So while you're all busy checking out iOS 8 and enjoying tap tap tapping your mobile screens, we've got a boatload of discounts for you. While we've enjoyed the latest, newest Airs and the like coming to the refurb store, this week we're returning to our ~$1,000 limit on refurb Macs. Part of what makes refurbs so awesome is their discount pricing, but once you're up over $1,500 anyway, a discount seems less pressing. So without further ado, here's the best sorta kinda under a grand Macs and plenty other much cheaper goodies to boot.
We hear rumors that Apple's got some refreshes in mind for the iMac and code in Yosemite certainly is suggestive. But if you can't wait, we have some great deals on some iMacs and on a jumbo display that'll give you that iMac feeling if you picked up one of our highlighted refurb Mac minis in previous weeks, but there aren't any of those cute little refurbs in the deals of this week, as they're gone for now. Never fear, we've got other options, plenty of those.
It’s hard to believe in the 21st century that train conductors are still punching tickets, but it appears that era has finally come to an end for Amtrak, who is rolling out iPhones to 1,700 conductors for a digital check-in process this summer. Hey, that makes us want to book a ticket to some far-off destination -- until we realize it’s actually cheaper to do that on a plane, and you’ll get there a whole lot faster. Oh well. In the meantime, here’s the rest of the tech news for Monday, May 7, 2012.
Along with the roar of Lion and the new MacBook Air, Apple released a new, souped up Mac mini today. The new Mac mini, starting at $599, comes standard with a 500 GB hard drive, faster processors, faster graphics, and Thunderbolt.
In addition to a new Mac mini and the MacBook Airs, Apple also released the new Thunderbolt Display, which can handle resolution up to 2560 by 1440 pixels.
With only a week of September left, there’s some electricity in the air as customers who preordered Apple’s new 27-inch LED Cinema Display are finally getting shipment notices, and early revamped Apple TV orders are getting charged and prepared for shipment as well.
Professionals who rely on their high-end Macs may be feeling left out by the absence of any new Mac Pro or Cinema Display models, but if a new report is accurate, you won’t have to wait too much longer.