Amazon today is offering the 512GB M1 MacBook Air for $1,099.00, down from $1,249.00. This is beating the previous sale price by about $50, and represents a new low price for this model of the 2020 MacBook Air.

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You can get the M1 MacBook Air at this price in both Gold and Silver. For the latter color option, you'll see the price reflected at the checkout screen once a $50 coupon is automatically applied.

The 256GB model is on sale as well, available for $899.00, down from $999.00. This is a sale price that we've been tracking for most of the summer, so it remains a solid deal if you are shopping for the entry level model of the MacBook Air.

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

nilk Avatar
35 months ago

But only 8GB of RAM ?
Yeah, I never see the 16GB RAM models on sale, but maybe I missed it. 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD is minimum spec I'd want in a MacBook Air.
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arcite Avatar
35 months ago
8gigs ram?..... in 2021? ..... not usable.
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scaramoosh Avatar
35 months ago

Anyone know how these M1 Macbooks perform with Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop?
They cache the hell out of the SSD, get the 16GB version.
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Edgecrusherr Avatar
35 months ago
But only 8GB of RAM ?
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ncbill Avatar
35 months ago

Yeah, I never see the 16GB RAM models on sale, but maybe I missed it. 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD is minimum spec I'd want in a MacBook Air.
What are you people doing with your MBAs?

Fourier transforms in Mathematica?

My 2012 MBP with a failed upper RAM slot (so limited to 8GB total) still does just fine for any online work (including that resource hog Zoom) plus office applications (MS Office, Libre Office, etc.) though I'm sure switching to a SSD helped.
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ajfahey Avatar
35 months ago

With Apple's SOC (hope I got that abbreviation right) it is. I've got an M1 Mac Mini at home and M1 MBA at work, both with 8 GB RAM. I'm not a power user, but have never noticed a RAM related slow down.
RAM can no longer be upgraded and most people buy computers expecting to hold on to them for 6-10 years. They configure their purchase for what they WILL need in 6-10 years. They do not buy what is good enough for now but will almost certainly be inadequate later. Do you really expect 8 GB that can’t be updated and with no speed issues now to be just hunky dorie 4-6 years out? I’m certainly don’t and that’s not even taking into account the increased likelihood of SSD failures that will be a consequence of the OS compensating for inadequate RAM by physically assaulting the SSD. That extra $200 for 16GB future proofs my purchase now. It’s insurance against needing to buy a whole new computer in 3-4 years for 4-6 times the cost of an additional 8GB of RAM in the present.
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