The holidays are just a few weeks away, but don't worry if you can't wait until the best Black Friday deals and best Cyber Monday deals arrive. Best Buy is selling the 2018 MacBook Air for just $1,049, or $350 off the retail price.
This specific MacBook Air is a step up from the base version and comes with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Originally priced at $1,399, Best Buy is now selling the laptop for just $1,049.
While the MacBook Pro is Apple's most capable laptop, the MacBook Air remains the best option for most people because of its lower price and more portable chassis. In our 2018 MacBook Air review, we praised the laptop's refreshed design, sharp Retina display and powerful speakers.
Yes, Apple updated the MacBook Air in 2019, but that newer version is practically identical to its predecessor (the display now supports True Tone). The best thing about the new MacBook Air is that it costs $100 less, but that still doesn't bring it down to this sales price.
With Black Friday around the corner, you might want to hold off on this deal. That said, if you need a new Apple laptop, it won't get much better than this.
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Phillip Tracy is the assistant managing editor at Laptop Mag where he reviews laptops, phones and other gadgets while covering the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News covering 5G and IoT. When he's not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, traveling or watching soccer.