The next best MacBook Air deal on Amazon Prime Day is at Walmart

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One of the most surprising deals of Amazon Prime Day was the original 2017 MacBook Air going for $699. That deal, sadly, sold out in less than an hour. Now, we have a consolation of sorts from Walmart.

Walmart is selling the very same MacBook Air laptop for $824.99 on its website. There's no word as to how limited this deal is or when it will end.

For that price, you're getting the 2017 MacBook Air using the original design, and with a 900p display, 128GB SSD and 8GB of memory. Again, this is likely the next best deal on the MacBook Air for Prime Day.

MacBook Air (128GB, 2017) is (opens in new tab)

MacBook Air (128GB, 2017) is $999 $824.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Apple's adored thin-and-light laptop can be had for one of the lowest prices yet. This is currently the cheapest way into Apple's mobile computer ecosystem short of buying refurbished.

Why should you pick up this MacBook Air deal?

Simply put, you should know that you're getting into an inarguably dated Apple experience when picking up this laptop. It will still run all of the latest apps straight from Apple, but perhaps much more slowly and at a lower resolution than your current iPhone. It also has neither Touch nor Face ID for login.

However, this is also Apple's most affordable laptop to date – even before either this deal or the one earlier during Prime Day. It's the most accessible way into macOS for most people, particularly students.

The MacBook Air is also one of the most reliable laptops ever developed. We constantly see MacBook Air models out in the wild on trains and in parks, much of which are bound to be older than this 2017 model – the first MacBook Air released in 2008.

If this inarguably dated design is just too much to stomach in 2019 for you, then know that the 2018 MacBook Air is available on sale at Amazon, too. See below:

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MacBook Air (128GB, 2018) is $1,199 $999 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
The newly-redesigned MacBook Air for 2018 is available for a cool $200 off on Amazon. However, it's only the Gold model and contains just 128GB of SSD space.

TechRadar is scouring Amazon and other retailers' websites rounding up all the top deals on Amazon Prime Day - and we’ve put all the best Prime Day deals in one simple-to-use place to help you find the offers that will really matter to you.

Joe Osborne is the Senior Technology Editor at Insider Inc. His role is to leads the technology coverage team for the Business Insider Shopping team, facilitating expert reviews, comprehensive buying guides, snap deals news and more. Previously, Joe was TechRadar's US computing editor, leading reviews of everything from gaming PCs to internal components and accessories. In his spare time, Joe is a renowned Dungeons and Dragons dungeon master – and arguably the nicest man in tech.