Is someone on your gift list wishing for a new laptop? We found a deal that will help you (er, Santa) leave it under the tree. Apple rarely discounts its products so when you see a good sale, get ready to pounce. And right now, the Apple MacBook Air (2020 model) is down to $799, ($200 off), at Amazon. It's the all-time lowest price we’ve seen on this gem.
But what really separates the MacBook Air from previous models is its new and improved Magic Keyboard. In the past, Apple used a ‘butterfly style’ keyboard that was inaccurate and slippery. It was one of the biggest complaints from users. But for 2020, Apple introduced new ‘scissor-style’ keys that are more comfortable and accurate for typing.
“The screen is beautiful. The Magic Keyboard feels very nice and a definite upgrade from the previous butterfly mechanism,” writes a happy five-star reviewer. “For day-to-day use of browsing, Netflix, Zoom calls and presentations, you would most likely never hear the fan nor feel the heat from underneath your keyboard.”
Even longtime Windows 10 users are making the switch to Mac because of its ease of use and wide range of apps available — over 1.8 million compared to Microsoft Store’s more than 669,000.
"The battery life is phenomenal," says a fan. "I can take it on the go and use it all day with no issues at all...The performance is spectacular. It runs circles around anything else I have that’s windows based...For the majority of people, this is going to be their go-to laptop. What you get for an entry-level Mac is stellar."
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.