We start off the day with two hardware deals from Expercomm. First is a Mac Pro Quad desktop running at 2.8GHz. The unit is bundled with three years of AppleCare for $2,799. For mobile users, there is a MacBook Pro with a 15-inch screen and running a 2.86GHz Core 2 Duo. The bundle also includes a three-year AppleCare all for $1,979. We finish our highlighted deals with the latest crop of App Store price drops for the iPhone and iPod touch. This group includes a price cut on the popular “Monopoly” board game.
Along the way, we check out another iPad stand, another Dock, an 8-pack of iPhone skins, as well as several deals on iPhone and Mac software. As always, details on these and many more items are available at CoM’s “Daily Deals” page after the jump.
ExperCom offers preorders of the recently-released Apple Mac Pro 4-Core Intel Xeon 2.8GHz Workstation, model no. MC560LL/A, configured with 8GB RAM and bundled with three years of AppleCare for $2,799. (With shipping around $22, it’s $302 less than what Apple charges for the same configuration.) It features an Intel Xeon W3530 2.8GHz quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, SuperDrive, ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB graphics, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/n wireless), Apple Magic Mouse, Apple Aluminum Keyboard, and Mac OS X 10.6.4. It’s expected to ship within 7 to 14 days. Deal ends August 22.
Expercom offers the Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz 15.4’ Widescreen Notebook, model no. MB986LL/A, bundled with three years of AppleCare for $1,979 plus $8.50 for shipping. [That's $48 less than what Apple charges for the same bundle with a refurbished computer (only refurbished units are available) and $22 under the lowest total price we could find for the two items purchased separately elsewhere.] This recently-discontinued model features an Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 2.8GHz dual-core processor, 15.4’ 1440×900 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive, SuperDrive, NVIDIA 9600M GT 512MB video + GeForce 9400 on-board graphics, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, iSight webcam, multi-touch glass trackpad, and Mac OS 10.5.7. Deal ends August 15.
Below are downloads of several applications which have dropped in price and are available for a limited time from Apple’s App Store. These apps are created for the iPhone and iPod touch, and are compatible with the iPad but will run at a significantly lower resolution. (Check the individual apps for further information.) Each is the best deal we’ve seen on that title. The deals:
Crazy Machines Action (pictured) for 99 cents ($2 off): Rube Goldberg machine game
Wedding Dash for 99 cents ($2 off): Action game
Asphalt 5 for 99 cents ($4 off): Racing game
BATTLESHIP for 99 cents ($2 off): Classic strategy game
GasBook for 99 cents ($1off): Fuel-based record keeping
Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night for $1.99 ($3 off): Castlevania-based puzzle game
MONOPOLY Here & Now (pictured) for $2.99 ($2 off): Classic board game
DEAL800 offers these In-Ear Stereo Earbuds for $2.76 with free shipping. (That’s $4 off and the lowest total price we could find for such a pair by a buck.)
Shop4Tech offers this 2-in-1 Desktop Stand for Apple iPad for $7.95. Coupon code “EE15’ cuts it to $6.76. (With free shipping, that’s a buck off and $2 under the lowest total price we could find for a comparable iPad stand elsewhere.) It’s useful for horizontal or vertical display purposes. Coupon expires August 16.
Today only, MacUpdate.com offers downloads of Houdah Software’s HoudahGeo 2 for Mac for $14.99. (That’s $15 off and the lowest price we’ve seen for this geocoding application.) Click here for more information on this software.
CellularFactory.com offers this iPod / iPhone Dock Connector Anti-Dust Plug in Transparent / Clear for 89 cents. (With free shipping via coupon code “6OX9CX”, that’s a buck off and tied with an expired mention from last week in black as the lowest total price we could find.) This silicone insert protects your iPod or iPhone’s dock connector port from dust and pocket lint. Deal ends August 13.
The iTunes App Store once again offers downloads of Genius Scan for iPhone/iPod touch for free. (That’s $3 off and the best price we’ve seen for this receipt backup and storage app.)
The iTunes App Store offers downloads of LucyPhone for iPhone/iPod touch for free. (That’s the best deal we’ve seen for this app. Provide a callback number to LucyPhone and if you get put on hold, you can hang up and LucyPhone will call you back when the other party answers.)
DEAL800.com offers the Silicon Case 8-Pack for iPhone 4 for $9.49 with free shipping. (At $1.19/case, that’s among the lowest per-case prices we’ve seen.)
Expect this item to take two to three weeks to arrive.