Early Black Friday: Apple TV for $79.99, Office 2011 for $89.99, VMWare Fusion for $27.99Early Black Friday discounts from Apple's authorized resellers continue to crop up Thursday, including offers for 20% off the new Apple TV, Microsoft Office 2011 for $89.99, VMWare Fusion for $27.99 and 64GB iPod touches for $349.
As can be seen in AppleInsider's iOS Pricing Guide below, MacConnection is running an exclusive on the new Apple TV, selling it for $79.99 with a strict limit of 1 per customer while supplies last. The deal, which is similar to the reseller's $100 savings on the 2.40GHz Mac mini ($599), is the lowest price we've seen and expect to see. Meanwhile, Amazon.com is offering $50 off the 64GB iPod touch, which is also the lowest price we've seen.
Unfortunately, supply concerns have prompted Apple not to authorized resellers to take orders for the iPad online, so the product is not yet included in the price guide. Although iPads are listed on Amazon, they are priced above MSRP and sold online through other parties. Therefore, the best deals on iPads are expected to arrive tomorrow from Apple, in addition to the MiFi bundle deals offered by Verizon.
In the software department, Microsoft has teamed up with Amazon, MacMall and Buy.com to offer its new Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac Home and Student Edition for just $89.99, a 25% savings.
|Microsoft Office 2011 Mac|
|Home & Student||$119.99||$129.99||$88.99||$88.99||$89.95||$119.95||$109.95||$30.04|
|Home & Student (Family Pack)||$149.99||$149.95||$108.99||$108.99||$118.98||$149.95||$124.95||$41.00|
|Home & Business||$199.99||$279.95||$182.99||$182.99||$177.99||$189.95||$182.95||$22.00|
|Home & Business (2 Pack)||$279.99||$279.95||$246.99||$246.99||N/A||$249.95||$245.95||$34.04|
For Mac Virtualization software that lets Macs run the Windows operating system alongside the Mac OS, MacMall is currently offering the best deals, selling Parallels Desktop 6 for $59.99 and VMWare Fusion 3 for $27.99, a savings of $20 and $52, respectively.