How many times have you walked into an Apple store or a Best Buy and stopped off to drool over the MacBook Air laptops? Well, today is the day you finally stop drooling over the laptops in the store and start drooling over your own MacBook Air.
Amazon is running two great deals right now on MacBook Air models. One slashes up to $150 off the price of a brand new current-generation MacBook Air, and the second chops up to $250 off the price of a brand new previous-generation MacBook Air. The former obviously has a bit more oomph, but the latter is no slouch and is definitely a fantastic option for anyone looking to score a fast Apple laptop while saving as much money as possible. The cheapest MacBook Air you can buy in an Apple store right now costs $1,100, but this model is on sale for just $749.99!
There is one problem that people have run into with this model, and you’ll see people talking about it in negative reviews. This MacBook Air is often sold by unofficial resellers, so the warranty starts on the date they purchased the laptop, not when you buy it. There are two things you should know, though. First, this MacBook Air ships from and is sold by Amazon, so you don’t have to worry about that problem at all. Second, those are all old reviews on Amazon. As one commenter explains, there’s an easy fix even if you do buy one through a reseller:
“If you buy this MacBook, your date of purchase will most likely be set to when Amazon received it, not when you bought it. There is a fix for this,” the Amazon user wrote. “Give Apple a call and request to speak to the department that can change the date of purchase. If you provide them your receipt from Amazon, they can change the date of purchase to when you bought it. This will make sure you get your one year warranty from the date you bought your MacBook Air.”
That’s great info to hang onto, but again, it doesn’t apply here because this MacBook Air is sold by Amazon, a major authorized Apple reseller.
If you’re willing to spend a little more cash, you should definitely upgrade to the current-gen MacBook Air. It’s got a newer Intel Core i5 processor, the 8th-generation version, and it also has Intel UHD graphics and fast SSD storage. The best part is that gorgeous 13.3-inch Retina display though. I still marvel every time I look at it. This is a wonderful machine and you won’t believe how thin and light it is. Retail is $1,100, as we mentioned about, but the current Amazon deal cuts that down to just $949 even.
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