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My Best Buy Students: MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop: 2560x1600, M1, 8GB, 256GB SSD EXPIRED

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Best Buy has for My Best Buy Student Members (free to join): MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop (Space Gray, Gold or Silver) on sale for $799.99 when you follow the deal instructions below. Shipping is free.

Thanks to community member jassingh for finding this deal.

Note, must be a My Best Buy Student Member and logged into account to able to apply the coupon.

Deal Instructions:
  1. Log in to your Best Buy Student account (or enroll for free if you're not already a member).
  2. Select your color:
  3. On the product page, check the box next to "Save $100 with your Student Deal."
  4. Add to cart.
  5. Price will be $899.99 - $100 w/ Student Deal = $799.99 w/ free shipping.
  6. Proceed to checkout and complete your order.
Specs:
  • Apple M1 Chip 8-core CPU
  • 13.3" 2560x1600 Retina IPS LCD Display
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • 7-Core GPU
  • Intel HD Graphics 500
  • 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0
  • Integrated 720p FaceTime HD Camera
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Force Touch Trackpad
  • Aluminum casing
  • macOS Big Sur 11.0
  • Ports
    • 2x Thunderbolt / USB 4 Ports
  • Weight: 2.8 lbs
  • Includes 1-Year Warranty (Parts & Labor)
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$800 for a new Macbook air, probably won't last long. Seems the deal from last week for $100 off and next weeks student deal for $100 off are currently stacking.

Best Price for a macbook air, next best is $900 from the apple store with free airpods for education discount as well.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/macb...Id=5721600
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Last Edited by StrawMan86 July 19, 2021 at 04:35 AM
Also $799.99 for My Best Buy Student members in:
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senTtar asked this question on 07-19-2021 at 10:05 AM
07-19-2021 at 10:05 AM
From what I understand, there is NO upgrading on this laptop, whatsoever.

If you want more storage, you will have to use an external drive.

Edit: you could also use Cloud services for storage, if that works for you.
07-19-2021 at 10:51 AM
New mac has everything soldered on board which doesn't allow you to upgrade the laptop but external ssd for storage works great.
hipshot2k12 asked this question on 07-19-2021 at 10:06 AM
07-19-2021 at 06:18 PM
Both. I bought one last night online. I went into the store today and bought another.
07-19-2021 at 06:19 PM
Both. I purchased one online last night and bought a 2nd in the store today. The 2nd one needed my 2nd account for the Student code they scanned at the store.
RebootSequence asked this question on 07-19-2021 at 10:05 AM
07-19-2021 at 11:10 AM
Yes, the M1 is fast
07-19-2021 at 07:04 PM
Yes, but if you want to be more efficient, MacBook Pro is recommended. But as a 4K editing machine, MacBook air can basically meet the demand
deal2000 asked this question on 08-12-2021 at 12:27 PM
08-12-2021 at 12:27 PM
It took a week for me

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Highschooler that needs Mac book air? Unless he/she in an advance art design school, why would a high schooler need Mac air? How about a $200 Lenovo Chromebook? Just a though since I have a highschooler myself and he never needed anything more especially as it could easily disappear. To each his own though.
Well some people prefer Apple, but even then no need to spend extra. I got my son who is a senior this upcoming school year a used 2017 MBA for $300 and it works like a champ running Big Sur.
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where do you buy online now that still lets you escape sales tax? no sales tax is the rare exception now.
For military, veterans, and Dod civilians - AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service).

No sales tax, they price match and free shipping
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Chase Sapphire gives 1 year! But my offer was only available on my Chase debit card Frown
My Chase offer was on my Sapphire only, my Freedom Unlimited didn't get it.
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Careful with butterfly switches...
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Had this since earlier this year. Got it for $899 from BH...
Very capable laptop for the price.
Crisp display.
Quick boot-up.
It took a few weeks for me to get used to the OS coming from Windows but after this adjustment period, this was a none issue.

For a regular joe like myself who doesn't do heavy gaming, rendering, photos, etc., this M1 based MBA will be fine for years to come.

I just got sick of going through cheaper Windows based laptop every 3~4 years and now crossed over to the dark side, I meant Cupertino side.

Sounds like average Macs have much longer lifespan than Windows based machines.
Also bought this on the B&H deal earlier this year, so far it's been an amazing device. Agreed that these have a longer life-span than windows machines. I upgraded from a 2013 MBA that still ran just fine.

My only gripe on with the M1 powered macbook /macmini machines is the lack of HiDPI support for external monitors. When I hook my M1 Air up to my Dell U2502D QHD monitor, the images and text don't render well. This issue is well reported on and for some reason hasn't been addressed by Apple yet.
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Can this be used to edit 4k video?
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U have no idea how powerful the m1 chip is with 8gb ... I was thinking the same thing as you ... I went from a 32gb 2015 MacBook pro to m1 and I must tell u the difference is very little. I am a software engineer for profession btw and I run very heavy apps for my work on the m1 air and it eats it like a champ
What dev apps are you using? I'm considering this for the same.
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Just in time for kid going to college. Thank you
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What dev apps are you using? I'm considering this for the same.
i dont use all must variety of the following:

#1) Embold
#2) Linx
#3) Zoho Creator
#4) Atom
#5) Cloud 9
#6) GitHub
#7) NetBeans
#8) Bootstrap
#9) Node.js
#10) Bitbucket
#11) CodeCharge Studio
#12) CodeLobster
#13) Codenvy
#14) AngularJS
#15) Eclipse
#16) Dreamweaver
#17) Crimson Editor
#18) Zend Studio
#19) Jira
#20) CloudForge
#21) Azure
#22) Spiralogics Application Architecture (SAA)
#23) Delphi

~ and these all run simultaneously at times without any issues, M1 is very powerful chip !!! i highly recommend who wants to downgrade the form factor yet keep a very powerful laptop...


TBH i got a very good deal on a refurbished one from amazon ... ended up costing me 400 only .... i got GC for amazon from my workplace for upgrading my laptop ....
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Careful with butterfly switches...
No current Macbook model has a butterfly switch.
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No current Macbook model has a butterfly switch.
I didn't realize the new mac's were retinas so I assumed it was an older model.
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Quote from oreganotrail :
I didn't realize the new mac's were retinas so I assumed it was an older model.
All Macbooks have retina displays, and actually, the M1 Air and Pro both have the exact displays with one exception being the Pro goes up to 500 Nits and the Air 400 Nits.
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Quote from gumbico :
Just hopped on this, thanks OP! Used my Chase offer for another 10% off on BestBuy stacks too.
How to to use this additional 10% with chase card ?
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All Macbooks have retina displays, and actually, the M1 Air and Pro both have the exact displays with one exception being the Pro goes up to 500 Nits and the Air 400 Nits.
Airs used to be 1440x900
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I have a Chase Sapphire and I didn't see 10% off BestBuy as an offer. Frown
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