Daily Deals: $39 CRT iMac G3, $929 Unibody MacBook Pro, $1,358 New MacBook Pros



Before we get to the modern Macs on tap for today, there is another chance to buy a piece of computing history. There is a number of deals on older Macs, including a CRT iMac, running a blazing-fast 500Mhz G3 processor for just $39. Last week we had the MacBook Pro Lalapalooza and today we have the MacBook Pro Lalapalooza Part Deux. You can grab some unibody MacBook Pro machines starting at $929 for a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo model or pay $1,358 for the just-released MacBook Pros plus three years of AppleCare.

Along the way, we’ll check out the latest deals on iPhones plus new bargains on Mac software, including Mac OS 10.6. As always, details on these and many more items are available at CoM’s “Daily Deals” page right after the jump.

748563-largeMegaMacs.com offers several used Apple systems at reduced prices. Shipping starts around $12 and each is covered by a 30-day MegaMacs warranty. The systems:

iMac G3/500MHz 15″ CRT (pictured) for $39.99
PowerMac G4/450MHz for $79.99
iMac G4/800MHz 15″ LCD for $289.99
iBook G3/800MHz 12″ for $299.99
PowerMac G5/1.6GHz for $379.99
Mac mini Core Duo 1.83Ghz for $469.99
PowerBook G4/1GHz 12″ for $499.99
PowerBook G4/1.67GHz 15″ for $649.99

775394-largeThe Apple Store now has stock of 23 factory-refurbished unibody MacBook Pro notebooks in its Special Deals section, with prices now starting at $929. (Combined with free shipping, that puts all systems at lowest-we’ve-seen prices.) All come with a 1-year Apple warranty, the same as new Macs. Sales tax is added where applicable. Items are removed from Apple’s site when they sell out. Notable systems:

MacBook Pro MB990LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz 13.3″ (pictured) for $929
MacBook Pro MB991LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz 13.3″ for $1,189
MacBook Pro MC118LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz 15.4″ for $1,349
MacBook Pro MB986LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz 15.4″ for $1,779
MacBook Pro MC226LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz 17″ for $1,869
see all refurbished MacBook Pro notebooks

775116-largeExperCom offers each several 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pro models bundled with three years of AppleCare, as listed below. (With prices starting at $1,358, each is at least $79 less than what Apple charges for the same configuration.) Shipping adds around $11. Deals expire April 27. The systems, with price comparisons to the same bundle at the Apple Store:

Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 13.3″ (250GB HDD) for $1,358 ($79 less)
Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz 13.3″ (320GB HDD) for $1,658 ($79 less)
Apple MacBook Pro Core i5 Dual 2.4GHz 15.4″ (320GB, 256MB video) for $2,019 ($118 less)
Apple MacBook Pro Core i5 Dual 2.53GHz 15.4″ (500GB, 256MB video) for $2,169 ($169 less)
Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 Dual 2.66GHz 15.4″ (500GB, 512MB video) for $2,359 ($178 less)

776036-largeBelow are downloads of several free applications available for a limited time from Apple’s App Store, with price drops from $1 to $6. These apps work with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. (Check the individual apps for further information.) The apps:
Cards Classic: Card game library
Shuffle Box Pro: Puzzle game
Talk Writer: Dictation software
Litterfin Louie: Action game
MobiDic: Vocabulary enhancement aid and translator
Trololo Sounds (pictured): Trololo soundboard
Orbit Social Phonebook: Social network-linked phonebook

776024-largeToday only, MacUpdate.com offers downloads of Mariner Software’s Contour for Mac for $24.95. (That’s $25 off and the lowest price we’ve seen for this story development assistant.) Click here for more information.

776023-largeThis week’s free single of the week at the iTunes Music Store is the The Band Perry’s If I Die Young (pictured). Each Tuesday, iTMS offers a new single from up-and-coming artists as a free download. (You’ll need an iTMS account to download it.)

Of note, this week’s free discovery download at the iTunes Music Store is Caribou’s Odessa.

748907-largeMegaMacs.com offers dealmac readers the OEM Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade, model no. MC223Z/A, for $18.99 plus $6.60 for shipping. (That’s $3 off and the lowest total price we could find by $2.) This upgrade, which only includes the DVD and license, is only for Mac OS X Leopard users with an Intel processor.

739147-largeCircuit City offers the factory-refurbished Canon VIXIA HF200 1080p Secure Digital Card HD Digital Camcorder, model no. 3536B001, for $399.99 with free shipping. [That’s the lowest total price we could find by $46, although we saw a new one for $20 less in February (since expired)]. Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include up to 12 hours (3 hours full HD) recording time on a 32GB SDHC memory card (not included), 15x optical zoom, 1920×1080 (1080p) recording, 3.3-megapixel still photos, 2.7″ widescreen LCD, HDMI output, and USB connectivity. A 3-month Canon warranty applies.

776087-largeAbacus24-7 via Buy.com offers iPod Travel Charger 2-Pack for $5.99 with free shipping. (At $3 each, that’s $2 under our November mention and the lowest total per-unit price we could find.) It’s compatible with “older” iPod models with a dock connector; it doesn’t support select iPod shuffle models.

770202-largeWith activation of a new account and a 2-year data plan, AT&T Wireless offers deals on refurbished Apple iPhones, as listed below. (To find them, click the size — 8GB, 16GB, 32GB — under the two refurb models.) [With free shipping via 2-day delivery, each is $50 under the cost of a similar package with a new, factory-sealed model.] (We saw a short-lived free activation promotion a week ago, since expired.) Sales tax is added where applicable. Each iPhone features compatibility with AT&T’s 3G network, built-in GPS navigation with Google Maps, enhanced enterprise support, a 3.5″ touch screen, at least 5 hours of talk time, and more. Note that a 1-time $36 activation fee applies. The deals:

Refurbished Apple iPhone 3G 8GB (pictured) for $49
refurbished Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB for $149
refurbished Apple iPhone 3GS 32GB for $249