Amazon today is offering Apple's 512GB M1 MacBook Air for $1,172.92, down from $1,249.00. This is one of the first notable discounts on the new MacBook Air since earlier in the year, and it's currently the best price available online among the major Apple resellers. It's being sold by Expercom on Amazon.

macbook air m1 unboxing featureNote: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

You can get the notebook at this price in Silver, but the other colors are coming in around the same amount. Gold is available for $1,174.92 and Space Gray is available for $1,179.00. The lowest price we've ever seen on this model was around $1,149 late last year, but we've yet to see a return to that amount in 2021.

Apple updated the MacBook Air in November 2020 with its new M1 chip, which is the first Apple-designed Arm-based chip. M1 chips replace the prior Intel chips, and bring major speed and efficiency improvements. The new models feature a 13-inch Retina display with slim bezels and a large Force Touch Trackpad.

You can find even more discounts on other MacBooks by visiting our Best Deals guide for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. In this guide we track the steepest discounts for the newest MacBook models every week, so be sure to bookmark it and check back often if you're shopping for a new Apple notebook.

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Top Rated Comments

realeric Avatar
11 months ago
"8GB RAM" soldered on board -> deal breaker !
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
11 months ago
If you are a student or have a kid in school, purchase MacBook Air directly from Apple, via Educational Pricing portal ('https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop'). Apple doesn't validate and the discount is higher.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
project_2501 Avatar
11 months ago
that 8GB RAM though .. :(
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
11 months ago
Saving on Tax $$$
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
11 months ago

that 8GB RAM though .. :(
For the average user who isn't trying to encode 4K video all the time, as well as using Xcode, having 50 tabs open while trying to Zoom, 8GB of RAM is fine.

Even when I do a lot of swapping, my memory pressure is still staying in the green.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
project_2501 Avatar
11 months ago

Yes regular web browsing and email! The 16 gig option if you use program all day to Mac money (think audio/video productions) you need this!
web browsing and email can be done with a £350 Chromebook though?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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