updated 06:00 pm EST, Thu November 24, 2011
Amazon slashes MacBook Air price deeply
Amazon has joined in a rare price race on Macs by dropping the price on the 11-inch MacBook Air. A brand-new, 1.6GHz Core i5 version of the ultraportable has dropped to $850, a full $150 less than its retail price. The discount is steeper than what's expected from Apple, which may stop at $898.
The other MacBook Air models at most get $60 discounts, leaving the Apple Store discounts on Friday as better offers.
A steep price drop may have been a reaction to a Best Buy listing that hides the real price until added to the cart.