Archive for August 14th, 2016

by Tom Nelson

This week, we welcome the Mac mini back to the Mac refurb store. We also welcome a newcomer: the iPad Pro, specifically, the 12.9-inch Retina model, which is making its first appearance in the refurb store.

The Mac minis are available in both the base configuration, with just 4 GB of RAM, a model I highly recommend avoiding since the memory in the 2014 Mac mini isn’t user upgradeable, and 4 GB just isn’t sufficient to run your Mac and do anything really productive. Personally, I’d like to see Apple stop selling the 4 GB models. Luckily, the refurb store has Mac minis with 8 GB and 16 GB of RAM available.


Image courtesy of Apple

Deals of the Week

Our deals this week are for a pair of iMacs. The first is a 21.5-inch Retina iMac configured with 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB Fusion drive. This iMac would make a pretty nice desktop Mac for general use.

Next up is the larger 27-inch Retina iMac, also configured with 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB Fusion drive. Although the two iMacs are configured similarly, the larger iMac is better suited for more demanding work. This is due to two primary reasons: the graphics engine is quite a bit more powerful than the one in the smaller iMac, and the RAM in the big iMac is user upgradable, letting you add RAM as needed.

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