Let's get mobile with this week's great iOS device discounts and deals. If you're in the market for a new laptop or desktop, you'll have to check back another week, but if you want some portable, personal devices (no, sorry, still no Apple Watches), then we'll get you hooked up like nobody's business.
We've got two big surprise deals for you this week. Not only is everyone's favorite bundle of joy, the Mac Mini, back in business with multiple models ready for your hot little hands, but we've also got the first batch of 2015 refurbs ready to power your digital life right into the stratosphere. Don't don't waste time reading this boilerplate — let's get on to the good stuff!
Portability is the name of the game this week. With summer vacations in the planning stages (or nearly started), you're looking to travel light. And who can blame you? Last summer's crushing heat made the idea of lugging around our 15.4" MacBook Pro a no-starter. But with an iOS device in your pocket or bag, you're floating even lighter than the Airs. Let's see what deals will help you stay cool this summer.
This week we have a variety of options on everyone's favorite little desktop, the Mac Mini, with a tough choice at the higher end of the lineup. Plus, we've got a few variations of the MacBook Air, as well as an array of gadget boosters, cases, headphones, and all sorts of whatnots this week.
They're baaaaaaack. Oh boy, do we have a roster of Mac Minis for you this week. And since they're so brand spanking new, we thought we'd only let the youngest of the Apple line onto the list, so it's all 2014 models up and newer, starting off with everyone's favorite little guy.
Time for a regular feature of the Deals column: "What can I get for less than a grand?" You've got a budget and you've got to stick to it. Sure, we all dream of rolling into the Apple Store and dropping the plastic on the counter and loading up, but in the real world, you still have to eat the next day — and you can't eat these Apples. So let's see what you can get and not have to sell off your other possessions to pick up.
There's just one model Mac Mini out there this week in Refurblandia, and since you have to go all the way up to $1,700 for a current-ish model MacBook Pro, this week is all about the MacBook Air. Perhaps a little something called the new MacBook has some Air owners ready to trade up, because it is seriously a packed market this week. We only selected the best, but there's more deals inside.
They came, they sold, they're gone. Last week's reappearance of the Mac mini was typical. It shows up, it gets bought out. People just love that little box of magic. Sorry we don't have any to show you this week, but don't go away! There's still a ton of great deals waiting just for you, so let's have a look, shall we?
It's too bad that Apple TV wasn't revamped and refreshed this week. You'll notice that there are no refurbs on the Apple site anymore. We can only imagine how much they'll be price-cut when that day comes. Meanwhile, this new MacBook is pretty trim and sleek, no? It'll be a while before we see those around these parts, but what can you get for the same money (aside from ports, haha)? Let's have a look.
Today's refurb weekly deals features two pairs. That is, we found one lower end model (or older model) and paired it with a newer or higher end so you can weigh your choices. Sometimes the difference in cost is slight but the under the hood upgrades are well worth it, and in some cases what you're buying is just youth. The choice is yours, and as always, an assortment of goodies for your iOS devices rounds out the bill.