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Update (8/18 11:00am): Electronics Valley (Top-Rated Plus Seller, 99.6% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB (model MMGF2LL/A) on sale for $799.99 shipped (Reg. $1,000).

This is a great entry-level device that blends performance and price. Features include two USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt 2, 802.11ac Wi-Fi Bluetooth, SDXC card slot and two microphones.

Don’t forget, we still have the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $1,600 (Reg. $1.999).

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With your savings, give your MacBook Air a nice home. We recommend Twelve South’s Adjustable Hi-Rise Aluminum Adjustable Stand. Features include a no-slip arm design that aligns your device with an external display “for the ultimate dual-screen workstation.” Cost-effective shoppers will want to look at Twelve South’s BaseLift tilts your MacBook to an ideal angle for working at a desk or coffee shop. Each were a part of our best stand and mounts roundup.

Today only, as a part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is taking $150 off Apple’s 11-inch MacBook Air with prices starting at $749.99 for the entry-level model (MJVM2LL/A). Those with access to a .edu email address can knock another $150 off, bringing the final total down to $599.99 shipped. That’s a match for the best price that we’ve seen on this model, $299.01 off Apple’s regular listing and $100 less than our previous mention. Furthermore, Apple charges $759 for this model in refurbished condition. Features include a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of solid-state storage.

Need more space? Best Buy has also reduced the price of the 256GB 11-inch model (MJVP2LL/A) down to $799.99 shipped with .edu (Reg. $1,099).

Thanks to compact all-flash storage in MacBook Air, there’s plenty of room for a big battery. Working together with the power-efficient fifth-generation Intel Core architecture, this battery can post some impressive numbers. The 11-inch model gets up to 9 hours of battery life on a single charge and the 13-inch model gets up to 12 hours. That gives you all-day power for surfing the web or watching iTunes movies. Put MacBook Air to sleep for more than 3 hours, and it enters standby mode to conserve battery life for up to 30 days.1 And if you enable Power Nap, you’ll continue to receive new email and calendar invitations while your computer is asleep.

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