They're baaaack! That's right, everyone's favorite super-tiny desktop is back in the Apple-certified refurb game and we've got the models to prove it. Meanwhile, if you've got an iPad, you need a case and luckily we've got a few options in that department. And we haven't left the music lovers out in the cold either, so let's take a look inside.
Well, if you were looking for a week where productivity apps were blowing up, this is your week. Whether you want an awesome calendar, some inbox management, task lists, or more, the App Store is where you need to be with a few tips from us. But, since all work and no play makes MacLifers dull kids, we've also got a little gaming action to hook you and reward you with some fun times to go with all your hard work.
Every so often our Weekly Deals focus on great Macs that don't crack the $1K threshold. While a few of the more powerful machines just tiptoe over that line this week, we've still got plenty of great machines that you can nab at impressive discounts. Plus, we've got an assortment of cases in our biggest, cheapest deal of the week, in colors to satisfy most every taste. So let's have a look, shall we?
There may be spec bumps and price drops on the MacBook Pros just out at the Apple Store, but it's never a bad time to look into Apple-certified refurbs. Clean, reliable, and cheaper than what you'd pay for the very latest processor upgrade, it's a great way to save a ton of cash. And if you're looking for the cheapest Mac around, we think we have you covered in our Really Darn Cheap segment.
Apple's earnings call this quarter revealed news that was very much in line with the trends we've been seeing from the Cupertino company in years past: For the most part, device sales were up, but sales of the iPad continued the downward slide we've been seeing for a while. On the plus side, research firm IDC (via MacRumors) shows that Apple still maintains a healthy lead over its competitors in the tablet market.
We've got some sweet deals for you on refurb Macs, which is a great way to go when you want to save a bundle but still get great hardware. And if you need headphones, earbuds, or cases, we've got a bit of that action for you as well. So let's start spending money to save money, shall we?
We hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday yesterday and didn't miss our Price Drop column. Since you were all probably out and about, we thought we'd hold the deals until today. Now that you're here, let's take a look at those deal.
In honor of the vacation schedules of our readers coming up with holidays and the summer vacation season, we've got some portable deals here. No desktops tying you down and inside, but everything light and ready to roll outside. So let's see what you can grab and go.
We've got some games and we've got a couple productivity apps, but what we've really got this week is savings. Whether you roll with nature or roll with the punches, there's something in this week's slashed prices that's sure to fit your outlook. So let's get in there.
So Apple cut prices on their iMacs and put a little bit of spec bump into things, but what are you paying for and what are you getting for that money? We've got some of the standout items like Mac minis (get 'em while they're hot) and the usual assortment of slashed price laptops. But what can you get in a refurb iMac for the same price as the new iMac? Let's take a look.