A new Mac is a long-term investment. You don't want to be stuck with the wrong one for years and years, so we sorted through every option for every model to help pair you with your perfect match. [via TechRadar]
Since the new MacBook recently dropped, we figure that most Apple buyers are thinking about things that are shiny and fancy and new. Don't get us wrong; we're still touting the best of the best in the refurb market here, because that's where the deals really get awesome. But this time we're only offering up models from 2014. Anything older than that, while still likely a pretty amazing machine, and the tag of "new" (or even "newish") doesn't quite stick. These are some of the freshest re-boxed Macs on the market, and any one of these will save you loads of cash if you're looking for great deals.
We're gonna leave behind the MacBook Air line and the lower powered 1.4GHz processors and focus on just the more powerful models in the world of refurbed Macs. This week, we're all about speed and power and just crushing it. So let's get right into these big beautiful Macs — and we'll see what kind of a hook up we can give you in the accessory category too.
One of each is our promise this week. Some weeks we hook you up with six deals on MacBook Airs alone, but this week, we wanted to look a little closer and deliver up the very best deal we could find on one of each awesome Apple product, so let's see what's the best of the bunch. And with all your savings, let's see what kind of accessories you can snag up on the cheap as well.
The desktop computer market as a whole has been on a precipitous downward spiral for a few years now, but all that jazz means very little to Apple. In fact, it's a cause for celebration as Macs are popular like they've never been before. New research from IDC (via TechCrunch) shows the Cupertino company's market share reached record levels during Q3 2014, netting Apple a 13.4 percent market share.
Well, since we're a week away from a new Apple event, I think we can all speculate pretty easily that new iPads are in the mix very soon. So with that in mind, we return you to our regularly scheduled diet of great deals on MacBooks, iMacs, and more.
Today Apple's already strong reputation for good design received a further boost with Vanity Fair's revelation that famed designer Marc Newson is joining the Cupertino company's design team. Newson has reportedly been close friends with Apple's lead designer Jony Ive for years, and duo should produce great things in the future. And considering current rumors, it doesn't hurt that he's spent much of the last couple of decades designing luxury watches.
It's pretty clear to most folks that Google has no less than world domination on their minds, but for now they may have to settle with invading smaller battlegrounds, such as web domains. The search giant quietly announced Google Domains this week, but there's a weird catch: You'll need an invite to actually purchase a domain name while the service is in beta. What is this, the Gmail beta days or something?
Amazon Prime subscribers may still be stinging from the recent $20 per year price increase, but it looks like it's being put to good use. As rumored recently, Amazon launched a new Prime Music service, offering unlimited, ad-free streaming for more than a million songs and hundreds of playlists, all free for Prime subscribers.
One of each, that's what we have for you this refurb Thursday. One of nearly each model Apple makes of everything that's refurbed for your budget conscious decisions. And since we're eyeing your wallets for you, we'll keep it to the base models. If you ever wanted to get in on the Apple ground floor, this week's got you covered. We're light on accessories, but heavy on the goods.