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The best MacBook Air deals: Get the 2018 model for $849

The all-time low price is back.

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Apple's big launch event last week featured the new iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 -- but there's was no mention of the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro or any news related to the MacBook Air. And we're OK with that, because the mega discounts on the 2018 models have now returned. You can once again pick up the 128GB version for $849 at Amazon. And you can get the 256GB model at B&H for $1,049 -- a new low. (Sure, it's just $1 off the previous low price of $1,050, but still.)

Apple is also offering its own deal for students: pick up a new 2019 MacBook Air for $1,000 -- a $100 discount on the list price -- and get a free pair of Beats headphones. The package is available to current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff and home-school teachers of all grade levels, according to Apple's website.

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MacBook Air discounts, compared

Model List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
MacBook Air 2018 (128GB SSD) $1,100 $849 $849
MacBook Air 2019 (128GB SSD) $1,100 $1,000 $900
MacBook Air 2018 (256GB SSD) $1,300 $1,049 $1,049
MacBook Air 2019 (256GB SSD) $1,300 $1,200 $1,100
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The big deal is back: Amazon is again offering $250 off the 2018 version of the MacBook Air. This model is nearly identical to the 2019 version, except that it doesn't have Apple's True Tone display technology. But you do get a 128GB SSD that's faster than the one in the newer model

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This is a $100 discount on the brand-new MacBook Air -- the one with the Retina True Tone display -- that Apple released in July

B&H's price on the step-up version of the 2018 MacBook Air, with 256GB of storage, is $251 less than Apple's list price.

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B&H is running a $100 discount on the step-up version of the newest 2019 model, with the 256GB SSD.

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Originally published earlier this year. Regularly updated to reflect new sale prices.

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