Archive for October 12th, 2014

by Tom Nelson

The refurb store had a few surprises for us this week. First up, 2014 versions of both the 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Airs are in stock. In the past, we’ve only seen a 2014 model poke its head up here and there; now there’s a large selection of these most recent models of the MacBook Air.

The other surprise in the store was a 12-core version of the 2013 Mac Pro that had been configured to save a bit of cash. Normally, the 12-core models that show up tend to be outfitted to the hilt, keeping the refurb price up. But this 12-core Mac Pro has the mid-level D500 graphics cards, and only the base RAM and SSD configuration. As a result, it’s a pretty good deal, and you could easily upgrade the RAM and the SSD. Upgrades for the SSD should start appearing sometime in 2015.


Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

Deals of the Week

Our deals of the week include an older 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a 500 GB hard drive. If you need more storage capability in a portable, this may be the MacBook Pro for you.

Our other deal is the above-mentioned 2013 12-core Mac Pro. If you have apps that can take advantage of all of those cores, this may be a pretty good deal, one that will let you get a bit more processing performance out of your workflow.

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