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Topic: MacBook Air

NPD: Chromebook sales outperform MacBooks in commercial sector as iPad loses ground

12/29/2013, 08:12 pm

According to a recent NPD report, Apple hardware took a hit in commercial sales during 2013 while Google's platforms rallied; the largest gainer being Chromebook, which outsold MacBooks five to one.

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Best Buy & B&H cut $100 off Apple's MacBook Airs, $160 off iMacs in final holiday sale

12/17/2013, 02:12 pm

A pair of final Apple holiday sales from the company's retail partners have have knocked $100 off MacBook Airs ($899-$1199) and $160 off iMacs ($1,139-$1,839.99) while also discounting previous generation models by up to $499.

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Lowest Prices Anywhere: 11" MacBook Air for $729; loaded 13" MacBook Pro Retina for $1,650

12/08/2013, 07:12 am

While cyber week sales on Apple products have wound down from the steep discount levels seen this time last week, a new batch Ivy-Bridge MacBook Airs and MacBook Pro Retinas are in the process of being restocked at one of the company's largest resellers and are being offered to AppleInsider readers at the lowest prices anywhere.

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Cyber Monday Discounts: $200 off 13" MacBook Pro Retina, up to $60 off iPads, free gift cards

12/02/2013, 11:12 pm

Among Cyber Monday's most popular Apple deals are $200 off the company's current 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina, $200 off Apple's MacBook Pro with DVD/CD, up to $60 off iPads, a free $40 Amazon gift card with the purchase of a Nest learning thermostat, free $50 gift card from Best Buy, and more.

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How to find the lowest prices on Apple's Macs this Black Friday [u]

11/29/2013, 11:11 pm

With Apple's online store only offering Gift Card incentives on Macs this Black Friday and power-sellers like Best Buy and Amazon running out of the most popular models days ago, the lowest prices on Macs that are actually in stock for shipping continue to come from a handful of the company's independent resellers. Our real-time price guides make it easy to find the Mac you want at the lowest possible price.

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Best Buy's Black Friday sale knocks $150-$200 off some MacBook Pros, iMacs, & MacBook Airs

11/28/2013, 06:11 pm

Big-box electronics retailer Best Buy kicked-off its 2013 Black Friday sale Thursday evening with dozens of doorbusters, including $150-$200 off MacBook Airs, iMacs, and 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as a 65-inch Samsung HDTV offered for $999.

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Best Buy to take $250 off 13" MacBook, $100 off all MacBook Airs in two-day sale

11/01/2013, 12:11 pm

As part of a two-day sale slated to kick off on Friday, Best Buy is offering special pricing on select MacBooks, including the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro and all MacBook Air models.

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Deals: Brand new 11-inch Apple MacBook Air for $699.99, new iMac cut by $100

10/17/2013, 11:10 pm

A new promotion from AppleInsider sponsor MacMall just popped up offering Apple's 2012 MacBook Air at a rock bottom price of $699 while supplies last. Meanwhile, the entry-level model of the company's new iMac family is already seeing discounts of $100 at three major retailers. [Update: Sold out at $699, now available for

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Apple issues MacBook Air firmware update to test for SSD failures, initiates recall for affected drives

10/17/2013, 07:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released an update for its MacBook Air lineup meant to test the thin-and-light laptop's solid-state drive for a data loss issue and, if no fault is found, install a fresh firmware version.

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Apple issues MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.7

10/10/2013, 04:10 pm

Apple has issued a firmware update that addresses an issue with Boot Camp and Windows installations for newer MacBook Air models.

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Apple predicted to launch 2 big-screen iPhones, Retina displays for iPad mini & MacBook Air

10/08/2013, 10:10 pm

According to DisplaySearch, the coming year will see Apple revamping displays across nearly all of its product line, introducing Retina iPad minis, Retina MacBook Airs, and the long-rumored larger-screened iPhone.

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Deals: Early Black Friday Sale serves up two Apple MacBook Airs under $800

10/06/2013, 12:10 pm

AppleInsider sponsor MacMall is hosting an early Black Friday sale over the next couple of days that -- when reduced with this month's instant discount coupons -- offer two 11-inch MacBook Airs for less than $800.

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Apple fixes battery-related shutdown issue with MacBook Pro and MacBook Air firmware updates

10/01/2013, 04:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a trio of SMC updates, one each for the MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air, that patches a minor issue some users have experienced when draining the battery down to near zero.

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Iowa high school equips students with 1,425 MacBook Airs in $1.4 million initiative

08/22/2013, 10:08 am

Iowa's Ames High School has announced it will provide each student enrolled in 9th through 12th grade with an 11-inch MacBook Air for use during the 2013 school year.

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Best Buy & Amazon holding Back To School sale on MacBook Airs through midnight

08/17/2013, 10:08 am

In addition to its recently-announced iPhone trade-in incentives, Best Buy this weekend is among a handful of resellers offering notable discounts on Apple's MacBook Airs, with prices for 2012 and current 2013 models starting at $799 and $899, respectively.

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Exclusive Deals: $799 MacBook Air, $1799 fully-loaded 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina

08/13/2013, 11:08 pm

In its on-going quest to bring you the most affordable pricing on Apple's product offerings, AppleInsider is teaming this week with Apple power reseller B&H Photo to offer the lowest prices anywhere on an entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air and a fully-loaded current-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

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Caught by iPad cannibalization, Apple, Inc. gambles on Mac inventory safeguards

08/04/2013, 12:08 pm

Apple reduced its total channel inventory by a whopping $1 billion last quarter. That aggressive cut may help explain recent temporary stock-outs of low-volume products, such as Macs and accessories, as the company adopts what is said to be a more conservative approach amidst a shrinking PC market.

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Deals: Best Buy knocks $200 off all Retina MacBook Pros; others discount by up to $650 [u]

07/27/2013, 06:07 pm

Big box retailer Best Buy is holding a 48-hour sale that ends Saturday at midnight, slashing the price of all MacBook Pro with Retina display models by $200, while also offering $100 iTunes Gift Cards for $85. Meanwhile, other Apple resellers have discounted fully loaded MacBook Pro with Retina display BTO configurations by as much as $650, while supplies last.

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Strong sales of MacBook Airs with all-day battery life give Apple its best launch yet

07/23/2013, 05:07 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third quarter of 2013, CFO Peter Oppenheimer revealed the recently refreshed MacBook Air saw its strongest launch since the model was introduced in 2008.

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US Mac sales down 5% year over year in Apple's June quarter, NPD says

07/22/2013, 03:07 pm

The latest data from the NPD Group shows domestic Mac sales down 5 percent year over year in the June quarter, as iPad cannibalization of Apple's Mac platform continues.

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