£789 Apple Macbook Air Is Cheapest In The UK

Apple cut the price of the Macbook Air when it launched a few weeks ago with the cheapest of them costing as little as £849 when bought direct from Apple.com, which is a significant discount from the £1199 the original Macbook Air costs nearly three years ago.

Currys is offering a £60 discount on the price of the laptop when you input the discount code REE60POUND, bringing the price to a more palatable £789 including delivery; you won't be able to collect it instore and the code expires on the 16th of November.

The laptop, which our sister website Thinq calls a netbook, comes with a dual core Intel Core 2 Duo processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM and a 64GB SSD. Its tapered chassis means that it is only 3mm thick at its thinnest end.

That doesn't prevent it from including a massive multi-touch trackpad, a five hour battery life, a Geforce 320M with 256MB GDDR3 memory, two USB ports, a mini display port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and most crucially, a 11.6-inch LED screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels with a webcam atop.

The Macbook Air fits on an A4 sheet and weighs just over 1.06Kg; it comes with six batteries of various sizes and Apple chose not to pre-install Adobe Flash on them, apparently to improve battery life.