MacBook Stories July 11, 2016

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.

MacBook Stories June 14, 2016

expiredSave nearly 20% on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB: $970 shipped (Reg. $1,199)

Yapper Wireless (99.1% positive feedback from 28,000+) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s newest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.60GHz/8GB/256GB (model MMGG2LL/A) for $969.99 with free shipping. That’s good for $229.01 off the regular going rate, $30 less than our previous mention and the best price that we’ve ever seen.

The latest 13-inch MacBook features a 1440 by 900 LED glossy widescreen display, 720p FaceTime HD Camera, two USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt 2 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

If you don’t mind the previous generation model, today only we have the 2015 MacBook Air with 256GB of storage for $829 shipped

MacBook Stories June 2, 2016

expiredApple’s latest 11-inch MacBook Air is on sale from $600 shipped w/ .edu, 13-inch 128GB as low as $800, more

Update (6/3 11:15am): Electronics Valley (Top-Rated Plus Seller) via eBay offers the Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB (model MMGF2LL/A) for $849.99 shipped (Reg. $999). If you have access to a .edu email address, you’re better off going with the offer below.

Best Buy is discounting a few MacBook Airs this morning as a part of a larger sale on Apple products. Even better, those with access to .edu email addresses can save an additional $100. This promotion also holds true for iMacs and iPads, as well. Simply head over to this landing page to grab your promo code. Free shipping is available on each of today’s deals.

The standout deal is the entry-level 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (model MJVM2LL/A) for $699.99. Adding the .edu discount takes the final price down to $599.99. That’s good for up to $299.01 off the regular price, $50 less than our previous mention with the education pricing factored in and the best available. Furthermore, Apple charges $759 for this model in refurbished condition

This is Apple’s newest MacBook Air. It ships with a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of solid-state storage. Need more space? Step up to the 256GB model for $899.99 or $799.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,099)

Best Buy also has the larger 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB (model MMGF2LL/A) on sale for $899.99 or $799.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $999).

Give your new MacBook some extra protection with Amazon’s felt sleeves. We currently have them on discount for every size in Apple’s lineup.

ICYMI: Apple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB is currently on sale for $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499).

MacBook Stories May 31, 2016

expiredAmazonBasics Felt Sleeves for MacBooks up to 15-inches are on sale from $8 Prime shipped

Amazon’s in-house brand of products, AmazonBasics, is a great way to save money on a variety of home goods, accessories and more. When these value-priced items go on sale, it’s an even better opportunity. For example, the entire line of AmazonBasics felt laptop sleeves are on sale today. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $49+.

MacBook Stories May 26, 2016

expiredApple 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (latest version) from $650 shipped w/ .edu (Reg. $899)

Best Buy offers Apple’s latest 11.6-inch MacBook Air (model MJVM2LL/A) 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB for $699.99 with free shipping. Even better, those with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50 dropping the final price to $649.99 shipped. That’s up to $249.01 below retail, $50 less than our previous mention and the lowest price currently available. Furthermore, Apple charges $759 for this model in refurbished condition.

This is Apple’s newest MacBook Air. It ships with a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of solid-state storage.

You’ll want some coverage to protect your new MacBook. Grab an AmazonBasic 11-inch Felt Laptop Sleeve in two colors for $9.99 Prime shipped. Have a larger device? Amazon has you covered with 13- and 15-inch varieties as well. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

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MacBook Stories May 24, 2016

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.

MacBook Stories May 17, 2016

expiredCanvas Messenger Bags for MacBooks (up to 15-inches) in a variety of styles/colors from $25 Prime shipped (Reg. $50+)

Senyx (97% positive feedback from 209,000) via Amazon is discounting a couple of CaseCrown Messenger Bags today for MacBooks. Applying coupon code SDMSG156 will knock 50% off your final purchase price (select colors only). Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $49+.

Here’s a look at what’s available:

  • Haverford Messenger Bag (Beige) for 11/12-inch MacBooks: $25 (Reg. $50)
  • Campus Messenger Bag (Palo Alto Green) for 13-inch MacBooks: $25 (Reg. $50)
  • Campus Messenger Bag (Charcoal Gray) for 15-inch MacBooks: $28.50 (Reg. $57)

Grab a new messenger bag and hit work or the coffee shop in style. You’ll find dedicated storage for your MacBook, iPad and smartphone. An adjustable strap offers a “custom-fit” design. Each bag is made from “durable” canvas material. Rated 4.6/5 stars by 266 Amazon customers.

expiredApple 27-inch Retina 5K iMac 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion (newest) $1,899 shipped (Reg. $1,999), MacBook deals, more

B&H has kicked off a sale on a variety of Apple iMacs and MacBooks. While some deals are more notable than others, each of today’s prices are the best currently available. Free shipping is available on each of today’s deals. Note: B&H only charges tax at the time of purchase in New York.

The standout deal of today’s sale is the Apple 27-inch Retina 5K iMac 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion (latest version, model MK472LL/A) for $1,899 shipped. That’s good for $100 off the original price and the first noteworthy discount that we’ve seen since it was released at the end of 2015.

Apple’s newest 5K iMac features a gorgeous 27-inch Retina display that is capable of pumping out resolutions up to 5120 x 2880. It has a 3.2GHz Intel Core i5 Skylake processor, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB Fusion hard drive. Additional features include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and Apple’s new Magic Mouse 2 and Keyboard.

Other Apple Deals in Today’s Promotion:

We also have the 12-inch MacBook (Early 2015) 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB for $900 (Orig. $1,299).

MacBook Stories May 16, 2016

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB (2015): $900 shipped (Orig. $1,299)

Update (5/17 11:30am): DigJungle via eBay Daily Deals now has the previous generation 12-inch MacBook for $899.99 shipped (Orig. $1,299). Head over to today’s Apple roundup for more deals.

B&H offers the previous generation Apple 12-inch MacBook 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB in Gold (model MK4M2LL/A) for $899 shipped. Today’s deal is a savings of $400 off the original MSRP, down $31 from our previous mention and the lowest price that we’ve seen.

The entry-level MacBook features a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz, 8GB of memory, a 256GB PCIe-based flash drive, USB Type-C and Force Touch Trackpad.

With your savings, grab an AmazonBasic Felt Laptop Sleeve for $11.99 Prime shipped. Also, be sure to check out our roundup of the best USB-C accessories for MacBooks. And don’t forget Anker’s new 60W charger that can refuel your MacBook and a handful of other devices at once.

We also have the latest 13-inch MacBook Air on discount, starting at $850 shipped. Looking for more power? Apple’s 128GB Retina MacBook Pro is on sale right now for $1,040 shipped (Reg. $1,299).

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MacBook Stories May 10, 2016

expiredInateck Ultra Slim 4-Port Portable Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub $5 Prime shipped (Orig. $13)

Inateck Online (100% positive feedback by 20,000+) via Amazon is offering its Ultra Slim 4-Port Portable Aluminum USB 3.0 Data Hub with a built-in USB Cable for $9.99, but using code SJRV7DZC at checkout will drop your total down to just $4.99. It ships free for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s more than 50% below the original listing, $5 under the current rate and the best we can find.

It adds 4 USB ports to your Mac, a data transfer rate up to 5Gbps, and comes with a built-in 1-foot USB cable for easy connections in tight spaces. It is entirely bus powered, so no extra cables are required. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 400 Amazon customers.

You’ll find more Mac accessories in today’s Logitech Gold Box sale, the Daily Deals roundup and we have some nice cases for your MacBook starting at just $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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MacBook Stories May 4, 2016

expiredApple 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (latest version) for $700 shipped (Reg. $899)

Electronics Valley (99.5% positive feedback from 25,000+) via eBay Daily Deals has Apple’s latest 11.6-inch MacBook Air (MJVM2LL/A) 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB for $699.99 with free shipping. That’s $199.01 below retail, $10 less than our previous mention and the lowest price currently available.

This is Apple’s newest MacBook Air. It ships with a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of solid-state storage.

With your savings, grab an AmazonBasic’s 11-inch Felt Laptop Sleeve in two colors for $9.99 Prime shipped. Have a larger MacBook? Amazon has you covered with 13- and 15-inch varieties as well. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

ICYMI: Apple 12-inch MacBook (Early 2015) 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB: $930 shipped (Orig. $1,300)

MacBook Stories May 3, 2016

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook (Early 2015) 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB $930 shipped (Orig. $1,299)

Top Electronic Deals (98.7% Positive feedback from 4,000+) via eBay offers the Apple 12-inch MacBook (Early 2015) 1.1GHz/8GB RAM/256GB in Gold for $929.99 shipped. That’s $39 less than this third-party Newegg listing, $69 less than most other retailers/Amazon and it’s the same price Apple charges for a refurbished model. It has a 1.1GHz Dual-Core Intel Core M Processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz), 8GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and ships with OS X Yosemite. 

Note: This listing is for the Gold model only and it’s the previous generation MacBook, the 2016 model was just released. The 12-inch MacBook only has a single USB-C port built-in. To take advantage of this, we’ve rounded up the best accessories to maximize your setup.

MacBook Stories April 29, 2016

expiredApple 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB from $850 shipped w/ .edu (Reg. $1,099), more

Best Buy offers the Apple 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (model MJVP2LL/A) for $899.99 shipped. Those with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50, dropping the final price down to $849.99 shipped. Today’s deal is up to $249.01 off the regular price, down $25 from our previous mention and the best available. 

This MacBook has a 1.6GHz Intel processor, 4GB of RAM, 256GB of flash storage and 802.11ac wireless. Additionally, it has a Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 port plus nine hours of battery life.

With your savings, grab a discounted AppleCare subscription over at Amazon for $217 (Reg. $249).

Earlier this week, Best Buy began taking $300 off multiple Retina MacBook Pro models. Amazon is now offering the same deals with prices starting at $1,100. Our top pick is the 256GB model for $1,200 (Reg. $1,499).

You’ll also find Apple’s line of Retina iMacs on sale at Best Buy. The 24-inch model is available from $1,149.99 and the larger 27-inch from $1,450.

MacBook Stories April 25, 2016

expiredApple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB from $1,150 (Reg. $1,499), more

Update (4/25 2:45pm): We’ve found a few other deals at Best Buy on Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro. Those with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50 on top of the prices listed below:

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MacBook Stories April 22, 2016

expiredMacBook Air: 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB from $875 shipped (Reg. $1,099), more

Best Buy has launched a four day sale this morning that is loaded with deals on Apple Watch, MacBooks, Beats and more. We’ve found a price drop over at eBay, as well. Today’s deals are the best current offers available.

Best Buy has the 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (model MJVP2LL/A) for $924.99 shipped. Those with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50, dropping the price to $874.99. For comparison, that’s up to $224.01 off the original listing, within $10 of our previous mention and the best available. This MacBook has a 1.6GHz Intel processor, 4GB of RAM, 256GB of flash storage and 802.11ac wireless. Additionally, it has a Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 port plus nine hours of battery life. 

Need more power? Best Buy has the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB for $1,074.99 or $1,024.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,299).

ICYMI: Apple is now discounting its previous generation 12-inch MacBook in refurbished condition down to $929 shipped. We’ve also rounded up the best accessories here.

MacBook Stories April 19, 2016

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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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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MacBook Stories April 14, 2016

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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MacBook Stories April 11, 2016

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB: as low as $1,250 shipped w/ .edu (Reg. $1,599)

TheGoodBlokes (98.6% positive feedback from 107,000+) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Apple’s 12-inch MacBook with Retina display (MK4N2LL/A) 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB in Gold for $1,275 shipped. Today’s deal is a $324 discount off the regular going rate, $25 less than our previous mention and the best straight discount available.

If you have access to a .edu email address, you can currently grab this same model from Best Buy for $1,249.99 after the $50 student discount is applied. The smaller 256GB model is also on sale, marked down to $999.99 (Reg. $1,299).

MacBook Stories February 11, 2016

expired12-inch Retina MacBook $300 off across the board at B&H, prices start at just $999 – tax only in NY

B&H Photo has the deal of the year so far on Apple’s 12-inch Retina MacBook. The New York City-based Apple authorized reseller that only charges sales tax to New York residents knocks $300 off all Retina Macbooks. That means that the base model 1.1GHz/256GB starts at $999 shipped in Gold, Silver and Space Gray.  That’s $100 less than Apple charges for a refurbished unit ($1,099), a match for the lowest general sale price we’ve ever seen and within $50 of our lowest .edu mention (note: both of the previous all-time low deals included tax at purchase). Discount expires Feb 15 ’16 at 11:59 PM EST.

Step up to 512GB of storage for $1299 (also $300 off)

The faster processor models are also $300 off and start at $1449.

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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MacBook Stories January 25, 2016

expiredTimbuk2 Aviator Travel Pack for MacBooks: $69 shipped (Reg. $100+), more

Newegg Flash offers the Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Pack for $69 shipped. This bag originally went for $249, but usually goes for around $90-$120. Today’s deal is $54 less than our previous mention and the best price we’ve seen.

You’ll find plenty of room to carry all your gear in Timbuk2’s Aviator Travel Pack with compartments for a MacBook up to 17-inches in size, plus dedicated spots for an iPad, and all your charging accessories. This bag has two access points to the main cargo area, a top-flap provides a backpack-like opening while a full-zip opening opens the entire pack. Rated 4.2/5 stars by 72 Amazon customers.

Next, REI has its Stoke 29 Pack in two sizes for $39.73 (Orig. $100). Elect for free in-store pick-up if you have a REI nearby, otherwise a $6 shipping charge will apply. Features include a multiple storage compartments, padded straps, a top-loading compartment and hipbelt zip pockets.

MacBook Stories January 22, 2016

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). expand full story

MacBook Stories January 18, 2016

expiredApple 12″ Retina MacBook 1.2Ghz/8GB/512GB: $1,290 shipped (Reg. $1,599)

ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.5% positive feedback from more than 2,400 buyers) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 12-inch 512GB Retina MacBook in Gold or Space Gray for $1,289.99 shipped. That’s a savings of more than $309 off list and the lowest price we’ve ever tracked. What’s more, it’s $9 less than Apple charges for a similar model with half the storage and a slower processor.

Features include a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel M processor w/ Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of PCIe-based onboard flash storage and a USB-C port. This MacBook has two of Apple’s latest hardware innovations, the Force Touch trackpad and a redesigned keyboard.

Use your savings to buy Satechi’s latest USB-C hub with pass-through charging.

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