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Apple Steals & Deals: Sunday, October 14, 2012

By October 14, 2012

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Looking for a fabulous deal on an Apple or related product? Well, so am I! Every Sunday, I scan the Apple refurbished store to see which Apple products are currently available, and which ones represent good bargains. I try to look only at current versions of Macs, but once in a while there will be a great deal on a last-generation product that may be too good to pass up.

Apple Steals & Deals: Sunday, October 14, 2012

Screenshot courtesy of Coyote Moon, Inc.

This week, the refurb store has something you don't often see there: one of the 8-core Mac Pros that uses the Westmere line of Intel Xeon processors. The Westmere processors provide a noticeable performance boost over the older Nehalem processors used in most of the Mac Pro models.

The Mac mini is absent this week, but it's certain to make an appearance again soon.

My only cautionary note is for those thinking about an iMac. I suspect Apple will introduce new iMac models before the end of the year; probably sooner than later. If you can wait a bit, you can probably get a good deal on what today is the current model, but will soon become the "previous" model.

Apple Refurbished Store

Quantities are limited, so if any of these tickle your fancy, be fast on the trigger to make a purchase.

MacBook Air

2012 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.7 GHz Dual-Core i5 with Intel HD Graphics 4000: $849.00

2011 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.6 GHz Dual-Core i5 with Intel HD Graphics 3000: $749.00

2012 13.3-inch MacBook Air 1.8 GHz Dual-Core i5 with Intel HD Graphics 4000: $1,019.00

2011 13.3-inch MacBook Air 1.7 GHz Dual-Core i5 with Intel HD Graphics 3000: $919.00

MacBook Pro

2012 13.3-inch MacBook Pro (Review) 2.5 GHz Intel Dual-Core i7 with Intel HD Graphics 3000: $1,019.00

2012 15-inch MacBook Pro (Review) 2.3 GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics: $1,529.00

2011 15-inch MacBook Pro (Review) 2.2 GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 with AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics: $1,359.00

2011 17-inch MacBook Pro (Review) 2.2 GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 with AMD Radeon HD 6750M and standard glossy screen: $1,899.00

iMac

21.5-inch iMac (Review) 2.5 GHz Intel Quad-Core i5 with ATI Radeon HD 6750M graphics: $999.00

27-inch iMac (Review) 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 with ATI Radeon HD 6770M graphics: $1,419.00

27-inch iMac (Review) 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5 with ATI Radeon HD 6970M graphics: $1,659.00

Mac Pro

Mac Pro (Review) 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon with ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics: $1,819.00

Mac Pro (Review) 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon with ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics: $2,649.00

 

Displays

27-inch LED Cinema Display 2560x1440 resolution: $829.00

27-inch LED Thunderbolt Display 2560x1440 resolution: $829.00

Mac Accessories

2012 AirPort Express with simultaneous dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi. Includes support for attaching a printer as well as using Apple's AirPlay to send audio to any attached speakers: $85.00

iPad - Third Generation

16 GB Wi-Fi iPad 3 (Review) $449.00

32 GB Wi-Fi iPad 3 (Review) $549.00

64 GB Wi-Fi iPad 3 (Review) $649.00

16 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad 3 (Review) $579.00

32 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad 3 (Review) $679.00

64 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad 3 (Review) $779.00

Want to find out more about Apple refurbished Macs? Take a look at the process my wife and I experienced when we took the Apple refurbished store for a spin.

 

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