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The MacBook Air’s balance of powerful hardware and compact, lightweight design make it a great all-purpose laptop, especially for people who are working from home, or heading to school.
Right now, Amazon has a deal that gets you the new 2020 MacBook Air for just $949 — that’s $50 off its current price at Apple.com. Apple products almost never go on sale, so this is a deal you’ll want to take advantage of before prices go up again.
The new MacBook Air has a high-resolution 13.3-inch display, M1 processor, 256GB (gigabytes) of storage, and 8GB of RAM. Those tech specs are more than enough to handle everything from Microsoft Office and web surfing to 4K video editing. If you need more storage, you can score a version of this laptop with 512GB of storage for $1,149 — $100 off its normal price.
Equally impressive is the MacBook Air’s exceptional battery life. Apple says the machine can run for up to 18 hours per charge. This leap in battery life is possible because Apple designed its M1 chip to be incredibly power efficient
Despite these premium tech specs, the M1 MacBook Air weighs just 2.8 pounds, and is less than .68 inches thick. It’s an extremely lightweight, travel-friendly, backpack friendly computer. You’ll want to note that this laptop only has Thunderbolt 3 ports; if you’re upgrading from an older computer (Mac or PC), your accessories may not plug in without an adapter. If you’re new to Apple’s laptops, we have some accessory recommendations to help you out.
We also found pre-owned and refurbished MacBooks on eBay starting at just $495. Many of these are brand new MacBook computers but are discounted due to being sold with an open box, or as previous in-store display models. Almost all the MacBook deals on eBay come with full warranties for the laptop, and many come with free returns so you can shop on eBay worry-free.