Apple Discounts 2011 Mac Mini, MacBook Air On Refurbished Store
Apple has just lowered the prices of both the 2011 Mac mini and MacBook Air on the Apple Refurbished Store. The 2011 model Mac mini is now starting at just $699. This is the higher end model that includes a 500GB hard drive, a 2.5GHz dual-core i5 processor and a dedicated AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics chip. The lower end 2011 2.3 GHz Mac Mini, which was retailing for $519 via the Apple Refurbished Store, has already sold out.
If the MacBook Air is more your style, you can grab a 1.6GHz 11-inch MacBook Air with 2GB of RAM for only $749. Both of the higher-end 2011 Airs are also available via the Apple Refurbished Store. The 128GB model with 4GB of RAM is available for $829 while the same model with a 1.7GHz processor is retailing for $929.
If you’re looking for a sub-$1000 Mac, any of these options should fit your needs. I personally own a 2011 Mac mini and use it daily for writing and light photo editing. My mini handles both of these tasks flawlessly and accompanies my MacBook Air for daily tasks.