Finally the MacBook Air gets the retina display that is long overdue, but starts at $1199. Even the base, older non-Retina, starts at $999. You can say the older version is sub $1K even with brick and mortar discounts, but it's not the new sub $1,000 Apple laptop most analysts or rumors have predicted. Still pricey, but a well deserved upgrade. Those on the fence, it's probably better just to spend the extra $100 for the machine if you don't need Touch ID. Just my two cents.