Within $20 of cheapest ever price
If you're looking for a ticket to the Apple OS X universe that offers good portable performance but don't want to pay over a grand, check out today's deal via eBay on a 2012 MacBook Pro. Apple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz, 500GB HDD for $980, free shipping
We've only seen the price on this popular model dip lower on Black Friday 2012. This is a fully functional laptop with an optical drive and room to expand the RAM or swap out the HDD for an SSD for improved performance.