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If you are thinking of buying a laptop for a bargain price, you are likely not going to have much luck with Apple. Discounts on Apple products are scarce and often not too compelling, yet Best Buy is making an exception by selling MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros for up to $700 off, at least for the next 2 days.

This huge discount means that a 13-inch entry-level MacBook Pro, which is normally available for $1,199, is now a considerable $100 off. An 11-inch MacBook Air, normally selling for $999.99, can now be yours for a mere $799.99, in line with the price of many lower-end ultrabooks. The retired 17-inch MacBook Pro, with a full-blown i7 processor, 4GB of memory and a 750GB hard drive, is available for $1,799.99, a whopping $700 off from the original price of $2,499.99. This is an outdated model, yet it can be upgraded to quite decent standards. It might be one of your last chances to get a MacBook Pro with a large screen.

At the end of January, now that you have recovered some of your Christmas shopping money, you might have decided that one of your new year’s resolutions will be getting a new laptop. Deciding whether to buy a PC or a Mac, many would like the latter, but unfortunately just don’t find the value proposition to justify the price premium. Luckily, Best Buy has now shaved most this premium off, making a Mac a much more compelling decision for low-budget users. PCs can still be cheaper under some circumstances, but a Mac computer may actually offer more value for money given the hardware specifications and build quality.

MacBook Air deal

If you’re looking to take advantage of this deal, do hurry, since it is expected to expire within 2 days. Knowing the high demand for Mac notebooks in this day and age, it will be unlikely that such a deal will resurface anytime in the near future. The only major event when Apple itself sells discounted products is on Black Friday, in November, but discounts largely exceed $100.

(Source: BestBuy)

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