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Prime Day Cuts MacBook Air to $699 (Updated)

Apple just killed the MacBook Air I recommended for my mom, but Prime Day 2019 brought it back. Oh, and it's at a crazy low price: $699, for savings of $300. This deal is now 100 percent claimed (in less than an hour!), but there is a waitlist that can give you a shot to get it. 

 This laptop may be from 2017, but Apple devotees love it for its reliable keyboard and MagSafe 2 connector, which means your laptop doesn't fall to the ground if its power cord is pulled on by a running child or pet. It features an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.

As I said above, this MacBook Air is the one I just recently helped my mom purchase. While the 2019 MacBook Air has USB-C ports, it doesn't have the traditional USB-A ports that she needs for her accessories, and she had no interest in buying a hub to carry everywhere.

Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.