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Best Buy cuts price of the 2018 MacBook Air to $900 for Black Friday

There might be all kinds of great deals on Windows 10 laptops and Chromebooks to go about this Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but you’ll also be able to find some great discounts on Apple MacBooks, too. Retailer Best Buy is currently selling the latest 2018 MacBook Air for $900, which is a full $200 off the usual price.

For this sale price, there’s quite a lot you’ll be able to enjoy with this MacBook Air, without going the extra step and spending more of your hard-earned money on a MacBook Pro.

First off, compared to older MacBook Air models, this MacBook Air sports a slimmer, sharper and more-impressive Retina display. While not quite as bright or vivid, it is similar to what’s found on the MacBook Pro as it comes in at a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, which is great for productivity, as well as multimedia.

Under the hood, it is also powered by the eighth-gen Core i5 Y-series processor. This processor has a 7-watt TDP instead of 5 watts, which makes it perform better. You’ll also find that there’s a total of 8GB of RAM, as well as a 128GB solid-state drive. When we reviewed this device, we found that this processor, RAM, and SSD combo helped the MacBook Air blitzes forward for our daily workflow. That at the time included watching videos, working in Photoshop, word processing, and web browsing,

Elsewhere, the MacBook Air sports a slimmer and lighter design than some other Windows 10 laptops or convertibles in this price range. It is plenty solid and there is no bending, creaking to deal with. Alongside both silver and space gray, there is even a gold color to choose from if you want to look fancy when using your MacBook in a coffee shop.

Finally, the MacBook Air is a well-connected machine. It comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. This means you’ll be able to charge up your phone, plug in the device into a 4K monitor, or even improve the graphical performance and do some video editing on the laptop with an external GPU. It has two ports that can do it all, which means this laptop is plenty modern. There’s even a built-in Touch ID sensor above the keyboard, to help make logging in to your laptop easier.

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