Tax? B&H has the same base model Haswell MacBookPro for $1749 with free shipping with tax only in New York.

Best Buy is not scheduled to run any promos on the 15″ Retina MacBook Pro during their Black Friday festivities, but you can still save $250 (or more) on one right now. The special pricing applies to both standard configuration models (ME293LL/A, ME294LL/A). Anyone with a .edu discount can save another $50 by registering with Best Buy. Includes free shipping.

Current generation Retina MacBook Pros feature a stunning 2880×1800 resolution display, Haswell processor for optimal performance/battery life, and OS X Mavericks.

  • 15″ rMBP – 16GB Memory / 512GB Flash Storage (ME294LL/A) $2,349.99 (Reg. $2,599.99) – Update: Amazon has matched this deal but is currently sold out. Order now at the discounted price and it will ship when available.
  • 15″ rMBP – 8GB Memory / 256GB Flash Storage (ME293LL/A) $1,749.99 (Reg. $1,999.99)

Haswell Stories September 25, 2013


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.

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