Saturday, April 30, 2011, 09:00 am PT (12:00 pm ET)
Killer Deals: new MacBook Airs for $879, new 64GB 3G iPads for $569Once again, MacMall has teamed up with eBay and AppleInsider to offer readers the lowest price around on Apple's new 11.6-inch MacBook Airs with shipping guaranteed for Mother's Day. Separately, the Apple reseller is also blowing out brand new, 1st-gen 64GB 3G iPad bundles for $300 below MSRP.
MacMall on Saturday extended a limited-time offer on Apple's new 11.6-inch MacBook Airs, which the Apple Authorized Reseller is selling through eBay for $879. Thats $120 below Apple's $999 suggested retail price and the lowest price available from all Apple resellers by $35. It's also currently the lowest entry price we've seen for any current Mac notebook (Mac Price Guide).
These are brand new, unopened MacBook Airs feature a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 64GB Flash Storage, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, 11.6" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1, FaceTime camera, built-in battery, and precision aluminum unibody. There's a strict limit of one per customer while supplies last.
As an added bonus, MacMall on Saturday tacked on free 2-day shipping to the offer so that readers purchasing the notebook as a Mother's Day gift can rest assured that their order will arrive before next Sunday.
Meanwhile, MacMall has also taken stock of a large cache of brand new, unopened 64GB first-generation 3G iPads (the high-end model), which the reseller is blowing out at $569. Each order includes a free Apple iPad case, which originally retailed for $39, bringing the combined savings on the bundle to $299.
Again, that's the lowest price we've seen by far, besting Amazon's $701 offer by $132 and Apple's similar $659 offer on Refurbished units (not new units) by $90. These first-generation models are worthy alternatives for those unwilling to wait for iPad 2 shipments or who don't mind forgoing the new model's slightly-slimmer design for the $299 in savings.
Unlike the reseller's MacBook Air deal, however, the iPads are available only by telephone order and cannot be placed online.
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