Nothing says minimalism like the clean white lines of a Mac. Here at Unclutterer we’re biased because we’re all Mac aficionados. But the reason we love Macs is because they make sense. Take the MacBook’s power adapter, which lets you choose to cary the whole 10-foot power cord or leave half of it behind, and which comes with beautifully designed snap-out prongs to wrap the cord around so you don’t end up with a mess in your bag. And let’s not forget the great organizational software available only for the Mac that we’ve mentioned here before, such as Yojimbo, DevonThink, Delicious Library, and the new OmniFocus.
So, I thought I’d bring to your attention this great deal I just found. Amazon is running a rebate promotion through the end of the week: buy a MacBook and get a $100 rebate. A 2 GHz MacBook that runs for $1,100 at the Apple Store is going for $999. The MacBook Pros get $150 off. A 15″ 2.1 GHz Pro with a 120 GB hard drive runs $2,000 from Apple, and is going for $1,849 at Amazon. The savings are further compounded by the fact that Amazon won’t charge you sales tax (unless you’re lucky enough to live in Kansas, Kentucky, North Dakota, or Washington). The AppleCare extended warranty is also much cheaper when purchased through Amazon.
In fact, unless you have all kinds of crazy build-to-order requirements, we can’t figure out why you would ever want to buy a Mac direct from Apple when you can save hundreds of dollars buying from Amazon.
I love John Hodgman as much as anybody, and I don’t mean to be that Mac guy, but seriously, they’re things of beauty and you know you want one.