As we hinted in the hours before MacMall's 3% coupons expired back in mid-November, Black Friday and successive holiday sales have in recent years seen price inflations over those normally available through our Mac Price Guide. This past shopping season played out similarly, with the few exceptions coming from MacConnection, which continues to offer its industry-best holiday pricing on 4 of Apple's best selling Macs: the 2.5GHz 13" MacBook Pro ($1,098) 2.3GHz 15" iMac ($1,649), 2.5GHz 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display ( $1,559) and 2.50GHz dual core i5 Mac mini ($549). It also continues to offer 1.6GHz 11.6" MacBook Airs for $699 -- the most affordable new, sealed Mac notebook available anywhere.
Meanwhile, prices on the remaining models in Apple's notebook arsenal are also more affordable than they've been in months, with the return of AppleInsider's MacMall coupon code APPINSDRMWB37994, which knocks an additional 3% off the reseller's already reduced pricing. (Remember, you must use the links in this article or our Mac Price Guide to activate the coupon field on MacMall's site.)
For example, when applying the coupon, you can save $121 on the 1.80GHz 13" MacBook Air 256GB ($1,377.38), $181 on the 2.6GHz 15" MacBook Pro ($2,017.58, $156 on the 2.5GHz 13" MacBook Pro with Retina ($1,842.97), $181 on the 2.3GHz 15" MacBook Pro with Retina ($2,016.59), and $228 on the 2.6GHz 15" MacBook Pro with Retina ($2,570.47). For closeout models, you can up to $718 on a 17-inch MacBook Pro using the coupon.
Our iPad Price Guide also indicates that MacMall now has stock of the $329 WiFi iPad minis -- in addition to most of the other models -- compared to Apple's 1 week wait.