August 17, 2022

Save over 70% by buying a refurbished MacBook Air

Deal pricing and availability subject to change after time of publication.

TL;DR: As of May 25, you can get this refurbished Apple MacBook Air 13.3″ 8GB RAM 128GB in Silver for just $439.99, when a new one would set you back $1,599. That’s savings of a whole 72%.


The next Apple WWDC conference is just a couple weeks away, and Apple fanatics are already buzzing. It’s expected to showcase iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and more. There’s also talk about a new M2 chip, which will be included in the slate of new MacBook models.

The good thing about the release of new MacBook models is that the older ones tend to get more affordable. If you don’t feel like waiting around for a price drop, though, we don’t blame you. In the meantime, you can pick up a refurbished computer from a few years back for a total steal.

A refurbished MacBook Air from 2017, for example, is on sale for only $439.99. It would’ve cost you $999 brand new off the shelf in 2017, so you’ll effectively be saving 72%. 

The model in question features a 13.3-inch widescreen display with a 1440×900 native resolution, a 1.8Ghz Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD Graphics 6000, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD. This is all packed into a razor-thin, under three-pound aluminum case with an integrated 720p FaceTime webcam, and a backlit, full-size keyboard with a single Thunderbolt 2 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an SD card slot.

It’s still a solid, sturdy, and dependable laptop in 2022, but some downsides are the RAM cannot be updated, the 720p webcam is pretty mediocre, and of course, some of the tech specs are a little outdated (the Core i5 is no M1, obviously). It’ll still last you 12 hours on a single charge, help you tackle your daily to-dos at home or on the go, and stream your favorite shows in HD clarity.

Here’s a closer look:

A great way to upgrade your gear on a budget, you can pick up the refurbished 2017 MacBook Air for just $439.99 for a limited time.

Prices subject to change.


Silver macbook with blue sand background

Credit: Apple