Looking to buy a MacBook Air? Now is the time

By , Jan 25, 2013

MacBook Air (lid half open, finger)

BestBuy’s Winter Doorbuster Days sale is resulting in some pretty amazing prices for the entire MacBook Air line. The Richfield, Minnesota based company has slashed the price of the MacBook Air by $200 across the board.

That means that you can score a brand new low-end 11.6″ MacBook Air for a mere $799 before tax. Even when you look at refurbished options direct from Apple, that’s the lowest price you’ll find anywhere.

So what’s the catch? Well, there is none, besides the fact that you only have two days to take advantage of the sale. The only way I could see someone having a problem with this is if they didn’t desire a standard retail configuration of the machine.

BestBuy stocks four different standard MacBook Air configurations and they are as follows:

  • 13.3″ Display – 4GB Memory – 256GB Flash Storage – Originally $1499.99, now $1299.99
  • 13.3″ Display – 4GB Memory – 128GB Flash Storage – Originally $1199.99, now $999.99
  • 11.6″ Display – 4GB Memory – 128GB Flash Storage – Originally $1099.99, now $899.99
  •  11.6″ Display – 4GB Memory – 64GB Flash Storage – Originally $999.99, now $799.99

For those of you wanting something a bit more robust, you can head over to Apple’s website and customize a top of the line MacBook Air with an i7 Intel chip, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of flash storage. Doing so will set you back a cool $2199.00, and you don’t get any sort of discount with that.

If I personally was in the market for a MacBook Air, and I wanted to take advantage of this $200 off sale, I’d probably go for the $999.99 13-incher. That’s the sweet spot, and it’s an incredible deal at that price.

What do you think? Are you tempted to pull the trigger on a new MacBook Air?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659581606 Jacob Noah Wolin

    Nope, 15in base pro then replace DVD drive with ssd and and 16gb of ram separate from apple

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      smartest move one can make now..

    • http://twitter.com/S_Lacertosa Stefano

      Doing what you said, will that void warranty?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659581606 Jacob Noah Wolin

        Technically no as long as I don’t mess it up and as long as I put the original parts back in before I returned it, confirmed with AppleCare team

      • http://twitter.com/S_Lacertosa Stefano

        Thanks buddy

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659581606 Jacob Noah Wolin

        Yep

  • Guest

    Mac OSX is awful and I’m sure I’ll always give it a miss, but it’s a shame they’re so over priced because the build quality and the presentation on Macbooks is actually really good.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      “Mac OSX is awful” – crazy

    • Jeff

      Stopped listening at “Mac OS X is awful”… That’s just not true.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        real talk

      • http://twitter.com/purpledodi Jens Tinnerholm

        Awful is the wrong word. But i never seem to find a function for the os to fullfill. It runs good and its somewhat logical to find stuff. But in the end i just end up browsing some sites and just shut it down. Theres nothing to do on a mac tbh.

      • http://www.andrewcassone.tk/ NY Andrew

        Haha Jens, you know I found myself saying the same thing the other night. I just received my new iMac and it’s my first Mac, and you’re right though, BUT the reason is because it just WORKS! lol like seriously you don’t spend hours trying to get things to work and fixing things that would go wrong in a Windows PC out of nowhere. I like the fact that everything just works and I’ll take the “boringness” I guess you’d call it over the headache from Windows!

      • http://twitter.com/purpledodi Jens Tinnerholm

        Yeah i agree. Dont think i ever encountered a software problem with osx.

      • http://twitter.com/K3NSH1R0 Justin Rowe

        Lol totally agree with Jeff

    • Jake Whitaker

      If everyone seems to think OS X is not bad, then what makes it so good? Does anyone have any reasoning?

      • KewlDewd

        It works…consistently. It does everything I need my OS to do, and nothing more. It doesn’t get in the way. I haven’t had a system crash in years.

    • KewlDewd

      OS X was the best thing that ever happened to me…technologically speaking.

  • Karl Kurtz

    Still way overpriced.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      yup exactly cause the performance and specs of that thing are too damn low for 2013..

  • Yan Kar

    it means that refresh for macbook air is coming. now they need to get rid of all stock.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    I recommend buying the entire level MacBook Pro you can upgrade it yourself. I upgraded it to 8gb of ram for 40bucks. Apple charges 100 or more. Eventually I’ll be upgrading to 16gb of ram for 100bucks than switch the 500 HDD out for a 256 SDD and put the stock HDD were the DVD drive is at now. DVD drive is not needed at least for me.

    • http://twitter.com/S_Lacertosa Stefano

      Did u mean entry level MacBook Pro?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Foellarbear Jonathan Foellarbear

    64 GB storage laptop for $800? psh what a complete rip-off!

  • http://twitter.com/TheBrianBurke Brian Burke

    I really want an Air, but I need 8gb and I don’t think you can upgrade later, can you?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659581606 Jacob Noah Wolin

      No you can’t but you can upgrade the ssd

  • Sheitsty187

    Really over priced..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659581606 Jacob Noah Wolin

    For everyone wondering you can replace the SSD In the air, it’s very simple, remove the screws on the bottom and then you will see a removable chip and that is the hard drive, look up Other World Computing (OWC) they make harddrives for the air and the retina pro, as well as most other computers

  • maurid

    OH GEE, $700 ONLY?! Fucking highway robbery, that’s what it is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucas.kunert Lucas Kunert

    If I had the money I’d jump on the $999 deal. I need a new laptop in a bad way. My old POS Toshiba is falling apart slowly and surely.