The week’s best Apple deals: used MacBook Airs from $479, free top-rated game


Grab a great deal on a refurbished MacBook Pro Ivy i5 Dual 13
Grab a great deal on a refurbished MacBook Pro Ivy i5 Dual 13" Laptop.
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We’ve got another bonanza of discounted Apple gear, from laptops to desktops. These and more are in the best Apple deals we’ve seen this week.

Used Apple MacBook Air Laptops from $479

Other World Computing discounts a selection of used Apple MacBook Air Laptops, with prices starting at $479. This price was found on a 13″ MacBook Air with Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor, 64GB SSD and 4GB RAM. Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. Available quantities for some models may be limited. Each is covered by a 90-day warranty.

Refurb Mac mini Haswell i5 Dual Desktop for $419

We love Apple factory refurbs. And right now, Apple is offering the factory-refurbished Apple Mac mini Intel Haswell Core i5 1.4GHz Desktop for $419 with free shipping. That ties for the lowest price we’ve seen in recent months, and is $30 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit. It features an Intel Core i5 ULT 1.4GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Thunderbolt 2, and Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

Apple iMac i5 Quad 27” Retina 5K Desktop for $1,650

Adorama offers the Apple iMac Intel Haswell Core i5 3.5GHz 27″ Retina 5K Desktop for $1,649.99 with free shipping. That’s $49 below the last best price we saw and the lowest total price we’ve seen for a new unit. (We saw a refurb for $1,500 a few weeks ago.)

Features include an Intel Haswell Core i5-4690 3.5GHz quad-core processor, 27” 5120×2880 Retina display, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion drive, AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2GB graphics card, 802.11ac wireless, and OS X Yosemite.

Jack Lumber for iPhone, iPad

Have you ever played Fruit Ninja, and wanted more wordplay? Check out this similar, but unique game. iTunes offers downloads of Jack Lumber for iPhone and iPad for free. That’s a $4 drop and the first time this punny game has been free.


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