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Apple’s 2015 MacBook Pro and Air models now at US retailers Amazon, Best Buy, MacMall, B&H and others


Refreshed 2015 MacBook Air and Pro models are now available at major US retailers following their announcement at Apple’s Spring Forward event on March 9th.

Currently, Amazon has all of the new MacBook Air models in stock and ready to ship, from $899. The new MacBook Pro models are also listed on Amazon as well, although supply is currently more limited. 2014 versions are discounted.

B&H offers $5 off and no tax at the time of purchase outside of New York on the new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros as well as a free copy of Parallels. 2014 versions are discounted.

MacMall also offers $5 off the new MacBook Airs and Pros and tax only in a few states. 2014 models discounted.

Meanwhile if you want to get your hands on one today, Best Buy offers free site to store on the new MacBook Pro/Airs which will have stock varied by location. 2014 models discounted.

If you want to save some real money, 2014 models are seeing deep discounts at 9to5toys. At the Apple Refurb store you can pick up some heavy discounts on previous models while extraordinary savings are available at B&H and Best Buy on 2014 models including a student deal that chops the 2014 models down to $750 .

For the MacBook Air, there’s not much you can look forward to with this refresh over the last generation. Processor speeds and integrated graphics have been slightly improved, but everything else remains identical to previous versions.  You’re basically getting a slightly improved machine at the same price as the previous generation.

With the MacBook Pro, Apple implemented similar internal hardware upgrades for the processor and graphics card, but there’s also a brand new trackpad which will also come along with the 2015 12-inch MacBook and added faster flash storage. The Force Touch trackpad brings along a lot of new features within OS X and will eventually be customizable via developer APIs.

If you’d like to find out more about the Force Touch trackpad or Force Click functionality it brings to the new 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display or the 12-inch MacBook, check out our MacBook Pro unboxing, overview, and benchmark video embedded below and our “top 15 Force Click features” video.

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Apple announces pricing and availability for 12-inch Retina MacBook, from $1,299


Apple has just announced the pricing and availability for the new 12-inch Retina MacBook. This is the thinnest MacBook to date and offers “all day” battery life. This is the same MacBook we exclusively uncovered back in January and now it has been unveiled along with its pricing…

Apple’s new 12-inch Retina MacBook will start shipping on April 10 starting at $1,299 for the base model. This model includes 256GB of internal storage with a 1.1GHz low-power Intel Core M processor (turbo-charge up to 2.9GHz). The second model will come in at $1,599 with 512GB of storage and a 1.2GHz processor.


The new 12-inch MacBook can also be configured up to a 1.3GHz processor. Depending on use, this MacBook’s battery life is said to range between 9 and 10 hours. It also has a resolution of 2304×1440 and a single USB-C port that will support everything via adapters including power, USB data, DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA. For full details on the new 12-inch MacBook, check out our full post about it here. Gallery below:

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Apple adds refurbished Retina 5K iMac to online store, prices start at $2,119


Apple has recently added the 27-inch iMac with Retina display, originally released in October 2014, to the refurbished section of its online store. Currently, the baseline 5K iMac with a 3.5 GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 1 TB Fusion Drive, and an AMD Radeon R9 graphics processor will cost you $2,119 refurbished from Apple. That’s $380 – or 15%- off the price of a new model.

Two other variations of the Retina 5K iMac are also now available from the Apple online refurbished store. For $2,419, you get the same Intel Core i5 processor and AMD R9 graphics processor, but also a 3 TB fusion drive and 16 GB of RAM. For $2,549, you can opt for the model with 512 GB of flash storage.

All three of these refurbished Retina iMacs are listed as in-stock and shipping now, but Apple refurbs are notorious for their varying availability. These could be gone in no time, so if you’ve been holding out on pulling the trigger, now might be the best time.

We’ve seen various discounts on brand new 5K iMacs on 9to5Toys over the last few months. For those looking for only brand new machines, keep an eye on 9to5Toys for those deals. Apple refurbished products are generally a great buy, however, and all come with a 1-year warranty.

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