Best Mac Deals Overview Updated November 26, 2020

Best Mac Deals

Best Mac Deals from Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, and more

Apple’s MacBook lineup currently consists of various models from 13- to 16-inches. In 2019, Apple returned to larger display offerings, bringing the 16-inch MacBook Pro to market. At the 13-inch size, Apple has both a MacBook Air and MacBook Pro option. Of course, Apple has plenty of desktop offerings too, including Mac mini, iMac, and Mac Pro.

The best MacBook deals can be found at retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H. Woot began offering notable MacBook deals in late 2017, often focusing on refurbished and previous-generation deals.

Apple kicks off its 13-inch MacBook Air lineup with a 1.6GHz dual-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB of storage at $1,099. An additional $200 upgrade brings 256GB worth of storage. Upgrade to MacBook Pro from $1,299 on the 13-inch model and starting at $2,399 for the 16-inch variation.

On the desktop side of things, Apple offers its iMac line in both a standard and Pro variation featuring 21- and 27-inch displays. Prices start at $1,099 on the entry-level model, with the high-end iMac Pro going from $4,999.

Mac mini is Apple’s most affordable Mac, priced from $799. Those creative professionals out there have found a home with the late 2019 Mac Pro, a powerhouse with a price tag to match from $5,999.

The best Mac deals generally top out at 33% off, but with a constantly rotating cast of new models rolling out from Apple, it’s possible to save even further on previous-generation offerings. However, sacrifices may be made in these instances, such as ineligibility for AppleCare or a lack of original accessories.

Apple’s latest M1 Mac mini now up to $70 off at new lows from $629 for Black Friday

New lows $70 off

B&H is currently taking up to $70 off Apple’s latest M1-powered Mac mini with prices starting at $629 shipped for the entry-level 256GB model. Note: B&H is currently waiting for stock to arrive, so shipping is delayed as of now. Marking new all-time lows across the board, today’s offer is $21 under our previous mention. Bringing all the power and efficiency upgrades of Apple Silicon to the desktop, the latest Mac mini arrives with the same compact design that you’ll expect, but with plenty of power under the hood. Apple notes that it’s “up to 3x faster CPU performance and with up to 6x better graphics,” and I’ve found those claims to be true so far from my hands-on experience. There’s also up to 512GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, Wi-Fi 6, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Learn more in our launch coverage. Head below for more.

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Apple’s new M1-powered MacBook Air/Pro on sale for Black Friday from $899

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Authorized Apple retailer Expercom is now offering the new 13-inch MacBook Air M1/8GB/256GB for $947.96 shipped. That’s down $51 from the regular going rate, just under our previous mention, and the best we’ve seen. Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Air has received rave reviews for its stellar battery life and quick performance thanks to the new M1 chip. This model arrives with 256GB of storage, 8GB worth of RAM, and a fanless design that’s ultra-quiet. Looking for Apple’s new MacBook Pro? That’s on sale down below, too.

Apple’s new MacBooks and Mac mini see first discounts with these exclusive deals

Up to $100 $663+

Today Apple introduced a slew of new hardware featuring its first silicon chips for Mac. All told, today’s keynote unveiled three new models, including Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. We’ve partnered with Expercom to offer exclusive discounts to our readers. Head below to find out how you can save on the latest Macs featuring the new M1 silicon chip.

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Best Buy and Amazon kick-off big Apple event sales ahead of next week’s keynote

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Ahead of next week’s Prime Day festivities and keynote, Best Buy has kicked off a weekend Apple Event sale. Amazon is conveniently matching many of these deals, as well. Notable price drops include AirPods, MacBook Air, and more. Free shipping is available for all. You’ll find our top picks down below.

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Apple’s latest iMacs are now up for pre-order (tax savings select states)

$1,299+

This morning, Apple unveiled a generation of new Retina iMacs. B&H is now offering pre-orders on nearly the entire lineup with the usual tax savings for select shoppers. The latest iMacs from Apple sport 6- and 8-core processors, Radeon Pro Vega graphics and 21- and 27-inch displays. Prices start at $1,299 and go up from there. Head below for a complete list of what’s available for pre-order today.

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Today’s new Macs and iPad Pro now available for pre-order at third-party retailers

Today, Apple took the stage in Brooklyn to unveil a host of new products including a refreshed MacBook Air and iPad Pro. Pre-orders went up at the online Apple Store this afternoon with delivery slated for November 7th. Now, third-party retailers like B&H are beginning to show listings as well with the potential for tax breaks in some states. More below.

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Apple begins selling 2018 certified refurbished MacBook Pros, deals from $1,529

from $1,529

Update: Apple is now selling certified refurbished 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro models. Check out the entire selection of available models right here.

Apple has refreshed its refurbished storefront this morning to now include 2018 MacBook Pros for the first time. Inventory is primarily centered around the latest 13-inch models with prices starting at $1,529. A high-end maxed-out 13-inch model is on sale for $3,139, which is good for $560 off the regular price, marking today’s biggest savings. Most of these deals work out to be around 15% off the new condition price. In recent months we’ve seen as much as $200 off 13-inch models and up to $300 off 15-inch configurations. If you don’t mind going the refurbished route (and you shouldn’t) there are some notable savings to be had. More details below.

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Pre-orders for new MacBook Pro now available at B&H (Tax NY/NJ only)

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This morning Apple introduced new MacBook Pros with a refreshed keyboard, upgraded RAM and processors along with a TrueTone display. B&H is now offering pre-orders on all of today’s new announcements with the added benefit of no tax at the time of purchase for customers outside of New York or New Jersey. Remember, this perk is coming to an end in the near future, so it may be worth avoiding the added tax for a few months until your bill comes in April. You can see all of the listings down below.

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Apple now discounting refurbished iMac Pros including upgraded 18-core models

Apple has today started offering certified refurbished models of its iMac Pro available on its website. These refurbs of the most powerful Mac yet are going for 15% off and the higher end configurations are also included.

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Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar discounted from $2,744 w/ 2TB (+ $90 off AppleCare+)

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Expercom today started offering four configurations of the late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar starting at $2,744 as part of its Tax Refund Sale.

Beating the best available deals elsewhere by around $300, these are some of the lowest prices we’ve seen yet on these high-end configurations of Apple’s late 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 2TB storage. Existing Expercom customers can order online. New customers can order by calling 888-563-6112.

The four available configurations all come with 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage and go up $100 for spec bumps on the processor and or graphics:

  • 15” Touch Bar 2.6 16GB/2TB/Radeon 460 $2,744 (save $1,055)
  • 15” Touch Bar 2.7 16GB/2TB/Radeon 455 $2,850 (save $1,049)
  • 15” Touch Bar 2.7 16GB/2TB/Radeon 460 $2,955 (save $1,044)
  • 15” Touch Bar 2.9 16GB/2TB/Radeon 455 $2,955 (save $1,044)

You can also get a very nice $90 off discount on AppleCare+ extended warranty for these models as part of the sale bringing it down to $288 (Reg. $379).

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B&H launches pre-Black Friday event clearing out previous-gen. Macs, iPad and more

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B&H has launched its Happy Newvember sales event, with some deep discounts on Apple gear, Macs and more. There are some notable deals in this sale, and some that will be beat on Black Friday 2017. We’ve rounded up our top picks below, weeding out any items that will receive better discounts next week. Of course, free shipping is available on the entire lot and shoppers outside of New York and New Jersey will not be charged taxes at the time of purchase.

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Apple’s entry-level 2017 MacBook Pro without Touch Bar now $1,110 shipped

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Electronics Valley (99.4% positive feedback, Top-Rated Plus Seller) via eBay Daily Deals offers the 2017 Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro 128GB without Touch Bar for $1,109.99 shipped. That’s a $189.01 savings off the original price, $30 less than our previous mention and the best offer available.

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How-to play Nintendo Switch on an iMac’s display [Video]

Although I have a TV, my 5K iMac’s display is the one that I use the most throughout the day. With this in mind, I’ve long wished for the ability to play game consoles directly on the 5K display.

An HDMI input option isn’t something you’ll find on any Mac, which obviously limits the the machine’s abilities in this area. Yet, there is one option — Elgato’s GameCapture HD60 S — for those of you wishing to showcase a game console, like the Nintendo Switch, on the iMac’s display.

Normally thought of for its capturing abilities, the HD60 S, which features superior low-latency properties, does a great job of displaying the Nintendo Switch in full screen 1080p at 60 fps. It’s not perfect, and it’s definitely not cheap, but it’s one of the best solutions that I’ve found for using the iMac as an external display. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough for more details on my setup.

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Apple’s Back to School event: free Beats with eligible Mac or iPad Pro purchase

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This year’s Back to School promotion at the Apple Store bundles Beats headphones with the purchase of certain Macs or iPad Pro.

On top of the standard education discount, you can get any pair of Beats for free when buying a MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac or Mac Pro. iPad Pro purchases are eligible for free BeatsX or a $150 discount off the price of Powerbeats3 or Solo3 …

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Today is the last day to score discounts on Affinity Photo for iPad and Mac

Serif’s Affinity Photo for iPad made a huge splash at Apple’s recent WWDC keynote, and has been very well-received by artists and photo editors for doing work on the iPad. The app, which is deemed by some to be an Adobe Photoshop alternative, is currently on sale for just $19.99. But you’ll need to act quickly; tomorrow the app is scheduled to move to its permanent $29.99 asking price. 

Save up to $330 on prev. gen 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar (Tax NY/NJ only)

Earlier this month Apple upgraded its lineup of MacBook Pros with the latest processors and other slight modifications. If you don’t need the latest, you can save upwards of $330 on previous generation 15-inch models with Touch Bar over at Electronics Valley via eBay and B&H (no tax outside NY/NJ). Free shipping is available in both instances.

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro 512GB w/ Touch Bar (prev. gen.) $1,690 shipped

Electronics Valley (99.7% positive feedback, Top-Rated Plus Seller) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro 512GB with Touch Bar for $1,689.99 shipped. This now previous generation had a list price of $1,999. Our last mention came in at $10 more and this offer is currently the best available by over $100.

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air gets a $239 price drop, now $760 shipped

Trusted eBay Seller Electronics Valley (99.7% positive feedback from 32,000+) currently offers Apple’s 128GB 13-inch MacBook Air (MMGF2LL/A) for $759.99 shipped.  Electronics Valley only charges tax for New Jersey shoppers at the time of purchase. That’s $239 off the original price, $65 less than Best Buy’s sale price, $5 off our previous mention and the lowest current offer available.

Apple’s MacBook Air has a 1.6GHz processor, 128GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and 802.11ac wireless. It additionally comes equipped with two USB 3.0 ports, a single Thunderbolt 2 port and a SDXC Card Slot.

Apple’s entry-level 13-inch MacBook Air on sale for $750 shipped

ElectronicsValley (99.7% positive feedback, Top-Rated Plus Seller) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB for $749.99 shipped. That’s a $249.01 savings off the regular price, down $100 from Best Buy, $15 less than our previous mention and the lowest offer currently available.

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air Features:

  • 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 (Broadwell)
  • 8GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
  • 128GB PCIe-Based Flash Storage
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • 13.3″ LED-Backlit Glossy Display
  • 1440 x 900 Native Resolution
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 2
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera, SDXC Card Slot
  • Mac OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra

Apple now selling refurbished 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

As reported earlier this month on 9to5Mac, the first 2016 MacBook Pro to become available on Apple’s refurbished website was the 13-inch model without Touch Bar. Apple’s website now offers refurbished models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar with savings ranging from $360-650, depending on the configuration.

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Best of Black Friday – Apple: iPad Pro 9.7-inch from $449, Apple Watch Series 1 $198, iPhone 7/Plus w/ $250 GC, more

It’s finally Black Friday week. Many retailers have already begun discounting this year’s most popular items with plenty of other deals coming in the next few days. Now, we’re turning our attention to Apple products.

Third-party retailers are stepping up big with a variety of promotions across the board. Best Buy, Target, Walmart and others are all planning on running notable Black Friday promotions this year. After combing through each ad, we’ve prepared a list of the best deals below on each of Apple’s top products:

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This 27-inch 5K Retina iMac (Refurb) comes w/ a 1-year warranty and is down to $1,500 (Reg. $1,769)

Daily Steals is offering the certified-refurbished Apple 5K Retina iMac 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB (FF886LL/A) for $1499.99 shipped. That’s $269 less than what Apple charges and the lowest we can find for it. This iMac is Apple-Certified Refurbished and it is eligible for AppleCare which extends the standard factory warranty to 3 years. It features a 27-inch Retina Display with a 5120 X 2880 resolution and also has a built-in HD camera for FaceTime.

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Carry your MacBook in a brand new CaseCrown messenger bag for $15, multiple styles/colors available

You can get by using a backpack at many jobs and schools, but there are always going to be those times when you’ll want a more professional way of carrying around your gear. Today’s deal will help you achieve that refined style without draining your wallet. Senyx (97% rating from 210,339 respondents) via Amazon is discounting a range of CaseCrown messenger bags for various Apple Macbook laptops to just $15 each when you enter coupon code SD080216 during checkout. Free shipping is available for Prime members (free trial) and on all orders of at least $49.

  • Alligator Messenger Laptop Case (Black)- 15″ MacBook Pro: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Alligator Messenger Laptop Case (Red)- 15″ MacBook Pro: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Water Resistant Vertical Messenger Bag (Black): $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Campus North Messenger Bag (Black)- iPad: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Campus North Messenger Bag (Black)- 12″ MacBook: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Campus North Messenger Bag (Gray)- 12″ MacBook: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Horizontal Mobile Messenger Bag (Black)- 11″ MacBook Air: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Poly Horizontal Messenger Bag (Black)- 12″ MacBook: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Canvas Horizontal Campus Messenger Bag (Black)- MacBook/Air: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Campus Horizontal Messenger Bag (Black)- 12″ MacBook: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Canvas Horizontal Mobile Messenger Bag (Gray)- 11″ MacBook Air: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Campus Messenger Bag (Gray)- 12″ MacBook: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Canvas Horizontal Campus Messenger Bag (Green)- MacBook/Air: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Campus Messenger Bag (Green)- 12″ MacBook: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Campus Horizontal Messenger Bag (Brown)- 13″ MacBook Pro/Air: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Canvas Horizontal Campus Messenger Bag (Black)- 13″ MacBook Pro/Air: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Campus Horizontal Messenger Bag (Gray)- 13″ MacBook Pro/Air: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Campus Horizontal Messenger Bag (Brown)- 15″ MacBook Pro: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Campus Horizontal Messenger Bag (Gray)- 15″ MacBook Pro: $15 (Reg. $37)
  • Haverford Messenger Bag (Beige/Brown)- MacBook/Air: $15 (Reg. $37)
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Get Macphun’s Creative Kit w/ 6 powerful photo editing apps & plugins for Mac $79 (Reg. $340)

Macphun offers 76% off its popular Creative Kit featuring 6 standalone photo editing apps for Mac and plugins for Photoshop and Lightroom. Normally priced at $340, 9to5Toys readers can get the complete Creative Kit this weekend only for just $79.

Get Macphun’s Creative Kit for $79 (Reg. $340)

What’s included?

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Griffin’s BreakSafe adapter brings MagSafe to MacBook’s USB-C port for $20 Prime shipped

One of Apple’s most beloved features of its MacBooks is its proprietary magnetic charging cable known as MagSafe. That, however, was removed on the 2015 and 2016 12-inch MacBook models in place of a single USB-C port. The good news is you can add back a magnetic charging connector by using Griffin’s BreakSafe cable adapter for USB-C, currently on sale (review). Today the product goes to its lowest price yet, with a 50% discount on the usual retail price bringing it down to just $20 shipped.

Amazon has the Griffin BreakSafe for 50% off ($20 shipped) for Prime members or orders over $50.

Apple’s Thunderbolt Display is dead: These are the best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

If you’ve been holding out for a new standalone desktop display from Apple, you’re either going to take news of the Thunderbolt Display being discontinued as a sign of good things to come, or as a cue to finally purchase a new 4K or 5K display from someone else. For most, especially considering Apple itself is recommending you purchase a third-party display, the latter option is going to be the more likely.

While Apple didn’t recommend any specific third-party alternatives during its discontinuation announcement of the Thunderbolt display last week, we’ve done the work for you and put together our top picks for the best 4K & 5K displays for Mac available to buy right now.

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MacBook Air is the best Apple laptop for most everyday users, save $200 today on a pair of the latest models

ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.6% feedback rating from 27,750 respondents) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s recently released 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB (model MMGF2LL/A) for $799.99 with free shipping plus potential tax savings at the time of purchase for most buyers. It typically sells for $999 and has never been priced lower. This MacBook is a practical choice for students and most casual laptop users. Other features include two USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt 2, SDXC card slot, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual microphones.

If you’re concerned about only having 128GB of storage, just remember you can add up to an additional 256GB at any time by leveraging the SDXC slot.

The smaller 11.6-inch MacBook Air is also on sale from ElectronicsValley. Get the latest 128GB model for $699.99 shipped (Reg. $899).

You can turn either one of these ultra-portable laptops into a full-blown desktop setup by putting your savings towards a big, Mac-friendly external monitor. Or to browse our current monitor deals, click here.

Looking for more power? Yesterday’s Retina MacBook Pro deal is still available.

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The Lenmar ChugPlug will add up to 4 hours of battery life to your MacBook Pro/Air for $15 shipped (Orig. $40)

Amazon is once again offering the Lenmar ChugPlug External Battery Pack for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro for $19.99, but we happened to have spotted it on eBay for just $14.99 shipped. This deal comes courtesy of trusted seller yapper_wireless (99.1% Positive feedback). That’s $15 below the regular listing, $5 under our previous mention and matching the lowest total we have tracked.

Perfect for adding an extra boost (up to 4 hours) to your MacBook Pro/Air and it only takes about 2 hours to charge the ChugPlug completely. This is only for the 13 and 15-inch Airs, as well as the 13-inch Pro, not the 15-inch models. It ships with a one year warranty and faired quite well in our review. While ratings are split, nearly 50% of customers left 4 or 5 stars.

Aukey display adapters with Prime shipping: USB-C to HDMI $14 or VGA $13, VGA to HDMI $9

Aukey Direct via Amazon offers its USB 3.1 Type C to HDMI Adapter for $19.99, but if you use the code JQBLKFNR the price drops to $13.99 Prime shipped. That’s $6 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen since before the holidays last year.

This adapter lets you connect most USB-C devices like the new MacBook or the Chromebook Pixel to a monitor or TV with an HDMI connection. You can mirror the display or use as a second monitor. It supports 1080P and 4K full HD. Rated 4.1/5 stars from 45 Amazon customers.

If you don’t have an HDMI monitor, Aukey has a USB 3.1 Type C to VGA Adapter for $12.99 Prime shipped when you use the code 9VH9BRKA at checkout. You can even pick up an HDMI to VGA Adapter for $8.99 Prime shipped with the code PO96MVCG. Like most Aukey products, these adapters have all received 4/5 star ratings and great reviews.

iMac 17-inch Core 2 Duo Computer (Refurb) $110 shipped (Reg. $200)

EXPANSYS is offering the Apple iMac 17-inch Computer (Refurb) for only $109.99 shipped. That’s $90 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen.

This all-in-one desktop originally retailed for $999 back in 2006 and it ships with Mac OS 10.6 pre-installed. This makes for a perfect first computer for the little ones to learn computer basics and watch educational videos. It has an Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83 GHz processor, 160GB hard drive and a slot-Loading CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive. It also comes with a USB keyboard and mouse. A 90-day warranty applies.

Protect your MacBook (all models) with these highly-rated stylish cases/sleeves from $4 Prime shipped

Inateck Online (100% positive feedback by 20,000+) via Amazon is discounting three of its felt cases for each of Apple’s MacBook computers. Prices start at $3.99 Prime shipped after item-specific promo codes are applied during checkout. This is an excellent chance to grab some solid protection for your investment without breaking the bank.

Here are your choices in today’s sale:

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The SteelSeries Apex M500 is a lean mechanical gaming keyboard with Cherry MX Red switches [Video]

If you’re looking for a gaming keyboard built around responsiveness and competition, then you should lend consideration to SteelSeries’ most recent release — the SteelSeries Apex M500. The M500 is the sequel of sorts to the SteelSeries 6Gv2, and is much leaner and compact than some of the other keyboard offerings in its class. The result? A mechanical gaming-centric keyboard that doesn’t occupy a lot of desk real estate.

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Air Display 3 for iOS gets its first price drop to $10 (Reg. $15)

Air Display 3 is now available for $9.99 on the App Store. This is the first price drop since it was released back in February of 2015 for $14.99.

Add a second screen to your Mac via wireless or USB connectivity with Air Display 3. This app offers support for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil plus pressure sensitivity for creative apps. Simply pair this software with your Mac via the free host app and it will turn your iOS device into a fully functional second desktop. Reviews are somewhat mixed at 3/5 stars all-time but the addition of wireless connectivity vs a competitor like Duet makes this app notable. You’ll find more reviews on the previous generation version of the app.

The best accessories for Apple’s 12-inch MacBook: USB-C cables, hubs, flash storage, more

Just this morning Apple refreshed its 12-inch MacBook with a faster processor and improved battery life. Whether you’re springing for the new models released today or going refurbished, you’ll likely need a few key accessories to round out your setup. While the MacBook has an attractive thin design, it comes at the cost of a single USB-C port. Additionally, it can be a tough sell as an everyday machine without some external input devices. Head below for a roundup of some of our favorite accessories for the 12-inch MacBook.

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Apple drops the price on refurbished 12-inch MacBooks, now start at $929 shipped

Update (4/20 4:00pm): Apple has also dropped the price on a few different refurbished 13-inch MacBook Air models. Here’s a look at the new listings:

With news of fresh 12-inch MacBooks this morning, Apple is now further discounting previous generation refurbished models with prices starting at $929 shipped. If you’re willing to hold off on the spec bumps announced today, you’ll be able to cash in on significant savings. All of Apple’s refurbished products come with a full one-year warranty and are eligible for AppleCare.

Apple’s inventory of refurbished computers and accessories are generally limited. It’s not uncommon to see a specific model come in and out of stock. Check in regularly if your desired MacBook sells out in the coming days.

Here’s a look at the new MacBook price drops:

Be sure to swing by our round up of the best accessories for Apple’s 12-inch MacBook for cables, storage, power supplies and more.

If you’re looking for more power, we currently have Apple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro on sale from $1,000 with a .edu email address (Reg. $1,299).

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TarDisk Pear solid-state expansion drive for MacBook 15% off: 128GB $127 (Reg $149), 256GB $339 (Reg $399)

Update (5/9 4:35pm): The below TarDisk has now sold out, but we also spotted other notable prices on Amazon and Stacksocial

TarDisk is offering 15% off exclusively to 9to5Toys readers today on itsTarDisk Pear solid-state expansion drive product for MacBook. This isn’t an SD card, instead it uses TarDisk’s software to create a fusion drive with your internal storage, meaning it will act as a permanent storage upgrade instead of like an SD card or thumb drive (full review).

With the 15% off, you can take $59.85 off the regular $399 price of the 256GB model, or $22.35 off the $149 regular price for the 128GB model.

Get 15% off TarDisk – 128GB $126.65 (Reg. $149) or 256GB $339.15 (Reg. $399)

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Buy or upgrade Parallels ($49-$79) & get 7 Mac apps free: 1Password, Parallels Access, & more (Reg. $269)

Starting today, Parallels is offering a new bundle for a limited time that will let you get 81% off 7 great Mac apps with the purchase or upgrade of Parallels Desktop for Mac ($50-$79).

That means if you either purchase Parallels Desktop for $79.99, or upgrade to the latest version for $49.99, you’ll get the following 7 apps free: 1Password, CleanMyMac, Kaspersky for Mac, PDF Expert, PDF Office for iPad & Parallels Access.

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Macphun’s Intensify CK (Pro) image manipulation app for Mac: $40 (Reg. $60)

Popular image editing and manipulation developer Macphun is teaming up with 9to5Toys to offer an exclusive deal on one of its pro apps. Regular $59.99, 9to5Toys users can now get Intensify CK on Mac for just $39.99 (this link will add it directly to your cart with the exclusive discount applied). This is the best individual price we have tracked on the CK (Pro) version. Not to be confused with the standard Intensify app found on the Mac App Store for $14.99, this is the Creative Kit integrated pro version with a deeper level of control and options.

Head below for more details:

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Get 55% off ‘Civilization: Beyond Earth Collection’ for Mac (Steam code): $27 ($80+ value)

9to5Toys has teamed up with GameAgent to offer our readers an exclusive 55% off deal on the popular Civilization: Beyond Earth Collection for Mac (Steam code). That brings the price down to just $27 (Reg. $59.99). This collection of content will run you over $80 on the Mac App Store and $60+ on Steam. This is $3 below our previous mention on Beyond Earth with the RT add-on. 

Civilization: Beyond Earth Collection – 55% off – $27 (Reg. $59.99)

The collection includes the full, critically acclaimed Civilization: Beyond Earth game, and it also comes with the Exoplanets Map Pack and the Rising Tide expansion.

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Anker mega-review: PowerCore+, PowerDrive+, and PowerPort+ USB Quick Charge 2.0 & 3.0 gear is some of the best money can buy

Anker is one of a few big names in USB accessories, and there’s a reason for that. This week I had the chance to use several of the company’s PowerCore+ power banks (there are a lot of different offerings spanning many capacities), as well as a PowerPort+ wall charger, and a few different PowerDrive+ car chargers. There are many brands of chargers and power banks out there, and while the experience you get may be similar across the board (yes, there are many chargers and power banks out there just as good as these), Anker goes above and beyond to bring you a package that’s just very high-quality…

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Apple iMac 21.5-inch 3.06GHz/4GB/500GB (Late 2009 Refurb): $390 shipped (Reg. $440)

Expansys offers the refurbished Apple iMac 21.5-inch Core 2 Duo for $389.99 shipped. That’s $110 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen by $50. It’s been listed in Grade B condition, which means it is in great working condition but may have “minor cosmetic blemishes.” This late 2009 iMac has a 3.06GHz Intel Core…

Samsung D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $100 shipped (Reg. $130+)

Update (1/28 12:10pm): Adorama via eBay Daily Deals has the WD 2TB Black My Passport USB 3.0 Ultra Portable External Hard Drive (WDBBKD0020BBK-NESN) for $72.99 shipped (Reg. $86+, best price we have seen since the limited $65 Black Friday sales) Newegg’s official eBay store is offering the Samsung D3 Desktop 4TB USB 3.0 External Hard…

Several refurbished 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display models are now available from Apple

You now have another option for saving a few bucks on a new MacBook. Apple just began selling its 12-inch ultra-thin laptop in refurbished condition. Prices currently range from $1,099 to $1,489 with free shipping. The entry-level model typically sells for $1,299 in new condition. It features a 2304 x 1440 resolution at 226 pixels per inch, a Force Touch trackpad and redesigned ‘butterfly’ keyboard. Apple refurbished items include a full one-year warranty, are eligible for AppleCare, and from what I’ve seen, generally come in great shape with little to no signs of use.

  • Refurbished 12-inch MacBook 1.1GHz Dual-core Intel Core M 256GB: $1,099
  • Refurbished 12-inch MacBook 1.3GHz Dual-core Intel Core M 256GB: $1,319
  • Refurbished 12-inch MacBook 1.2GHz Dual-core Intel Core M 512GB: $1,359
  • Refurbished 12-inch MacBook 1.3GHz Dual-core Intel Core M 512GB: $1,489

These prices are decent if you can’t wait for a deal to come around, but with some patience you should be able to get a new unit near or below Apple’s refurbished prices. For example, the high-end 512GB model is currently on sale for just $1,289.99 (Reg. $1,599) and we’ve seen the 256GB model drop as low as $950 (Reg. $1,299).

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Apple 27-inch Retina 5K iMac (Late 2014) 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion: $1,699 shipped (Orig. $2,499)

B&H offers Apple’s 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion (model MF886LL/A) for $1,699 shipped. It originally retailed for $2,499 when it was released back in October 2014 and is currently sold by Apple in refurbished condition for $1,869. A current version iMac with similar specs would run you at least $1,999. Features include a beautiful 5120 x 2880 display, 3.5GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, and a variety of I/O connectors.

Even with its ultra-thin form factor, it’s still easy to upgrade the RAM in this iMac. Use your savings to buy some extra GBs.

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Sports/Fitness: Golf Swing Trainer for Mac $300 (Orig. $500), more

Today only, as one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Supernova 300 Lumens Ultra Bright LED Camping and Emergency Lantern for $21.91 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of at least $35. As a pricing comparison, it carries a list price of $49, but typically sells for…

Here’s how you can snag a free download of Pixelmator for Mac ($30 value)

Update (12/23 8:45am): The promo page has been updated with the following message: “The Special offer is suspended.” We’ll let you know if/when the promo becomes available again.

There are tons of apps on sale right now for the holidays, but this one may take the cake. Mac|Life is giving away free downloads of Pixelmator for Mac. You’ll have to do a bit of legwork (no personal information required!), but it’s definitely worth it. This blockbuster app usually sells for $30 and has never been priced below $15. Continue on for all the details:

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Shop Apple’s holiday gift guide, save up to $350: great 9to5 deals on every device + accessory

Every year, Apple puts together a beautiful-looking holiday gift guide on Apple.com, packed with the latest iOS devices, Macs, and accessories people would love to receive as gifts. The hitch is that Apple’s prices are almost always full retail, with no discounting, so it’s easy to spend anywhere from $5 to $300 more per item than if you just shopped around.

This year, 9to5Toys and 9to5Mac have done the bargain hunting for you. We’ve found savings on virtually every item on Apple’s holiday shopping list, which this year is organized into 6 sections: Gaming, Photography, Music, Fitness, Learning and Travel. Using the links below, you can save up to $350 on a new 12″ MacBook, between $20 and $80 on many third-party accessories, and up to $130 on a pair of Beats headphones

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