Deals: 12" MacBooks with free early-adopter survival kit; 128GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE for $499; $1

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in Current Mac Hardware edited April 2015
Joining our exclusive $144 discounts on 12" MacBooks with AppleCare is a new offer that throws in a free Apple USB-C to USB Adapter, LG Super Drive & 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub. Separately, Apple's 128GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) in Silver/White is available until Friday for $499 (tax-free in 49 states) while coupons on all the company's MacBook Pros offer discounts of up to $300 on current models.

$144 off 12" MacBooks with AppleCare




Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama has teamed exclusively with AppleInsider to offer readers between $138 and $144 off the purchase of every 12 MacBook with AppleCare pre-order, as can be seen in our Macs with AppleCare Price Guide (or below). To take advantage of this offer, first make sure that you take 20 second to register & login to Adorama's free VIP customer program. Then use the pricing links below (or in the Macs with AppleCare Price Guide) to add a MacBook with AppleCare bundle to your cart. During check out (right after shipment info and before payment info) apply Promo Code APINSIDER. This promo code ($50 off) combined with Adorama's instant discounts should deliver the prices advertised below. What's more Adorama will only collect sales tax on your order if you live or NY & NJ, which will save most shoppers an additional $100+. Pre-orders for these bundles will be shipped in relatively the same time frame that Apple currently estimates on its own website. However, Adorama will only charge your card once your order is ready to ship out the door and not any sooner. This deal is valid only while the new 12" MacBooks remain on pre-order status on the Adorama website.

12" MacBooks with AppleCare
MacBook Pro
12" Grey (1.1GHz/8GB/256GB) $1,548.00 $1,404.00 % ( $144.00 savings )
12" Grey (1.2GHz/8GB/512GB) $1,848.00 $1,704.00 % ( $144.00 savings )
12" Grey (1.3GHz/8GB/256GB) $1,798.00 $1,660.00 % ( $138.00 savings )
12" Grey (1.3GHz/8GB/512GB) $1,998.00 $1,854.00 % ( $144.00 savings )
12" Silver (1.1GHz/8GB/256GB) $1,548.00 $1,404.00 % ( $144.00 savings )
12" Silver (1.2GHz/8GB/512GB) $1,848.00 $1,704.00 % ( $144.00 savings )
12" Silver (1.3GHz/8GB/256GB) $1,798.00 $1,660.00 % ( $138.00 savings )
12" Silver (1.3GHz/8GB/512GB) $1,998.00 $1,854.00 % ( $144.00 savings )
12" Gold (1.1GHz/8GB/256GB) $1,548.00 $1,404.00 % ( $144.00 savings )
12" Gold (1.2GHz/8GB/512GB) $1,848.00 $1,704.00 % ( $144.00 savings )
12" Gold (1.3GHz/8GB/256GB) $1,798.00 $1,660.00 % ( $138.00 savings )
12" Gold (1.3GHz/8GB/512GB) $1,998.00 $1,854.00 % ( $144.00 savings )
% Price with promo code APINSIDER ($50 off). You must first register and login to Adorama's free VIP program.

12" MacBooks with Free USB-C to USB Adapter, LG Super Drive & 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub




For readers less interested in extended AppleCare protection but seeking an early-adopter MacBook Air survival kit, we've also teamed with Adorama to pair your choice of 12" MacBook with the following free items: Apple USB-C to USB Adapter for MacBook ($19), LG GP50NB40 Super-Multi Portable External DVD Rewriter with M-Disc ($26.99) and Sabrent 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub ($6.99). Readers who want the AppleCare deal but one or more of these accessories, can simply use the deal in the section above and add the accessories to their order individually.. Pre-orders will be filled in the order they are recived and Adorama will only collect sales tax on orders shipped to NY & NJ. To take advantage of this offer, make sure you are registered & logged in to Adorama's free VIP customer program, then use the pricing links below (or in the Mac Price Guide) to add a one of the MacBook bundles to your cart:

12" MacBooks with 3 Free Accessories
MacBook Pro
12" Grey (1.1GHz/8GB/256GB) + 3 Free Accessories $1,299.00 $1,289.00 ! ( $10.00 savings )
12" Grey (1.2GHz/8GB/512GB) + 3 Free Accessories $1,599.00 $1,589.00 ! ( $10.00 savings )
12" Grey (1.3GHz/8GB/256GB) + 3 Free Accessories $1,549.00 $1,545.00 ! ( $4.00 savings )
12" Grey (1.3GHz/8GB/512GB) + 3 Free Accessories $1,749.00 $1,739.00 ! ( $10.00 savings )
12" Silver (1.1GHz/8GB/256GB) + 3 Free Accessories $1,299.00 $1,289.00 ! ( $10.00 savings )
12" Silver (1.2GHz/8GB/512GB) + 3 Free Accessories $1,599.00 $1,589.00 ! ( $10.00 savings )
12" Silver (1.3GHz/8GB/256GB) + 3 Free Accessories $1,549.00 $1,545.00 ! ( $4.00 savings )
12" Silver (1.3GHz/8GB/512GB) + 3 Free Accessories $1,749.00 $1,745.00 ! ( $4.00 savings )
12" Gold (1.1GHz/8GB/256GB) + 3 Free Accessories $1,299.00 $1,289.00 ! ( $10.00 savings )
12" Gold (1.2GHz/8GB/512GB) + 3 Free Accessories $1,599.00 $1,589.00 ! ( $10.00 savings )
12" Gold (1.3GHz/8GB/256GB) + 3 Free Accessories $1,549.00 $1,545.00 ! ( $4.00 savings )
12" Gold (1.3GHz/8GB/512GB) + 3 Free Accessories $1,749.00 $1,745.00 ! ( $4.00 savings )

128GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) in Silver/White for $499 shipped

128GB iPad Air (WiFi + 4G LTE)


For the next 48 hours, or until supplies run out, B&H Photo is slashing its price by $230 on Apple's 128GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, bringing the cost down to to $499. That's $430 off its original $929 MSRP, $330 off its current $829 MSRP, and the lowest price anywhere for any flavor 128GB Wi-Fi + 4G LTE iPad Air, according to our iPad Price Guide. Best Buy also has it at the same price but will collect sales tax on all orders. By contrast, B&H will only collect sales tax on this order if you ship it within NY state. That means the this deal will actually net most shoppers the lowest price anywhere by roughy $70. It's also the lowest price we've ever seen for a 128GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) by $30.

This iPad Air with WiFi + Cellular was first introduced 17 months ago and comes unlocked with support for 14 LTE bands and various flavors of GSM and CDMA, meaning it can be used on a wide range of wireless networks in the U.S. and around the world. Originally designated for T-Mobile's network, this model (MF563LL/A) iPad Air can also be used on networks operated by AT&T and Verizon with an activated nano-SIM card. Some carriers may require users provide the tablet's IMEI or MEID prior to activation, as well as a nominal activation fee.

For those readers demanding the latest and greatest, B&H this week also continues to offer a number of instant $30-$50 discounts on Apple's current iPad Air 2 lineup and up to $50 discounts on iPad mini 3. For everyone outside NY, the prices for these models (below) are again the current lowest current net prices available anywhere. For additional models, see our iPad Price Guide.

Lowest Prices Anywhere on all current MacBook Pros



For readers looking for one of the latest MacBooks, MacMall is exclusively offering AI readers the lowest prices anywhere on standalone models without AppleCare. All of the following 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations are eligible for the offer when you use the links below (or in our Mac Price Guide) and apply coupon code APPLEINSIDER01. All are Apple's current models with the exception of those listed as closeouts. In stock models are listed with an ( * ) and ship the next business day. Those marked with an ( ! ) are either en-route to MacMall or on special order from Apple and will generally deliver within 10 business days.
Each MacBook Pro includes Free Shipping and MacMall also won't collect sales tax on your order if you live outside CA, CO, GA, IL, MN, NC, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is exclusive to AppleInsider readers and only available online, with orders filled in the order they are received.

13-inch MacBook Pros with Force Touch

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2.7GHz 13" MacBook Pro (8GB, 128GB) $1,299.00 for $1,210.29* ( $88.71 savings )
2.7GHz 13" MacBook Pro (8GB, 256GB) $1,499.00 for $1,396.49* ( $102.51 savings )
2.7GHz 13" MacBook Pro (16GB, 128GB) $1,499.00 for $1,460.19* ( $38.81 savings )
2.7GHz 13" MacBook Pro (16GB, 256GB) $1,699.00 for $1,656.19* ( $42.01 savings )
2.9GHz 13" MacBook Pro (8GB, 128GB) $1,399.00 for $1,357.29* ( $41.71 savings )
2.9GHz 13" MacBook Pro (8GB, 512GB) $1,799.00 for $1,675.79* ( $123.21 savings )
2.9GHz 13" MacBook Pro (16GB, 256GB) $1,799.00 for $1,754.19* ( $44.81 savings )
2.9GHz 13" MacBook Pro (16GB, 512GB) $1,999.00 for $1,940.39* ( $58.61 savings )
3.1GHz 13" MacBook Pro (16GB, 256GB) $1,899.00 for $1,842.39* ( $56.61 savings )
3.1GHz 13" MacBook Pro (16GB, 512GB) $2,199.00 for $2,136.39* ( $62.61 savings )
3.1GHz 13" MacBook Pro (16GB, 1TB) $2,699.00 for $2,616.59! ( $82.41 savings )

* Price after applying promo / coupon code APPLEINSIDER01

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15-inch MacBook Pros
Please note that some of these models also require a mail-in-rebate (rebate links at the left of the MacMall pages)
2.2GHz 15" MacBook Pro (16GB, 256GB) $1,999.00 for $1,757.99* ( $241.01 savings )
2.2GHz 15" MacBook Pro (16GB, 512GB) $2,299.00 for $2,185.39! ( $113.61 savings )
2.2GHz 15" MacBook Pro (16GB, 1TB) $2,799.00 for $2,561.99* ( $237.01 savings )
2.5GHz 15" MacBook Pro (16GB, 256GB) $2,099.00 for $1,959.39* ( $139.61 savings )
2.5GHz 15" MacBook Pro (16GB, 512GB) $2,399.00 for $2,204.29* ( $194.71 savings )
2.5GHz 15" MacBook Pro (16GB, 512GB, 750M) $2,499.00 for $2,198.99* ( $300.01 savings )
2.5GHz 15" MacBook Pro (16GB, 1TB, 750M) $2,999.00 for $2,792.99* ( $206.01 savings )
2.8GHz 15" MacBook Pro (16GB, 256GB) $2,299.00 for $2,150.39* ( $148.61 savings )
2.8GHz 15" MacBook Pro (16GB, 512GB) $2,599.00 for $2,365.02! ( $233.98 savings )
2.8GHz 15" MacBook Pro (16GB, 1TB) $3,099.00 for $2,904.99* ( $194.01 savings )
2.8GHz 15" MacBook Pro (16GB, 1TB, 750M) $3,199.00 for $2,943.79* ( $259.06 savings )
* Price after applying promo / coupon code APPLEINSIDER01

13- & 15-inch MacBook Pro Closeouts
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2.4GHz 13" MacBook Pro (4GB, 128GB) $1,299.00 for $949.99 ( $349.01 savings )
3.0GHz 13" MacBook Pro (16GB, 1TB) $2,699.00 for $2,379.99 ( $319.01 savings )
2.6GHz 15" MacBook Pro (16GB, 1TB, 750M) $3,299.00 for $2,399.02* ( $899.98 savings )

* Price after applying promo / coupon code APPLEINSIDER01

256GB 13" MacBook Pro for $1,249 (or $1,373 w/ AppleCare, AT Headphones & LG Super Drive)

Until supplies run out, B&H is selling Apple's 2.6GHz 13" MacBook Pro (8GB, 256GB) for $1,249 with free shipping and no sales tax collected on orders shipped outside NY. This is currently the most affordable MacBook Pro with Retina display with at least 256GB of SSD storage and is available while supplies last.



For those readers interested in this MacBook with AppleCare protection, Adorama is offering a deal exclusively for AI readers where you get the same 13" MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 8GB, 256GB) with AppleCare ($249 value) for $1,373, but it also includes free Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones, a free LG Super Drive, free shipping and no sales tax collected outside NY & NJ. That's $375 off (before factoring in the free items) and the lowest price anywhere for this model (MGX82LL/A), according to our Mac Price Guide. To take advantage of the offer, first make sure you're registered and logged into your free Adorama VIP account. Add this MacBook Pro bundle, priced at $1,450.98, to your cart. Then add AppleCare ($174) by adding this item to your cart ($1,624.98 total). During checkout (right before payment info) apply a promo code APINSIDER to knock the price down by $201.98 to 1,424.00. After you submit your order, complete this AppleCare rebate for an additional $50 savings, dropping your total to $1,374. If you live outside NY & NJ this will be your final total cost. This deal is also available for dozens of other mid-2014 MacBook Pros.

Additional Apple Deals

For the lowest prices on the rest of Apple's Mac and iPad lineup, check out our Price Guides at prices.appleinsider.com. Alternatively, you can check out a list of exclusive offers on Apple gear at deals.appleinsider.com. Or, of course, you can follow all these deals on the go with our new AppleInsider iOS and AppleWatch apps.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    dimmokdimmok Posts: 359member
    Seeing all those dongles, drives and hubs makes me sad. That beautiful MacBook deserves to be stand alone at all costs. One word people....iCloud.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    bigpicsbigpics Posts: 1,363member

    ....2.0...??

  • Reply 3 of 5
    schlackschlack Posts: 688member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DimMok View Post



    Seeing all those dongles, drives and hubs makes me sad. That beautiful MacBook deserves to be stand alone at all costs. One word people....iCloud.

     

    How does iCloud...

     

    ...charge my cell phone

    ...connect to my external drive

    ...get me onto my company ethernet

    ...connect to my dual monitors

    ...download photos from my camera's SD card

    ...connect to my DVD drive

    ...connect to my TV

     

    There's a market for the Macbook, but it's pretty niched, and won't work for the majority of users.

  • Reply 4 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by schlack View Post

     

    How does iCloud...

     

    ...charge my cell phone

    ...connect to my external drive

    ...get me onto my company ethernet

    ...connect to my dual monitors

    ...download photos from my camera's SD card

    ...connect to my DVD drive

    ...connect to my TV

     

    There's a market for the Macbook, but it's pretty niched, and won't work for the majority of users.

     

    There are two ways to answer your question:

    1. The item by item approach:
    ...charge my cell phone - computers weren't designed to be phone chargers, imho. I find I get a faster charge when I plug my phone into the wall directly
    ...connect to my external drive - If used properly, cloud drives like iCloud and Dropbox obviate the need for an external drive.
    ...get me onto my company ethernet - as a consultant that has worked for about a dozen different companies in the past 5 years, I have yet to work for one that both allows personal machines AND doesn't have great WIFI. Not sure what the situation is where you work, but it sounds like an exception rather than the rule.
    ...connect to my dual monitors - There's a dongle for that, which you can easily leave attached to the monitor cables... and what's the point of having an ultraportable laptop if you have a workstation with dual monitors anyway?
    ...download photos from my camera's SD card - Same way you would with any computer that doesn't have an SD slot... you know not all of them do, right? Or are you saying all computers without the ability to read a specific type of flash memory card (vs. Memory Stick, CF, etc.) are garbage?
    ...connect to my DVD drive - or your VHS player, amirite?
    ...connect to my TV - AppleTV. They're $69, cheaper than the dongle to connect your monitors and oh so much fun.

    2. The common sense approach: You don't want a MacBook. It doesn't meet your needs. Don't buy one.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    dcj001dcj001 Posts: 301member
    Quote:


     Joining our exclusive $144 discounts on 12" MacBooks with AppleCare is a new offer that throws in a free Apple USB-C to USB Adapter, LG Super Drive


     

    An LG Super Drive? Every time that you refer to a Super Drive that is not an Apple product, you remind me of the people who say "iTouch" or "iWatch."

     

    SuperDrive is a trademark used by Apple Inc. for two different storage drives: from 1988–99 to refer to a high-density floppy disk drive capable of reading all major 3.5? disk formats; and from 2001 onwards to refer to a CD/DVD reader/writer.

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