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MacBook Airs Get $200 Discount at Best Buy

January 25, 2013

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2012)

If you've been thinking about purchasing an Apple MacBook Air laptop, then it might just be time to take the plunge.

On Friday and Saturday, Best Buy is offering all four MacBook Air models for $200 off with free shipping. That brings the entry-level 11.6-inch model with 64GB of flash storage down to $799 from $999. If you're looking for more storage, the 11.6-inch model is also available with 128GB of flash storage for $899, down from the usual $1,099.

Meanwhile, the base 13.3-inch model, which comes with 128GB of flash storage, is now priced at $999, down from $1,199. Rounding out the lineup, the 13.3-inch, 256GB-capacity model is on sale for $1,299 instead of $1,499.

If you're looking to take advantage of this offer, you better act fast. Best Buy said the deal runs through Saturday, but supplies may run out.

The 11-inch MacBook Air is well suited for those who "don't need quad-core processing power, but still need a stable, comfortable keyboard," according to PCMag's review. It got 3.5 out of 5 stars, earning high marks for its thin, light frame, which can fit perfectly on an airplane tray table. But it lost points for its high price compared to competitors.

On the other hand, the 13-inch Mac Book Air earned an "excellent" rating of four out of five stars.

"If your MacBook Air is less than a year old, you can skip this generation because the Ivy Bridge processor is only a slight speed bump over the last generation," PCMag's lead desktop analyst, Joel Santo Domingo, wrote in the review. "But if you're running an older MacBook (of any kind) with a Core 2 Duo or Quad processor, now is the time to upgrade."




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