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The 13-inch MacBook Air features 8GB of memory, a fifth-generation Intel Core processor, Thunderbolt 2, great built-in apps, and all-day battery life.* It’s thin, light, and durable enough to take everywhere you go—and powerful enough to do everything once you get there.

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    What's Included


    • Apple MacBook Air (Latest Model) - 13.3" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage
    • Power adapter
    • AC wall plug
    • Power cord

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5636 out of 5718)

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    Features


    • Intel 5th Generation Core i5

    Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor

    Intel HD Graphics 6000

    Fast SSD storage

    8GB memory

    Two USB 3 ports

    Thunderbolt 2 port

    SDXC port

    Up to 12 hours of battery life*

    802.11ac Wi-Fi

    Multi-Touch trackpad

    *Battery life varies by use and configuration.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 5720 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Product

      Posted
      anonymous
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Starting college, I knew I had to invest in a reliable laptop. The MacBook Air was the best purchase I made in order to enhance my learning experience. Considering the fact that I was not at all tech savvy, I knew I needed a device that was easy to use. The first brand that came to mind for simplicity was Apple. When I first got the laptop, it came with quick steps on how to start setting it up. It also gave me tips on how to best use it for my convenience. Since I already had an IPhone, I knew the software would be familiar and compatible. The compatibility with my phone made for time saving and effortless transferring of pictures and music. It was also simple to download other software that was needed for school. I was quickly able to learn how to complete certain assignments for school in an efficient matter with the help of the MacBook Air. Another advantage to buying this product was the battery life. I honestly expected the laptop to have horrible battery life due to the fact that I had to constantly charge my other Apple device. I was pleasantly surprised when my laptop would stay on for several days because the battery would not last on my IPhone what so ever. The laptop not only stayed charged for an extended amount of time but also charged very quickly if it did die. This extended battery life enabled me to work on assignments for long hours or even binge watch my favorite Netflix series without having to stop and charge. In addition to the simplicity and battery life, the MacBook Air was aesthetically pleasing and light in weight. The style and look of the MacBook Air was known because many people, including myself, thought it had a classy design. Aside from the fact that the laptop was stylish, it was also very thin and light. I most definitely did not want a bulky laptop, and the MacBook Air lived up to its name since it was as light as air. This was very important to me because I did not want to be carrying around more weight in my book bag than I had to. The thinness of the MacBook Air was also convenient because it fit easily into several different bags. I could take the laptop anywhere I needed and it was not a hassle. Another upside to having bought this product was the several ports that were located on the sides. It contained two USB ports, a SD card slot, and another slot for something I had no idea about. That was an advantage because I did not have to purchase an adapter in order to be able to use a flash drive. Newer MacBook models do not have it to where the ports come installed, so the adapter is necessary to connect other devices to the laptop. Finally, the last thing I liked about the MacBook Air was the keyboard that lit up. If I was in a dark room or somewhere that had a dark setting, I would not have to struggle to see what I was typing. I could even adjust the brightness of the lighting from the keyboard so it would not always have to be so bright. All of these simple yet brilliant aspects come together to make a spectacular product. I would give this product a five out of five-star rating. I strongly recommend buying the MacBook Air. Not only do you get plenty for your money’s worth, but you also end up very pleased with all it has to offer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Even in 2017, the Air does pack a decent punch!

      Posted
      Pratikum
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Let me begin by acknowledging that there is nothing that's not already said about a MacBook Air. Having said that, here are my two cents about the latest iteration of this classic MacBook. Let me begin with some of the things that I love: - The build quality: I mean, hands down, Apple has nailed it when it comes to designing and building laptops. The design is just perfect and light enough to carry and sturdy enough to resist easy damage at the same time. I have no complaints here! I do a ton of writing on my laptop, and I am happy with the keyboard of this computer as well. - The MacOS: Say what you will, but when it comes to a refined, uniform and snappy performance, MacOS is the boss. Everything is uniform and aesthetically pleasing. Furthermore, there so many apps on the Mac Store that not having a software is a moot point for most users. -The performance: Although Apple uses some dated chips on this line of laptops, the MacBook Air still maintains one of the snappiest laptops out there. I have had no issues with general browsing and light Photoshop work on this laptop. I can't comment on the video editing aspect of it as I don't ever edit videos on my laptop. If your needs are general browsing, email, word processing, occasional photo editing, etc., this notebook is more than capable of doing it. -Battery life: I get around 10-12 hours on a consistent basis depending on what I am doing. If you are doing light browsing, office work and occasional video or two, you are looking at 12 hours, no problem. Now for the bad. Well, there are a couple of issues that I do have with this laptop. - The screen: It is 2017 for god's sake! Can't you stick a 1080p screen on a MacBook Air, Apple?! God! The mediocrity of the screen stings even more as the laptop is not what you might call a 'budget' laptop. So, if you are looking for a sharp screen with a decent color gamut, look elsewhere. -No upgrades: Another thing that bothers me about this laptop is that you can't upgrade anything, nothing, zilch, nada! So, make sure you pick the configuration you want before buying it. -Games: Just one word- Hopeless! But I get it, you are not buying this laptop if you are a serious gamer, so I can let it slide. -The Apple Tax: This thing is, simply put, overpriced. It would be a great buy if it were $300 cheaper. But, if you want Apple ecosystem, this is your cheapest option. In conclusion; do I recommend this laptop? If you overlook the poor screen and the Apple tax, then yes! It is a great work machine, and if you are a college student or a professional who uses office software and stuff, you would be happy with this notebook. It does an excellent job if you are not asking too much of it. However, if you need more horsepower, this might not be an ideal machine for you. Hope this helps!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Easier than Windows

      Posted
      Gollfgirl
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Had the 2012 Macbook Air, which I sold because I used an iPad rather than a computer. Would not have bought this except at $699 as Deal of the Day, it was too good to pass up. The 2017 model is faster then my previous MacBook Air. While the IOS takes up more room than it used to, it is less space than Windows and doesn’t constantly update. Bought a cheap Dell that can no longer update Windows because of lack of room. The Air is older technology, as reviews point out, but my Apple products have always been very reliable and Apple stores are available and the staff is helpful. I have some familiarity with several systems and find Apple just more user friendly. It took longer to find something as basic as line spacing in Word, while Pages had it immediately visible. The Air may be a bit dated and lack a retina screen, but keeping it simple and quality control are worth something. Keyboard and track pad are still among the very best. Read the Air wil either be updated and cheaper or discontinued, but who knows. Think Air is a good value if deeply discounted, which makes the it very competitive with the endless Windows machines that are on the market, many of which are not even in stores to actually experience things like touch screen, keyboard and touch pad.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Buy MacBook lineup to last for years

      Posted
      Birb
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My first ever purchase of an Apple product and first ever Macbook was MacBook Pro 2015 (Early 2015), in the past I had only used Windows computers with heavy specifications but I was never happy, there would always be some issue start coming up withing 6 months either with the chasis or hinges or the hardware problems like fan issues and shutting down after being heatup too much but once I switched to MacBook Pro I was so satisfied, I don't have to worry about anything, I'm a Software Engineer so all I have to do is always just turn on my computer do my work and done, it has been more than 2 years that I have had that MacBook and no issues so far. So that brings me to my this purchase, my sister was in need of a new computer (because of an old dead Windows machine) for her college needs, I saw this one on the sale and I jumped right away to buy it, so far the performance is great, it is not as great as the MacBook pro but then again this is thin and light unlike MacBook and is enough to fullfil the needs of a college student or even if you want to do coding etc. I think it can handle that ( because at work my Manager had this who used to do a lot of coding for two years and he was always very happy with it, now how he is a product manager so he got bumped to the new pro linup, but yeah this handled that kind of stuff too). So yeah I would say if you're an average user of a computer or someone who is a student then this is a great computer because it is better to invest once for 2,3 years on this machine then paying every few months to fix your windows machines (except for the metal body ones like new surface pro linup and other competitiors)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great, simple and easy to use laptop.

      Posted
      rsm17

      So I initially went to best buy several weeks ago to get a new laptop before I start law school this fall, as my 2011 Macbook Pro couldn't keep up anymore. Even though I love Apple products and wanted another one, I decided to save some cash and left with a Lenovo Yoga 720. I thought the features that it had were great and I thought I would give Windows a try. Needless to say, it didn't take long for me to realize how much I missed the simplicity of Mac OS. After four days, I couldn't take it any longer and I took my PC back to Best Buy and eventually left with this Macbook Air. I have to say that I am very pleased overall with this laptop. There really is no comparison when it comes to Apple and build quality vs any PC maker. The Lenovo was nice but it still felt cheap and plasticy, for lack of a better word. This laptop is fantastic, it has a great selection of ports, is lightening quick and has absolutely amazing battery life. All the while at an affordable price. However, the one thing I do have to complain about this laptop is its screen. Especially when comparing it to the screen of the Lenovo and many other PC's in this price range, it is pretty bad. However, Apple didn't do this by accident, the lower resolution screen is what gives this Laptop its amazing battery life. The screen isn't terrible, but if you are coming from a retina display or a high quality HD display, this screen may bug you at first. It definitely bothered me for the first few days but I have since accepted it and I love the battery life in this thing. So it kind of depends on what your needs are. For a student like myself who is always on the go and needs something that is light and portable and can last me through the day, this meets my needs perfectly.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I made the switch!

      Posted
      Katie
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I had used Apple computers as a kid in the 90s and remember them being slower than the PCs at my school. For that reason, as soon as I became an adult, I bought PC computers and never even gave Apple computers a second glance. I've always been an iPhone lover though, so when my most recent PC laptop started wearing down, I was willing to give Apple a change. I'M SO GLAD THAT I DID! I'm still getting used to everything, but so far, there's nothing that I dislike about this laptop. It is fast, it feels very luxurious, the sound quality is better than previous PCs that I've owned, and overall, the functionality just seems more streamlined and smooth. I absolute love the track pad. It blew my mind that it could tell how many fingers I'm using. I love how you're easily able to scroll on web pages without clicking and dragging. Overall, I'm completely in love with this laptop. It's small, sleek, lightweight, very sturdy feeling, and absolutely beautiful. It's a great piece of technology. Everyone I spoke to prior to buying this was correct -- After buying this, I have no idea what took me so long! If you get this laptop, you will not regret it. It may take some getting used to, but there's not one thing that I miss from my PC that I can't do on here easier or just the same.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Deal Around

      Posted
      akalis13
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Extremely happy with my purchase so far. I had a 2012 MacBook Pro that I traded into Best Buy and was extremely surprised that they gave me 430$ in gift card for it. Not only was I surprised by the trade in offer, I was extremely surprised by the sales that the store was offering. Best Buy offered 200$ off the MacBook Air PLUS they allowed me to use my 50$ student discount. I was able to purchase a computer that should have costed over $1,000 plus taxes for around $750.00 (and this price did not even include my trade in). It was such a good deal for $750.00 that I went back a week later and bought a second one to keep at the house and for other people in my family to use. It is an unbelievably fast and durable, yet light weight product. I notice faster speeds and processing with this MacBook Air than with my MacBook Pro. I have nothing but good things to say about the Best Buy store that I bought it from in Boardman, Ohio. The manager that worked with us was great--best buying experience I have had. Very quick too! You cannot go wrong with this computer, especially for the price. This computer will absolutely kick any non Mac out of the water. I am a medical student and am studying as well as taking tests that are 4+ hours on it--I have yet to have a problem. Great computer!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Computer

      Posted
      bsamcdowell12
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Even though I bought my MacBook Air 10 days ago, I think that it's enough time to write a review. I absolutely love my MacBook, it is a great computer and it is 100% better then my acer that I had. The only thing I wish is that I would have gotten the 256gb as 128gb isn't big enough memory, but I guess I will have to use iCloud for a lot of my storage space. I love that when I am on my MacBook and my phone is upstairs and I am downstairs I am able to get my text messages and reply back and also my facetime calls. My MacBook is my everyday computer and it does what I need it to. Before I even bought this Mac I did a lot of research on what was the better MacBook to get, I wanted something affordable but yet a good sturdy laptop, I felt like the MacBook Pro wasn't for me as it only has 2 USB-C ports and the MacBook 12" only had one USB-C port and I would of needed an hyper drive with the ports I needed, also I liked the idea of the megsafe charging port, I know I have gone through countless computers as the computer would stop reading the charger or I had to fix the charger where the computer would changefully. The battery is awesome I can go all day with out plugging in my computer, it also depends on what I am doing if I am watching movies then I have to plug it in sooner but still good battery life. I am extremely happy with my purchase....

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about touchpad, portability, battery and keyboard. Editors have mixed opinions about price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 88/100 = Very good quality.
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      You may not have noticed, but Apple upgraded the MacBook Air in 2017. Specifically, the $999 13-inch notebook got a slightly speedier, 1.8-GHz Core i5 CPU, upgrading from a 1.6-GHz Core i5 processor. While we appreciate that the Air still has theFull Review
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    • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Tom Brant on August 9, 2017
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      The MacBook Air remains an excellent ultraportable choice for students and other macOS fans with basic computing needs, but despite killer battery life, it will disappoint power users with its low-resolution display and outdated processor.Full Review
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      Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2017) review
      The Apple MacBook Air gets a refresh with this 2017 model. It doesn't change much, following the company's modus operandi this year - a bump in specs to keep it relevant, as we've seen with the iPad and iMac ranges too. So is this facelift enoughFull Review
    • Macworld (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Simon Jary on June 6, 2017
      Apple MacBook Air (mid 2017) review
      Apple has merely tweaked the processor speed with its 2017 update to its MacBook Air, but it remains an affordable, lightweight, compact cracker of a laptop.Full Review




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