updated 02:55 pm EST, Thu February 2, 2006
Refurb iBooks, iMac G5s
Apple and Amazon are offering discounted models of its iBooks and iMac G5, including the refurbished 1.33GHz 12-inch iBook G4 for $800 from the Apple Store. The refurb model features 512MB of memory, a combo drive, a 40GB drive, built-in Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless networking, and other enhancements such as a Scrolling Trackpad and Sudden Motion Sensor. Apple is offering the larger 14-inch iBook for $1050, which offers a faster 1.42GHz processor and larger 60GB drive. A refurb previous-generation 17- and 20-inch 2GHz iMac G5 is only $950 (512MB/160GB) and $1,150 (512MB/250). Apple is also offering refurb 17- and 20-inch refurb iSight-enabled iMac G5s (with Front Row) for $1,100 (512MB/160GB) and $1,450, respectively--higher than Amazon's $1,350 after-rebate price on the new 20-inch iMac G5 with iSight and Front Row. Refurb Power Mac G5s are still available for $1,550 (dual-2GHz), $1,700 (dual-core 2GHz), $2050 (dual-2.5GHz), $2,150 (dual 2.7GHz or dual-core 2.3GHz), and $2,800 (two dual-core 2.5GHz CPUs). Apple Apple-refurbished Macs carry a 1 year warranty and are available with free standard shipping.