The Apple Store now offers a selection of its current-generation Apple iMac desktops as factory-refurbished models as listed below, with deals from $1,099 and free shipping. That's the first time we've seen these models available as refurbished units; most are at the lowest total price we've seen for these models. (Each is also at least $98 less than the best price we could find for new unit today.) These desktops come with a 1-year Apple warranty, the same as new iMacs. The deals:
The Apple Store offers discounts on its selection of factory-refurbished MacBook Pro laptops, with models starting at $1,059, as listed below. With free shipping on each, they're at the lowest total price we could find for these systems with a 1-year Apple warranty (the same as new units). Notables:
Other World Computing continues to discount a selection of used Apple Macs and iPads, with prices starting at $199. With free shipping, some models are lower than our mention from three weeks ago, making it the best deal we've seen on these items from OWC, yielding many price lows. Each includes with a 60-day OWC warranty. Some best bets:
Apple Store offers free shipping sitewide with no minimum purchase required. (A minimum purchase of $50 usually applies.) That's the first no-minimum, sitewide free shipping offer we've seen from Apple Store this year. (Their Black Friday sale offered free shipping on most items, but not sitewide.) Deal ends December 22.
B&H Photo Video offers the Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core i7 2.9GHz 13.3" LED-Backlit Laptop, model no. MD102LL/A, for $1,249 with free shipping. That's $51 under our July mention and the best price we've seen for a new unit. (It's a current price low by $80.) Features include an Intel Core i7-3520M 2.9GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 13.3" 1280x800 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, SuperDrive, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, SDXC card slot, FaceTime camera, Thunderbolt port, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.