Best Buy cuts base model 13-inch MacBook Air by $150 down to $850

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Update 10/25/14 5:31 p.m. by Konrad Krawczyk: Best Buy is selling the base model 13-inch MacBook Air for $150 less lately, which the retailer is now offering for $850. Meanwhile, The Web-based Apple Store sells the same notebook for $1,000.

This version of the 13-inch Air packs an Intel Core i5 1.4GHz dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB PCI-Express SSD, and an Intel HD Graphics 5000 integrated GPU. It weighs 2.96 pounds, making it one of the lightest notebooks you can get your hands on.

Several months ago, Best Buy was selling the 11-inch MacBook Air for as low as $650. That discount amounted to $250 in savings over Cupertino’s asking price.

Apple is widely expected to unveil a 12-inch MacBook Air at some point between now, and early 2015. This unannounced device is rumored to be fan-less, ultra-thin, and have a super high resolution Retina display.

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School is either out or about to be out for most (unless you’re one of those poor saps taking summer classes), but if your laptop is on the fritz or a little long in the tooth, you can start to get ahead in your studies for the upcoming Fall semester by jumping on a deal for MacBook Air laptops that Best Buy is offering right now.

If you head over to this Best Buy page, you can enter your student email address at the top. Once you do, hit the green arrow button to the right of the box where you enter your email address, and you should get a coupon code in your inbox that, that, once applied, cuts $150 off a selection of MacBook Air notebooks. The discount also applies to iMac desktops, and MacBook Pro laptops as well. You can peruse Best Buy’s selection of Apple desktops and laptops here.

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The best deal is arguably the one you can get for the 2014 11.6-inch MacBook Air, which Best Buy already cuts by $100 to $799.99 (Apple sells it from their website for $899.99). By stacking the $150 student coupon code on top of that $100 discount, you can slash Apple’s cheapest (and newest) MacBook Air to $649.99. That savings amounts of $250. Can you say, cha-ching? By the way, we just tested the code out for ourselves, and it works.

MORE: Apple introduces a $1,099 iMac desktop

The 2014 11.6-inch MacBook Air features 1366×768 display resolution, a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 CPU with a Turbo Boost clock of 2.7GHz, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, and Intel HD Graphics 5000. This is a member of Apple’s refreshed lineup of MacBook Airs, which the company introduced in late April. However, it’s worth noting that, according to some tests, the 2014 MacBook Air’s SSDs are significantly slower than the SSDs found in the 2013 models. On the other hand, we doubt that this performance hit will be felt by most MacBook Air users in day to day use.

It’s unclear to us when this promotion expires, so if you’re in the market for a new laptop or desktop, you should get in on this ASAP.


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