Wow! Apple's MacBook Air drops to new low price of $699

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Amazon is selling the 2017 MacBook Air for just $699, or $300 off its original retail price of $999. This deal is available only on Black Friday and will expire when the clock strikes midnight Pacific time on Saturday. 

The specific model on sale has a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. And yes, this is the MacBook with the reliable keyboard. 

MacBook Air 13" (2017): was $999 now $699 @ Amazon

MacBook Air 13" (2017): was $999 now $699 @ Amazon
Need an affordable MacBook? The 2017 MacBook Air is a solid machine with excellent battery life and a great keyboard. And you get both full-size USB ports and a memory card slot. 

In our MacBook Air review, we gave the last-gen laptop props for its long battery life, slim aluminum design and convenient MagSafe power input. While the portable notebook was powerful for its time, its 5th Gen Core i5 CPU is quite dated by now. But that doesn't mean you can't use this MacBook Air for everyday tasks like checking social media or watching videos.

You can do all that without worrying about faulty keys; Yes, this is the last version of the MacBook Air with a comfortable, reliable scissor keyboard. And while it's been discontinued by Apple, this 2017 model is still a popular choice for students and business users. 

Another great thing about this model is that it offers a generous selection of ports, which includes two USB Type-A ports, a Thunderbolt 2 port and an SD card slot. 

If you weren't able to snag this deal, see our Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday deals pages for the latest discounts on laptops, tablets and accessories. You can also check out our best MacBook Black Friday deals page for the biggest discounts on Apple laptops. 

Phillip Tracy

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.