Apple MacBook Air 13.3" (Intel Core i5 1.8 GHz/ 128GB SSD/ 8GB RAM) - English

  • Model #: MQD32LL/A
  • Web Code: 10749364
  • Release Date: 06-12-2017
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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The 13-inch MacBook Air features 8GB of memory, a fifth-generation Intel Core processor, Thunderbolt 2, great built-in apps and all-day battery life.* It’s thin, light and durable enough to take everywhere you go -- and powerful enough to do everything once you get there.

More Information

  • Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • Fast SSD storage
  • 8GB memory
  • Two USB 3 ports
  • Thunderbolt 2 port
  • SDXC port
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life*
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Multi-Touch trackpad

*Battery life varies by use and configuration. See for more information.

What's in the Box?

  • MacBook Air
  • Power Adapter
  • AC Wall plug
  • power cord


  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Brampton, ON

My initial thoughts of this device

I got this computer for Christmas and I will I've my initial thoughts. First off the computer is very light. The main reason I got this was for school and I needed a portable laptop to carry around in my bag. One of the reasons it is so light is because it is super thin. At it's thickest point it is around half an inch, on it's own that is very thin. The computer gradually gets thinner from the back to the front. At it's lowest point it is only 1/10 of an inch! One fault I have with this machine is the viewing angles aren't the best. When you are sitting in a certain position there is always the perfect viewing angle where the colours are vibrant and the saturation is good. But if you move the screen just a bit the whole display will get saturated. The keyboard is also pretty good. The keyboard is backlit which means there is a light behind the keyboard. The key travel is also pretty far so the keys make a clicky sound every time you press it. All in all if you are buying the MacBook Air either for yourself or someone else the owner of this device will definitely be emotionally attached to this device. I highly recommend this laptop over the other, more expensive MacBooks. Unless you need a super high powered monster machine for heavy gaming, the MacBook Air will handle anything you throw at it from typing up a word document to video editing. Great laptop!

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  • from London, ON

Incompatible with ultra-widescreen monitors!!

This laptop is the only one out of four that I own to be incompatible with ANY ultra-widescreen 21:9 aspect ratio external monitor without the user having to buy third-party software that bypasses Apple's BS intrinsic OS limitations. I should be able to plug a new monitor into my thousand dollar laptop and just have it work. Instead you spend an entire day troubling-shooting your way around an otherwise BASIC laptop functionality.

  • from Calgary, AB

Don't trust these reviews

Many of the reviews below were written way before this new Air was announced at the recent October event. Consequently, they are reviewing a different product. What a mess.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Geek squad

I bought this computer was pressured into the geek squad program. I have them "Set up" my computer. I go to pick it up and then drive all the way home and found out that half my accessories aren't in the box. LOOK INSIDE before you leave the store. I have been onhold with the store for 45 mins mins now

  • from North Vancouver, BC

amazing laptop

at first i was concerned about the pricing but i'm honestly so happy with the results. amazing customer service as well, overall had an exceptional experience purchasing this item.

  • from Toronto, ON

Racism... the guy below is calling himself that.

Why take offense to something he is clearly calling himself that. The word is only offensive if you take it that way.... How do you like my name..

  • from Barrie, ON

Macbook Air 13inch

Works perfectly

  • from Waterloo, ON


I love it value for money.

  • from Calgary, AB

the Best mac and cheapest

why you should buy a mac pro ?? mac book air has everything, is fast small and easy to carry. I will never buy a mac book pro, they have too many flaws. I had a mac pro, and it was a horrible experience

  • from Calgary, AB

Macbook air

I bought my mac online and I received it very fast! I like it, very good computer. It worth the price.

  • from Saskatoon, SK

Lightwieght, easy to use

Ive always told myself id stick to a windows oS, but 3 days ago I purchased this and wouldnt trade it for the world, a litte getting used to but overall its easy to use, its nice if your a apple product user (Ipad, iphone, Applewatch, apple tv) because you can use your screensharing from the laptop to apple tv and would be useful if your wanting to share your computer screen among a group of poeple! I purchased this macbook for college, and wish it would have came with Microsoft word!

  • from Stoney Creek, ON


I got this Macbook for my daughter for grade 9, and she loves it .

  • from Mount Pearl, NL


This is my first MacBook and i love it :)

  • from Winnipeg, MB

Great Laptop

This is the first mac i have owned..Mainly because of costs. but bought my macbook air 13 inch and just love it . It is so much faster the my old toshiba like going from driving a yugo then a rolls royce..

  • from Calgary, AB

the Best mac and cheap

If you want a cheap mac, buy a mac air. I had mac pro and it was such a bad experience. even the battery on the mac pro was dead in 2 or 3 hours.

  • from Calgary, AB

Macbook Air

Better than I thought it would be. This is my first macbook. There are a few problems though. Firstly, the screen resolution is not quite fullHD and nowhere near the Retina resolution of their other products. Keyboard not my preferred type but I like it better than apple's other keyboards. Performance was much better than expected from an old i5. I probably should have gone with a 256GB version. I was able to run some more intensive games (Civ6 on low, cities: skylines low, portal on high and csgo on mid) but that should not be the main purpose of this laptop. It's a perfect size for school.

  • from Conception Bay South NL

Apple MacBook Air

Love my Apple MacBook! Would recommend this!

  • from Prince George, BC

My first MacBook Air

I love this so much and it’s easy to use and NO VIRUSES AT ALL,

  • from Markham, ON

great laptop

I recommend everyone to buy this great laptop.

  • from Kamloops, BC

Best Laptop

I use my laptop for work, which just involves doing things like internet, using Adobe Suites, and emailing. This thing has been with me all around the world and never lets me down. Have had this model since 2014 and is still rock solid with no signs of slowing down. For casual users, this is a no-brainer.

  • from Saint Anthony, NL

great laptop

No it is not the new kid on the block. But it still holds its own. Its responsive. its light. SSD which should be in every PC and Mac you buy now. Battery life is off the charts. Easy to setup. Still has the MagSafe connector which btw should be on everything that connects to power for charging. SD card slot and enough usb connectors for devices. And still upgradable to the new OSX available. And reasonably priced.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Great for the mininum

I recently purchased this computer at the end of the Boxing Day special. I love this computer and is great for the basics like surfing the Internet and writing up Word documents. I don't do anything else extravagant. Really worth money for this computer.

  • from Whitby, ON

Best Buy Customer Service

I had purchased this Macbook approximately 1.5 years ago. The Macbook performs great, it did everything I needed it to do. Unfortunately one day I noticed a small crack on the Apple logo on the back of the screen and when I opened the laptop it had actually cracked the screen internally. Now the laptop is unusable due to the damage on the screen. I take care of my electronics, this was never dropped, was always kept in a padded bag and nothing was ever dropped on it etc. I am really disappointed that this has happened as I believe all Apple products have great quality, except for this. Now, the thing that is really upsetting is the service that I received by the Best Buy staff who sold me the Laptop and extended warranty. I was sold the service plan and I was promised by the sales rep that this service plan will cover internal and EXTERNAL damage to the laptop quoting "basically if anything happens just bring it in and we will give you a new one". So, thinking that this service plan was protecting my computer to the max, I brought it into Best Buy to have them tell me "sorry this only covers internal issues". Now they want an absurd amount to fix the screen, basically what I paid for the Macbook!!. So lesson learned DO NOT BUY THE SERVICE PLANS!. The staff will mislead you to buy these plans that they claim protect the customer's purchase. Best Buy really needs to train their staff better so that they are educated on which plans do what. As I found out when I brought my computer in, there is a monthly plan that covers external damage but I was never offered this option, only the one I was sold or else I would have opted for this. Very disappointed in my experience.

  • from Thorold, ON

My 2nd Air and a lot worse than my first...

This is my second MacBook Air and when I compared it to my first one I found it definitely had softer aluminum (my top case is sunken in), the screen is washed out + has a yellow tint, and the keys are a lot softer to the touch. Also, when I checked to see whether the screen was made by LG or Samsung the display code came back to screens which can be bought on AliExpress (3rd party + inferior quality). Best Buy is engaging in some subpar business practices if they are importing third party refurbished laptops and selling them for full price. This definitely seems like an inferior product.

  • from Hamilton, ON

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  • from Aurora, ON

Fell in love first week of owning

Just got the mac book air about a week ago. I absolutely love it and two of my family members got one once they saw mine. LOVE IT!

  • from King City ON,

Best purchased I ever made

I paid 1049 on BOXING DAY and I love it the battery life is amazing on this MacBook air. Im in grade 7 and the best buy guy said this is a perfect computer for my needs such as browsing the web, watching media, typing and assignments its perfect. I suggest everybody to purchase a Macbook air.

  • from Maple, ON

Still a good value. Solid build quality, Decent perfomance, Amazing battery life.

Apple has done a good job with the MacBook air. The 5th gen ULV processor (yes I know it’s dated) in this machine is still super energy efficient and powerful enough to do what an Ultrabook should do, which is run office apps, web browse, play video, light gaming and, be able to run a full day or longer on battery; mostly thanks to OSX and apple’s engineering. The other thing that is often overlooked is the GPU in this made for apple Intel CPU (5250u/5350u); this is the HD 6000 version which has 48 cores. When you compare that to a current gen Kaby lake 620 gpu with only 24 cores, the HD 6000 ends up being approx 19% faster in games (considering architectural differences). The build quality is phenomenal and super rigid due to it's unibody full aluminum construction. The Keyboard is fantastic and the system is dead silent even at full load. Positives: Battery life – 12hrs plus. I ran mine with moderate use for a day and half. Weight – under 3 lbs Build Quality – all aluminum unibody construction that is very rigid and strong (this is not that cheap aluminum paper thin sheet metal stuff wrapped over a metal frame like you find on PC laptops at this price range). Graphics – HD 6000 48cores and is faster than current gen UHD 620 by approx 19% in games. Negatives: Screen – it would be nice to have a 1080p IPS screen. I still think this is a great value. When you look at the Windows based competition in this price category you do find better spec’d laptops but the manufacturers end up making too many sacrifices and cut corners in other areas to try and keep the price down. Usually the windows competitors will have inferior build quality, noisy fans, run hot, weaker battery life or any combination thereof and they usually look and feel cheap. It's not all about what's under the hood.. the body is just as important! Hopefully this helps anyone looking to make a buying decision.

  • from Prince George, BC


I love my new MacBook Air.. but why so expensive it's putting me in the hole for Christmas lol no virus no anything

  • from Sault Ste Marie, ON

Excellent Choice

I bought my MacBook Air from Best Buy almost 2 years ago, I have had no problems what so ever. I was super easy to use. Highly recommend this computer.

  • from Kitchener, ON

Great Macbook

I wanted to purchase the macbook pro but was a little out of the budget. decided to go with the Macbook Air and so far its been a great laptop. Very fast and clean looking. Doesnt have the nice display that the new pros have but its not bad. It does what i need it to do.

  • from Brossard, QC

Great Product

Love this.

  • from Hamilton, On

Did not give 5 stars for my review.,

My review says 5 stars, but I definitely did not give it that.

  • from Toronto, ON


Enjoying to use this MacBook

  • from Ottawa, ON

a happy shopping experience

it is the first time to use BESTBUY and it was not disappointed. Mac is a little hard to handle for a new user but it can be overcame within a short time. To conclude, it is a happy shopping experience.

  • from Hamilton, On

Slow machine for the price

Im a stereotypical programmer. I generally like a faster machine for my main coding uses. A friend and colleague has been all over me to switch to Apple for some time, so needing a new computer and being a Linux user, I decided to give Apple a shot. I was fairly disappointed. The machine looks good, but is about it in my opinion. It's not terrible, but for this price I can get a Windows machine for the same price that is at least 25% faster, this I can guarantee. Bestbuy has machines listed for this price that are much faster than this. Not sure what another reviewer said when mentioned you have to pay for Windows updates - atypical Apple fanship there. I've never paid for a Windows update. I actually prefer Linux anyway.

  • from Edmonton, AB

For reviewer Yvette

The Air hasn't been updated for a while, so the 2015 model may be the latest. Apple is discontinuing in in favour of the smaller, lighter (and much more expensive) MacBook. But it is an excellent computer and will not soon be obsolete. I know many Air owners and all love theirs. Unlike Windows machines the upgrades to the operating system are free and backwards-compatible for many years, and a 2015 Air should be good for at least five years of upgrades to the latest yearly iteration of OSX. As for warranty: I always recommend people get AppleCare after the first year. As long as it's under warranty, Apple will fix it. You may know all this already, of course. I'm an Apple user (with numerous Apple devices--including three MacBooks--in my family).

  • from Markham, ON

My First MacBook Won't Be My Last

Always a Windows user, I was a bit nervous about switching to a MacBook. I was worried about the learning curve, but so far, I'm amazed at how easy and intuitive most actions are. I am thoroughly enjoying this new experience with a MacBook. It's great to have it sync with my iPhone automatically.

  • from Nanaimo, BC

Reliable and convenient size for travel

I've had my MacBook Air just over a year. It is a very convenient size to travel with. This is my first Apple product and can truthfully say a reliable notebook. Unfortunately the flat keyboard I dislike but have a separate keyboard when I need to do a lot of typing. I would definitely recommend this MacBook Air notebook to family and friend's. ET

  • from Winnipeg, MB

Amazin laptop

So I got this while it was on sale. I had a regular Macbook (plastic casing) about 7 years ago for college and enjoyed it but it was so bulky. I really like the feel and sleek look of the Macbook Air. It's also incredibly light! Screen brightness and resolution are amazing. Took me a few hours to get used to the keyboard.. For some reason I found the layout strange, but once I got going on it I had no problem. Really like the backlit keys! This model comes with 128gb SSD. Once all is said an done you are left with around 100gb of storage space. So if need something with a lot more room, this isn't for you. The Air is super fast. Have had no issues with speed or lag. Glad that this unit has 8gb RAM. One person indicated that their unit was the 2015 model... I confirmed on mine it is a 2017 release. There was a nearly identical 2015 model, but they re-released it in 2017 with more RAM and a slightly faster processor (1.8gb i5 5th gen). Definitely suggest getting.. especially if it's on sale!!!

  • from Vancouver, BC

this computer is great!!!!!

i love it

  • from Edmonton, AB

check your model date when you buy

The computer is fine. But I consider a computer a long-term investment and I wanted the latest model. I noticed (after my store warranty had ended) that my new June 2017 purchase is actually an "early 2015" model (found the info under "about this Mac"). This affects how long I've got before Apple considers the computer "vintage" and won't repair it or update the software anymore (which is what happened to my last computer). I'm not happy that I didn't know to ask about the manufacture date and I'm not happy that this information wasn't disclosed.

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