MacBook Airs as Low as $649 With Best Buy EDU Deals

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macbookairdealsBest Buy is offering a $100 discount on all of the newest 2014 MacBook Air models, bringing the entry-level 11-inch model down to $799.

Best Buy is also offering a second deal for students with a valid .EDU email address that gives $150 off any Mac, and these two deals can be combined, cutting prices to the absolute lowest we've seen.

- 11.6" MacBook Air, 4GB, 128GB SSD: $899 -> $799 -> $649
- 11.6" MacBook Air, 4GB, 256GB SSD: $1099 -> $999 -> $849
- 13.3" MacBook Air, 4GB, 128GB SSD: $999 -> $899 -> $749
- 13.3" MacBook Air, 4GB, 256GB SSD: $1199 -> $1099 -> $949

Apple's MacBook Air was last updated in April, and is considered safe to buy in our Buyer's Guide. This is a significant discount on recently released MacBook Air computers, and one of the best deals we've seen. The combined deal will last until June 21, 2014, while the $150 off deal for students lasts until July 12, 2014.

Best Buy is also offering students $50 off the iPad Air and the Retina iPad mini.

MacRumors is an affiliate partner of Best Buy.

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80 months ago

I do find it very unfair when a product is constantly cheaper in another country by a long shot (this deal works out to £440!). I gives the impression that not everyone is equal and Apple feel that the US is better that everyone else.


Nope, many factors affect pricing in other countries.

Economies of scale (larger customer base in US vs UK).
Shipping costs.
VAT.
Sales tax (in the US, sales tax isn't figured into the advertised price).
Currency conversion (Dollar vs pound vs euro, etc., varies daily, but Apple's price does not. So Apple has to charge a price that considers the fact that the value of the local currency will vary day by day, along with profit).
Local supply and demand (if you're willing to pay for it, they can charge for it).
Cost of advertising in local country.
Warranty requirements (consumer laws in the EU require warranty rights not required in the US, making European products more expensive).
Labor laws (for example, Apple employees in Australia negotiated a 16% base pay increase; that increase may affect local product price).
Local competition (less competition means higher prices, as long as demand remains high).
Legal fees (Each country has different roadblocks when it comes to doing business there. As a foreign company, Apple has to negotiate national and local requirements in terms of establishing itself as a business. In Europe, Apple has to deal with both local and national laws, as well as the EU).
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80 months ago

4 GB? :eek: No deal. Even 8 GB is too small these days!


No.
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80 months ago
4 GB? :eek: No deal. Even 8 GB is too small these days!
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80 months ago

RAM is not upgradable on these machines. A buyer will be stuck with 4 GB. There is speculation that Yosemite may not perform well on only 4 GB.


dude, no there's not? Yosemite performs excellently on a mid-2010 white macbook with 4gb...
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80 months ago
if only they carried 8gb models.
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80 months ago

RAM is not upgradable on these machines. A buyer will be stuck with 4 GB. There is speculation that Yosemite may not perform well on only 4 GB.

It runs on machines with 2 gigs of RAM, so pretty sure 4 is fine.
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