The $ 899 model is the base MacBook Air, which runs on a 10th generation Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. The next model, which retails for $ 1,199 and runs on a 10th generation Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage, offers a bit more power.
One of the things Apple improved in this year’s MacBook Air was the base storage that was expanded to 256GB. Even if you paid full price, you would get more storage immediately, which is a nice perk. But even better is the updated Magic keyboard on the MacBook Air ̵
We also appreciate the excellent trackpad on the MacBook Air, the beautiful Retina display, and the included TouchID sensor. The latter gets by without the TouchBar that can be found on MacBook Pros, and that’s probably for the best as the TouchBar itself is a controversial piece of hardware. However, TouchID is very useful on this laptop as it allows you to securely authenticate and log in with your fingerprint.
But you have to live with the limited port selection that comes with many thin and light laptops these days. The MacBook Air only has two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a headphone jack. So you will need a dongles or two to get the most out of it. The battery life is good and is around 11.5 hours in our tests. However, there are other notebooks that extend battery life even further. If you can live with those tradeoffs, this sale is a great opportunity to get your hands on the latest MacBook Air.
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