Buy Because It's the Cheapest MacBook
Have you been waiting for a more affordable MacBook? The 2019 MacBook Air is the cheapest MacBook that Apple sells new. It's not super-affordable, but it's still the cheapest portable Mac you can buy.
Students can save $100 on the 2019 MacBook Air with the education discount. No matter how you slice it, the 2018 MacBook Air is the cheapest way to get a new Mac that you can take anywhere.
Starting at $1,099, students can get it for $999 and also pick up a free set of Beats headphones during Apple’s back to school promotion.
You can get the MacBook Air for as low as $1,026 at Amazon without any special student pricing.
If you are on the fence, check out the refurbished MacBook Pro 13-inch models, but they are still going to be more expensive and won't offer the same portability.