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[Costco] Apple MacBook Air 13.3" $1150

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[Costco] Apple MacBook Air 13.3" $1150

Not sure if this is a good deal Macbook Air 13.3 156GB I5 with Applecare for $1150 @ my Costco on Dixie and Dundas location.

Usually a PC and Samsung guy is it worth it? I believe its a 2019 make
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Is it the 2020 model or previous model?
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2kaccordcoupe wrote: I5, 8gb, 128gb
It’s not a good deal.
128GB SSD simply is not big enough nowadays. The new Macbook Air starting with 256GB SSD is a better deal.
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Chipbug wrote: 128GB SSD simply is not big enough nowadays. The new Macbook Air starting with 256GB SSD is a better deal.
That statement is very subjective to use-case.

I have a Surface Pro 6 with 512GB storage and including OS I haven't gone over 80GB. Streaming just about everything and OneDrive setup to keep most files only in the cloud.
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I wish I could access iMessage on a PC. It’ll never happen ever, but it’s the one thing I’d buy this for (assuming money was no object)
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Jscobez wrote: Wait for the 2020 version
2019 i believe 2020 version is 256 gb I3 processor
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blyndfyre wrote: That statement is very subjective to use-case.

I have a Surface Pro 6 with 512GB storage and including OS I haven't gone over 80GB. Streaming just about everything and OneDrive setup to keep most files only in the cloud.
It is subjective but for most people, 128gig is not enough. When iPhones are at 64gigs and it seems like 128 is going to be a bare minimum for phones as they get into 4K video, a laptop with 128 is generally seen as too little.
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The 2020 Air has a 10th Gen i3 processor that outperforms the 8th Gen i5 of the 2019 version.

The better cpu, higher base storage, and better keyboard is worth choosing the 2020 over the 2019
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Chipbug wrote: 128GB SSD simply is not big enough nowadays. The new Macbook Air starting with 256GB SSD is a better deal.
Last year's Air was joke. That's what I bought it, arrived today actually. Gold, I upgraded to the i5. I usually upgrade the RAM but this time I asked so I went with the Processor. I didn't wanna spend too much.
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blyndfyre wrote: That statement is very subjective to use-case.

I have a Surface Pro 6 with 512GB storage and including OS I haven't gone over 80GB. Streaming just about everything and OneDrive setup to keep most files only in the cloud.
i agree it's subjective. for me, it's simply a crime to sell a laptop with only 128G storage.
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forgetpwd wrote: i agree it's subjective. for me, it's simply a crime to sell a laptop with only 128G storage.
The crime isn't selling a laptop with 128GB of storage...

The crime is selling a laptop with 128GB of storage for an unreasonable price.
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I love macbooks but the specs on them are absolutely absurd for the price they charge. It's absurd that they'll charge you an extra $400 for more storage when you can get a usb sticks with the same amount of memory for under $30. It's too bad.
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tim-x wrote: I love macbooks but the specs on them are absolutely absurd for the price they charge. It's absurd that they'll charge you an extra $400 for more storage when you can get a usb sticks with the same amount of memory for under $30. It's too bad.
This is not unique to Macbooks. Look at the MacMini, iMac, iPhone, iPad. Same goes for RAM

They get away with it because people keep buying the devices in record numbers. Apple has no incentive to stop this practice.
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warpdrive wrote: This is not unique to Macbooks. Look at the MacMini, iMac, iPhone, iPad. Same goes for RAM

They get away with it because people keep buying the devices in record numbers. Apple has no incentive to stop this practice.
This is true, even now I'm even considering the new 2020 air because it now comes with twice the memory! Wow 256! Which is still absurd. It's like a case of Stockholm syndrome Haha.
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tim-x wrote: This is true, even now I'm even considering the new 2020 air because it now comes with twice the memory! Wow 256! Which is still absurd. It's like a case of Stockholm syndrome Haha.
what are you going to do with all that extra space?

For a company that prides itself on doing the right thing and offering the best user experience, they should stop offering gimped configurations that do nobody any good. The iMac with a default spinning drive should have been discontinued a long time ago. Same with iPhone PROS with 64GB and then 256GB and nothing in between. Fortunately I think they are going to update the base config of the Pro phones to have 128GB based on what they've been doing with the iPad.
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