We're looking at the biggies this week: Apple's top-of-the-line jumbo-sized models. So if you've got an iMac hankering, you've come to the right place. And, as always, we'll have a collection of gadgets and goodies to go along with your new big Mac to make things run smoothly as can be. You can even save some dough on a brand-new Apple Watch!
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're focused on size. Since the Mac Mini is off the refurb shelf for the week, we thought we'd turn our sights toward some of the biggest items (and the biggest deals). Generally we stick to the lower end of the spectrum where the lower-price deals can be found, but even when you have a big budget, you want to save, right? We also have our first entries into the "deals on Apple Watch accessories" category.
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.
We're mixing it up a little here by leaving the MacBook Airs out of this week's Deal Roundup. There are still plenty of those models on tap, but we wanted to give a little shout out to the MacBook Pro, the souped up bigger brother to the lighter than air Apple laptops. And so, in honor of our beloved machine that we're currently writing this article on, we present some great Pros. Plus some interesting accessories that make things a bit more fun for you.