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.
They're back! That's right, the beloved Mac minis, but if you've read this column before, then you know you've gotta hustle if you want to get your hands on these. So get moving and get buying because who knows when we'll see these little guys back.
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?
There are a few Mac minis in various configurations at the Apple refurb shop, but we chose just one this week: the best deal and the kickingest configuration. We've also got Airs and an iMac worth your cash, plus a few items for those of you sporting iOS devices. Let's go check it out.
Oh yeah, now we're cooking. That's right — the Mac Mini is back in the house. If you've lusted after this tidy little powerhouse of awesome then today is your lucky day (though there's only one model up, so the pickings are slim). Needless to say there are loads of other choices in a variety of configurations, so let's get to the deals.
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.
Today's refurb weekly deals features two pairs. That is, we found one lower end model (or older model) and paired it with a newer or higher end so you can weigh your choices. Sometimes the difference in cost is slight but the under the hood upgrades are well worth it, and in some cases what you're buying is just youth. The choice is yours, and as always, an assortment of goodies for your iOS devices rounds out the bill.
We're all about saving you your hard-earned money so this week's refurbs are all about keeping it low price. That's why nothing in this week's bag o' deals goes any higher than just under $1K. You can get quite a few awesome Macs for under a grand and they'll last you years and years, so consider these deals extra great. And if you had more to spend in your budget, but you were wise enough to come here first, then check out what you can do with some of your other coin.
We're going to keep things fresh and new this time around with Apple hardware only from 2014. If you want newish but don't have quite enough money to get the brand-new machine of your dreams, then these lightly refurbished Macs will give you more power for your dollar. And if you want to spend some of your savings from your Mac on accessories like a phone case or an external hard drive, then we've got you covered there too.
Every so often, our deal-diggers turn away from desktops and laptops to focus on something almost as powerful but far more portable: iPad and iPad mini. If you have a tablet need and not a lot of cash, there are plenty of options this week; we can take you all the way back to the second generation for some serious discounts. Want to load up an iPad with movies for long trips? We've got your ticket. Plus: Cords, cases, styluses, and more in this week's deal-o-rama!