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Costco Macbook Air Intel i7 10th gen 16G DDR3 512G SSD + Apple Care $1199.96 ($1000 off) YMMV

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Costco Macbook Air Intel i7 10th gen 16G DDR3 512G SSD + Apple Care $1199.96 ($1000 off) YMMV

Price:
$1199.96
Savings:
$1000 offf
Costco is clearing out last year Macbook Air Intel i7 10th gen 16G DDR3 512G SSD + Apple Care for $1199.96 ($1000 off). It's YMMV as it's store specific manager mark down. I grabbed the last one at Costco Kanata location.
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Would be smoking, except for M1.
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This is with an Intel i7. Maybe you meant "except for no M1"?
I would like to know why the down votes. This is a good price for Apple computer.
milhaus wrote: Would be smoking, except for M1.
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I think they mean DDR4
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Buying this overheating Intel mess is not a good idea. Always buy M1.
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mike74 wrote: This is with an Intel i7. Maybe you meant "except for no M1"?
I would like to know why the down votes. This is a good price for Apple computer.
People are super picky, M1 is very good, almost as good as the Ryzen 4700U, which trumps this i7 10th gen.

Ironically this has led to people abandoning the Intel variant, which is sad because the Intel variant should work better with Windows 10 (or so I'm told).

I like the idea of Windows 10 on Apple hardware, the best of both worlds.
wilsonlam97 wrote: Buying this overheating Intel mess is not a good idea. Always buy M1.
Everything throttles in an Apple chassis, even M1 on occassion, but I hear you.

You're not wrong about the heat issue.
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Sep 3, 2020
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Anyone see this deal around Montreal? Very good deal for the money.
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This is a smoking deal for what it is.

95% of people use their Mac’s to prick around iTunes and YouTube.

While the M1 is better value, similarly priced M1 is closer to $2K.

Just wait until the M2 comes out and people will be stomping all over the M1 like they do today with the intel processors.
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I checked around and OP is right that it's location specific. That's a good price and I would buy one for that price.
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I think the M1 performance is just one piece of the puzzle.

The battery life is the other really important part of a laptop, and M1 destroys the Intel based laptops for that as well.
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newbie07 wrote: Costco is clearing out last year Macbook Air Intel i7 10th gen 16G DDR3 512G SSD + Apple Care for $1199.96 ($1000 off). It's YMMV as it's store specific manager mark down. I grabbed the last one at Costco Kanata location.
pfdude wrote: I think they mean DDR4
Yes, the price tag is wrong. This MacBook Air uses 3733MHz LPDDR4X SDRAM not DDR3.

MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020) - Technical Specifications
https://support.apple.com/kb/SP813?locale=en_CA

Apple MacBook Air "Core i7" 1.2 13" (Scissor, 2020) Specs
https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macb ... specs.html
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Dhanushan wrote: Yes, the price tag is wrong. This MacBook Air uses 3733MHz LPDDR4X SDRAM not DDR3.

MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020) - Technical Specifications
https://support.apple.com/kb/SP813?locale=en_CA

Apple MacBook Air "Core i7" 1.2 13" (Scissor, 2020) Specs
https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macb ... specs.html
so it's actually a price error?
only price errors are true deals - such is the philosophy of RFD.
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h8g7f6j9k0 wrote: so it's actually a price error?
The manager could be getting rid of these since Apple does not sell the Intel version and there is more demand for the M1 version.
https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/buy-mac/macbook-air

Best Buy is selling them for $1,499.99
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ap ... n/15229294

Apple Refurbished is $1,619.00
https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/G ... space-grey
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skip this and get the m1 if you care about fan noise. difference is night and day.
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Like most of the posters here said, always go M1. Much better battery life and runs cooler.
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That disjointed heatsink and fan...strange in a laptop chassis...Apple tried doing this as if it's a blade chassis. A heatpipe can't be that expensive to engineered into the product.

The MBA M1 is the true solid state laptop with high computational capacity per its volume and low energy consumption. Think of the overall user experience. The MBA M1 is years ahead compared to the Intel counterpart. i.e. it's not just the technical processor difference...it's the "what M1 allows Apple to deliver in their products" scenario.

Also, just because the Intel processor is placed into an Apple product, it doesn't change the fact that Intel was screwing everyone for years. For that reason, buying that Intel-based product, new, in 2021 still doesn't make sense. ...unless one plans to collect one as "The last Intel-based MBA". That is...you can already start seeing it as a dinosaur.

Also, next is the software support...with Intel macs now considered a legacy devices, you'd be lucky to get what used to be 6-8 years of macOS update / support. i.e. it further diminishes the usability longevity and resale value.
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No one should buy an intel Mac at this point. Performance/power/noise/heat alone are reasons to go for M1. We'll also start seeing Intel Macs dropped from future OS releases in terms of complete features/functionality as well.
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Buying an Intel Apple device at this moment is not a good idea.
insert witty comment
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Great deal but can’t see myself spending this much money for the clearly inferior chipset
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I have had one of these and sold it in 3 months. There is little to no cooling on these, so the system is constantly throttling. If you are buying one of these, make sure to bump the fans for it to be actually useable.

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