Apple - MacBook Air® (Latest Model) - 13.3" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Flash Storage - Silver

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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 - 256 GB Flash Storage
  • Power adapter
  • AC wall plug
  • Power cord

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1748 out of 1777)

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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.


What experts are saying

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1776 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great device all around

    Posted
    ISUstudent
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The MacBook Air is a highly recommended product, great for personal, scholarly, and business usage. This device contains a number of perks, including weight, screen/sound quality, and outstanding storage. Apple products continue to excel in the technological industry. The brand holds themselves to a high standard, resulting in the creation of outstanding products. Pros: - Up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge making it a great choice for all day users -High performance Wi-Fi (high-speed) connection - Backboard lighting on the keyboard, making typing in the dark a problem of the past - Includes Facetime with HD camera for easy connections across the world -Contains Bluetooth technology, meaning you can attach other apple products to the laptop (i.e. iPhone or Apple watch) Cons: -MacBooks use a more sophisticated design than other brands, which has resulted in the absence of an HDMI input -New, next generation USB port is being used in newer models. For example, the most recent MacBook Pro -Although this brand continues to incorporate sophisticate software and applications, touchscreen versions of this product aren't available Weight: This device is powered by fifth-generational Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, causing it to weigh less than 3 lbs. Not only is the device lightweight, it's roughly 0.7 inches thick. Having a compact machine makes for easy transportation and eliminates back pain for you fellow students. We all know the combination a laptop and textbooks can be a lot to carry, so these are definitely some positive components to consider. Screen: The following screen qualities work together to give you the best conditions for video streaming. If you're someone who streams media often or uses application such as iMovie or Photoshop, this is a perfect device for you. -1440-by-900-pixel resolution -LED backlighting makes for bright and vibrant color Sound quality: The apple product contains dual microphones and speakers, creating louder, clearer sound. Having a device with excellent sound quality makes applications such as Facetime and iTunes more functional. You can be assured, when streaming media and other materials, you'll be pleased with the result. Storage: MacBook Air uses SSD storage, giving you a response time that is 17 times faster than products. Accessing important documents has never been easier. Overall, I would give the MacBook air 4.8 out of 5 stars. Not only is it the most reliable laptop I've owned to date, the different features make for endless possibilities. I hope you've found this review helpful and enjoy the product should you choose to purchase one for yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculously Good

    Posted
    Kevin

    I've been around computers since 1999 and have staunchly used Windows all the way from 3.1 through Windows 10 on various machines (HP, Dell, Vaio, Assembler, Lenovo etc) and have used only Android phones since it's inception. I never got into the Apple bandwagon until the first time about seven months ago when I purchased my first iPhone 7 plus. It instantly made me fall in love with it, ios11 was so fluid, gorgeous, flawless without the slightest bit of lag as opposed to every other android phone I've used. A week ago, my laptop crashed and burned and I had to get a replacement almost immediately. For the first time I considered an Apple, went straight to Best Buy and after a bit of thought decided to go with the Macbook Pro. Heavily considered the Air since it had a more attractive price point but the Retina display simply won out in the end. Pros: 1. The build quality is simply premium. There's no other way to put it. The product, like every other Apple product, is extremely well thought out and care and great attention to detail has been put into it's design (both hardware and software). 2. MacOS is gorgeous, well designed and clean, smooth and fluid. Using it is a pleasure. 3. Trackpad and the gestures that go with it are spectacular (takes a slight but of learning curve). Makes Windows trackpad look amateurish in comparison. 4. Speakers are much better that the ones built into Windows. 5. Sync with the iPhone flawlessly and being able to receive iMessages, Facetime and Calls on the Mac is a huge plus. 6. The tactile feedback on the keyboard is fantastic and feels more accurate. 7. Battery life is better than any Windows laptop I've used. The design makes the laptop very portable. 8. After sales service (Apple care) is second to none. Cons: 1. Price. Yes, the Mac is expensive but based on enough reviews the TCO is better than any Windows laptop. I've had to replace laptops every other year but apparently the Mac should function and hold it's value for 5-7 years. 2. Muscle memory: Having come from a Windows background, there's are a few things that need to be done differently while using the Mac but this shouldn't take long to learn and should be well worth it. 3. Not suitable for intensive gaming or any extremely high end graphics work (for which you may indeed need to get a Windows machine with a dedicated high end graphics card). 4. Ports: Connectivity is somewhat lacking with just two Thunderbolt ports but doesn't seem to be a deal breaker so far. Purchased a USB C to A converter for $20 and it does the trick in connecting my various printers etc. Verdict: Pricey initially but you absolutely get what you pay for and once you do, you will wonder why you stuck with a Windows machine for so long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but had some kinks to fix

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

    I've pretty much been a PC and android guy for most of my life. However, in the last 2 years, I've switched to iPhones and now I'm on my first MacBook. I like how everything is easy to setup and customize on windows and androids and the items are just less expensive and affordable. But like most PCs and androids, battery life isn't as great as Apple products are right out of the box. ...Anyways, I was first disappointed with the MacBook Air when I first tried to connect to the internet. Turns out my client ID wasn't accepting my internet router. Tried looking at youtube and got some few ideas; however, I didn't quite understand the video and it's meanings. Then again, the heavy accent behind the videos was that easy to the ear to understand. So after calling Apple Tech support and my internet provider, it turns out that I had to manually type in my internet router password into my Client ID box on my MCB Air. Then boo ya ! the internet works. Pros: -I used the MCB Air 2 days out of the box for around 10 hrs before needing to charging. -Display isn't retina on the AIR, but not really that much of a difference in my opinion from the MCB pro's display. -Charges my iPhone faster than the plugging into the wall -weight is light as my 11" Chromebook -Magsafe charger is better than the PC charging cord. My sister already tested it out by walking through it clusmily and luckily it didn't yank my computer across the room. Cons: -keyboard isn't as springy and big as the older PCs (which is a personal preference), but no biggie -Touchpad is different from PCS and not as easy but I'll learn overtime. -Not a touchscreen, but oh well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEAUTIFUL

    Posted
    HB231608
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I can't get over how beautiful this thing is. It doesn't just have beauty though, it has some major brains too. This thing is so pretty, slick, and easy to use. The technology is obviously top notch and makes the $$$ spent well worth it. If you are like I was and have been considering buying a MacBook for years but are a little concerned about the price (I debated for 4 years... Seriously), I'm telling you now, JUST DO IT! While I am a little broke now (struggling college student), I have not once regretted my decision to buy my computer. It makes everything I do 100x easier than it was on my PC which helps me get things done super fast. I use it everyday and it always goes above and beyond my expectations for what I need it to do. Whether I'm writing an essay, creating slides for class, or just kicking back watching some Netflix, my MacBook never disappoints! Seriously people, take the leap - Buy one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still one of the best....

    Posted
    audiophile
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have used a MacBook Air as my primary work computer since around 2010. I only recently switched to a MacBook Pro. While the Air may not match the specs of many laptops at this price point, the value is clearly there. Here are based on my experience why I believe the Air is one of the best values around today: 1. The combination of processor, SSD and RAM make this a very fast computer for daily use. 2. The screen is only OK. But, it has well calibrated and the lower resolution makes the battery last very long. I could easily go an entire day without charging even with pretty heavy use. If anything, Apple is underestimating the battery life of the Air. 3. The Air has a truly great keyboard and trackpad. It is totally top notch. 4. The build quality and design, while it may be dated is a true classic. You just have to pick one up and handle it to see that the only laptop close to it in design and quality is the MacBook Pros. I rate it above the MacBook because the size of the MacBook is a little too small for the keyboard and hence a little too cramped for me. 5. The durability of the Air is amazing. None of my MacBooks (I have owned 3 now) have had any trouble. They are all being used and in perfect order.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4 years old and still like Day 1

    Posted
    Josh

    I bought my 13.3" MBA 4 years ago toward the end of my PhD as I was going to be traveling more and my aging PC laptop had begun to not hold a charge, and had bogged down majorly as basically all PCs do eventually. The Mac has been amazing. For most of the work I do on my computer (writing, data analysis, reading papers) I get about 8 hours of battery life (with reasonable screen brightness) or 3-4 hours of video playback, and this computer is 4 years old. It is still way faster than any PC I have used likely due to the solid state hard drive. The only regret I have is getting the 128GB version instead of paying a little more for the 256GB, as I have run into space issues and have had to start storing older files on an external drive. Also, it is definitely not a gaming machine, it can handle simple stuff but GTA San Andreas gets the case pretty hot. I want to replace it with the new MacBook Pro, which looks awesome, but I cannot justify the purchase because the MBA I have is still working so well. There's a reason that the vast majority of scientists own Macs ;)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for college

    Posted
    Tiffany
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is my first Mac laptop purchase, although I’ve had an iPhone and iPad for years. My old PC didn’t have enough memory to support some of the programs I use in school, and so I decided that when I got my new one I would finally take the plunge on Mac, especially when it went on sale for about $250 less than I originally planned on spending. I got the Air because the speed and storage space were plenty for school, and I definitely need USB port accessibility. After using it for a week, this is easily my favorite laptop I’ve owned. Like all my other apple products, the MacBook Air is so simple to use. It took no time to learn the basic program differences When I was so accustomed to Windows OS. The screen quality and brightness are great, it’s slim and lightweight, runs fast, and works fine with all my wireless devices. It streams Netflix perfectly and the picture is awesome. I love the back-lit keyboard as well. Definitely a great laptop for a college student, or for home use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome performance for the price!

    Posted
    Pirate98
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great product! I recently purchased the 2017, 13 inch MacBook Air, with the 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB RAM (1600 MHz DDR3) and 256Gb Storage... No regrets thus far! The Graphics, battery life, speed & storage capacity (256GB) are just right for this MacBook Air. It's not too big, not too small, just right. I've been impressed with the graphics (with the few games I have on it), and the price was great for this Mac. Overall performance has not disappointed me yet, even with all the programs I've loaded and trying to slow it down by opening multiple Apps at once. The battery life has been great so far, even with multiple applications open at once and music playing for a while. A 2 hour movie barely phased the battery, roughly 12% drain and I had already been using it 30-45 minutes prior to playing the movie. I could have upgraded to the newest model with the slightly faster processor, but I've been more than happy with this one. I'd highly recommend this model for anyone wanting / needing to step up into the world of MacBook Air computers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about touchpad, portability, battery and design. Editors have mixed opinions about screen. 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 89/100 = Very good quality.
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    Apple's iconic laptop gets a CPU update for 2017, and much about its design still charms us. But lacking a more substantive rethink, it's being eclipsed by lighter, faster laptops from Windows-device makers and Apple alike.Full Review
  • CNETRating, 3.5 out of 5Dan Ackerman on August 17, 2017
    Apple MacBook Air (2017) review
    Apple 's MacBook Air is as close to iconic as a piece of consumer technology gets. It's the single laptop model you're most likely to see everywhere, from college campuses to airports to coffee shops and even offices. And it's been that way for aFull Review
  • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Tom Brant on August 9, 2017
    Apple MacBook Air (2017)
    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
  • 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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