Apple redefined the laptop game in 2008 with the MacBook Air, an extraordinarily thin and light laptop that delivered solid performance and impressive battery life. The Air has only gotten better in the deacde-plus since, especially since Apple started .
As is often the case with Apple’s yearly releases, it's tempting to spring for the newest, brightest and most expensive option. While Apple is known to eventually make its products obsolete, older MacBook Air models remain perfectly good options. And if you buy refurbished, you can find especially strong deals. Take, for example, this , which is available in like-new condition for a lower cost.
This 2017 model has a grade “B” rating, meaning you’ll only find small superficial blemishes on the exterior; the core components are totally fine. The MacBook Air features a Haswell Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and integrated Intel HD graphics. If you're just looking for a no-frills computer to work, watch and occasionally play, it's an excellent option.
The razor-thin aluminum case makes the MacBook Air lightweight and useful when traveling or commuting. Pair that with its 12 hours of battery life, and you have an extremely portable laptop that can power through an entire work day without needing to plug in. With an integrated 720p FaceTime webcam, it's great for staying connected over Zoom, while the 13.3-inch widescreen display reproduces your media and virtual meetings in crystal clear detail. Finally, the MacBook Air also offers Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your wireless devices.
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