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Deals: iPad Air from $559, Retina 4K 21-inch iMac hits all-time low, more

Today’s best deals include the latest iPad Air from $559, plus you can save on Retina iMacs, and previous-generation MacBooks. Head below for all of our top picks in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Latest iPad Air from Apple drops to $559

Amazon offers Apple’s latest 10.9-inch iPad Air Wi-Fi 64GB for $559. That’s a $40 savings from the regular going rate, down $10 from our previous mention, and matching Black Friday 2020.

With a redesigned casing, Apple’s latest iPad Air packs a 10.9-inch edge-to-edge screen equipped with True Tone support. Everything is powered by a new A14 Bionic processor, with Touch ID making a return in the power button alongside USB-C charging and support for the second-generation Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard. 

Save $120 on Apple’s latest 21-inch Retina 4K iMac

Amazon currently offers Apple’s latest 21.5-inch Retina 4K iMac i5 3.0GHz/8GB/256GB for $1,379. Down from its $1,499 going rate, you’re saving $120 here with today’s offer beating our previous mention by $20 and marking a new all-time low. Apple’s latest 21-inch iMac is an ideal machine for handling schoolwork, light content creation, and much more with its Retina 4K display and AMD Radeon Pro 560X graphics. You can also count on plenty of I/O, like two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB-A slots, and Gigabit Ethernet on top of 256GB of SSD storage.

B&H clears out previous-gen. MacBook Air and Pro models

B&H is clearing out previous-generation MacBook inventory from Apple with various all-time lows on different models. Our top pick is the 2020 13-inch MacBook Air with 512GB of storage for $999. That’s a $300 savings from the original price, $100 better than our previous mention, and the best we’ve tracked. While newer MacBooks featuring Apple’s M1 chip are certainly worth a look, this is a great option if you want to stick with Intel’s hardware for the time being. This rings particularly true if you’re in Adobe’s suite of software or just want the extra storage at a notable discount. You’ll also find Thunderbolt 3 ports here along with Apple’s redesigned keyboard, and more. 

SanDisk’s 2TB Extreme Portable USB-C SSD falls to new low of $174

Amazon offers the SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable USB-C Solid-State Drive for $174. Usually fetching $230, today’s offer is good for a 25% price cut, beats our previous mention by $26, and marks a new Amazon all-time low. SanDisk’s portable SSD sports up to 550MB/s transfer speeds, thanks to the built-in USB-C connectivity that makes it perfect for Mac or iPad Pro users looking to add some extra storage into the mix. Its lightweight design is also backed by added water- and dust resistance for extra peace of mind when thrown in your backpack. 

Plugable’s new 14-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock hits $219

Plugable via Amazon offers its new 14-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock for $219. Usually fetching $299, today’s offer saves you 27%, beats the launch pricing by $30, and marks a new all-time low. With support for 100W charging, this Thunderbolt 3 dock from Plugable elevates your workstation with an arsenal of 14 ports. On top of two HDMI and DisplayPort outputs for driving two 4K 60Hz displays, there’s also SD card readers, six USB 3.0 slots, and a USB-C port on the front to complete the package. It also works in both vertical or horizontal configurations to fit into a variety of setups.

Best trade-in deals

9to5Mac also keeps tabs on all the best trade-in deals on iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch, and more every month. Be sure to check out this month’s best trade-in deals when you decide it’s time to upgrade your device. Or simply head over to our trade-in partner directly if you want to recycle, trade, or sell your used devices for cash and support 9to5Mac along the way!

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