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Friday, November 28, 2008, 02:00 am PT (05:00 am ET)

Black Friday Mac pricing matrix (find the best prices)

While Apple on Friday announced modest price cuts on a handful of Macs for its 24 hour sale, several of the company's authorized resellers have stepped up to offer much steeper discounts, including OnSale.com and ClubMac, which have cut $200 off some unibody MacBooks and $300 off some unibody MacBook Pros. Our pricing matrix (below) highlights the best deals on each of the 16 current Mac models.

With Best Buy's 4-day Mac sale coming to a close Thursday at midnight, both OnSale.com and ClubMac have moved in to fill the void, offering the lowest prices we've seen on 13 of the 16 current Mac models. MacMall's own Black Friday deals match those from OnSale and Club Mac on 9 models, while Amazon.com offers the best deal on the 8-Core Mac Pro.

We've laid out the below Black Friday Mac Pricing Matrix to make it easy for readers to locate the lowest price on the Mac model of their choice. The best prices are highlighted in bold. The "Discount" column to the far right reflects the amount of savings between Apple's suggested retail price and the lowest price offered Friday for that respective model.

Each price is a link that will take you to the retailer's product page for that specific Mac model.

Update: Pricing matrix updated Monday, December 8th with the latest pricing changes.

Product
Retail
Apple
Amazon
MacMall
Best Buy
On Sale
ClubMac
Discount
2.40GHz 15" MacBook Pro $1,999.00 $1,999.00 $1,879.00 $1,798.97 $1999.99 $1,748.97 $1,748.97 $250.03
2.53GHz 15" MacBook Pro $2,499.00 $2,499.00 $2,248.98 $2,248.99 $2499.99 $2,198.99 $2,198.99 $300.01
2.50GHz 17" MacBook Pro $2,799.00 $2,799.00 $2,568.98 $2,548.99 $2799.99 $2,499.99 $2,499.99 $299.01
2.1GHz 13" MacBook (white) $999.00 $999.00 $909.99 $909.99 $999.99 $899.99 $899.99 $99.01
2.0GHz 13" MacBook $1,299.00 $1,299.00 $1,218.98 $1,199.99 $1299.99 $1,149.00 $1,149.00 $150.00
2.4GHz 13" MacBook $1,599.00 $1,599.00 $1,468.98 $1,468.97 $1599.99 $1,399.99 $1,399.99 $199.01
1.6GHz 13" MacBook Air $1,799.00 $1,799.00 $1,744.00 $1,679.99 $1799.99 $1,699.00 $1,699.00 $110.01
1.8GHz 13" MacBook Air $2,499.00 $2,499.00 $2,368.98 $2,339.99 $2499.99 $2,349.99 $2,349.99 $159.10
2.40GHz 20" iMac $1,199.00 $1,199.00 $1,099.99 $1,099.99 $1199.99 $1,099.99 $1,099.99 $99.01
2.66GHz 20" iMac $1,499.00 $1,499.00 $1,374.99 $1,374.99 $1499.99 $1,349.99 $1,349.99 $149.01
2.80GHz 24" iMac $1,799.00 $1,799.00 $1,618.98 $1,649.99 $1799.99 $1,599.99 $1,599.99 $199.01
3.06GHz 24" iMac $2,199.00 $2,199.00 $2,199.00 $2,094.00 N/A $2,094.00 $2,094.00 $105.00
1.83GHz Mac mini $599.00 $599.00 $543.99 $543.99 $599.00 $543.99 $543.99 $55.01
2.00GHz Mac mini $799.00 $799.00 $734.98 $734.98 $799.00 $759.99 $759.99 $64.02
2.8GHz Mac Pro 8-Core $2,799.00 $2,799.00 $2,458.98 $2,453.97 $2,799.99 $2,599.99 $2,599.99 $345.03