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Best Buy has M1 MacBook Air's for $800

Post by Torrid » Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:49 am

I'd been thinking of getting another iPad for awhile now. My Windows laptop is 15.6" and it just doesn't fit well in my work bag. I hadn't thought of actually getting a smaller laptop instead. I was at Best Buy wasting time while getting the VW serviced and saw they had the leftover M1 MacBook Airs marked down to $800. If I went iPad Air I wanted 256GB and that was going to be $750 already and if I went iPad Pro that would have been a minimum of $850 and less than 256GB. This 13" MacBook is such a perfect fit for what I want to use it for and I never even really considered it due to price. Now I'm debating if I should just sell my Windows laptop.

Just a heads up for you guys if you're looking for a new laptop.

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Post by tattoo chef » Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:00 am

I have an M1 MacBook Air.
Got it when it came out in 2020. Still works like the day I got it, and it gets heavy use from me. I’m waiting another year probably so I’ll have gotten 4 years out of it, and then I’m probably upgrading to a M2 MacBook Pro but that’s just because of video editing power.


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Post by Torrid » Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:13 am

tattoo chef wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:00 am
I have an M1 MacBook Air.
Got it when it came out in 2020. Still works like the day I got it, and it gets heavy use from me. I’m waiting another year probably so I’ll have gotten 4 years out of it, and then I’m probably upgrading to a M2 MacBook Pro but that’s just because of video editing power.


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I have a guy that I work with that was asking me why I didn't just get a MacBook since I'm primarily an Apple user and I see why he recommended it. He said much of the same, lasts a long time and also still has value years down the road to sell and upgrade. I don't do too much intensive with computers. It's mostly media consumption and ease of transport which the MacBook Air will do better for me. I know I got the base Air they make, but it's well more powerful than necessary to handle anything I can throw at it.

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Post by Wario406 » Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:03 am

MacBook Air is a heck of a machine. I’ve been a Mac guy for ever. They’re super solid and last a LONG TIME. My MBP is a 2017 and it runs great. May need to score a MBA if they’re that cheap.


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Post by dukerules » Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:13 am

The M1 chip is a game changer. The M2 probably is worth it if you’re going to be doing intensive tasks but for everyday the M1 is incredible.

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Post by Jeep99dad » Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:28 am

That seems like a deal. I need to check my local BB.
I have an older MacBook Pro and I’ll never go back to a windows PC or laptop. Can’t remember how long I’ve had it, several years.
Processor is 1.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Maybe 4-5 years old ?

It’s been much more reliable, never get virus or weird stuff like all our windows computers did. It’s compact and lift yet sturdy and reliable. It works just like day 1 besides a bit less battery life and screen is very crisp and has great color, doesnt feel outdated I guess is what I’m saying. Il get another Mac laptop for sure. Not even a second thought.
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Post by nweash » Fri Feb 03, 2023 10:15 am

I still have my MacBook Air from 2011. Put a new battery in it a few years ago. Still runs well for the few times a year I need it.

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Post by ezcheese » Fri Feb 03, 2023 10:23 am

The M1 is badass. I have a 16" Macbook Pro (with the M1 pro chip) and it's great. Extremely power efficient.
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Post by ericf4 » Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:00 am

It’s a bad ass computer. Got one for work when it first came out and never had an issue. Fast as fuck and silent. For personal use I have a MacBook Pro M1Pro chip also badass. For $800 it’s a steal for how great it is.


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Post by BacoNoir » Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:48 pm

ezcheese wrote:The M1 is badass. I have a 16" Macbook Pro (with the M1 pro chip) and it's great. Extremely power efficient.
Same here. That Pro chip is smoking fast and can handle dual monitors too.
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Post by ezcheese » Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:59 pm

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Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:48 pm
ezcheese wrote:The M1 is badass. I have a 16" Macbook Pro (with the M1 pro chip) and it's great. Extremely power efficient.
Same here. That Pro chip is smoking fast and can handle dual monitors too.
True! I have used it with my larger 27” 4k monitor plus another 24” 1080p monitor and it was no sweat. Kind of cool to have 3 screens at times. The thing that sucks though is buying adapters for normal usb devices or hdmi since there’s just 1 normal hdmi port.
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Post by Jeep99dad » Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:11 pm

Torrid wrote:I'd been thinking of getting another iPad for awhile now. My Windows laptop is 15.6" and it just doesn't fit well in my work bag. I hadn't thought of actually getting a smaller laptop instead. I was at Best Buy wasting time while getting the VW serviced and saw they had the leftover M1 MacBook Airs marked down to $800. If I went iPad Air I wanted 256GB and that was going to be $750 already and if I went iPad Pro that would have been a minimum of $850 and less than 256GB. This 13" MacBook is such a perfect fit for what I want to use it for and I never even really considered it due to price. Now I'm debating if I should just sell my Windows laptop.

Just a heads up for you guys if you're looking for a new laptop.
Can’t seem to see it on the site. Any particular code ?
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Post by BacoNoir » Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:12 pm

ezcheese wrote:
BacoNoir wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:48 pm
ezcheese wrote:The M1 is badass. I have a 16" Macbook Pro (with the M1 pro chip) and it's great. Extremely power efficient.
Same here. That Pro chip is smoking fast and can handle dual monitors too.
True! I have used it with my larger 27” 4k monitor plus another 24” 1080p monitor and it was no sweat. Kind of cool to have 3 screens at times. The thing that sucks though is buying adapters for normal usb devices or hdmi since there’s just 1 normal hdmi port.
I use these as a docking station when we’re at home to get more ports and save on desk space.
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Post by tattoo chef » Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:25 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:
Torrid wrote:I'd been thinking of getting another iPad for awhile now. My Windows laptop is 15.6" and it just doesn't fit well in my work bag. I hadn't thought of actually getting a smaller laptop instead. I was at Best Buy wasting time while getting the VW serviced and saw they had the leftover M1 MacBook Airs marked down to $800. If I went iPad Air I wanted 256GB and that was going to be $750 already and if I went iPad Pro that would have been a minimum of $850 and less than 256GB. This 13" MacBook is such a perfect fit for what I want to use it for and I never even really considered it due to price. Now I'm debating if I should just sell my Windows laptop.

Just a heads up for you guys if you're looking for a new laptop.
Can’t seem to see it on the site. Any particular code ?
Just click on it and you’ll see the price drops to $799
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Post by Torrid » Sat Feb 04, 2023 4:23 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:11 pm
Torrid wrote:I'd been thinking of getting another iPad for awhile now. My Windows laptop is 15.6" and it just doesn't fit well in my work bag. I hadn't thought of actually getting a smaller laptop instead. I was at Best Buy wasting time while getting the VW serviced and saw they had the leftover M1 MacBook Airs marked down to $800. If I went iPad Air I wanted 256GB and that was going to be $750 already and if I went iPad Pro that would have been a minimum of $850 and less than 256GB. This 13" MacBook is such a perfect fit for what I want to use it for and I never even really considered it due to price. Now I'm debating if I should just sell my Windows laptop.

Just a heads up for you guys if you're looking for a new laptop.
Can’t seem to see it on the site. Any particular code ?
Should be the regular price on the site. My local one had gold and space grey in stock. I had to go for that sweet gold.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/macbook-ai ... Id=5721600

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Post by Torrid » Sat Feb 04, 2023 5:54 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:28 am
That seems like a deal. I need to check my local BB.
I have an older MacBook Pro and I’ll never go back to a windows PC or laptop. Can’t remember how long I’ve had it, several years.
Processor is 1.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Maybe 4-5 years old ?

It’s been much more reliable, never get virus or weird stuff like all our windows computers did. It’s compact and lift yet sturdy and reliable. It works just like day 1 besides a bit less battery life and screen is very crisp and has great color, doesnt feel outdated I guess is what I’m saying. Il get another Mac laptop for sure. Not even a second thought.
You know what's funny is that I was grabbing some stuff of my Asus laptop earlier and there's definitely a lot to be said for how Apple integrates with its software. The MacBook Air has less ram, 8GB vs 12GB, but it doesn't feel like it. The Asus is a great computer but side by side this MacBook just feels more polished. I remember when I just got out of high school I'd always use my aunt's MacBook. I loved it back then and that was 20 years ago. Cost is the only reason why I never bought one but the deal was so good I finally did it. Now I wouldn't have a problem with the $1k price tag after really experiencing it. I love the integration with my iPhone 14 Pro Max and how seamlessly my AirPods Pro switch between them. That's the real dynamic thing that I was missing with Windows, seamless switching and iMessage on both.

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Post by Henryj » Fri Apr 21, 2023 6:02 pm

I’m late to this thread. I have a 2021 MB Air with the M1, and it does everything I could want. That said, there’s some noise about a 15” Air soon. I might have to jump on that for my older eyes.
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Post by DocHollidayDDS » Thu Nov 16, 2023 1:06 am

Henryj wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2023 6:02 pm
I’m late to this thread. I have a 2021 MB Air with the M1, and it does everything I could want. That said, there’s some noise about a 15” Air soon. I might have to jump on that for my older eyes.
The 15” M2 MacBook Air was recently announced:
https://www.apple.com/macbook-air-13-and-15-m2/

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Post by Wario406 » Thu Nov 16, 2023 5:46 am

DocHollidayDDS wrote:
Henryj wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2023 6:02 pm
I’m late to this thread. I have a 2021 MB Air with the M1, and it does everything I could want. That said, there’s some noise about a 15” Air soon. I might have to jump on that for my older eyes.
The 15” M2 MacBook Air was recently announced:
https://www.apple.com/macbook-air-13-and-15-m2/
I have a 15” M2 Air. It’s a lot of computer for the $.
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