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Monday, March 28, 2011, 08:40 pm PT (11:40 pm ET)

Killer deal: Brand new Apple 11.6-inch MacBook Air for $849 ($150 savings)

AppleInsider sponsor MacMall on Monday teamed up with eBay to offer readers a killer deal on Apple's 11.6-inch MacBook Air, selling brand new units for $849 while supplies last.

The promotion, which is part of eBay's ongoing March Madness blowout sale, knocks $149 (or 15%) off the entry level MacBook Air, bringing the cost down to $849.99, which is the lowest price we've ever seen on the ultra-thin notebook.

These are brand new, unopened MacBook Airs featuring a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 64GB Flash Storage, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, 11.6" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1, FaceTime camera, built-in battery, and precision aluminum unibody. There's a strict limit of on per customer.

These particular March Madness deals are limited to 24-hours or less, or while supplies last. In this case, eBay is indicating that it expects to blow through the allotment of 11-inch MacBook Airs earmarked for this sale within the next 4 hours.

Readers interested in this deal can compare it to prices from Apple's other authorized resellers in AppleInsider's Mac Price Guide, the MacBook Air segment of which is included below:

MacBook Air
11-inch MacBook Airs
Amazon MacMall B&H Photo & Video OnSale.com Adorama
Discount
11" Air (1.40GHz/4GB/128GB) $839.99 $814.79* $839.99+ $854.99 $839.00! $84.21
11" Air (1.40GHz/8GB/128GB) n/a on order* $979.00+ n/a $979.00! $20.00
11" Air (1.40GHz/4GB/256GB) $1,079.99 $1,088.79* $999.99+ $1,044.99 $999.00! $99.01
11" Air (1.40GHz/8GB/256GB) n/a $1,144.59* on order+ n/a on order! $54.41
11" Air (1.40GHz/4GB/512GB) n/a on order* n/a n/a $1,379.00! $20.00
11" Air (1.40GHz/8GB/512GB) n/a on order* n/a n/a $1,479.00! $20.00
11" Air (1.70GHz/4GB/128GB) n/a on order* n/a n/a $1,029.00! $20.00
11" Air (1.70GHz/4GB/256GB) n/a on order* n/a n/a $1,229.00! $20.00
11" Air (1.70GHz/4GB/512GB) n/a on order* n/a n/a $1,529.00! $20.00
11" Air (1.70GHz/8GB/128GB) n/a on order* $1,149.00+ n/a $1,129.00! $20.00
11" Air (1.70GHz/8GB/256GB) n/a $1,309.49* on order+ n/a $1,329.00! $39.51
11" Air (1.70GHz/8GB/512GB) n/a $1,581.09* $1,629.00+ n/a $1,629.00! $67.91
11" Air (1.30GHz/4GB/128GB) $806.99 sold out $819.00+ sold out $192.01
11" Air (1.30GHz/4GB/256GB) $949.80 on order* $899.00+ sold out $239.20
MacBook Pro
13-inch MacBook Airs
Amazon MacMall B&H Photo & Video OnSale.com Adorama
Discount
13" Air (1.40GHz/4GB/128GB) $989.00 $921.49* $899.99 $899.99 $899.99 $100.00
13" Air (1.40GHz/8GB/128GB) n/a $1,042.74* on order+ n/a $1,079.00! $56.26
13" Air (1.40GHz/4GB/256GB) $1,129.99 $1,105.79* $1,139.99+ $1,139.99 $1,139.99! $93.21
13" Air (1.40GHz/8GB/256GB) n/a $1,231.89* $1,299.00+ n/a on order! $67.11
13" Air (1.40GHz/4GB/512GB) n/a on order* n/a n/a $1,479.00! $20.00
13" Air (1.40GHz/8GB/512GB) n/a $1,546.18* on order+ n/a $1,579.00! $52.82
13" Air (1.70GHz/4GB/128GB) n/a on order* n/a n/a $1,129.00! $39.32
13" Air (1.70GHz/4GB/256GB) n/a on order* $1,349.00+ n/a $1,329.00! $45.32
13" Air (1.70GHz/4GB/512GB) n/a on order* n/a n/a $1,629.00! $54.32
13" Air (1.70GHz/8GB/128GB) n/a $1,183.39* $1,249.00+ n/a $1,229.00! $65.61
13" Air (1.70GHz/8GB/256GB) n/a $1,377.39* $1,419.99+ n/a $1,429.00! $71.61
13" Air (1.70GHz/8GB/512GB) n/a $1,668.39* $1,749.00+ n/a $1,729.00! $80.61
13" Air (1.30GHz/4GB/128GB) $908.00 sold out sold out sold out $191.00
13" Air (1.30GHz/4GB/256GB) $1,109.89 sold out $999.00+ sold out $300.00
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