Early Black Friday deal: New MacBook Air now just $889

Apple MacBook Air 2019
Apple MacBook Air 2019 (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

The new MacBook Air has a sleek design and delivers solid overall performance. For a limited time, Rakuten has it on sale at its lowest price ever, which makes this deal one of the best Black Friday laptop deals we've seen. 

Currently, you can get the 2019 model Apple MacBook Air for $889 via coupon "AVE151B"  from Rakuten. Traditionally priced at $1099, that's $210 off and the lowest price we've ever seen for this configuration. By comparison, it's $110 cheaper than Amazon's price.  

MacBook Air (128GB): was $1,049 now $889 @ Rakuten

MacBook Air (128GB): was $1,049 now $889 @ Rakuten
The 2019 MacBook Air delivers solid performance and long lasting battery life. Use coupon code "AVE151B" to drop its price to $889 at Rakuten. That's the cheapest it's ever been. 

This MacBook Air features a 13.3-inch Retina display (2560 x 1600), a 1.6 GHZ Core i5 CPU, an 8GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD.

The Macbook Air is among the best laptops you can own. It's compact size makes it a great every day carry laptop for the boardroom and the classroom. It's one of the best laptops for college students.

In our MacBook Air review, we liked its crisp, high-res screen, strong sound, and best of all, no bloatware. Although it only packs USB-C ports, we gave it an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 

At 2.8 pounds and 0.2~0.6 inches thick, the 13-inch MacBook Air is a little heavier than the Dell XPS 13 (2.7 pounds; 0.3~0.46 inches) and the HP Spectre x360 (2.8 pounds; 0.6 inches). It's also lighter than the new 13-inch MacBook Pro (3 pounds; 0.6 inches). 

During real world testing, it handle demanding multitasking. We opened 12 Chrome tabs open and streamed a 1080p video on YouTube and not once did it stutter. Even when we launched Slack, Things, and Bear text editor productivity apps simultaneously, the MacBook Air didn't slow down. 

So if you're due for a PC upgrade, now's the time to get off the fence and snag yourself a MacBook for the cheap. 

For more savings this season, be sure to check out our best Black Friday deals and best Cyber Monday deals coverage for the best holiday deals. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.