1.6GHz MacBook Air, $1149 after rebate
MacMall.com is offering the 13.3-inch, 1.6GHz MacBook Air (model no. MB543LL/A) for $1199.99, which is already $300 off the list price of $1499, and until December 31st, 2009 save an additional $50 with this mail-in-rebate that drops the price again to $1149.99, making this the lowest price we have seen on this notebook by about $60. FREE shipping is included and sales tax applies for residents of California, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
For a little bit less Apple's online store has the same MacBook Air in refurbished condition for $1099. A similar model with a faster 1.86GHz processor is available at OnSale.com for $1428.99 with $9.99 for shipping. Easily create a wireless network at home with the refurbished AirPort Express Base Station, which is available for $85 at Apple's online store. For $209 pick up a 500GB refurbished Time Capsule at Apple's online store as well.
The MacBook Air features a 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2GB of memory and a 120GB SATA hard drive. The 13.3 inch widescreen display with 1280 x 800 resolution and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor provide a clean picture while built-in features such as iSight webcam, wireless and Bluetooth as well as an ultra portable (height 0.16-0.76-in. x width 12.8-in. x depth 8.94-in.) lightweight (3lbs.) design allow for it to be taken anywhere. It is backed by Apple's standard one year warranty on parts and labor.