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The best MacBook Air deals: The 2018 model is on sale for $850

Best Buy is matching the lowest prices we've seen to date.

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Welcome to our ongoing, regularly updated collection of the best MacBook Air deals available. At the moment, Best Buy is offering up a brand-new 2018 MacBook Air laptop for $250 off. Though we expect these discounts to remain in place through the end of September, it's quite possible that they could sell out before then. Note CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. 

Here's the latest:

  • The best deals on the entry-level MacBook Air are at Best Buy, which has the 128GB model for $850. This is the late 2018 version -- but it's basically the same as the brand-new 2019 MacBook Air from July, except for the lack of True Tone display technology. (Most of you won't miss it.) The step-up configuration, equipped with a 256GB solid-state drive, is also $250 off.
  • And Best Buy also has the lowest price we've seen for the 2019 Air, $900. That's a solid savings versus the $1,100 you'd spend at the Apple Store (before the student discount). The 256GB version is also discounted by $200.

Check out all of the details below.

MacBook Air discounts, compared

Model List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
MacBook Air 2018 (128GB SSD) $1,100 $850 $850
MacBook Air 2019 (128GB SSD) $1,100 $900 $900
MacBook Air 2018 (256GB SSD) $1,300 $1,050 $1,050
MacBook Air 2019 (256GB SSD) $1,300 $1,100 $1,100
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This is a monster discount on the 2018 version of the MacBook Air. The model on sale is nearly identical to the brand-new one that debuted in July -- except that it doesn't have Apple's True Tone display technology. And the markdown is substantial: For $850, you get an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and a 128GB SSD that's faster than the one in the newer model

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This is a $200 discount on the brand-new MacBook Air -- the one with the Retina True Tone display -- that Apple released a few weeks ago. This matches the lowest price we've seen, and it likely won't last for long.

Best Buy's price on the step-up version of the 2018 MacBook Air, with 256GB of storage, is now back at its all-time low of $1,050. 

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Best Buy is also running a $200 discount on the step-up version of the newest 2019 model, with the 256GB SSD.

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Originally published earlier this month. Updated to reflect new sale prices.

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Apple MacBook Air (128GB, Gray, 2018)
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