Knock $100 off the M1 MacBook Air for Prime Day

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2020 MacBook Air with M1 processor
Save a chunk of change on the 2020 MacBook Air with M1 processor for Prime Day.
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It’s time to stop procrastinating about getting an MacBook Air with the powerful M1 processor — Amazon has the svelte Mac notebook for $100 below the regular price.

Don’t delay further as this deal is only good for a couple of days.

Better move fast if you want one of the last Intel-based MacBook Airs

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Get the 2020 MacBook Air with Intel processor while you can.
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The Intel-based MacBook Air is quickly disappearing. Apple introduced the the first version of this svelte laptop with an M1 processor on Tuesday, and pulled the previous version off the Apple online store.

It isn’t unusual for a new Mac to replace on older one. But the MacBook Air just made a quantum leap to a new type of processor, and some people are likely still interested in one with an Intel processor. The supply is dwindling, though.

2020 MacBook Air drops to lowest price yet as Amazon shaves off $100

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Enjoy it while it lasts.
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Apple’s newest MacBook Air — the one with a stellar Magic Keyboard — just dropped to its lowest price yet, thanks to a $100 discount from Amazon. It’s good for a limited time only, so go enjoy it while you can.

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Apple’s hated butterfly keyboard is officially extinct

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Taking it out on your problematic MacBook butterfly keyboard will only make things worse.
The MacBook butterfly keyboard could be horribly frustrating. But now it’s gone. Mostly.
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MacBook buyers, your long nightmare is over. It’s now safe to buy a new Apple laptop without having to worry that someday the butterfly keyboard will jam up, rendering your computer useless without a significant repair. Monday’s release of a redesigned 13-inch MacBook Pro means every new laptop available through the Apple Store includes the more-reliable Magic Keyboard.

Still, Apple held onto the flawed design for too long. Anybody with a MacBook that uses the older design must live in fear of potentially jammed butterfly keys for years to come.

2020 MacBook Air benchmarks blow away its predecessor

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2020 MacBook Air benchmarks show is blows away the 2018 model.
2020 MacBook Air benchmarks show it’s far faster than the Mac laptop it’s replacing.
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The MacBook Air unveiled this week offers performance up to 73% faster than the version of this Mac laptop released in 2018, according to benchmark tests done by a reviewer.

The speed boost comes from the new model‘s 10th-generation Intel Core processor. Its predecessor has a slower, 8th-gen chip.

2020 MacBook Air review roundup: Magic Keyboard makes all the difference

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Still the kind of ultraportables.
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The first reviews of Apple’s new and improved MacBook Air are out just days after its official unveiling. It will come as no surprise to fans of the machine that each one has great things to say about Apple’s most popular notebook.

New configurations, increased storage, a reduced price, and — most importantly — and brand-new Magic Keyboard make this a stellar MacBook Air upgrade. Still not sure? Here’s what the critics have to say…