Apple’s MacBook Air M1 is back on sale at its lowest price ever on Amazon. Although it has been replaced by the MacBook Air M2, it is still one of the best laptops to buy.
Amazon currently offers MacBook Air M1 for $849 (Opens in a new tab). Usually, it retails for $999, so you save $150. Only $50 for its all-time low price, this is one of the best MacBook deals we’ve seen in a while.
The Apple MacBook Air M1 is portable, fast, and has a long-lasting battery. It features a 13.3-inch IPS Retina display (2560 x 1600), an Apple M1 octa-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.
In our review of the MacBook Air with the M1, we loved its impressive performance and slim monocoque design. The laptop lasted 14 hours and 41 minutes on our Laptop Mag Battery Test for continuous web browsing over WiFi at 150 nits. The MacBook Air M1 has a high rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from us, along with an Editor’s Choice award.
During real-world use, the M1 chip sneered when we loaded 25 tabs on Google Chrome, four of which played YouTube videos while another pair streamed on Twitch. And when we tried the same workload on Safari, which runs locally, everything loaded instantly—photos, graphics, and text flashed on the screen the moment we pressed back.
The M1 MacBook Air weighs just 2.8 pounds and 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches, which is on par with its competitors. The Dell XPS 13 weighs approximately (11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches, 2.8 pounds) and the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5 inches (12.1 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches, 2.9 pounds). For your connectivity needs, MacBook Air equips you with two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a headphone jack.
As with all MacBook deals, this one won’t last long, so we recommend you jump in while you still can.