updated 05:25 pm EDT, Fri August 24, 2007
Refurb Mac minis from $479
Apple's online store is once again offering reconditioned Mac mini systems for price-conscious customers alongside the newly added iPhone deals. Refurbished iPhones are available for $100 less than their list prices on Apple.com. Apple's small desktop computers are nearly the size of a portable compact disc player, and require a monitor as well as a keyboard to use. The company is offering its refurbished Mac mini 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo with 512MB of memory, a 60GB hard drive, and a Combo DVD-ROM/CD burner for $479. A faster Mac mini model is also available with a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo processor and a SuperDrive DVD/CD burner with either 512MB of memory and an 80GB hard drive for $649 or 1GB of memory and a 100GB hard drive for $779. All refurbished Apple products ship for free and come with the company's standard one-year warranty. Mac mini shoppers can also enlist in the AppleCare Protection Plan for $149 more, which extends the warranty by two more years. iPhone buyers can also extend their warranties to three years for an extra $69.