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The iconic Apple MacBook Air is at a record low price — save $249

What is it?

Looking for a new laptop? Pondering a PC-to-Mac switch? We found a deal that will score you a great computer without leaving a massive dent in your wallet. Right now, the Apple MacBook Air (2020 model) is down to $750 (that's $249 off). Apple rarely discounts its products, and this is the all-time lowest price we’ve seen on this gem. Our suggestion? Pounce on this.

What’s so great about it? With a speedy Intel Core i3 Dual-Core chip (10th generation) built-in, 8GB of memory, 256GB of on-board storage and the latest version of MacOS Catalina, it’s a beast. It’s also super-lightweight at just under three pounds.

$899 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal?

Saving $250 is always a welcome surprise, but especially on a laptop that has never seen a discount this low before. That's right — this is the lowest price ever for this model, and it's a deal you don't want to miss.

Why do I need this?

What really separated this MacBook Air from previous models, when it first launched, was its new and improved Magic Keyboard. Previously, Apple had used a ‘butterfly style’ keyboard that was inaccurate and slippery. It was one of the biggest complaints from users. But for 2020, Apple introduced new "scissor-style" keys for more comfortable, accurate typing.

Even longtime Windows 10 users have made the switch to Mac because of its ease of use and wide range of apps available — over 1.8 million compared to less than half that at the Microsoft Store.

Use this Apple MacBook Air for work, play and everything in between. (Photo: Apple)
Use this Apple MacBook Air for work, play and everything in between. (Photos: Apple)

What reviewers say

Amazon shoppers have given this Mac an incredible 4.8-star overall rating.

“The screen is beautiful. The Magic Keyboard feels very nice and a definite upgrade from the previous butterfly mechanism,” wrote a happy five-star reviewer. “For day-to-day use of browsing, Netflix, Zoom calls and presentations, you would most likely never hear the fan nor feel the heat from underneath your keyboard.”

"The battery life is phenomenal," said a fan. "I can take it on the go and use it all day with no issues at all. ... The performance is spectacular. It runs circles around anything else I have that’s Windows-based. ... For the majority of people, this is going to be their go-to laptop. What you get for an entry-level Mac is stellar."

One fan quipped, "The M1 chip is amazing and a miracle. This little chip can play some of the most CPU demanding games. Cities Skylines played phenomenally without any lag or freezing. This MacBook Air is very powerful. The downside to it is that it doesn't have a cooling fan and one cooling fan in it would make a major improvement." (Note: One easy way to keep your laptop cool is to add a stand, like this No. 1 bestseller.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

Lightweight and powerful with a jaw-dropping display, this Macbook can go anywhere. On sale in this gorgeous rose gold shade as well as slate gray and silver.

$950 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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