The best MacBook Air deals


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Welcome to our ongoing, regularly updated collection of the best MacBook Air deals available. The mega-discounts we saw in August are gone, but Best Buy and B&H are offering prices that are a bit lower than the ones you’ll find at the Apple Store. 

And, for a little while longer, Apple is offering some deals of its own to students. The new 2019 MacBook Air starts at $1,000 — a $100 discount on the list price — and comes with a free pair of Beats headphones. The deal is available to current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff and home-school teachers of all grade levels, according to Apple’s website.

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MacBook Air discounts, compared

Model List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
MacBook Air 2018 (128GB SSD) $1,100 $929 $850
MacBook Air 2019 (128GB SSD) $1,100 $1,000 $900
MacBook Air 2018 (256GB SSD) $1,300 $1,150 $1,050
MacBook Air 2019 (256GB SSD) $1,300 $1,200 $1,100

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B&H is offering a $170 discount off Apple’s list price for the gold 2018 version of the MacBook Air. The model on sale is nearly identical to the brand-new one that debuted in July — except that it doesn’t have Apple’s True Tone display technology. But you do get an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and a 128GB SSD that’s faster than the one in the newer model

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This is a $100 discount on the brand-new MacBook Air — the one with the Retina True Tone display — that Apple released in July. But it doesn’t quite match the $900 low that Best Buy offered earlier.

Best Buy’s price on the step-up version of the 2018 MacBook Air, with 256GB of storage, is $150 less than Apple’s list price.

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Best Buy is also running a $100 discount on the step-up version of the newest 2019 model, with the 256GB SSD.

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Originally published earlier this month. Updated to reflect new sale prices.


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