The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December

December is a month when most people can’t avoid shopping. You may have skipped Black Friday, but the holiday season is a different beast altogether, with gifts from loved ones, friends, and people you barely know coming at you from all angles. Maintain lots of holiday cheer by shopping wisely with our December buying guide. […]

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MacMall’s 2015 Cyber Monday Sale Now Live With Good Deals on Macs

MacMall’s annual Cyber Monday sale offering discounts on Macs and several other Apple products starts today, November 28, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time and lasts through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, November 30.

Following its 60-hour Black Friday sale, MacMall continues to offer significant discounts on a huge selection of Apple Macs and iPads. The Retina MacBook Pro is available at up to $259 off, while the MacBook Air is available for up to $100 off. The 27-inch iMac is available at up to $200 off, and the Mac mini is available at up to $70 off.

MacMall sells a range of stock Apple Macs and custom build-to-order models. We’ve listed a selection of the more popular discounted models below, but the full range of discounts are available on the MacMall website.

2015 Retina MacBook

– 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Gold, Silver, Space Gray – $1,199, $100 off

– 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Gold, Silver, Space Gray – $1,499, $100 off

– 1.3GHz/8GB/256GB Gold, Silver, Space Gray – $1,489, $60 off

– 1.3GHz/8GB/512GB Gold, Silver, Space Gray – $1,689, $60 off

2015 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

2.7GHz/8GB/128GB – $1,229, $70 off

2.7GHz/8GB/256GB – $1,399, $100 off

2.9GHz/8GB/512GB – $1,699, $100 off

2.7GHz/16GB/256GB – $1,599, $100 off

2.9GHz/16GB/256GB – $1,699, $100 off

2.9GHz/16GB/512GB – $1,929, $70 off

3.1GHz/16GB/256GB – $1,899, $100 off

3.1GHz/16GB/512GB – $2,099, $100 off

3.1GHz/16GB/1TB – $2,597, $102 off

2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro

15-inch 2015 Retina MacBook Pro models are available for up to $259 off. Models marked Iris AMD include a separate AMD graphics card while models marked Iris Pro do not.

2.2GHz/16GB/256GB/Iris Pro – $1,839.99, $159.01 off

2.5GHz/16GB/256GB/Iris Pro – $1,839.99, $259.01 off

2.5GHz/16GB/512GB/Iris Pro – $2,239, $160 off

2.5GHz/16GB/512GB/Iris AMD – $2,299, $200 off

2.5GHz/16GB/1TB/Iris AMD – $2,829, $170 off

2.8GHz/16GB/256GB/Iris Pro – $2,139, $160 off

2.8GHz/16GB/512GB/Iris Pro – $2,449, $150 off

2.8GHz/16GB/512GB/Iris AMD – $2,539, $160 off

2.8GHz/16GB/1TB/Iris AMD – $2,974, $225 off

2015 MacBook Air

MacMall’s selection of MacBook Air models are available at a $50 to $100 discount.

11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB – $829, $70 off

11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB – $1,029, $70 off

11-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB – $1,148, $51 off

11-inch 2.2GHz/8GB/256GB – $1,289, $60 off

11-inch 2.2GHz/8GB/512GB – $1,579, $70 off

13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB – $899, $100 off

13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB – $1,129, $70 off

13-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB – $1,239, $60 off

13-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/512GB – $1,529, $70 off

13-inch 2.2GHz/8GB/256GB – $1,379, $70 off

13-inch 2.2GHz/8GB/512GB – $1,679, $70 off

2015 21.5-inch iMac

1.4GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,019, $80 off

2.8GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,199, $100 off

2.8GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion – $1,349, $50 off

2.8GHz/16GB/1TB Fusion – $1,549, $50 off

4K 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,399, $100 off

4K 3.1GHz/16GB/1TB – $1,629, $70 off

4K 3.3GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion – $1,729, $70 off

2015 27-inch iMac

5K 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB/M380 – $1,699, $100 off

5K 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion/M390 – $1,829, $170 off

5K 3.2GHz/8GB/2TB Fusion/M380 – $2,029, $70 off

5K 3.2GHz/16GB/1TB Fusion/M390 – $2,129, $70 off

5K 3.3GHz/8GB/2TB Fusion/M395 – $2,179, $120 off

5K 3.3GHz/16GB/2TB Fusion/M395 – $2,429, $70 off

5K 4.0GHz/8GB/2TB Fusion/M395 – $2,479, $70 off

5K 4.0GHz/16GB/2TB Fusion/M395 – $2,669, $80 off

5K 4.0GHz/16GB/3TB Fusion/M395 – $2,769, $80 off

5K 4.0/32GB/2TB Fusion/M395X – $3,279, $120 off

5K 4.0/32GB/3TB Fusion/M395X – $3,379, $120 off

5K 4.0/32GB/1TB Flash/M395X – $3,899, $200 off

2013 Mac Pro

4-Core 3.7GHz/12GB/256GB – $2,749, $250 off

6-Core 3.5GHz/16GB/256GB – $3,699, $300 off

8-Core 3.0GHz/12GB/1TB – $6,349, $450 off

12-Core 2.7GHz/64GB/1TB – $8,799, $800 off

2014 Mac mini

1.4GHz/4GB/500GB – $464.99, $34.01 off

2.6GHz/8GB/1TB Sata – $659, $40 off

2.8GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion – $938, $61 off

MacMall is offering iPad Air 2 models at $21 to $40 off 16, 64, and 128GB Wi-Fi only models and up to $40 off the more expensive high-capacity cellular models. The original iPad Air is available for up to $35 off, and the iPad mini 4 is available for up to $20 off. The 32GB Wi-Fi only iPad Pro in Silver, Space Gray and Gold is $25 off, while other Wi-Fi only and cellular models are $12 off.

MacMall is also offering the Apple Thunderbolt Display for $949, which is $50 off, and between $10 and $25 off select iPod touch models. 16GB iPod nano models are $10 off. AirPort Extreme (2013) and Airport Time Capsule (2TB) are each discounted by around $20, and select Apple accessories are on sale.

As one of the only sites that sells Apple’s build-to-order Mac models at a discount, MacMall is a popular choice for customers looking for a non-standard Mac at a lower price. Because MacMall operates in a limited number of states, most orders will not require sale tax to be paid.

Make sure to check out our Cyber Monday Deals roundup for more online deals. There are some excellent discounts this year on a range of products, including iPhones, iPads and Macs, in addition to dozens of Apple-related accessories.

MacRumors is an affiliate partner with MacMall. Juli Clover contributed to this roundup.

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Microsoft’s Black Friday sale starts November 26 with savings on Lumia, Surface and Xbox

You don’t even have to wait until Black Friday for Microsoft’s Black Friday sale – it starts at 12:00am ET on November 26, with savings available on many of the company’s own devices and accessories. Read more…

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iPad mini 2 still packs the most value into a tiny tablet

The new iPad mini 4, just announced last week, is good but probably not as good as it should be. In recent benchmark tests, it performs only slightly better than the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus of 2014. It’s still nowhere near as fast as the current-generation iPad Air 2 and it’s only a tad faster than the iPad […]

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Apple Releases New 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Force Touch and $1,999 27-Inch iMac With Retina Display

Following a rumor yesterday that Apple would release new updated versions of the 15-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac, today the company updated its storefront with new models of the computers.

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro gained all the expected updates similar to its 13-inch sibling: a Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, longer battery life, and better graphics. The MacBook comes in two configurations of 2.2GHz and 2.5GHz for $1,999 and $2,499, respectively.

The iMac line that received an update today was not in fact the non-Retina version but a new $1,999 configuration of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. Both the 15-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac are available to purchase right now from Apple’s online store.

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Apple Debuts Three Apple Watch Ads: ‘Rise’, ‘Up’ and ‘Us’

Hours before the Apple Watch is set to officially launch, Apple has debuted three new ads called „Rise“, „Up“ and „Us“. The three ads focus on the three aspects of the device CEO Tim Cook highlighted when the Apple Watch was first introduced: a device that helps you with time, a comprehensive health and fitness device and an intimate communication device.

The first ad, „Rise“, shows people using the Apple Watch to help them spend their time. People are seen using the Apple Watch as an alarm clock, seeing incoming messages, using it on their commute, using it as a ticket at an airport, getting around with the Maps app and more.

The second ad, „Up“, features users using the Apple Watch’s health and fitness features. People can be seen setting up their fitness goals on the Watch in addition to using it while both exercising and doing various activities, both intensive and casual. It also features moments where users are alerted to stand while working or commuting.

The final ad, „Us“, has people using the Watch’s communication features, including the ability to draw pictures, send animated emojis, and send heart beats and taps to the wrists of other Apple Watch users. Interestingly, the ad also features people spending time with each other and paying attention to the world around them, illustrating how the Watch could free some users from their phones.

All three ads end similarly, declaring that „the Watch is here“. Thus far, Apple’s marketing campaign for the Apple Watch has focused on getting the device on the wrists of athletes, models and other celebrities for maximum exposure. Moving forward, it appears Apple will begin making a case for how the Apple Watch will be used by most people.

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