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Why is the Macbook Air cheaper on Amazon than it is on Apple?

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Both prices are based on an 11-inch Macbook Air with the following specs:

  • 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • 4GB memory
  • 128GB flash storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000

I just decided to check prices of the 11-inch Macbook Air since my Macbook has been with me for 4.5 years now, and I already bought a replacement battery, then a replacement charger, and now, it seems like my battery will be conking out on me again soon. And well, I’ve really been fancying the idea of a Macbook Air ever since I started this blog…for added mobility. 😀

The Amazon price is $79 cheaper than Apple.com (~P3,400), so it is likely that I will be purchasing from Amazon, if ever. Roughly computed, it’d equal to a little less than P50,000, which is roughly P10,000 cheaper than the retail price of the same Macbook Air in Apple shops in the Philippines. Yes, I’ve done some research.

And while I acknowledge that spending on this will make a huge dent on money I’ve accumulated for travel, I feel that this is among the essentials that will allow me to function effectively as a “nomad manager”. Unless Apple comes up with a souped up iPad that can edit videos and do more than basic Photoshop…unless it can actually do that already, and I being stupid with technology, am just unaware (?). I’ll try to hold out as long as I can though. 😛 

Ho hum.

I say I’m a technophobe, but I find myself spending quite a bit of time looking through gadgets in Amazon these days. Still no expert though, but yeah, this gadget-shopping is a big step for the otherwise analog Jen. Hehe.

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