MacMall is offering 9to5 readers an additional 3 percent off its already lowest prices on Mac Minis and iMacs this month to yield the lowest prices you will find anywhere (by as much as $50) with free shipping via this link. The 3 percent is deducted at checkout and MacMall does not charge tax in most states.
All discounts, including higher end models, are listed below:
MacMall is offering 9to5 readers an additional 3% off of their already lowest prices on Mac Minis and iMacs this month yielding the lowest prices you’ll find anywhere (by as much as $50) with free shipping via this link. The 3% is deducted at checkout and MacMall doesn’t charge tax in most states.
All discounts, including higher end models listed below:
MacMall offers 9to5 readers an additional 3 percent off their lowest price new Mac Desktop products at checkout which yield lowest prices currently available in the U.S. with free shipping. Mac Minis start at $567.99 and iMacs start at $1105.79.
Your only better option would be to buy a refurb iMac at the online Apple Store for $999.
Speaking of Refurbs at the Apple Store, iPad 2s are in stock again at $419, which is a solid savings of $80 (you might want to wait a few months for an update, however!).
Other current Apple Store refurbs:
I was in New York City for a Samsung event focused on SSDs and gaming on PCs last month. There wasn’t much in the way of new information, but Samsung gave me one of their SATA III 256GB 830 SSDs to try out. These are within a few bytes per second of the fastest SATA3 SSDs money can buy, so I was pretty excited to get home and throw it in a Mac.
The problem is that I don’t have a worthy Mac to test it out on. I’ve been using an Air as my exclusive machine for a year and my wife is tired of me testing stuff on her MacBook Pro. We have a bunch of old Macs laying around the house but nothing with a SATA III connection.
Luckily, I’ve been in the market for a new Mac desktop since I replaced my MacBook Pro with an Air last year, but to my surprise, I haven’t really found myself in need of one. The Air drives my 30-inch display pretty well and most of my media has been offloaded to a Gigabit NAS. Since I already have a 30-inch display, an iMac doesn’t really appeal to me. Apple’s headless desktops don’t make sense in my situation either. A Mac Mini isn’t going to be much faster than my Air and the Mac Pro hasn’t been updated in over a year and doesn’t even have SATA 3 on board.
I also have some USB3 and eSATA peripherals that I get for testing and can’t use these products on standard Mac hardware.
I decided to give into temptation and build a Hackintosh… Read more
Update: Apple has pulled the listing.
Some eagle-eyed commenters noted that the Support document about Thunderbolt Displays included an interesting addition. Apple says that iMac (Mid 2011 and Late 2011) can both support two Thunderbolt displays.
There’s only one problem:
Apple hasn’t released a Late 2011 iMac…yet.
Apple released an EDU-only iMac in August which is sometimes called “Late 2011 iMac” but that device has no Thunderbolt so that wouldn’t make sense. Apple last updated the iMacs in May to Sandy Bridge processors.
Rumors of a late 2011 MacBook Pro refresh perhaps could also point to an iMac refresh as well.
Here is Apple’s current support doc on how to identify iMacs:
Interesting to say the very least. Read more