Flagship Pre-order: Surface Book with 1TB SSD for $3200

For early adopters who like to have the absolute flagship products, the official Microsoft Store is accepting pre-orders for the flagship Surface Book, the one with 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM and i7 processor and nVidia graphics and such. The pre-order price is flagship-y too, $3200, with a late January 2016 release estimate. In comparison, the 512GB SSD model goes for $2700 with a 7-8 weeks release estimate.

Of photography interest, the Surface Pen technology, the SSD, the 16GB RAM, the 1TB storage, the Core i7 processor, 3000 x 2000 resolution on a 13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen, usable in laptop and tablet mode, and such.

In-stock nao: some of the new iMac (Late 2015) models

In addition to the Sony a7s II becoming in-stock, a number of the new iMac (late 2015 models) configurations (but not all of them) are now in-stock and ready to ship. They are available at MacMall.com and at B&H Photo… Speaking of B&H Photo, also in-stock over there are many of the Apple iWatch models

10% off select Windows 10 devices (limited time)

Amazon is celebrating 10/10 by offering 10% off select Windows 10 devices (laptops, desktops, AiOs).

In-stock now: ASUS Desktop (i5 Skylake, 8GB, 1TB, Win10) for $430

If you are looking for a bang for the buck Windows 10 desktop computer, the ASUS M32CD is now in-stock and ready to ship for $430 with free shipping at Amazon by Amaozn itself, with a limit of five per customer. This has the all new Skylake Intel Core i5-6400 Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD burner, HDMI and VGA, USB 3.1, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, card reader, keyboard, mouse, etc.

NOTE: some of the reviews are from earlier models, and maybe from an i3 Skylake model ($355, pre-order).

(ENDED) Lytro ILLUM B5-0035 for $605 (ends Tue 1am ET)

This particular sale ended but the Lytro Illum is making the daily deal rounds so it should return many times in the future…

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13.3″ Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A for $920 with extras

For Apple fans, the 13.3″ Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A (early 2015 model) is on sale as follows:

  • $920 with free software (Parallels or Lojack) at B&H Photo
  • $920 at Adorama (must be a VIP member; free to join)
  • $920 after a $25 MIR at MacMall
  • $943 by Amazon itself with optional 12-month no-interest financing if paid with Amazon Store card (must apply and qualify if not already a cardholder)
  • spec summary: i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB PCIe, HD 6000, 13.3″ 1440×900, etc

(SOLD OUT) Pre-order Skylake Win10 ASUS Desktop for $430: i5-6400, 8GB, 1TB, DVD-RW, HD 530 Integrated, etc

UPDATE 9/18/15: the Skylake i5 ASUS M32CD Desktop is no longer orderable and the Amazon Product page has no estimate on if/when this will come back…

Meanwhile, the other one mentioned in this post, the i3-4170 model remains available for pre-order for $355.

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15.4″ Apple MacBook Pro (mid 2014, MGXC2LL/A) with Extras for $1750

UPDATE 8/26/15: The same laptop is offered for $1750 with a free LG external DVD burner and a free Microsoft Bluetooth mouse at Adorama… The same laptop bundled with a three year Apple Care extended warranty is offered for $1950 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Offers ends by 11:59pm ET on 8/27/15… To purchase Apple products at Adorama, one must needs be part of the Adorama VIP program which is free to join…

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(ENDED) Flash Sale: 50% off refurbished Dell Monitors and Computers

This daily deal expired…

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(ENDED) Tuesday: 19 computers on sale ($800 Surface 3 Pro, Windows, ChromeOS)

These daily deals expired…

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11.6″ Apple MacBook Air MF067LL/A for $1000 with two freebies (options include 1TB HDD and Corel Software bundle (Aftershot Pro, PSP)

Adorama is offering the 11.6″ Apple Macbook Air (MF067LL/A) for $1000 with free shipping. This is an Intel i7 1.7GHz Dual-Core, 8GB, RAM 512GB Flash Storage, etc. You get two free accessories from a choice of five. The five choices include a Corel Software Bundle (AfterShot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc – count as one freebie choice) or 1TB WD MyPassport HDD or LG External DVD burner. There is also a separate $50 mail-in rebate offer if you purchase this with Apple Care (details over there).

Annotated screenshot crop on how to quickly see the five free accessory options (if you are not familiar with the Adorama pages):


Tech & Computer Offers at B&H: 2TB WD for $90, MacPros, etc

We march on, in this post we round up some of the tech and computer B&H Photo Photo-Shop-World-2015 specials. Here we geaux:

+ 2TB WD My Passport Drive for Mac for $90 (1TB for $80) – use coupon code PSWBH15 for discount

+ HP Mobile Workstations (8 options starting at $1240)

+ Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Six-Core, Late 2013) (MD878LL/A) with choice of freebie for $3700

+ Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Twelve-Core, Late 2013) (Z0P8-MD87816) with choice of freebie for $8700

+ Apple 27″ iMac with Retina 5K Display (Late 2014) (MF886LL/A) for $2100

+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Mid 2014) (MGXD2LL/A) with choice of freebies for $1500

+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air Notebook Computer (Early 2014) (MF068LL/A) for $1250

+ 128GB Apple iPad Air (Sprint, Space Gray) for $450 {no contract}
+ 64GB Apple iPad Air (T-Mobile, Space Gray) for $400 {no contract}
+ keep in mind, new iPhones/iPads are coming in the Fall

+ Samsung T24D310NH 23.6″ VA LED Monitor for $129
+ NOTE: 1366 x 768 but all kinds of inputs: 2x HDMI, 1x RF-in, 1x USB, 1x Component in (Y/Pb/Pr), 1x Composite in (AV))

(ENDED) B&H Apple specials expire 7/31/15

This limited time offer expired… For more of their offers, check their Featured Sales page
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(ENDED) Wedn: 13.3″ Apple MacBook Pro (MGXD2LL/A) for $1500

This daily offer expired… For more B&H action, check their Featured Deals page.

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12″ Apple Macbook & Corel Creativity Suite (incl. Aftershot Pro 2) & 3yr AppleCare for $1325 after $100 MIR

In order to purchase Apple products online at Adorama, you must needs be a member of the free to join Adorama VIP program. Which brings us to this Apple MacBook bundle at Adorama. For $1325 after a $100 mail-in rebate (see rebate details, form only good for Adorama purchases), you get the 12″ Apple MacBook MK4M2LL/A (8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe Flash, Core M 1.1GHz), along with a 3 year Apple Care extended protection plan, and the Corel Digital Organization Creativity Suite for Mac that includes the Aftershot Pro 2 software, FX Photo Studio Pro and Photo Zoom Pro software. Offer ends Expires 7/23/15 or earlier if sold out.

(ENDED) Mon: 13.3″ Apple MacBook Air ( MF068LL/A) for $1250

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Monday 7/13/15 is the new condition 13.3″ Apple MacBook Air, model MF068LL/A, offered for $1250 with free expedited shipping. This is an i7 (Haswell), 8GB RAM, 512GB flash storage, 1440 x 900, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, SDXC slot, Intel HD 5000, etc.

11.6″ Apple MacBook Air (i7, 8GB, 512GB) with TWO extras for $1000 (choice of 1TB HDD, AfterShot Pro 2, DVD burner)

If you are interested in the MacBook Airs, Adorama is offering the new condition 11.6″ MacBook Air (MF067LLA1) for $1000 with free shipping. This has i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 2014 model. You also get TWO free items from a choice of five. The five choices include a Corel Software bundle (that includes Aftershot Pro 2), an LG External DVD burner, a 1TB WD portable hard drive, a Microsoft Bluetooth mouse and a USB hub. Simply click the blue “Add to bundle” blue button on two of the five choices.

Note: to be allowed to buy Apple products online at Adorama, you must needs be a member of their VIP program which is FREE to join.


Tamrac 5588 for $180 {updated: Tenba sold out}

Adorama has the Tamrac 5588 Expedition 8x Backpack for SLR Cameras for $180 with with free shipping. Offers expire 6/30/15 or earlier if sold out.

Speaking of Adorama, they are offering the 11.6″ Apple MacBook Air (1.7GHz Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1000 with free shipping.

The Tenba sold-out: First up, the Tenba Messenger Mini Photo / Laptop Bag (holds camera and 13-inch laptop, platinum) for $50 with free shipping.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix L29 for $34 w/free s&h

Back to the eBay Deals where Beach Camera’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished silver Nikon Coolpix L29 for $34 with free shipping and a limit of five per customer. This is AA powered.

Speaking of eBay, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition Dell Inspiron 3000 Desktop (i3-4150, 8GB RAM, 1TB, DVD burner, USB 3.0, W8.1, etc) for $360 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Over 500 units got sold through this listing already.

Imported (Grey Market) Canon 5DMk3 w/24-105 for $2600

If you are a fan of grey areas, you may also be a fan of grey market (imported) camera gear 😉 Among the latest eBay Deals, eBay Seller “Get It Digital” (99.5%) is offering the new condition Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L IS for $2600 with free shipping, with a limit of one per customer. This does NOT come with a Canon USA warranty. Instead, the seller GetItDigital offers a similar warranty of their own.

The 5DMk3 w/24-105 goes for $3100 at authorized Canon dealers, but they offer a variety of free accessories and promotional rewards, such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazonia.

As usual, the trade-off of $500 vs USA warranty and free accessories is up to each individual to make based on their own preferences and circumstances and such.

Speaking of eBay, the current pole position deal of the day over there is the 13.3″ Apple Macbook Pro MF840LL/A (8GB, 256GB) for $1300 with free shipping with a limit of two per customer, offered by eBay seller “digjungle” (99.3%).

Speaking of speaking of eBay, NewEgg’s ebay store is offering the new condition 3TB SAMSUNG D3 Station (USB 3.0, 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive, model STSHX-D301TDB Bl) for $80 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. [this was appended to a post yesterday that expired/buried]

15.6″ Toshiba C55-C5240 laptop for $450

Among the buzzworthy deals at Amazon at the moment, this 15.6″ Toshiba C55-C5240 laptop is going for $450 with free shipping and no purchase quantity limits. It has 8GB RAM, 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2 GHz, runs Windows 8.1 (and will get Windows 10 free), 7 hour battery life estimate, sadly 1366×768 resolution, Mobile Intel HD graphics, 4.8 lbs, DVD burner, SD card reader, one USB 3.0 and two 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet, Bluetooth, Wifi, etc. No touchscreen as far as I can tell.

128GB iPad Air with 4G LTE for $530 (also a couple of 15.4″ MacBook Pros)

Of Apple computer-y interest among the latest NAB offers you can get the 128GB iPad Air with 4G LTE for $530 (ends 4/19/15). There’s also a couple of mid-2014 15.4″ MacBook Pros discounted further (up to $160 off) with coupon BHNAB2015 entered at checkout. The coupon is only for the Macbooks.

Imported Nikon D7100 body for $700

If you are comfortable with imported (= grey market = no manufacturer warranty) cameras, the latest eBay Deals include the new condition no-manufacturer-warranty Nikon D7100 body only for $700 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is “photovideo4less” (99.7%). This camera goes for $1000 at authorized Nikon dealers (eg Amazon). It is up to you to decide the trade-offs in such matters.

Speaking of eBay, another one of the above-the-fold offers is the new condition 15.6″ Lenovo Thinkpad E540 laptop offered by Adorama’s eBay store for $400 (Intel i3-4000M, 4GB RAM, 500GB/7200rpm, 1366 x 768, HD 4600, Windows 7 Pro, limit 5).

13.3″ 128GB Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A (2015) for $950

The 13.3-inch 128GB solid state Apple Macbook Air, model MJVE2LL/A, a 2015 model, is currently on sale for $950 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Best Buy and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3).

(SOLD OUT) Lowepro Stealth Reporter D200 for $40 w/free S&H

This sold out shortly after I posted it… The Lowepro Stealth Reporter D200 AW shoulder bag (black color scheme) is currently on sale for $40 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of B&H, they have the 1TB Crucial BX100 SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5″ Internal SSD in-stock for $375 with free shipping.

Speaking of B&H also, they have the Apple MD711LL/B 11.6″ MacBook Air (early 2014 model) for $800 with a free 6-month Parallels Access 2.0 subscription.

Since we mentioned Apple, we also have to mention Google, otherwise it will create a disturbance in the force, B&H offers the first generation 32GB Nexus 7 with unlocked cellular and free case for $140. No contract.

Three MacBook specials at B&H

B&H Photo has a trio of MacBook laptop specials as follows:

+ 11.6″ MacBook Air (MD712LL/A) for $850
+ 13.3″ MacBook Pro (Late 2013, ME864LL/A) for $1070
+ 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Mid 2014, model MGX72LL/A) for $1200
+ they come with a six month Parallels Access 2.0 subscription

13.3″ Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook (i7-4500U) for $1300

To the eBay Deals we return, where eBay has revealed their first “Mystery Deal of the Day” for 2015, sold by Adorama’s own eBay store, it is the 13.3″ Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook for $1300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It has Core i7-4500U (Haswell), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 3200 x 1800 native resolution, Windows 8.1, etc.

PS: Intel just revealed their Broadwell line-up at CES 2015. You can find a very helpful write-up on the Intel Core processors at Ars Technica.

(ENDED) 13.3″ Apple MacBook Pro (late 2013, ME867LL/A) for $1450 w/free Next Day delivery

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Apple Mac Pro 12-Core Cylindrical Desktop for $8800 (11 options, starting at $2600)

You could get a used Honda Accord for this price, but it won’t help you power through your workflow at lightning speed. For a limited time, B&H Photo has a sale on the space-age cylindrical Apple Mac Pro desktops, headlined by the 12-core 2.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5 model (with 64GB RAM, 1TB Flash Storage, Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs (2 x 6GB), lots of ports, etc) for $8800 with free expedited shipping. A total of eleven models are on sale, with prices starting at $2600.

Speaking of Apple, the new 27-inch iMac Retina 5K are $200 off their regular prices ($2300 i5 and $3150 i7).

PS: if you are just now catching up, we are keeping a running (and sprawling) summary of the latest deals at the Latest Deals Summary Situation Room.

B&H offers: Mac Pro MD878LL/A for $3500, WD, SmallHD, etc

And now let’s roundup some of the many and more B&H Photo Cyber Monday specials:

+ Apple Mac Pro MD878LL/A for $3500 (limit 4; late 2013; six core, 16GB, 256GB flash, Dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs, etc)
+ 10% off SmallHD on-camera field monitors
+ 1.5TB WD MyPassport Ultra Portable Hard Drive for $70
+ 2TB WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive for $320
+ Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag for $50

More B&H Photo specials: Rokinon, SLR Magic, Impact, Westcott, Lexar, Ruggard, Air, Vanguard, etc

B&H Photo has another round of Holiday Specials with free shipping, including:

+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $260 (six options)
+ SLR Magic Cine 12mm T1.6 (M43) for $500
+ Lexar CompactFlash and SDHC sale (16 options)
+ Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash with Cyclone PP-400DR Kit for $500
+ 32″ Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc for $27
+ Impact Octa Soft and Natural Creator Kit for $290
+ Impact 3 Light Green Screen Kit for $600
+ Westcott 43″ Collapsible Umbrella Flash Kit with Stand for $60
+ Fotodiox Crystal Camera Replicas for $50 (D90, 7D)
+ Vello wireless remotes for $40
+ Ruggard backpacks (four options)
+ Vanguard Nivelo 204PK Tripod w/Rotating Tilt Head (Pink) for $25
+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air Notebook Computer (Early 2014) for $890
+ and many and more

Apple specials for PDN by B&H including 27″ iMac 5K Retina

For fans of the Apple persuasion, the B&H Photo PDN specials include:

Pre-order new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K (14.7mp) for $2500

Of pixel-peeping interest, last week’s Apple announcement brought a new iMac with a 5K Retina display, that’s 5120 x 2880 pixels on the screen, so you can pixel-peep a 14mp image without any zooming. The base model goes for $2500 and comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion drive, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics (with 2GB DDR5), SDXC card slot, four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolts, etc. This is model MF886LL/A and it is available for pre-order for $2500 at Amazon.com and MacMall.com.

Wacom 21″ Interactive Pen LCD Display (DTK2100VM) for $1100

MacMall.com is currently offering the Wacom 21″ Interactive Pen LCD Display (DTK2100VM) for $1100 with free shipping and handling.

They also have a variety of savings, discounts, along pre-orders of the new Apple products at their Apple Launching Savings page.

(SOLD OUT) 13.3″ MacBookPro Model ME864LZ/A for $1000

As of a PM recheck, this sold out with 93 units picked up during the sale… Meanwhile the Mystery Deal of the Day for Monday at the eBay Deals is the new condition 13.3″ MacBookPro Model ME864LZ/A offered for $1000 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay store. Limit five per customer. It has 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 2560 x 1600, Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks, 3.5 lbs, etc… As with all eBay Deals, this is a limited time offer…