Apple lops $500 off the price of SSD-based MacBook AirWith the price of NAND flash memory continuing its steady sequential decline, Apple Inc. this month cut the price of its Solid State Drive (SSD)-equipped MacBook Air by half a grand, AppleInsider has discovered.
The Cupertino-based Mac maker is now selling its super slim 13-inch 1.8GHz MacBook Air with a 64GB Solid State Drive for $2598, down from the $3098 fetching price that was listed as recently as last week.
The half-grand markdown is a result of price cuts to two separate components. First, Apple reduced the price of the Air's 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor upgrade by $100 to just $200.
Secondly, the company slashed the cost of the Flash memory-based 64GB SSD drive upgrade to $599 from $999. That means customers can now configured a 1.6GHz MacBook Air with an SSD drive for as little as $2398.
On Topic: Current Hardware
- Apple's redesigned Magic Mouse 2 & Magic Keyboard gain integrated batteries, Lightning ports
- Apple upgrades all 27-inch iMacs to 5K Retina displays & Intel Skylake CPUs, starting at $1,799
- Apple brings Force Touch to the desktop with new $129 Magic Trackpad 2
- Apple launches 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display, starting at $1,499
- Mac gains marketshare in third quarter amid continued PC market slide