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Daily Deals: $850 MacBook Air, Ion USB Vinyl Turntable, 1TB USB Hard Drive

We start off another week with another deal on the MacBook Air from Apple. This offer lasts until 4:30pm ET today and includes a 1.4GHz MacBook Air with a 12-inch screen for $850. Next is a way to convert all of that vinyl sitting around into digital tunes for your iPod. The Ion ISB Vinyl Turntable is just $59. We round out our spotlight deals with a small USB hard drive with hefty storage – 1TB.
Along the way, we check out FM transmitters for your iPhone, along with storage and other gadgets of interest to the iPod, iPad or iPhone owner. As always, details on these and many other items can be found at CoM’s “Daily Deals” page right after the jump.

Apple MacBook Air 1.4GHz 12″ SSD Laptop for $850 + free shipping
Today only, until 4 pm ET, MacMall via eBay Daily Deal offers the current-generation, 2.3-lb. Apple MacBook Air Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz 11.6″ Notebook, model no. MC505LL/A, for $849.99 with free shipping. That’s $80 under our mention from three days ago and the lowest total price we’ve ever seen for this MacBook Air laptop. (It’s also a current price low by $99.) Features include an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 11.6″ 1366×768 LED-backlit widescreen glossy LCD, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD drive, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, multi-touch trackpad, iSight webcam, and Mac OS X 10.6.
Unique Squared via eBay Daily Deal offers the Ion Profile Pro USB Vinyl Turntable with Line Input for $59. With free shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find by $21. This turntable converts your LPs into MP3s, doubles as a home-stereo record player, and features a stereo input to convert tapes and other music to MP3s. Deal ends April 6 at 3:32 pm ET.
HP Home & Home Office Store offers the HP 1TB Personal Media Drive USB 3.0 Hard Drive, model no. BR388AA#ABA, for $99.89. Coupon code “ACCS73419″ to cut it to $84.91. With free shipping, that’s $0.08/GB, $26 off, and tied with our mention from three weeks ago as the lowest total price we could find. Sales tax is added where applicable.
Buy.com via eBay Daily Deal offers the Monster Cable iCarPlay Wireless Plus FM Transmitter for iPod, model no. 129367, for $19.99 with free shipping. That’s tied with our January mention and is the lowest total price we could find now by $37. This tuner features three programmable “favorite station” preset buttons, LED display, 24k gold contacts, and more. It’s compatible with select iPods with dock connectors. Deal ends March 29 at 11 am ET.
Abe’s of Maine offers the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70 16.1-Megapixel Digital Camera in four colors (Black pictured) for $214.95. With free shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find by $12. It features a 10x optical zoom with optical image stabilization, 3″ LCD, Memory Stick Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, 720p HD video recording, HDMI output, and more.
Today only, Woot Sellout offers the refurbished “famous maker” 27″ 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor (a de-branded HP 2710m), model no. TSS-27M10, for $229.99 plus $5 for shipping. That’s $10 under last month’s mention of a refurb and $85 less than the lowest total price we could find for a new, branded version of this monitor. It features a native resolution of 1920×1080 (1080p), 60,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 400 cd/m² brightness, 2.5ms response time, one HDMI input, and both DVI-D and VGA inputs. Note: A 90-day Woot warranty applies.
TigerDirect.com offers the Fantom G-Force 2TB eSATA / USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. GF2000EU32, for $89.99 plus $4.24 for shipping ($0.05/GB). That’s the lowest total price we could find by $26, although we saw it for $14 less with a rebate two weeks ago (since expired). It ships with a USB cable and AC adapter and features a 32MB cache.
Centrix-Intl.com via eBay Daily Deal offers the factory-refurbished Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAF0020HBK-NESN, for $95 with free shipping ($0.05/GB). That’s the lowest total price we could find for a new drive by $15. (We saw a new model for $5 less in December, since expired.) This hard drive features 256-bit hardware-based encryption. A Western Digital warranty applies, although information pertaining to coverage duration is not provided.
Lenovo offers its Lenovo IdeaPad B5650-WW 15″ Notebook Backpack in Black, model no. 57Y6457, for $39. Apply coupon code “USPC11M56457″ and it falls to $15.60. With free shipping, that’s tied with our February mention and the lowest total price we could find by $20. Sales tax is added where applicable. It can accommodate laptops with up to 15″ screens. Other features include a zippered main compartment, mesh side pockets, padded shoulder straps, ergonomic handle, and more. Coupon ends April 4.
Skullcandy via eBay Daily Deal offers the Skullcandy Riot Earbud Headphones in four colors (Black/Red pictured), for $9.95 with free shipping. That’s tied with last month’s mention and the lowest total price we could find by $7. Features include 11mm drivers, gold-plated plug, and more. Deal ends April 23 and 12:11 am ET.