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$1739 + 10% **Rakuten cash back** Bundle - Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Intel Core i7 512GB SSD 16GB RAM Bundle

[OP]
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Jan 26, 2020
184 posts
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[TSC Stores] $1739 + 10% **Rakuten cash back** Bundle - Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Intel Core i7 512GB SSD 16GB RAM Bundle

I think this is great deal for MBA bundle.. + 10% cash back

Includes:
• Macbook Air
• USB-C Charging Cable
• USB-C Power Adapter
• Carry Case
• Bluetooth Headphone
• Wireless Mouse
• Mouse Pad
• 4-Port USB Hub
• Extension Cable
• Mac Productivity Suite: SplashID Pro (3-year service), Videomaker PLUS Creative (1-year membership), Grokker (3-month service), Print Artist 25 Gold for Mac, TheMacU (1-year Membership)



This notebook from Apple offers power and performance in a compact and portable design. It combines a 1.2 GHz processor with 16 GB of RAM to help you run multiple apps and programs with ease, and its 512 GB solid-state drive can house your favourite apps, media, games, data and more, plus its 13.3" screen displays a high contrast ratio, providing deeper blacks, brighter whites and more vibrant colours. It's a great choice for your everyday tasks, but it can also handle intense work such as graphic design or multimedia editing. It's thin, light and durable enough to take with you anywhere, and it also provides up to 11 hours of battery power. Clear and dynamic audio plus a precise, Force Touch trackpad help round out the experience. So give yourself a tech upgrade with this notebook from Apple, available at a great value through TSC!

• 1.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (with Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz and an 8MB L3 cache) and 16 GB of high-performance memory let you work seamlessly even with multiple apps open
• 512 GB SSD provides plenty of room for all your movies, music, photos, files and games
• 13.3" Retina display with a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 for more than 4 million pixels, so images take on a new level of detail and realism, text is sharp and clear, and with millions of colours, everything you see is rich and vibrant
• True Tone technology automatically adjusts the white point of the display to match the colour temperature of your environment, making web pages and emails look as natural as the printed page
• Display glass goes right to the edge of the enclosure, so you can focus on what's on your screen
• Wi-Fi (802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible) and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology give you the power to connect wirelessly with ease
• With all-day battery life, the built-in lithium polymer battery gives you up to 11 hours of wireless web, up to 12 hours of Apple TV app movie playback, or up to 30 days of standby time
• Thunderbolt 3 combines ultra-high bandwidth with the ultra-versatility of the USB-C industry standard to create one revved-up universal port—and MacBook Air has two of them
• Thunderbolt 3 integrates data transfer, charging and video output in a single connector, delivering up to 40 Gb/s of throughput for twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2; existing devices are easily connected with a cable or adapter (sold separately); plus Thunderbolt 3 is reversible, so no matter how you plug it in, it's always right side up
• Magic Keyboard has a refined scissor mechanism with 1 mm of travel that delivers a responsive, comfortable and quiet typing experience
• Inverted-T arrow keys help you fly through lines of code, spreadsheets or game environments
• Backlit keys with ambient light sensor help you type in low-light settings
• Force Touch trackpad lets you interact with your Mac in a variety of ways based on subtle differences in pressure, so you have precise control and a uniform response, no matter where you click the trackpad, as well as plenty of room for Multi-Touch gestures such as pinch and zoom
• Touch ID's advanced security and convenience means you can simply place your finger on the Touch ID sensor and your Mac unlocks to immediately access locked documents, notes and system settings without entering yet another password
• Online shopping is even easier—select Apple Pay at checkout, and with just one touch you're done without needing to enter shipping or billing info, plus your card details are never shared
• The Apple T2 security chip is a second-generation custom Mac silicon designed by Apple to make MacBook Air even more secure with on-the-fly data encryption, which means all your data stored on the SSD is automatically and fully encrypted
• Siri is always ready to open apps, find documents, play music and answer your questions
• Stereo speakers deliver lots of bass and more volume, while wider stereo sound creates immersive audio when you're listening to music or watching a movie
• FaceTime camera lets your friends and family members see you in high definition, while three microphones form an array that more accurately captures your voice for FaceTime calls, dictation and talking to Siri
• Sidecar lets you use your iPad (sold separately) as a second Mac display
• Equipped with a collection of powerful creativity and productivity apps, with dedicated apps for music, TV and podcasts, and smart new features in the apps you use every day
• Sleek wedge-shaped design is created from 100% recycled aluminum, making it the greenest Mac ever
• Model: MWT82LL/A (space grey); or MWT92LL/A (gold)
• Year of original release: 2020
• Operating system: macOS
• Processor: Intel Core i7 1.2 GHz quad-core
• Memory: 16 GB RAM; 3733 MHz LPDDR4X
• Storage: 512 GB solid-state drive
• Display: 13.3" 2560 x 1600 native resolution
• Graphics: Intel Iris Plus graphics card
• Input/Output: (2) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
• Networking: 802.11ac Wi-Fi; integrated Bluetooth 5.0
• Battery: built-in 50.3-watt-hour 3-cell lithium-polymer battery
• Energy Star certified
• Power: 30W USB-C power adapter; USB-C power port
• Webcam
• Backlit keyboard
• Dimensions: 11.97"W x 0.63"H x 8.36"D
• Weight: 2.84 lbs
10 replies
Newbie
Apr 21, 2017
16 posts
10 upvotes
Thanks OP, seems like an interesting/potentially good deal (although I personally will not be ordering it). Before taxes, approximately $1575 for a decently specced 2020 MacBook Air (i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB ram) + some maybe useful budget accessories seems enticing.

EDIT: For reference, a similarly specced M1 MacBook Air with education pricing from Apple would run you about $1620 (without accessories)… Maybe I would stick with the M1 for long-term support from Apple
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Newbie
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Apr 21, 2021
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SNOWDEN
Not a deal. Intel Macbooks are almost discontinued.
The useful life is uncertain for these Intel Macs and the depreciation will get worse because of it

Buy M1 or nothing.
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Jul 12, 2019
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MAJORHIT wrote: Intel Macbooks are almost discontinued.
Not fully agree. It's not like you are going to upgrade the CPU or anything. You still get warranty. The fact alone that Intel MacBooks are discontinued should play no role. However, it could be that future MacOS versions would stop supporting intel, but that won't happen for years.
Newbie
Jul 3, 2013
55 posts
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Toronto
This must be a joke, right? Intel Macbooks are probably worth half as much as the M1 (and should therefore, as another poster pointed out, probably be $1k less than it's being priced right now).

This is clearly an attempt to clear garbage inventory. The new M1s are 2-3x faster depending on what task you're doing and have double the battery life on top of other various improvements. To add insult to injury they also start at a lower price point and blow the Intel Macbooks out of the water in every way possible.
Jr. Member
Dec 8, 2019
175 posts
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Terrible deal. You can buy the M1-based MacBook Air with the same storage configuration for almost the same price on Apple's education site (as long as you know someone who is a student).

No one should be buying an Intel-based MacBook Air right now, unless you need to virtualize an x86 environment or run Bootcamp. It's unclear how much longer Apple will provide updates to Intel-based systems. You especially shouldn't buy an i7 model, which thermal throttles hard and is slower than the i5 model under certain circumstances.

Lastly, if you *have* to buy this specific model....it's cheaper on Apple's website...with the added benefit of not needing to throw out a bunch of bundled e-waste...
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Why the hell is Tractor Supply...
Kaboom! Kaboom! KABOOM!
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Jun 20, 2020
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TCWeasel wrote: Why the hell is Tractor Supply...
Yes, the retailer should be TSC
https://www.tsc.ca/go/aboutus/aboutus

The Canadian stores have not been affiliated with the U.S. operation of Tractor Supply Company since 1987.

Fyi, Current owners of TSC Stores phased out the TSC brand in Ontario, and all stores will be under the Peavey Mart banner
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Nov 19, 2010
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You would have to pay me to use an Intel Mac.
Member
Dec 16, 2015
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Toronto, ON
They’ve actually had this promotion for months… but it was as irrelevant then as it is now.

I recently saw some ppl in Best Buy buying a $2500 intel MacBook for their kid though. I felt so sorry for them… wanted to intervene… but .. U know… not my place

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