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Best Buy and Amazon discount newest Apple MacBook computers

July 04, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Best Buy and Amazon are selling the new MacBooks introduced last month on discount, but the Apple Store also has a deal for students.
Best Buy and Amazon are selling the new MacBooks introduced last month on… (Amazon )

Best Buy and Amazon are discounting the latest MacBooks despite the Apple computers being on the market for less than a month.

The two retailers are offering discounts on their websites across the board on all 10 computers Apple announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference last month.

Although the two companies have similar discounts for all of the models, Best Buy beats Amazon, notably on the Retina models, in some instances.

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Amazon takes off only $5 from the two Retina models, yet Best Buy knocks off $139.01 from the $2,799 Retina and $109.01 from the $2,199 model. But Retina models at Best Buy are back-ordered and could take a month to ship.

Best Buy also has a better deal on the $1,499 MacBook Air, taking off $74.01 while AmazonĀ  discounts only $5. However, each retailer has the same discount on the three other MacBook Airs, with $59.01 off the lower-end 13-inch Air, $54.01 off the higher-end 11-inch Air and $49.01 off the $999 11-inch Air.

On the new, non-Retina MacBook Pro, the two companies have the same discounts. Both take off $59.01 from the cheaper 13-inch and $74.01 from the other 13-inch. They also mark off $89.01 from the lower-end 15-inch and $109.01 from the more expensive 15-inch.

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If you've been thinking off getting any of these Macs, you may want to jump on these deals before they go away; there hasn't been a date given for when that could be.

But if you're a student, you should consider the Apple Store. You can save as much as $200 on the Retinas with the Apple education discount. That deal ends in mid-September.


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