Gadget Deals: $699 Refurbished PowerBook G4, MacBook Pro, Back-to-School Sale

Today’s deals include a refurbished PowerBook G4 for $699, a MacBook Pro with 15-inch screen, an Apple Back-to-School offer and many more.

Details of these and other Daily Deals can be found on the CoM Daily Deals page.

Expercom offers the factory-refurbished Apple PowerBook G4 1.67GHz 17-inch Notebook, model no. M9689LL/A, for $699. (With $9.50 shipping, it’s the lowest total price we could find for this configuration.) It features a 17-inch 1440×900 widescreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 120GB 5400 rpm hard drive, SuperDrive, Bluetooth 2.0, AirPort Extreme, ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 128MB video card, and dual-link DVI.

A 90-day reseller warranty applies.

ExperCom offers the Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 15.4-inch Notebook, model no. MB470LL/A, bundled with an Apple 24-inch LED Cinema Display and a three years of AppleCare for $2,627. (With around $11 shipping, it’s the best total price we’ve seen for this bundle by $31.) It features an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz dual-core processor, LED-backlit 15.4-inch 1440×900 LCD, 2GB RAM, 250GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA hard drive, 8x SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce 9400 + 9600M GT 256MB video, AirPort Extreme (802.11n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, iSight webcam, multi-touch glass trackpad, and more. Deal ends July 29.

Ongoing at Apple, purchase a MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or iMac from the Apple Store for Education and receive an iPod touch 8GB MP3 Player for $0 via a mail-in rebate. (Click on the “Buy a Mac for college, and get a free iPod Touch” banner). This offer is valid only for qualified students, teachers, and staff and expires September 8. Both the system and iPod must appear on the same receipt. Limit one rebate per customer.

ChiTek offers its Metallic Slim Fit Case for Apple iPhone 3G or 3GS for $12.95. (With shipping at $4.50, it’s the lowest total price we’ve seen for this particular case.) It’s available in Black, Silver, Red, and Brown, each with a metallic finish.

HandHeldItems.com knocks up to 85% off select Apple iPhone 1st-generation and 3G cases. Plus, take an extra 20% off via coupon code “20iphonecs”. (In all, over 700 items are discounted, most of which are at or near lowest-we’ve-seen prices.) (Scroll down to see them all.) A best bet after coupon is the Kroo iPhone 3G Fuze Case in six assorted colors for $7.99 after coupon plus $2.85 for shipping. Deal ends July 31.

Several iPhone and iPod touch applications available from the iTunes App Store have recently dropped in price. Each is the best deal we’ve seen on that title. The deals:

Iconic Solutions’ Facebook Friend Importer for 99 cents ($2 off): Imports Facebook friends’ contact information to address book
Digital Chocolate’s Mini Golf 99 Holes Theme Park for 99 cents (pictured, $1 off): Mini-golf game
Image Bakery’s The Thumb for 99 cents ($2 off): iPhone typing teacher
Markus Biernath’s Photo Diary for $1.99 ($5 off): Photo-tagging software
Geeky Mama’s Nukesweeper for $1.99 ($3 off): Minesweeper port
WebGames3D.com’s Grind 2.0 for $2.99 ($3 off): 3D skateboarding game
Rexi Media’s Presenter Pro for $3.99 ($1 off): Presentation skills training

The HP Home & Home Office Store offers the HP MediaSmart LX195 Intel Atom 1.6GHz Home Server, model no. FL702AA#ABA, for $299.99 with free shipping. Coupon code “AC9421’ knocks it to $199.99. (That’s $175 under our June mention [which included a 1TB USB external hard drive] and the lowest total price we’ve ever seen for the server alone by $130.) Sales tax is added where applicable. Coupon ends after 1,000 uses.

The server is powered by Microsoft Windows Home Server, which means it provides remote access to files on the server, automatic backup of all networked PCs, media streaming across your home network, a photo sharing web site, and more. It features an Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 640GB Serial ATA hard drive, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, and more.

Small Dog Electronics offers the refurbished Apple Time Capsule 500GB, model no. MB276LL/A, for $169.99. (With free shipping, that’s $15 less than the best total price we’ve seen for a new unit.) Apple’s Time Capsule is an 802.11n Wi-Fi base station with a built-in hard drive. It’s geared towards Apple’s notebook line of computers that wish to use Time Machine. Note that this is the previous-generation model which lacks dual-band support. A 90-day Small Dog warranty applies.

PC Connection offers the Fantom G-Force 1TB Triple Interface eSATA / FireWire / USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. GF1000T, for $119.95 with <strong)free shipping. This $20 mail-in rebate drops it to $99.95 ($0.10/GB). (That ties our June mention as the lowest total price we’ve seen, this time by just under a buck.) Rebate expires July 31.

Staples offers the factory-refurbished Brother HL-2170W Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer for $99.99. This $30 mail-in rebate (refunded via VISA prepaid card) cuts it to $69.99. (With free shipping, that’s tied with our mention from earlier this month and $47 under the lowest total price we could find for a new, factory-sealed unit.) Sales tax is added where applicable. This printer features 802.11g wireless, up to 2400×600 dpi printing, up to 23 ppm, and Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity. Rebate expires January 2, 2010. A 1-year Brother warranty is included.

Update: Pad your order over $100 and choose any of these coupons to get $20 off, yielding a final price of $49.99 with free shipping.

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Ed SutherlandEd Sutherland is a veteran technology journalist who first heard of Apple when they grew on trees, Yahoo was run out of a Stanford dorm and Google was an unknown upstart. Since then, Sutherland has covered the whole technology landscape, concentrating on tracking the trends and figuring out the finances of large (and small) technology companies.

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