MacBook Air - to wait or not to wait?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Elw2006, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Elw2006 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I’ve been looking to buy a MacBook/MacBook Air since March.

    Had initially decided on the MacBook Air but was put off by the rumours of the possible update so decided to wait to see if it was announced in June but nothing.

    Then thought I’d wait until September and see if any announcement but still nothing.

    I am looking to buy the laptop for my uni course which starts at beginning of October so completely torn between getting a bargain on the MacBook Air (have found for £799) or to hold out another couple of weeks to see if a new one is announced.

    Would you wait or buy now?

    TIA
     
  2. Yvan256 macrumors 603

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    How long would be your return window if you bought the bargain MacBook Air right now?

    I think most readers here are expecting the new laptop to be announced before the end of october.
     
  3. Ma2k5 macrumors 68020

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    With so many Window laptops coming with the new whiskey lake chips and the Air/MacBook stuck on 7th gen, it’ll be surprising if they don’t update it very soon...
     
  4. JonLa macrumors 6502

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    If you've got an old working laptop Currys in the UK will let you trade it in and give you 200 off their price for the base MacBook Air (8gb, 128gb) making it 599. It's a bargain because the replacement in the lineup is unlikely to be lower than 900....

    the laptop has to work and be less than 7 years old - they rejected my 2010 Air but a lot of people have taken advantage of this offer. It ends at the beginning of October, which suggests that Apple are using it to clear stock before they launch the replacement in October (but thats pure speculation on my part)
     
  5. Ma2k5 macrumors 68020

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    They got that offer running for a lot of new Window laptops as well, laptops which aren’t due a refresh (eg Razer Blade 15).
     
  6. JonLa macrumors 6502

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    Yeah the only difference for apple is that no matter the value of your laptop they will knock 200 off the price of a MacBook. At the same time they have the Air for less than the Apple store
     
  7. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    This is Apple we are talking about. I think you can purchase now and in a few years when you are ready to replace, Apple will either ship a new model or discontinue the current Air.
     
  8. titrau macrumors 65816

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    There is no leak new air , who know apple release it ,
     

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