13" Macbook Air - $799 new ($300 off)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by braundiggity, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. braundiggity macrumors newbie

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    eBay's got brand new Macbook Air's for $300 (27%) off, $799 instead of $1100. I'm probably picking up a Macbook Pro instead, but this is tempting...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/172256834338
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 604

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    I definitely wouldn't buy one at $999 because it's a doomed product with a comparatively poor display. So that's about what it's worth now, Apple just doesn't lower the price on aging hardware as they should.
     
  3. Meister Suspended

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    It's probably the pre 2016 version. with i5/4gb/128gb.

    I'd say $799 is a a very good deal if it suits your need.
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    The hardware is by no means aged.
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 604

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    The display panel is basically 2010 hardware, older than the recently-discontinued Thunderbolt Display. Its definitely not the worst on the market, but I would call it aged and not worthy of the price point.
     
  5. Meister Suspended

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    Ok.
    The display is a bit aged.
    But the rest is actually still ahead of it's time, especially the pcie ssd and trackpad.
     
  6. Juggar macrumors member

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    No, its the 2016 8gb model, instead of speculating and misinforming you could have simply clicked on the link.
     
  7. Meister Suspended

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    You are right. My bad.
    That makes it a really good deal.
     
  8. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Sure it has certain strengths that add up to make it worthy of $799, but it's a compromised Mac and simply not worthy of $999 unless it's given a decent display or at the very least the latest Skylake chips and a Force Touch trackpad. The first Retina display on a Mac was released 4 years ago, I honestly would have expected it to be standard by now yet the Air continues to exist without it.
     
  9. Meister Suspended

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    The tn panel has less latency, less lag and uses less power.

    You also pay the :apple:tax for the OS and service experience.
     
  10. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    To me, this computer exemplifies ultrabook. And yeah, I totally get the argument for the horrible screen. But it's bearable, and it's one of the reasons why this guy packs 12-14 hours of battery.
     
  11. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    the screen is not that bad, it's still HD quality.
     
  12. nnyymm macrumors regular

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    Yep, it's somewhat a 900p monitor actually.:p The TN panel has a higher than average viewing angles too.

    But if you want to compare the price you are paying, it's definitely not worth it at full price because you can get a Windows's with 1080p with much lesser battery life.
     
  13. semihat macrumors member

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    When I work on my Mac, I'm saving thousands of dollars of my time (maybe more) since i don't deal with an operating system that randomly crashes and loses my work from time to time. It's a no brainer for me to pay a little extra for that experience and t's not much of a problem for me if the hardware is a generation behind if it works.
     

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