TL;DR: As of May 15, this refurbished Apple MacBook Air 13″ (2015) i5, 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB is on sale for just $388.99. A new one would cost $1,249, so you’re getting 68% off the same computer.
We’ve all been asking ourselves for over a decade if Apple’s product costs make the juice worth the squeeze, but now with soaring inflation that shows no signs of stopping, the resounding answer is no. There’s simply no reason for a pair of headphones to cost over $500. Or for a computer to cost more than a few months’ rent (even if it’s a killer laptop for creators).
Instead of emptying your bank account, save yourself hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars by snagging a refurbished MacBook Air. This one packs a Core i5 1.6GHz processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB of storage. Sure, it’s no M1 chip or 1TB of storage, but it’ll still get the job done and satisfy your Apple craving.
This 13-inch MacBook Air hails from 2015, which means only four models have been released after it. In the grand scheme of things, that’s not all that long. It’s not obsolete yet, which means you can still get hardware repairs done by Apple, should you ever require them. Plus, third-party providers can still order parts for repairs if necessary. This model has been refurbished to work as if you just bought it off the shelf in 2015, though, so you should be solid. It may have a few scratches or scuffs on the case or body, but the inner parts all work A-OK.
Here’s a quick unboxing video to show you all the specs:
This particular model is silver and comes with two USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot. While that’s not a whole lot it does mean you can plug in some of your accessories without needing an external USB hub. Its LED-backlit, 13.3-inch widescreen display boasts a 1440×900 resolution and built-in FaceTime HD camera. And of course, it’s got Bluetooth capabilities, which is a bonus considering some older models don’t have that simple luxury.
The best part, of course, is that this new-to-you MacBook Air will only put you out $388.99, rather than its original cost of $1,249.
Prices subject to change.