Amazon Prime Day brings with it a ton of great laptop deals. From gaming laptop sales to Chromebook discounts, there’s a Prime Day deal on just about every type of portable computer. But if you’re looking for Prime Day MacBook deals, there’s really only on discount worth mentioning — $150 off the latest MacBook Air.
As Apple’s signature notebook, the 13-inch MacBook Air comes with a backlit Magic Keyboard and Touch ID. It also comes packing a tenth-generation Intel Core i3 processor and 256GB of storage.
Normally Priced at $1,000, a $100 discount drops the price down to just $900. On top of that, there is a special Prime Day promotion that will automatically take another $50 off the price of your purchase.
While the hardware on any piece of Apple tech is top-notch, what really makes the MacBook Air shine is its design. A sleek, thin exterior makes it lightweight and easy to store in a backpack or laptop bag. And with 3 different finish options to choose from, you can get it in Gold, Silver, or Space Gray.
The MacBook Air has, for years, been Apple’s most affordable laptop, with exactly what you need to get work done and little else. It had, however, languished at the bottom of Apple’s affections between 2012 and 2018, when the company finally gave it an improved design. That included a new retina display, TouchID, and two USB 3.1 ports with Thunderbolt 3, alongside the mainstay 3.5mm audio port. The new additions didn’t affect its weight, however, coming in at a barely-bag-troubling 2.8 pounds.
MacBook Air vs. MacBook
The Apple sale on Amazon is pretty slim, so if you’re hoping to find a better deal on a MacBook or MacBook Pro, you’re going to have a hard time finding anything. That being said, the MacBook Air is the most affordable option, so you want to make sure it’s the right laptop for you before you buy it. The main difference between the MacBook Air and MacBook is just processing power. The Air is a more affordable version with a less powerful processor and a focus on keeping the hardware lean.
MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro
You start to see a bigger gap in performance when you look at the differences between the MacBook Air and Pro. In short, the MacBook Pro is like the sports car of laptops. It’s overly powerful and most people who own them aren’t using them to their full potential. In general, a MacBook Air should work just fine for everyday tasks. You would only need to spring for the more powerful model if you’re planning on using it for heft video and photo-editing.