Best Buy is continuing its recent string of solid deals with a new discount offering up to $300 off select MacBook Air models, bringing the cost of the entry-level model down to just $699.99. Students and parents of students can sign up for Best Buy's Student Deals program to knock an additional $50 off on all eligible models.
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- 1.8 GHz Core i5 with 128 GB storage - $699.99 / $649.99 with Student Deals
- 1.8 GHz Core i5 with 256 GB storage - $899.99 / $849.99 with Student Deals
- 2.2 GHz Core i7 with 512 GB storage - $1,249.99 / $1,199.99 with Student Deals
This is likely a very short-term deal, so be sure to take advantage of it quickly if you're interested in picking up a MacBook Air. It's part of Best Buy's larger Computing Savings Event that runs through Saturday with a rotating selection of deals.
Best Buy's other weekly deals are still ongoing, including up to $200 off MacBook Pro models (up to $250 off with Student Deals), discounts on iPhone 7 and 6s models, and an iPad trade-in program. And as always, head over to our full Deals Roundup for even more deals.
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● Processor: 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor (1.80GHz 8MB)
● Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
● Display Type: 13.3" UHD IPS AntiGlare Multitouch (3840x2160) with integrated camera
● Memory: 16.0GB DDR4 2133 MHz
● Hard Drive: 1TB PCIe SSD
● Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 620
● Bluetooth: Bluetooth Version 4.1
● Pen: Lenovo Active Pen included
● Keyboard: Backlit English Keyboard
The above config cost me $1334 plus tax.
The Macbook Air 13" is using a 5th gen i7, 1/2 the RAM, 1/2 the drive, much less resolution at 1440 by 900, etc. and basically $70 cheaper than today's first-rate specs on the Yoga. Oh, and the sale price is only good for Students...so really it's $1549 for the Macbook Air.
The Yoga is also touchscreen and includes a pen. This is truly one bad-*** machine...even if I don't use the pen and touchscreen. Weight is the same as the Air at 2.9 pounds and the keyboard is glorious.
I like the Macs but Apple needs to do a better job at quick refreshes and better specs.