Amazon is on a roll with sales on Apple products as of late. Yesterday we told you about two big deals for the 9.7-inch iPad, and today the giant retailer is knocking $149 off the price of the latest 256GB 13-inch MacBook Air. That’s enough to bring the price down to a more agreeable $1,249.99.
Amazon is also offering the 128GB model for $109.01 off, which brings the price down to $1,089.99. That’s an attractive price, but if you plan on using this laptop for anything other than surfing the web, I strongly suggest getting the 256GB version. It’s all too easy to run out of space these days. It’s also doesn’t match the more impressive discount we saw last week.
Regarding the laptop itself, I like it. For this release, Apple took a gamble by stripping the MacBook Air of almost everything that was once distinctive about it, whether it was the glowing logo, the keyboard with a pleasing degree of key travel, or the wealth of ports. This model, by contrast, looks a lot like the other MacBooks, even to the point of sporting a bright new Retina display and the same membrane-padded keyboard we found in the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro. It also features Touch ID support, which greatly simplifies the act of logging on or entering passwords.
It’s definitely a different typing experience than what we had with the old model, but I find that slight bit of padding makes it more comfortable for typing than the clacky keys on the MacBook Pros. For that matter, this model also has a slightly inclined keyboard, which allows for a superior typing experience as well.
If you want a little more information, you should check out the review Macworld’s Jason Cross wrote in November. As Jason said at the time:
“If you’re familiar with the 12-inch MacBook, using the new MacBook Air makes it immediately obvious that this is a slightly updated and scaled-up version of that model, with the ‘Air’ name attached. If you’ve been waiting for years for Apple to finally re-imagine the MacBook Air in a way that will once again revolutionize the thin-and-light laptop market, you’re going to be disappointed to find that it has only been brought up to the standards of other modern Mac laptops, with all the good and bad that goes with that.”