We close out another week and just days before the start of spring with three hardware deals in the spotlight. First up is a number of iMac desktop machines from the Apple Store. These i3 and i5 Core-based machines start at $1,019 for a 3.06GHz model. Next is a MacBook Pro, running a Core i5 at 2.3GHz for just $1,129. We wrap up the featured deals with an 8GB iPod nano (5th-gen) for only $99.
The Apple Store has stock of nine factory-refurbished previous- and current-generation Apple Aluminum iMac Desktops in its Special Deals section. With free shipping, they’re up to $470 off and each is at the lowest total price we’ve seen. These come with a 1-year Apple warranty, the same as new iMacs. Sales tax is added where applicable. Items are removed from Apple’s site when they sell out. Notables:
Refurb Apple MC508LL/A iMac 21.5″ Intel Core i3 Dual 3.06GHz Desktop for $1,019
refurb Apple MB509LL/A iMac 21.5″ Intel Core i3 Dual 3.2GHz Desktop for $1,269
refurb Apple MC510LL/A iMac 27″ Intel Core i3 Dual 3.2GHz Desktop for $1,439
refurb Apple MB953LL/A iMac 27″ Intel Core i5 Quad 2.66GHz Desktop for $1,529
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MacMall.com via eBay Daily Deal offers the 4.5-lb. Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 2.3GHz 13.3″ LED-Backlit Widescreen Notebook, model no. MC700LL/A, for $1,128.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest total delivered price we could find by $18. Features include an Intel Core i5 2.3GHz dual-core processor, 13.3″ 1280×800 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 320GB 5400 rpm hard drive, dual layer DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, Thunderbolt connectivity, wireless mouse, and Mac OS X 10.6.Note that select Micro Center stores still have it for $1,099.99 via in-store pickup.
The Apple Store offers the factory-refurbished, 5th-generation (previous-generation) Apple iPod nano 8GB MP3 Player in Green (pictured) or Black for $99. With free shipping, that’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago as $29 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit. Sales tax is added where applicable. All refurbished iPods carry a 1-year Apple warranty, the same as new units. Items are removed from Apple’s site when sold out.
Other World Computing offers the Axiotron ModBook Core 2 Duo 13.3″ 2.13GHz Tablet Mac for $1,949 with free shipping. That’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago, $94 under the lowest price we’ve seen for a new unit, and the least expensive made-to-order ModBook we’ve seen. (We saw a used one for $50 less last spring.) The ModBook is a modified Apple MacBook with an AnyView 13.3″ widescreen WACOM stylus-operated display on the exterior, Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 2.13GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 160GB 5400 rpm hard drive, SuperDrive, WAAS-enabled GPS, iSight, and more.
With activation of new voice and data plans, AT&T Wireless offers the refurbished Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB Smartphone for AT&T Wireless in Black for 1 cent. With free shipping, that’s tied with our mention from three weeks ago as the least expensive iPhone we’ve seen in almost a year. (Best Buy Rewards members could score one for free a year ago.) Sales tax is added where applicable. It features compatibility with AT&T’s 3G network, built-in GPS navigation with Google Maps, enhanced enterprise support, a 3.5″ touch screen, at least five hours of talk time, and more. Note: This item has “cosmetic blemishes” and no warranty information is provided. Also, a $36 activation fee applies.
Today only, PricePlunge.com offers the XtremeMac InCharge Mobile Rechargeable Battery Pack for iPhone 3G / 3GS, model no. IPP-MPK-11, for $9.99. With $2.49 for shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find by $8. This battery pack purports to extend the iPhone’s talk time up to four hours and includes a mini USB-to-USB cable for charging and syncing.
Buy.com offers the Kensington PowerGuard Battery Case for iPhone 4, model no. K39260US, for $39.24. This $10-mail in rebate drops it to $29.24. With free shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find by $3. It features a micro USB charge and sync port, LED battery indicator, card stand, and more. It’s purported to add four hours of extra talk, five hours of video, and 22 hours of music. Rebate expires March 21.
CellularFactory.com offers this Bamboo Hard Case for Apple iPhone 4 for $13.99. Coupon code “1JW6SL” yields free shipping. That’s $1 under our November mention and the lowest total price we could find for a comparable case by $20. It features a slide-on cover.
L.A. Computer Company offers dealmac readers the Apple iPad Case, model no. MC361ZM/B, for $20. With $6.26 for shipping, that’s $3 under yesterday’s mention and the lowest total price we could find by $8. It features a soft microfiber interior, reinforced panels, and folds horizontally or vertically.
MegaMacs.com offers dealmac readers Apple’s Final Cut Studio 3, model no. MB642Z/A, for $709.49 plus around $19 for shipping. That’s a $67 drop from our August mention and the lowest total price we could find by $22. This retail-boxed package includes Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4, Soundtrack Pro 3, Compressor 3.5, DVD Studio Pro 4, and Color 1.5. Deal ends March 23.