We don't like to think about it much ourselves, but as we turn the corner into August this weekend, and as stores keep on reminding us, back-to-school season has arrived. But it doesn't all have to be misery and three-ring binders. You could manage to swing this time of the year into a compelling case to hook up with a refurb laptop and save yourself some cash you'll need for campus. We'll see what's happening in the MacBook world today, and beat the rush that will surely begin soon.
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.
This week we double your pleasure with great deals on Macs that not only don't crack the thousand-buck threshold, but also happen to be the freshest Macs on the block. No refurbs over a year old — and some are even younger! Let's see what this week's discounts are all about.
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!
We always feature refurb Macs as a big part of our week, but let's take a break from that, shall we, and focus on gear this week? Maybe you're already set for your computing needs, but what you really need is something to bring the whole package together. Well, you're in luck this week.
Happy summer! Sure, we know it's not the official start of summer, but for loads of our readers classes are out and it's time to hit the pool. Just don't take your iPhone in with you. While we do have deals on a few protective cases for various models of iPhones this week, none of them are waterproof. Get some sun and get some gear — let's get this column started!
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.
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.
We've done weekly deals where we've set the price bar at under one grand, but with recent price cuts Apple instituted this year, we think we can go one better. So this week, we're going to drop our high price down to $900. That's right: all the goodness this week is even more affordable than some of our usual deals on Macs and Apple-centric goodness. Let's get going, bargain hunters.