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.
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.
Not only did the Mac Mini make it back in our line up last week, but it continues to be here and in a variety of configurations. These little marvels are super popular in the refurb market and we've got plenty more that'll fit the bill for just about any budget. Plus we've got some cases and some Bluetooth accessories that'll go easy on your wallet.
Well 2015 is fully upon us now and some old favorites are back in the refurb shop, plus an old favorite all spiffed up in its newest incarnation, but you've got to move quick. We've got nothing in the deals column this week that's any older than 2014, so these are some of the newest used machines you can get your hands on and they're all Apple checked, cleaned, and approved, so let's get going.
So, the Apple refurb market is still recovering from holiday shoppers, so we thought we'd switch things up a little this week, and instead of finding you the newest models on the market, we thought we'd dip back into the older models where the savings really start to get out there. So if you're looking for a secondary machine or money's particularly tight but need is particularly high, we've got some youngish models that still have what it takes.
Things are getting a bit thin on the ground at Apple's refurb store as the holiday season marches on. That favorite, the Mac mini, always the first off the shelves is out of stock, the only iPads are the pricier models with cellular capabilities, iPod touches only start at the 32GB level. Suffice to say, people are buying Apple this season. But let's see what goodies we can still find under the tree, shall we?
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.
So Black Friday and Cyber Monday came and went, but don't worry — there are still plenty more deals out there, and you won't even have to face the the crowds and clamor of one of the year's busiest shopping days! One thing you can count on is that our weekly deals happen year round and you can always find a great one on any given Thursday, right here. So let's see what this week has to offer.
The mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display isn’t a huge leap forward — primarily a processor speed bump and a price drop. But this model, the entry-level release, also benefits from a memory increase. The previous entry-level Retina MacBook Pro had just 4GB of RAM, but this new one has 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory. The result is one of the most value-packed laptops on the market.
In the spirit of the season, we're taking on one of our own columns here on Mac|Life and going toe-to-toe, price tag to price tag. There's a great round up of Black Friday deals on our front page today, but let's see if we can beat a few of those deals with some refurb selections. Keep in mind, the Black Friday prices highlighted elsewhere are on new items, whereas refurbs are used products, but Apple-certified and good to go. So if you don't mind used Apples, let the games begin!