Apple Unveils Budget 13″ MacBook Air After Demise Of White MacBook

By now you will be well aware that Apple has discontinued the MacBook White which until today was the cheapest MacBook available and ideal for educational institutions.

Budget 13-inch MacBook Air replaces white MacBook for students

Now Apple has somewhat setup a replacement by offering a $999 stripped-down 13-inch MacBook Air to schools that decide to order them in bulk

So what makes this stripped down 13-inch MacBook air different than the current entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air? According to MacRumors, it is equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 2GB non-upgradeable RAM, and 64GB SSD. However, it features a 13.3-inch 1440×900 pixel display.

Apple is currently offering this budget MacBook Air in sets of five for $4,995, or in 10s and 20s which come with a laptop cart and an AirPort Extreme base station ($11,399 and $21,599 respectively).

On the side, Apple is offering three other MacBook Air variants in sets of 5s. These save schools a small $20 per MacBook Air over the standard retail price when purchased in singles.