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Daily Deals: $849 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro i5, 8GB iPod touch and GPS

We start the day with three hardware deals. First is a number of MacBook Air laptops from the Apple Store, starting at $849 for a 1.4GHz 64GB SSD unit. Next is a MacBook Pro powered by a 2.53GHz Core i5 processor. The Expercom bundle also includes three years of AppleCare – all for $2,387. Finally, we’ve offered many iPod touch devices, but this is the first in memory that includes the Insignia GPS navigation system with 4.3-inch screen.
Along the way, we’ll also check out cases for your iPad, docks for your iPhone and LED Cinema Displays for your Mac. As usual, details on these and many other items can be found at CoM’s “Daily Deals” page right after the jump.

Refurbished Apple MacBook Air Laptops from $849 + free shipping
The Apple Store has stock of seven factory-refurbished 3-lb. MacBook Air notebooks. Plus, each system qualifies for free shipping. At up to $250 off, each model is at or near the lowest total price we could find. Sales tax is added where applicable. Each item carries a 1-year Apple warranty, the same as new units. Items are removed from The Apple Store when sold out. The laptops:
Refurb MacBook Air MC505LL/A Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz 11.6″ 64GB SSD w/ 2GB RAM for $849
refurb MacBook Air MC506LL/A Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz 11.6″ 128GB SSD w/ 2GB RAM for $1,019
refurb MacBook Air MB234LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz 13.3″ 128GB SSD w/ 2GB RAM for $1,099
refurb MacBook Air MC503LL/A Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz 13.3″ 128GB SSD w/ 2GB RAM for $1,099
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Expercom offers the new Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 Dual Core 2.53GHz 17″ Widescreen Notebook, model no. MC024LL/A, together with three years of AppleCare for $2,387 with $15.50 for shipping. That’s the lowest total price we could find for this laptop with 8GB of RAM and AppleCare coverage by at least $300. It features an Intel Core i5 2.53GHz dual-core processor, 17″ 1920×1200 LED-backlit display, 8GB RAM, 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive, 8x SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce 330M 512MB graphics card, AirPort Extreme (802.11n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, iSight webcam, multi-touch glass trackpad, Secure Digital card slot, Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, and more.
Best Buy offers the new, 4th-generation Apple iPod touch 8GB MP3 Player, model no. MC540LL/A, bundled with the Insignia NS-NAV01 4.3″ Widescreen GPS Navigation System, model no. NS-NAV01, for $204.99. Shipping adds $5.99, or opt for free in-store pickup. Even with shipping, that’s $66 under the lowest total price we could find for these items purchased separately elsewhere. (Other stores charge at least $205 for the iPod alone.) Sales tax is added where applicable. The iPod features a high-definition Retina Display, 3-axis gyro, iOS 4.1, front- and rear-facing cameras (the latter capable of HD recording), FaceTime, Game Center, and more. The GPS is WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System)-enabled and features a 4.3″ touchscreen LCD, text-to-speech, up to two hours of battery life, and preloaded maps of the United States.
GoldenGadgets.com offers this 400mAh Solar Charger for iPhone for $8.99. Apply coupon code “MEM15″ and it falls to $7.64. With free shipping, it’s tied with our November mention and the lowest total price we could find. Purportedly, it can be charged up to 500 times.
iMate.com offers the Sanwa Supply Desktop Stand for iPhone, model no. PDA-STN2BK, for $8.49. With free shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find for a comparable item elsewhere by $5. It can be used with iPod, iPhone, and other mobile phones.
ChiTek offers the Acase Superleggera PRO Dual Layer Case for AT&T and Verizon Apple iPhone 4 in Black bundled with two screen protectors for $11.45 plus $4.50 for shipping. That’s $1 under our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find.
eXpansys.com offers the i.Sound Twin Charging Dock, model no. DGIPOD-1500, for $21.99. With free shipping, it’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $8. This charging dock is compatible with any iPhone or iPod with a 30-pin connector. It also features custom LED mood lighting.
Today only, SquareTrade offers its SquareTrade iPhone 2-Year Warranty for $99. Coupon code “EARLY” cuts it to $93.75. At $30 off, that’s tied with last week’s expired mention and one of the best deals we’ve seen for this service, although we saw it for $14 less in February (since expired). Unlike AppleCare, SquareTrade’s extended warranty also includes drop and spill protection. Have other items that need extended warranties? SquareTrade.com also takes 30% off warranties sitewide via the above coupon. (A maximum discount of $30 applies.)
HandHeldItems.com offers Silicone and TPU Cases for iPad 2 starting at $5.99. Coupon code “ipad2cases20″ cuts 20% off, lowering the starting price to $4.79. Plus, receive a $2 HHI Store Credit with your purchase. With $2.85 for shipping, and assuming you use the credit, that’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago as one of the best deals we’ve seen on this items from HandHeldItems.com. Coupon expires March 31. A best bet is the iPad 2 TPU Skin Cover in three colors (Black pictured) with a $2 HHI Store Credit for $4.79 via the above coupon. With $2.85 for shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find by $3.
The Apple Store offers the factory-refurbished Apple 24″ LED Cinema Display HD Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. MB382LL/A, for $599. (Click “Displays” on the left to find it.) With free shipping, that’s tied with our December mention as $200 off and the lowest total price we could find for this now-discontinued display. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features a native resolution of 1920×1200, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 14ms grey-to-grey response time, 330 cd/m² brightness, built-in iSight camera, 3-port USB 2.0 hub, and Mini DisplayPort connectivity. A 1-year Apple warranty applies, the same as new displays. Also available is the factory-refurbished Apple 27″ LED Cinema Display HD Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. MB382LL/A, for $849. (Click “Displays” on the left to find it.) With free shipping, that’s $150 off and tied with our mention from last week as the lowest total price we could find for this display.