April 1, 2023

TL;DR: As of June 24, you can get a refurbished MacBook Air 13.3″ Core i5, 1.4GHz 4GB RAM 128GB(opens in a new tab) for just $295.99, when it would usually cost you $1,199. That’s a whole 75% in savings.

Apple just announced a brand-new MacBook Air with an M2 chip to be released “next month” at WWDC 2022. However, reports say that the new laptop might be in short supply at launch. For those willing to drop at least $1,199 and wait for an unknown amount of time, the M2 MacBook Air will surely be worth it. But for those just looking for a new computer that’ll get the job done and won’t cost a fortune, you’re better off sitting this one out and opting for a refurbished model instead.

Thoroughly tested and verified to be in full working order, a refurbished model is certified to work. The only catch is that refurbished means pre-loved and it might have some cosmetic imperfections. A few bumps and scratches are not a big deal, though  — especially once you see the price. For a limited time, you can buy a refurbished MacBook Air(opens in a new tab) for only $295.99 — that’s 75% off the original retail price

The refurbished MacBook Air in question is from 2014, has 128GB of flash storage, 4GB of RAM, a Core i5 1.4GHz processor, and an “integrated” Intel HD Graphics 5000 graphics processor. It weighs just 2.96 pounds, features a razor-thin, glossy, 13.3-inch widescreen display, and plenty of connectivity. You can add some external storage with two USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot, plus connect your other accessories with Bluetooth 4.0 and more.

Because it’s from 2014, it’s no longer eligible for hardware service by Apple, as it is considered obsolete. But it’s supported by ongoing OS updates and backed by a network of more than 5,000 Apple-certified repair locations you can count on if something happens. While it’s pre-loaded with macOS X Mavericks, it’s capable of upgrading to macOS Big Sur. And at only $295.99(opens in a new tab) (reg. $1,199), being obsolete is a detail you might be willing to overlook.

Prices subject to change.

Silver macbook front and back with galaxy background

Credit: Apple

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