Deals: Amazon Discounting 2019 MacBook Air by $200, 128GB Model Available for $899

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Amazon today has knocked down the price of the 2019 MacBook Air by $200 for both the 128GB and 256GB SSD storage options. This means that prices start at $899.00 for the low-end MacBook Air and increase to $1,099.00 for the higher-end model.

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Spock

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$899 is where Apple should have priced it in the first place. The really funny thing is that the specs LOOK the same as the 2008 MacBook Air.. the keyword is LOOK before people start yelling at me about numbers, I know the new one obviously has better specs.

MacBook Air late 2008, 1.6 GHz, 128 SSD
MacBook Air 2019, 1.6 GHz, 128 SSD

EDIT: I added late 2008 to the MacBook Air. Also, this is a joke...
 
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fuchsdh

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$899 is where Apple should have priced it in the first place. The really funny thing is that the specs LOOK the same as the 2008 MacBook Air.. the keyword is LOOK before people start yelling at me about numbers, I know the new one obviously has better specs.

MacBook Air 2008, 1.6 GHz, 128 SSD
MacBook Air 2019, 1.6 GHz, 128 SSD
This is a poor comparison for any number of reasons, especially since the MacBook Air shipped with a spinning hard drive by default, a 128GB SSD wasn't even available in the rev A option, and it started at $1799.

The specs look nothing like a computer from more than 10 years ago.
 
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smirking

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Here's an even better deal that I stumbled on recently.

A dealer in Tennessee is selling Apple refurbished 2017 13" 256GB MBPs for only $950. These beat the specs of a 2019 MBA (but don't get as much battery life).


I didn't get it though. I saw it a couple of days after I picked up a used 2018 MBA for my wife. Had I seen that listing first, I would have jumped on it instead.
 
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$899 is where Apple should have priced it in the first place. The really funny thing is that the specs LOOK the same as the 2008 MacBook Air.. the keyword is LOOK before people start yelling at me about numbers, I know the new one obviously has better specs.

MacBook Air 2008, 1.6 GHz, 128 SSD
MacBook Air 2019, 1.6 GHz, 128 SSD

While - obviously - there is a difference between the two models, if memory serves, the earlier MBA, the one that blew me away when I first saw it unveiled (from an A4 envelope), in its very first iteration, offered 80 GB HDD, and 64 GB SSD, not 128 GB.
 

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This is a poor comparison for any number of reasons, especially since the MacBook Air shipped with a spinning hard drive by default, a 128GB SSD wasn't even available in the rev A option, and it started at $1799.

The specs look nothing like a computer from more than 10 years ago.
While - obviously - there is a difference between the two models, if memory serves, the earlier MBA, the one that blew me away when I first saw it unveiled (from an A4 envelope), in its very first iteration, offered 80 GB HDD, and 64 GB SSD, not 128 GB.
Late 2008 model had a 128 gb SSD option. And I said the keyword was LOOK, read my post again. I was just making a joke more than anything.
 

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Yeah I got it for $899 last year when Best Buy ran a promo. It’s great that Best Buy matches Amazon’s prices. I’ve had no problems with my MacBook Air; I use it as my travel computer. My iMac Pro is my primary computer I use for work. I remember back in 2009 I bought the original MBA with the 64 GB SSD which was way too small, but now with iCloud storage the 128 GB SSD hasn’t been an issue.
 

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I believe last thanksgiving Costco was running $799 for the low end one.
Over Christmas they were also selling the speed bumped i7 version of the 2017 non-Retina Macbook Air for $699, but those didn't last very long. Interestingly enough, they still have the i5 base model 2017 MBA for sale at $799.
 

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My late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro still out performs just about everything Apple has out right now except for maybe the latest i7s and i9s. I just can’t get motivated to buy a new machine.
 

magicschoolbus

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I love my 2019 Air. It's such a fantastic computer. Perfect form factor and surprisingly handles all of my workload without any issues. Also drives 2 4k monitors. Granted I maxed mine out, but I have no complaints. I love this machine.
 
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Darth Tulhu

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Nope.

$200+ savings is not worth those crap keyboards and their potential hassle down the road.

I want an Air, but I'll be waiting for the ones that don't have that butterfly garbage.
 
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turbineseaplane

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Nope.

$200+ savings is not worth those crap keyboards and their potential hassle down the road.

I want an Air, but I'll be waiting for the ones that don't have that butterfly garbage.
Ding ding ding...
We have a winner.

Don’t touch these things if one has waited this long.

The model people should want is coming before much longer this year.
 
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smirking

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No one wants the MacBook Air with unreliable butterfly keyboard even if the price is cheaper.
I bought one for my wife last month. It'll be the 3rd butterfly keyboard Mac we've owned. There are so many ways to deal with a keyboard if it goes iffy on you. It's just a keyboard in the end.