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Topic: MacBook Air

Apple drops to 5th place in LaptopMag's brand rankings after leading for multiple years

04/10/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple has lost its place at the top of Laptop Mag's annual ranking of the best notebook brands after six years, with the MacBook producer dropping down to joint-fifth place, after being penalized over the high cost of its products and the apparent need to acquire dongles to expand its connectivity.

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Apple Deals: 13" MacBook Air for $799 ($200 off); 2017 9.7" iPad in stock for $324 ($5 off); unlocked iPhone 5s for $99

04/10/2017, 11:04 am

Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on 13" MacBook Airs can save $200 this week with special financing offers. MacMall is also knocking $5 off Apple's new 2017 32GB iPad (Wi-Fi) in Silver with units in stock. Refurbished iPhone 5s devices (GSM unlocked) are discounted to $99.99 as well.

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24 Hour Deal: Fully loaded 11" MacBook Air for $849 ($800 off) with no tax in 48 states

03/30/2017, 12:03 am

For 24 hours only, B&H Photo is taking $800 off Apple's fully loaded 11" MacBook Air (Early 2015) featuring a 2.2GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory and 512GB of storage with free shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

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Deals: 13" MacBook Air for $799 ($200 off); 512GB 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,849 ($150 off); Beats Tour2 headphones for $55 + no tax in 48 states

03/14/2017, 02:03 pm

B&H Photo this week is offering shoppers $200 off two popular 13" MacBook Air configurations or $150 off Apple's Late 2016 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage. Beats Tour2 in-ear headphones are also marked down to $54.95 with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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Back to School promotions on Mac, iPad Pro start in Australia, Japan, New Zealand

02/06/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple has launched a series of Back to School promotions in Australia and New Zealand, with purchasers of new equipment online or at Apple Retail getting gift cards for a future purchase at the Apple Store.

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Deals: 27" iMac 5K for $1,299; 13" MacBook Air for $899; $100 off Mac mini; 500GB G-Drive for $40

01/30/2017, 11:01 am

Shoppers this week can pick up a refurbished 27" iMac 5K (3.2GHz, 8GB, 1TB FUS) with M390 graphics for $1,299.99 on eBay. Plus, save $100 on a 13" MacBook Air or 2.6GHz Mac mini at B&H with no tax collected outside NY & NJ. B&H is also discounting the 500GB G-Drive by 50% today only.

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Apple loses mechanical engineer responsible for original MacBook Air enclosure to Tesla

01/11/2017, 09:01 am

Matt Casebolt, one of Apple's key hinge designers, and the key designer of the original MacBook Air mechanical design has departed Apple, and is now working at Tesla.

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Hands-on: AirBar turns MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop

01/05/2017, 02:01 am

AirBar on Wednesday showed off a prototype "plug-and-touch" USB device that turns Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop, a feat accomplished through infrared light, sensors and other proprietary technology.

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Comparison: Which Apple MacBook is right for you?

01/01/2017, 02:01 pm

Having trouble deciding between the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, Retina MacBook and MacBook Air? Confused about specs? Not sure if upgrades are worth the extra money? AppleInsider explains it all in this breakdown of Apple's current laptop lineup.

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Buyers' guide: Choosing the perfect MacBook model from Apple's numerous new offerings

11/22/2016, 08:11 am

Apple has three distinct lines of laptop computers -- MacBook Air, MacBook, and MacBook Pro -- but the lines between them can be pretty hazy. If you're in the market for yourself, or somebody you know, AppleInsider can help if you know the answers to a few, basic questions.

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Watch: Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar vs. 2015 13" MacBook Air

11/12/2016, 12:11 am

With the launch of its new 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, and subsequent 11-inch MacBook Air discontinuation, Apple appears to be drawing down the thin-and-light series in favor of more affordable pro laptops. To see how this plays out in real life, AppleInsider pit the new entry-level MacBook Pro against last year's 13-inch MacBook Air.

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Best Buy 2016 Black Friday deals include $50 off Apple Watch, $200 off 5K iMac, more

11/10/2016, 02:11 pm

Electronics retailer Best Buy has also made public its 2016 "Black Friday" deal assortment, with the vendor offering lower prices on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, a MacBook Air, and two models of iMac including one 5K configuration.

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Apple cuts 512GB, 1TB SSD upgrade prices by up to $200 on older Mac models

11/01/2016, 08:11 pm

It appears Apple's push toward an all-flash storage Mac lineup is driving an amortization of SSD costs for the tech giant, as the company recently cut upgrade pricing for 512GB and 1TB modules on older Mac models.

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New 13" MacBook Pro w/o Touch Bar keeps pace with higher clocked 2015 Retina model

10/27/2016, 10:10 pm

Benchmarks of Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup are making their way online just hours after Thursday's unveiling, with initial tests putting the entry-level 13-inch model without Touch Bar at performance levels equivalent to last year's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

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Apple debuts affordable 13" MacBook Pro model, axes 11" MacBook Air

10/27/2016, 02:10 pm

Though Apple's two new flagship MacBook Pro models with multitouch Touch Bar stole the show on Thursday, the company also launched a third, more affordable 13-inch model aimed at the MacBook Air faithful.

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AppleInsider is live at Apple's 'Hello Again' MacBook Pro event -- tap here for instant analysis

10/27/2016, 12:10 pm

Apple will close out its 2016 product launches with one last event from its campus at 1 Infinite Loop, where it is expected to introduce a newly redesigned MacBook Pro with a thinner chassis, OLED "Magic Touchbar," and USB-C ports. AppleInsider is there live with full coverage and instant analysis.

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Apple's online store becomes unavailable ahead of 'Hello Again' Mac event

10/27/2016, 10:10 am

As is par for the course, Apple's online store is unavailable in the hours leading up to a media presentation, with today's keynote expected to be headlined by a new, thinner MacBook Pro with OLED "Magic Toolbar" and USB-C ports.

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New Apple event invite recalls original Macintosh, iMac introductions

10/20/2016, 09:10 am

The color-splashed invite sent out to the press on Wednesday for the forthcoming Oct. 27 Apple release event uses language that Apple has used before in two other groundbreaking product debuts.

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'Hello again:' Apple sends invitations for event on Oct. 27, new MacBook Pros expected

10/19/2016, 04:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued invitations to members of the press for an event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters on Oct. 27, where it is expected to unveil a thinner MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar and reversible USB-C ports.

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Apple to debut new Macs at Oct. 27 event, report says

10/18/2016, 05:10 pm

A report on Tuesday puts a date to rumors regarding an impending Mac hardware refresh, saying Apple will announce all new computer models at an Oct. 27 media event.

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