Best Buy Offering Up to $350 Off MacBook Air Models

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    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 DealsThis 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
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    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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    Or retirement.
     
  4. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    $499 for a Mac mini vs. $649 for a MacBook Air. The SSD alone is worth it, and the 8GB of RAM is like the cherry on top.
     
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    the flash sale with $999 MacBook Pro (No TouchBar) was a damn good deal. still not bad for an Air but thats $700 you can put towards a retina Mac
     
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    I know I run the risk of rants about my posting, but considering the price and technology of the Macbook Air 13" for $1250 at Best Buy (Student discount only), I figured I would share my recent purchase...a Lenovo Yoga 13":


    ● 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.
     

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