Is there any way to get a newer mac computer for a more reasonable price? around $700?
don't care if its online or offline
If you have a display and keyboard already, a 2.5GH I5 Mac Mini lists for $599. The next model up at 3.2GH I7 processor is $799 Or check major sellers like Micro Center for deals on freshly discontinued or refurbished units for savings.
You could try Ebay. Don't know if you could get a desk top computer, but maybe a laptop.