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Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 07:00 pm PT (10:00 pm ET)

Special savings on MacBooks, MacBook Pros for AI readers

A couple of Apple Authorized Resellers last week combined to kick off a pair of promotions that offer AppleInsider readers special incremental discounts on their already reduced MacBook and MacBook Pro prices through the end of the month.

MacBooks

For example, MacMall is offering an additional 3% off its discount pricing on all current generation MacBooks when using coupon code APPINSDRMWB17065. The code can be entered manually at checkout or applied instantly by clicking through this link or the linked coupon code itself. The added 3% discount will reflect during the checkout process next to the line "Instant Discount(s)."

The added savings, when combined with the reseller's discount prices and rebates, brings the cost of the1.2GHz white MacBook down to $910.83 ($88.17 savings), the 2.0GHz unibody MacBook down to $1,163.99 ($135.01 savings), and the 2.4GHz unibody MacBook down to $1,454.02 ($144.98 savings).

MacBook Pros

Similarly, ClubMac is offering an additional 3% off its discount pricing on all current generation MacBook Pros when using coupon code APPINSDRCWB02822. Again, the code can be entered manually at checkout or applied instantly by clicking through this link or the linked coupon code itself. The added 3% discount will reflect during the checkout process next to the line "Instant Discount(s)."

The added savings, when combined with the reseller's discount prices and rebates, brings the cost of the 2.4GHz unibody 15-inch MacBook Pro down to $1,811.95 ($187.05 savings), the 2.53GHz unibody 15-inch MacBook Pro down to $2,312.45 ($186.55 savings), and the new 2.66GHz unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro down to $2,560.79 ($238.21 savings).

AppleInsider's Mac Price Guide

The lowest prices on Macs from MacMall, ClubMac, and other Apple authorized resellers can be found and compared on AppleInsider's Mac Price Guide, which is updated every weekday. A copy of today's pricing matrix follows.

The best prices are highlighted in bold. The "Discount" column to the far right reflects the amount of savings between Apple's retail price and the lowest price offered on January 20th for that respective model through the company's authorized resellers. The final price factors in any rebates or instant discounts that may be offered by the resellers. Each price is a link that will take you to the reseller's product page for that specific Mac model.

(The additional 3% discounts for AI readers are in addition to the prices for MacBooks and MacBook Pros seen in the matrix, though the prices with those added discounts are mentioned in the article text above).

Product
Apple
Amazon
MacMall
MacConnection
Best Buy
On Sale
ClubMac
Education
Discount
2.40GHz 15" MacBook Pro $1,999.00 $1,868.98 $1,799.99 $1,849.00 $1999.99 $1,867.99 $1,867.99+ $1,899.00 $199.01
2.53GHz 15" MacBook Pro $2,499.00 $2,338.98 $2,329.99 $2,349.00 $2499.99 $2,383.97 $2,383.97+ $2,299.00 $169.01
2.66GHz 17" MacBook Pro $2,799.00 $2,794.00 $2,694.00 $2,644.00 $2799.99 $2,639.99 $2,639.99+ $2,599.00 $159.01
2.1GHz 13" MacBook (white) $999.00 $1059.88 $939.00* $949.00 $999.99 $939.99 $939.99 $949.00 $59.01
2.0GHz 13" MacBook $1,299.00 $1,229.99 $1199.99* $1,224.00 $1299.99 $1,223.99 $1,223.99 $1,249.00 $99.01
2.4GHz 13" MacBook $1,599.00 $1,539.98 $1,498.99* $1,499.00 $1599.99 $1,538.99 $1,538.99 $1,499.00 $101.01
1.6GHz 13" MacBook Air $1,799.00 $1,769.99 $1,719.99 $1,749.00 $1799.99 $1,743.99 $1,743.99 $1,699.00 $79.01
1.8GHz 13" MacBook Air $2,499.00 $2,399.99 $2,369.99 $2,399.00 $2499.99 $2,394.99 $2,394.99 $2,299.00 $129.01
2.40GHz 20" iMac $1,199.00 $1,159.97 $1,109.99 $1,144.00 $1199.99 $1,144.96 $1,144.96 $1,149.00 $80.01
2.66GHz 20" iMac $1,499.00 $1,439.99 $1,384.99 $1,419.00 $1499.99 $1,434.98 $1,434.98 $1,399.00 $114.01
2.80GHz 24" iMac $1,799.00 $1,718.98 $1,659.99 $1,694.00 $1799.99 $1,713.97 $1,713.97 $1,699.00 $139.01
3.06GHz 24" iMac $2,199.00 $2,199.00 $2094.00 N/A N/A $2,124.99 $2,124.99 $2,059.00 $105.00
1.83GHz Mac mini $599.00 $585.34 $564.99 $589.00 $599.00 $584.99 $584.99 $579.00 $34.01
2.00GHz Mac mini $799.00 $782.84 $769.00 $789.00 $799.00 $779.99 $779.99 $779.00 $30.00
2.8GHz Mac Pro 8-Core $2,799.00 $2,608.98 $2,499.99 $2,699.00 $2,799.99 $2,607.99 $2,607.99 $2,599.00 $299.01

Additional savings for AppleInsider readers

* MacMall is offering AppleInsider readers an additional 3% off the MacBook prices above with coupon code APPINSDRMWB17065
+ ClubMac is offering AppleInsider readers an additional 3% off the MacBook Pro prices above with coupon code APPINSDRCWB02822

Both offers expire January 31st, 2009. 3% discount will be applied automatically when clicking through the coupon code links above. Alternatively, you can enter the coupon codes manually at checkout.



iPods

Finally, OnSale.com is offering AI readers 3% off iPod nanos with coupon code APPINSDRBWBE6480.