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- In the market for a new laptop? Now is the time to buy, especially if you’re an Apple fan.
- Best Buy is running a three-day sale of the new MacBook Air, which is being discounted by $200.
- That means you can score one for yourself for $999.99 instead of the original $1,199.99 price.
Getting $200 off a new MacBook Air is a pretty big deal, especially considering the fact that the MacBook Air was released quite recently in October 2018. Often, when Apple announces new products, they don’t get heavy discounts like this until at least 10 months later.
You can get that $200 discount at Best Buy from today, March 7 through Saturday, March 9.
The MacBook Air is a perfect laptop for those who want a highly capable device that’s ultra lightweight. I personally have been using one since it was released, and I absolutely love it. The computer features an updated design compared to the previous-generation model with slimmer black bezels, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and two USB-C ports on the left. The 13.3-inch screen looks great, too.
As you might expect, the laptop also has updated internal specs. The base model of the computer features an 8th-generation 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. If you want, you can upgrade the device to offer up to 16GB of RAM and 1.5TB of storage – though you will need to pay a little more for those upgraded models.
Perhaps the best thing about the laptop is how it blends performance with portability. The device is only 0.61-inches thick at its thickest and weighs in at 2.75 pounds, which makes it extremely easy to carry in a backpack or even by hand. But what are the downsides to the laptop? Well, usually it’s that the computer is slightly expensive, but with this new deal, that’s not really an issue.