21.5″ iMac for $1179 – Deal Alert

21.5-inch iMac Entry-Level 2014

Apple announced a new entry-level iMac this week. As I noted in the coverage, however, the processor and graphic performance are quite the drop off from the next 21.5″ iMac model up in line, which retails for $1299.

B&H has that $1299 model for $1179 right now, which means you get a big bump in speed from the entry-level model for $80 more, instead of the retail bump of $200 between the models. Check it out while the deal lasts here at B&H Photo.

11.6″ MacBook Air for $799 – Deal Alert

MacBook Air 11.6-inch

With the recent release of new MacBook Air models, B&H is clearing out the past generation and has the entry-level MacBook Air for $799 (reg. $999). Of course, the new entry-level model is only $849 (thanks to a $100 price drop on the MSRP when Apple launched the new models and B&H’s sale prices).

I actually have the model that is one year older than this model on clearance and have been very happy with its performance. I generally use it for travel and run Lightroom on it with no problems. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Apple MacBook Air Updated with Faster Processors and $100 Price Drop

Apple MacBook Air Spring 2014

Apple quietly rolled out an update on the MacBook Air yesterday. Both 11-inch and 13-inch models received updates with new Intel Haswell processors and slightly better battery specs. The models also received a $100 price drop for the standard configurations.

The 11-inch 128GB base model is now $899, while the 256GB model is $1099. Likewise, the 13-inch 128GB model is $999 and the 256GB model is $1199.