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Topic: MacBook Air

With dearth of major chip upgrades from Intel, Apple opts for cheaper Macs in 2014

06/18/2014, 09:06 am

Apple fans hoping for significant Mac upgrades have been disappointed thus far in 2014, thanks in part to a lack of next-generation chips from Intel. That trend continued on Wednesday with the launch of a new low-end iMac that's focused on price rather than specs.

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Best Buy student coupons cut new MacBook Airs to record low $650, Retina iPad minis to $300 [u]

06/18/2014, 11:06 pm

Best Buy for the next few weeks is serving up coupons to students that knock $150 off Apple's MacBooks & iMacs, and $50 off iPad Airs and iPad minis -- effectively dropping the entry-level buy-in cost to owning a MacBook to $650 and an iPad (mini with Retina display) to $330. [Update: Best Buy has now cut WiFi iPad mini even further, yielding $300 16GB models with student coupons]

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Apple issues MacBook Air EFI update to address random reboots, sleep/wake reliability

06/10/2014, 05:06 pm

One day after Apple released an SMC update for 2013 MacBook Airs, the company on Tuesday issued an EFI firmware update for late-model machines, fixing a memory-related problem that can cause systems to randomly reboot.

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Apple issues MacBook Air SMC update to fix battery drain issues

06/09/2014, 05:06 pm

Apple on Monday released a new system management controller (SMC) for its MacBook Air line of ultraportables, targeting an issues related to unexpected battery drain experienced by some mid-2013 models.

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Killer Deals: $89-$109 off iPad Airs, up to $300 off MacBook Pros, up to $200 off MacBook Airs, more...

06/09/2014, 11:06 pm

Post WWDC Monday has delivered a number of killer Apple-related deals from the company's partners, including $70 off 16GB iPad minis with Retina display, $200-$300 off a number of high-end MacBook Pros with Retina display, 11-inch MacBook Airs for $799, 13-inch MacBook Airs for $899, Apple TV and iTunes Gift Card bundles, iTunes Gift Card discounts, price-slashed unlocked iPads and more.

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Intel CEO says next-gen 'Broadwell' CPUs will launch by end of 2014

05/19/2014, 08:05 am

Whether or not they power any of Apple's 2014 Mac lineup, Intel's next-generation chips dubbed "Broadwell" will arrive in PCs this holiday season, the company's CEO has promised.

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Deals: 22 new MacBook Airs & MacBook Pro models in stock at lowest prices anywhere

05/12/2014, 11:05 pm

Nearly two dozen configurations of Apple's new 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs are now in stock and available to ship from Apple's reseller channel at the lowest prices anywhere, with tax savings to boot. Meanwhile, another two dozen MacBook Pro configurations -- some with fresh price drops -- are also now available with the same cost-saving benefits, as are a few remaining Air closeouts starting at just $780.

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Best Buy now offering lowest pre-tax prices on Apple's 2013 & 2014 MacBook Airs, starting at $759

05/04/2014, 12:05 pm

With last week's release of new and cheaper MacBook Air models, authorized Apple reseller Best Buy has undercut those prices, offering discounts on the latest refresh, as well as deep price cuts on the previous-generation models, which now start at just $759 plus tax.

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How to get the lowest prices on Apple's MacBook Airs with models starting at $799

05/01/2014, 04:05 pm

Following a near six-month lull, Apple this week kicked off its 2014 Mac product introductions with an update to its MacBook Airs that transitioned the portables into the the company's most affordable mainstream notebooks yet. Here's how to save even more on the new models with exclusive discount coupons and tax-saving options. Meanwhile, 2013 Airs remaining in the channel are selling for $799 and $899 in 11- and 13-inch configurations, respectively, while supplies last.

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2014 MacBook Air benchmarks show slight performance boost from faster Intel chips

04/30/2014, 11:04 am

The first of Apple's newly released MacBook Air units have already been put to the test, revealing a relatively minor boost to the thin-and-light notebook lineup's horsepower thanks to slightly faster Intel Haswell processors.

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$899 MacBook Air taps Apple into massive $63B-per-year notebook market

04/30/2014, 10:04 am

Apple's new entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air is the company's most affordable notebook in its history --an aggressive pricing move that one analyst has predicted will help the Mac further eat away at the largest segment of the existing Windows PC market.

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Deals: Save $200 on 2013 MacBook Airs while supplies last; prices start at $799

04/29/2014, 11:04 pm

Apple's minor revamp of the MacBook Air lineup has triggered price drops of up to $200 on several of last year's models -- all of which are identical to the models introduced Tuesday with the exception of a 100MHz speed bump on the four standard retail configurations.

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MacBook Air refresh delivers most affordable mass-market notebooks in Apple history

04/29/2014, 08:04 am

While Apple's MacBook Air update was issued on Tuesday with little fanfare, the refreshed machines represent something of a milestone for the company, which is now offering a mass-market $899 notebook for the first time ever. AppleInsider offers a brief history of Mac notebook pricing, from the very first Macintosh Portable until today.

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Apple quietly releases more affordable MacBook Airs starting at $899 [u]

04/29/2014, 04:04 am

As expected, Apple on Monday released faster versions of its MacBook Air lineup, with the 11-inch and 13-inch thin-and-lights getting 100MHz speed boosts compared to outgoing models, as well as a price reduction of $100 [updated].

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Rumor: Apple to update current MacBook Air models with new CPUs next week [u]

04/24/2014, 08:04 am

Apple's existing designs for the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air will allegedly see a refresh next week, likely with newer and faster Intel processors, according to a new report.

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Deals: limited time offers knock 3 MacBooks down to $999 or less

04/10/2014, 05:04 pm

A series of promotions this week have temporarily cut the cost of owning a new MacBook to sub-$1000 levels, with over a half dozen MacBook Airs available at an instant $100 discount and no tax in most states, while 13-inch MacBook Pros with CD/DVD iare being sold for $969.99.

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Apple 'likely' to launch low-cost iMac soon, Retina MacBook Air still on track for 2014 debut

04/09/2014, 07:04 pm

Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch a new low-cost iMac as soon as this quarter, while a completely redesigned thinner and lighter 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display is expected to launch before the end of the year.

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Apple once again rumored to launch MacBook Air with Retina display this year

03/26/2014, 07:03 am

The latest supply chain rumors add to claims that Apple is planning to launch a new MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display later this year, bringing the same pixel-packing power already found in the company's MacBook Pro lineup.

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Rumor: Apple prepping 12" MacBook without fan, mechanical trackpad button

03/21/2014, 09:03 pm

Rumors from the Far East on Friday claim Apple will soon refresh its MacBook Air lineup and may introduce a slimmed-down 12-inch fan-less version with a new trackpad design that does away with the current mechanical click button component.

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Deals: Valentine's Day delivers year's lowest prices on MacBook Airs

02/14/2014, 11:02 pm

Several configurations of Apple's popular MacBook Airs are seeing a new round of price cuts in the company's reseller channels this week, with six models now available at more than $100 discount, including a 13-inch model which is now available exclusively to AI readers for less than $999.

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