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Though it’s a generation old, this sleek M1-powered MacBook is still a great value. Especially at almost $200 off.
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Though the 2020has since been replaced by 2022’s , it’s still one of the you can buy today and doesn’t require that you spend $1,200 or more to get one. In fact, right now you can at Amazon, dropping its price to just $800. There’s no clear-cut expiration on this deal, but discounts on Apple devices rarely last for long and this is just a dollar shy of this machine’s lowest-ever price. We’d recommend getting your order in sooner rather than later if you’re hoping to grab one at this price.
Apple’s MacBook Air has been a top pick for years for those favoring portability thanks to its thin and light design. In 2020, the machine was revolutionized with Apple silicon, upping the power and adding hours of battery life without increasing in bulk or price.
This 2020 MacBook Air comes equipped with a 13.3-inch display, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and is powered by the aforementioned M1 Apple silicon. It combines portability and power into a great package that’s sure to impress. It can easily handle everyday tasks such as email, web browsing and photo editing and even more resource-intensive things like video editing and casual gaming. It can run Apple’s latest operating system,, that just released this fall. The battery should last for up to 18 hours before needing to be recharged.
If you’re looking for a different model of MacBook, you can check out our roundup of all theyou can shop right now.
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