updated 03:55 pm EDT, Mon May 2, 2011
Covers all Mac models
Best Buy has launched a brief Mac sale via its website. All models are covered, ranging from Mac minis and MacBook Airs through to the Mac Pro. Buyers can potentially save as much as $260, in the case of a Mac Pro, but discounts are more commonly under the $100 mark.
Apple is generally expected to announce new iMacs sometime this week, most likely on Tuesday. The refresh should bring iMacs up to spec with Intel's Sandy Bridge platform, with faster Core i3, i5 and/or i7 processors and more advanced integrated graphics to complement dedicated GPUs. Systems will also likely support Intel's Thunderbolt port standard, which handles speeds up to 10Gbps. Until now the only computer to use the standard has been the MacBook Pro; non-Apple machines will only get it in 2012.