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Friday, November 26, 2010, 01:20 am PT (04:20 am ET)

Black Friday Software: 80% off Adobe CS5, Office 2011 for $89, Final Cut Studio for $799

Black Friday has brought an assortment of discounts on essential Mac software, including up to 80% off Adobe's Creative Suite 5 bundles, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 for $89, Apple's Final Cut Studio for $799, and VMWare Fusion for $28, among others.

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac

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.

Product
Retail
Direct Download
Amazon
MacMall
Buy.com
MacConnection
B&H
Discount
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 $129.95 $108.99 $108.99 $119.99 $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


Parallels 6 and VMWare Fusion 3

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.

Product
Retail
Direct Download
Amazon
MacMall
Buy.com
MacConnection
B&H
Discount
Mac Virtualization Software
Parallels Desktop 6 $79.99 $69.99 $64.99 $59.99 $79.95 $71.90 $69.95 $20.00
VMWare Fusion 3 $79.99 $79.99 $44.99 $27.99 $36.24 $39.42 $61.75 $52.00


Adobe Products

Adobe is running a sale that knocks $50 off Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and its Student and Teacher Editions of the various Creative Suite 5 bundles. However, Amazon, MacMall, Buy.com and B&H Photo have combined to slash CS5 Student and Teacher product editions and bundles by as much as 80%, which amount to savings as high as $1,775.00 on the full-fledged CS5 Master Collection. These Student and Teacher Editions are identical to the standard retail distributions, just offered to students and teachers at educational prices. None of the stores require customers to present educational credentials when purchasing the Student and Teacher Editions — meaning anyone can pay the educational prices — but EDU credentials may be required after purchase to obtain a valid serial number from Adobe.

Product
Retail
Direct Download
Amazon
MacMall
Buy.com
MacConnection
B&H
Discount
Adobe Software
Photoshop Elements 9 $99.00 $49.99 $44.99 $43.99 $60.95 $59.95 $58.71 $55.01
Photoshop CS5 $699.00 $699.00 $565.00 $557.99 $574.97 $565.00 $579.95 $141.01
Photoshop CS5 Extended $999.00 $999.00 $749.99 $788.99 $587.96 $989.00 $799.00 $411.04
Photoshop CS5 Extended (Student) $999.00 $199.00 $192.99 $192.99 $196.49 N/A $189.99 $809.01
Photoshop Lightroom 3 $299.00 $299.00 $284.99 $184.99 $197.21 $189.00 $179.99 $119.01
Photoshop Lightroom 3 (Student) $299.00 $89.00 $79.99 $89.99 $109.95 N/A $81.56 $219.01
CS5 Design Standard $1,299.00 $1,299.00 $1,228.99 $1,228.99 $1,095.94 $1,245.00 $1,289.95 $203.06
CS5 Design Standard (Student) $1,299.00 $299.00 $284.99 $284.99 $289.95 N/A $284.99 $1,014.01
CS5 Design Premium $1,899.00 $1,899.00 $1,734.96 $1,798.99 $1,270.97 $1,799.00 $1,735.00 $628.03
CS5 Design Premium (Student) $1,899.00 $399.00 $379.99 $379.99 N/A N/A $379.99 $1,519.01
CS5 Web Premium $1,799.00 $1,799.00 $1,672.97 $1,700.99 $1,369.99 $1,749.00 $1,672.95 $429.01
CS5 Web Premium (Student) $1,799.00 $399.00 $379.00 $379.99 N/A N/A $379.00 $1,420.00
CS5 Production Premium $1,699.00 $1,699.00 $1,489.99 $1,739.99 $1,347.99 $1,685.00 $1,499.00 $351.01
CS5 Production Premium (Student) $1,699.00 $399.00 $379.99 $379.99 N/A N/A $429.99 $1,319.01
CS5 Master Collection $2,599.00 $2,599.00 $2,448.99 $2,498.99 $1,777.97 $2,349.00 $2,499.95 $821.03
CS5 Master Collection (Student) $2,599.00 $849.00 $824.99 $829.99 N/A N/A $824.00 $1,775.00


Apple Software

For Apple Software, the most heavily discounted items are Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio, which are available from Amazon and B&H at discounts of $199 and $104, respectively.

Product
Retail
Amazon
MacMall
Buy.com
MacConnection
B&H
Discount
Apple Software
iLife '11 $49.99 $42.22 $42,22 $48.24 $44.00 $42.22 $6.78
iLife '11 (Family Pack) $79.00 $74.99 $74.99 $74.24 $74.00 $74.94 $5.00
iWork $79.95 $62.86 $68.99 $49.95 $69.99 $69.95 $30.00
MobileMe $99.00 $61.00 $74.99 $59.99 $99.00 $70.71 $39.01
Mac Box Set $129.00 $117.28 $124.99 $117.99 $129.00 $117.27 $11.73
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard $29.00 $25.99 $25.99 $29.25 $25.99 $29.13 $3.01
Aperture 3 $199.00 $159.99 $178.99 $188.92 $199.00 $159.99 $39.01
Final Cut Express 4 $199.00 $168.26 $174.99 $174.88 $199.00 $164.95 $34.05
Final Cut Studio $999.00 $799.99 $849.99 $829.99 $949.00 $799.99 $199.01
Logic Studio $499.00 $394.94 $429.99 $478.99 $499.00 $394.99 $104.06


Financial Software

Finally, Intuit is offering the most substantial discount on popular Mac financial software, offering direct downloads of QuickBooks for Mac 2011 for $183.96, a savings of $46.

Product
Retail
Direct Download
Amazon
MacMall
Buy.com
MacConnection
B&H
Discount
Financial Software
iBank 4 $59.99 $59.99 $48.89 $49.99 $51.24 N/A N/A $11.10
QuickBooks 2011 for Mac $229.95 $183.96 $195.99 $195.99 $204.79 $220.79 $199.99 $45.99
Quicken Essentials for Mac $49.99 $49.95 $43.12 N/A $40.95 $51.11 N/A $9.04
TurboTax for Mac 2010 $99.95 N/A $94.66 N/A N/A N/A N/A $5.29