Apple is offering a range of discounts for important Mac software on Black Friday, such as Microsoft Word 2011, Mac Virtualization, Adobe software and more. Mac-based Office 2011 has seen best deals from Amazon, Buy.com and MacMall. Distributing Family Packs and Home & Student One Packs for $99.99 and $69.99, respectively, $50 of retail, Amazon is also selling the Home & Business One Pack at the low price of $151.99. The Home & Business Multi Pack is offered for $180.94 at Buy.com.
Amazon also has the best deal for Mac Virtualization software allowing Macs to run Windows alongside the native OS, pricing Parallels Desktop 7 at $44.99. The lowest price for VMWare Fusion 4, $29.99, is offered by MacMall. Both program came in September and include over 90 new features as well as Mac OS X Lion integration.
Providing a 50% discount for its instantly downloaded software through November 29th, Adobe requires customers to add individual products to the shopping cart. Commercial customers can obtain Creative Suite 5.5 with savings of 10% on full purchases and 30% on upgrades.
The full version of Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended is also $250 off, while the full version of Photoshop CS 5 has received a $150 discount. Upgraded from an earlier version, the programs will save 30%. A 50% discount for the entry-level Elements versions of the Photoshop and Premiere apps is offered for commercial customers, as well as $100 off Lightroom.
In the meantime, $1800 can be saved up by qualifying education customers on Student and Teacher Editions of Creative Suite from Adobe’s retail partners.