Start the week off right with these carefully curated offerings, all part of this balanced breakfast. Our inaugural sale this week sees the M1-equipped MacBook Air discounted to $849.99 at Best Buy from its usual price of $999.99. This is the best discount we’ve seen yet on the 256GB model of the M1-equipped MacBook Air, making it a great opportunity to pick up this lightweight Apple laptop. If you need a model with a bit more storage, you can also get the 512GB model for $1,049.99, a $200 discount off the regular price.
It may not share the same level of performance with the new M2-loaded MacBooks, but the lightweight form factor and impressive battery life still make the MacBook Air M1 a great choice for a daily driver, especially students. who return to the academy. read our review.
Continuing on our Apple tangent, the latest models of the iPad Mini and the next-gen version of the iPad Air are on sale, matching their best prices. Regularly priced at $459.99, the 2021 iPad Mini 64GB configuration is currently $399.99 off at Target, while the $599.99 iPad Air is currently $449.99 off at Best Buy.
The latest iPad Mini model may lack the comforting presence of the home button, but its larger screen more than makes up for its absence. The 8.3-inch screen has a resolution of 2266 x 1488 and includes True Tone technology that allows you to adjust the display based on the lighting around you. Just note that this version of the iPad Mini won’t work with Apple’s Smart Keyboard or Magic Keyboard folio, but it’s still compatible with the second-generation Apple Pencil. read our review.
The previous iPad Air model may not have Apple’s amazing M1 CPU, but its A14 Bionic processor is still capable of providing enough power for most users. The tablet is also compatible with various iPad Air accessories, which allow you to transform it into an ad hoc laptop using add-ons like Apple’s Magic Keyboard. The 10.9-inch tablet offers an excellent Retina display with a 2360 x 1640 resolution and a wide color gamut, not to mention a USB-C port for charging. read our review.
If you’re looking for a slightly less expensive tablet, the standard and Plus-size models of Amazon’s latest Fire HD 8 tablet are discounted to the lowest price at Best Buy. The standard HD 8 tablet was originally priced at $89.99 but is on sale for $44.99, while the HD 8 Plus has dropped to $64.99 (normally $109.99). While these prices are for the 32GB configurations of the tablets, Best Buy has also applied similar discounts to the 64GB models. However, it’s worth noting that both models can expand their base storage with microSD cards.
The standard version of the 10th generation Fire HD 8 tablet features an eight-inch IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 800 resolution. The relatively low-end processor and 2GB of RAM make it hard to recommend this tablet for anything. job related. , but it will fit the bill for streaming media or light gaming.
The Amazon HD 8 Plus mirrors the standard model in pretty much every way, but it does include a couple of key differences. It packs 3GB of RAM, allowing you to handle concurrent apps a bit more easily, and features wireless charging capability, allowing it to double as an Echo Show in some cases if you mount it on a charging cradle. Even with its extra RAM, the HD 8 Plus is pretty slow by modern standards, but it’s still a great option for a cheap tablet. Read our review of the Fire HD 8 Plus.