Daily Deals: $1,049 MacBook Pro 2.26GHz C2D, App Store Freebies, Assassin’s Creed II

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We start the week with a deal on a MacBook Pro laptop. The MacBook Pro is powered by a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo for $1,049. Also on tap is a new crop of freebies from the App Store, including “BlaBlaBla,” a sound-sensitive application for the iPhone or iPod touch. Lastly, there is a deal on Assassin’s Creed II for the iPhone or iPod touch.

As always, details on these deals or other bargains (such as the iPod starter kit from Belkin) are available on CoM’s “Daily Deals” page right after the jump.


742093-largeDatavis via eBay Daily Deal offers the Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz 13.3″ Notebook, model no. MB990LL/A, for $1,049. [With free shipping, that’s a buck under our Black Friday mention and the lowest total price we could find by $50.] (It was the same price after a $100 mail-in rebate back in December.) It features an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26GHz dual-core processor, 13.3″ 1280×800 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 160GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA hard drive, 8x SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB video, AirPort Extreme (802.11n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, iSight webcam, multi-touch glass trackpad, and more. Deal ends March 7 at 10 am ET.

770699-largeBelow are downloads of several free applications available for a limited time from Apple’s App Store, with price drops from $1 to $3. The apps:

TheArcade: Mini-game collection
Ascent: Puzzle game
BlaBlaBla: Sound sensitive application
Duo Gravity: Gravity-based puzzle game
Pathfinder: Puzzle game
BioSub: Puzzle game

770690-largeThe iTunes App Store offers downloads of Assassin’s Creed II: Multiplayer for iPhone / iPod touch for free. (That’s a $3 drop and the lowest price we’ve seen for this game.) Deal ends March 2.

770704-largeToday only, the iTunes App Store offers downloads of Android’s Odyssey AmbiScience Mind Aid for iPhone / iPod touch for free. (That’s a $1 drop and the lowest price we’ve seen for this ambient music generating app.)

770707-largeToday only, the iTunes App Store offers downloads of Ground Effect for iPhone / iPod touch for free. (That’s a $5 drop and the lowest price we’ve seen for this arcade racing game.)

765025-largeStaples offers the Western Digital My Book Essential 640GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAF6400EBK, for $74.99 with free shipping ($0.12/GB). [That’s $45 under the lowest total price we could find for any Western Digital 640GB external hard drive, although we’ve seen 1TB models recently for slightly more.] Sales tax is added where applicable. This drive features Western Digital “GreenPower” Technology to lower power consumption by 30%. Deal ends March 6.

710866-largeLogitech.com offers the “dented box” Logitech Squeezebox Duet Network Music System, model no. 930-000033, for $399.99. Apply coupon codes “woot_30110” and “MIR15” to drop it to $186.99. (With free shipping, that’s $83 under our mention last April and the lowest total price we could find by $163.) This system lets you play songs stored on your computer (Mac or PC), tune in to Internet radio, or connect to online services such as Pandora via your audio system. It features wired Ethernet or 802.11g wireless connectivity, a multi-room controller with 2.4″ color display, and RCA, digital optical, and digital coax outputs.

Note that its box may be dented or scratched, but the product is new with a full warranty.

765023-large6th Avenue Electronics offers the Sharp AQUOS 40″ 120Hz 1080p Widescreen LCD HD Television, model no. LC-40E77U, for $687.95 with free shipping. Coupon code “AFLSHP639” cuts it further to $639. [That’s an $8 drop since our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find.] It features a native resolution of 1920×1080 (1080p), 120Hz refresh rate, 450 cd/m² brightness, 4ms response time, four HDMI inputs, and VGA, component, and other video inputs. Deal ends March 9.

770685-largeToday only, MacUpdate.com offers downloads of BurningThumb Software’s Virtual CD-RW for Mac for $14.95. (That’s $15 off and the lowest price we could find for this vitual CD driver.) Click here for more information.

759624-largeEcom Electronics via eBay Daily Deal offers the Belkin iPod Starter Kit, model no. F8Z951, for $9.99. (With free shipping, that’s tied with our December mention and the lowest total price we’ve seen by $10.) This bundle includes the Belkin Tunecast II FM transmitter, dock connector USB cable, and both car and wall chargers. Deal ends March 3 at 5:25 pm ET.