Deals: Get Apple's 512GB M1 MacBook Air for New Low Price of $1,049.99 ($199 Off) [Update: Expired]

Amazon today has Apple's 512GB M1 MacBook Air for $1,049.99, down from $1,249.99. Only the Space Gray colorway is on sale today, and it's shipped and sold directly from 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.

Apple introduced the M1 MacBook Air one year ago this month. Amazon's discount today is the lowest price we've tracked to date on the 512GB model, and we aren't currently seeing any matching discounts from other retailers.

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.

Update: The MacBook Air deal has expired.

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Top Rated Comments

drinkingtea Avatar
8 months ago

Both of your comments suggest you don't know much about the M1. I don't know what you intend to use it for, but you probably should be "super tempted." Spend 30 minutes looking at some reviews, most of which cover what you appear to be asking, and don't think 8 Gb RAM can be compared like with like across different platforms.
Whoa. A little judgmental, aren't you? I'm a student and several applications that I use for school function better with 16GB of RAM in comparison to 8GB. I'm very familiar with the M1's capability, but the Air's lack of fans does concern me in regards to longevity since it would be connected to a 4K monitor most of the time. I know the Air does well when it is connected to a 4K monitor, but I want to know how it does in the longterm.

Anyway. I do not need to explain myself.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bradman83 Avatar
8 months ago

Both of your comments suggest you don't know much about the M1. I don't know what you intend to use it for, but you probably should be "super tempted." Spend 30 minutes looking at some reviews, most of which cover what you appear to be asking, and don't think 8 Gb RAM can be compared like with like across different platforms.
Unified Memory on M-series Macs means that RAM is faster, especially when the CPU and GPU are working on the same data, but it’s not magically somehow more efficient from a capacity perspective. 8GB on an M1 Mac will function just like 8GB on an Intel Mac when using apps that require lots of RAM. The biggest difference is the faster SSD write speeds of the M1 Pro and Max means paging won’t cause the same performance hit as before.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
drinkingtea Avatar
8 months ago
This is super tempting. How does the Air handle being connected to a 4K monitor?

Edit: Only 8GB of RAM. Never mind.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LoveTo Avatar
8 months ago
Must. stay. strong. Must. resist. I want the redesigned one next year. I don’t want to buy this one.. ?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BGPL Avatar
8 months ago
If it had 16GB of RAM, I would own one for every room in my house.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StoneJack Avatar
8 months ago

Must. stay. strong. Must. resist. I want the redesigned one next year. I don’t want to buy this one.. ?
Well, i think this generation is best because next will be colored plastics
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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