Best Buy's Apple Shopping Event: Get the 128GB 2018 MacBook Air for $950 ($250 Off and Lowest Ever)

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    Best Buy is back with another sale today, offering discounts on a variety of Apple products and accessories. These include the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 4, and numerous products from Beats.

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    Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

    The most notable discount today is for the latest MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and 128GB of flash storage, priced at $949.99, down from $1,199.99. This is the lowest price ever seen for the notebook, and Best Buy has it in all three colors: Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.

    Best Buy's Apple Shopping Event

    MacBook Air (Late 2018)
    [*]8GB RAM, 128GB Flash Storage - $949.99, down from $1,199.99 ($250 off, lowest ever)
    [*]8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage - $1,149.99, down from $1,399.99 ($250 off)
    MacBook Pro without Touch Bar
    [*]8GB RAM, 128GB Flash Storage - $1,099.99, down from $1,299.99 ($200 off)
    [*]8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage - $1,299.99, down from $1,499.99 ($200 off)
    iMac (Mid 2017)
    [*]21.5-inch, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive - $999.99, down from $1,299.99 ($300 off, lowest ever)
    [*]21.5-inch, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive - $1,199.99, down from $1,499.99 ($300 off, lowest ever)
    [*]27-inch, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive - $1,399.99, down from $1,799.99 ($400 off)
    iPhone
    [*]iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus - Save up to $150 with qualified activation
    [*]iPhone XS and XR - Get up to a $375 Best Buy gift card with qualified activation and iPhone trade-in
    [*]Prepaid iPhone 6s - $199.99 on Simple Mobile
    Trade-in Offers
    [*]MacBook Air - Latest model from $999.99 when trading in working MacBook
    [*]iPad Air - Latest model from $349.99 when trading in any working iPad Pro
    [*]Apple Watch Series 4 - Starting at $299 when trading in any working Apple Watch
    Beats
    [*]BeatsX (Black) - $99.99, down from $119.99 ($20 off)
    [*]Powerbeats3 Wireless - $119.99, down from $199.99 ($80 off) Our Deals Roundup has more information on other sales happening this week, like discounts on the new AirPods and an exclusive discount on the ElevationDock 4.

    Article Link: Best Buy's Apple Shopping Event: Get the 128GB 2018 MacBook Air for $950 ($250 Off and Lowest Ever)
     
  2. Kevin2055 macrumors regular

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    Still 128GB in 2019

     
  3. DrJohnnyN Suspended

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    Had the 2018 Air and returned it after 3 days. FaceTime camera, which I use for ~6h daily, on it sucked.
     
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  5. acousticbiker macrumors 6502

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    I’m considering getting a iPhone for a family member on my Verizon plan as a gift but wouldn’t give it to them for another few weeks. It would replace their existing Verizon phone. If I buy one now:

    - Can I not have it be activated yet?
    - Will I begin to pay monthly device payment right away or after activation?

    Anyone know when this sale ends?
     
  6. SR 7 macrumors 6502

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    How can u call yourself Apple, let alone any other company in 2019 while offering a 128gb hard drive.

    I bought my first MacBook in 2009.

    It had 128 gb.

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  7. DrJohnnyN Suspended

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    What’s the big deal?
     
  8. Andronicus macrumors 6502a

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    It’s overpriced even for Apple.
     
  9. Kevin2055 macrumors regular

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    user will be stuck with storage for years. Today 2TB ssd is just around $200
     
  10. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    Well, it is just a smartphone. Oh wait...
     
  11. BigMcGuire, May 1, 2019
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    I lived with a 128GB Macbook Air (2015) for 3 years. Agreed. I never used more than 50% of it. Most of my data is in the cloud and selectively synced with OneDrive. Streamed music and TV. That device was one of my most favorite laptops. Remote into my Windows machine at work to program while on the road? Awesome. 10+ hours of battery life? Awesome.

    Wish I had kept it.

    That said, I don't support, in 2019, a $950 laptop having a 128GB SSD. It should be 256GB at LEAST.
     
  12. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    My needs require more, this was entry level storage 12 years ago, it’s overpriced, and not upgradable.

    What’s right about it?
     
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    Even a high end Pro 1TB is $345. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-...=2tb+ssd+nvme&qid=1556738794&s=gateway&sr=8-8 <drool>.
    • Read speeds up to 3,500MB/s* with a 5-year limited warranty and exceptional endurance up to 1,200 TBW* (* Varies by capacity).2,700MB/s Seq.Write
    Ok I better stop before I buy something I shouldn't.
     
  14. Andronicus macrumors 6502a

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    “What’s right about it?”

    Best way to respond.
     
  15. Mizouse macrumors regular

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    Wanted the MBA, but no thanks on 128GB.

    Wanted it as a travel laptop to edit photos and videos.

    My iPad Pro just doesn’t quite cut it.
    Maybe with iOS 13.
     
  16. JayMysterio macrumors 6502

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    I am interested in the iMac. Isn't that the newest one? That isn't bad for the price, worth tolerating the Fusion Drive.
     
  17. Mainsail macrumors 65816

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    Great deal. But, I can’t risk the keyboard until they provide some extended warranty like Apple did for the 2015-17 laptops.
     
  18. QCassidy352 macrumors G4

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    I suppose there’s some price at which I’d be interested in a laptop with a 128 GB SSD, but $1,000 ain’t it. At that amount of storage, I’d be constantly managing my files, and i know I’d just end up not using the thing rather than deal with it.
     
  19. scottrngr macrumors member

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    You can't trade in any Apple watch to get $100 off the series 4. My series 1 is only worth $40 according to Best Buy.
     
  20. Aston441 macrumors 65816

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    128 GB was too little for my MBA in 2011.

    I wanted a terrabyte then, but 256 was max so I had to settle for that.

    Apple is trying to drive me into the cloud.

    I refuse to go.

    Buck off Apple.
     

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