When the MacBook Air was first launched, many saw it as a laptop for those who were rich as not only was the ultra-thin laptop expensive, but the first generation MacBook Air featured specs that just simply could not justify the price Apple was asking for.
Fast forward to 2011 and now the MacBook Air has replaced Apple’s white MacBook as the entry level laptop, featuring Intel’s second-generation Core processors and solid-state drives, the MacBook Air just got a lot more competitive! So much so that it appears Apple resellers are having trouble keeping the products in stock and have raised the prices on the 13” MacBook Air models.
The 13” MacBook Air models come in two base flavors, 128GB and 256GB versions, with the former sporting a price tag of $1,299 and the latter with a price tag of $1,599. Resellers such as Amazon are reported to have increased the prices due to the popularity (and shortage) of the 13” MacBook Air. On Amazon’s website, the 128GB version will cost $1,549 while the 256GB version will cost $1,849, a $250 increase in price.
It seems that Apple’s own retail stores are not experiencing any shortages, so if you’re planning to get your hands on the 13” MacBook Air, your best bet is the Apple retail store (or website) unless you want to pay a $250 premium.