Deals: Apple's 256GB M2 MacBook Air Available for Best-Ever Price of $1,049 ($150 Off)

You can get multiple all-time low prices on on Apple's 2022 M2 MacBook Air today on Amazon, starting at $1,049.00 for the 256GB model. This sale is only available in Space Gray, and it's a match of the lowest price we've ever seen on the new MacBook Air.

macbook air new greenNote: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Apple launched the redesigned MacBook Air this past July, and it comes with the new M2 chip, a 13.6-inch LCD display, MagSafe, and an entirely new design. For the 256GB model, Midnight, Silver, and Starlight colors are available at $1,099.00, which is a decent second-best option as well.

Additionally, you can get the 512GB M2 MacBook Air for $1,349.00, down from $1,499.00. This one is available in Silver and Starlight, and it's another record low price on the 2022 MacBook Air.

We're keeping track of all of the season's best Apple-related deals in our Black Friday roundup, so be sure to check back throughout the month for an updated list of all the most notable discounts you'll find for Black Friday 2022.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

Top Rated Comments

CalMin Avatar
17 months ago
Before anyone says that this config sucks, I am going to speak here as an owner of an 8GB/256GB/M2 Air and a 16GB/1TB/M1Pro 14" MBP. For most daily tasks the two machines are not noticeably different to use.

There is a lot negativity about the slow SSD and lack of RAM, but if you are doing daily computing tasks (mail, surfing with lots of tabs, photos, heavy MS Office, light video editing, music etc) there is little to no difference in how these two machines perform. M1 and M2 technology is astonishing vs Intel Macs.

What does happen is that the M2 will go yellow and sometimes red on the memory pressure gauge. However, there is no performance hit or perceptible slowdowns with this. It's like the memory pressure indicator is there to help Apple sell more RAM, because without it, you would never know that you needed more memory.

Don't get me wrong, the M1Pro starts to flex when I spin up a VM, or get busy with Logic or Final Cut, but if you're not using VMs, or editing tons of 8K video, then the M2 is amazingly capable. Basically, if you need the Pro machine get it, but for everyone else, a base M2 Air is a fantastic laptop.

For the record, I don't recommend either one for gaming.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PBG4 Dude Avatar
17 months ago

I just wish someone had a model with 16GB memory and 512GB storage at a sale price. This really seems like the best option.
Honestly, this should be the starting configuration, IMO. Especially the 16GB RAM.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Weaselboy Avatar
17 months ago

What can you do today with 256GB? Is the idea to attach an external SSD?
256GB is plenty for a lot of people. My MBP is my only computer and I am using 79GB of storage space.

I have 7,500 images in Photos, 1,400 songs in Music, 520 items in my Documents folder. At the rate I am accumulating things, I won't need 256GB for years, if ever.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brockb961 Avatar
17 months ago
I just wish someone had a model with 16GB memory and 512GB storage at a sale price. This really seems like the best option.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RiverOak Avatar
17 months ago

What can you do today with 256GB?
For some people a lot. Not everyone requires a lot of internal storage.
Personally I would feel extremely limited with that amount. I picked 2TB for my MBP, and would have bought more if it wasn’t so insanely priced. I like to have most of my sample libraries stored on the machine.
But I know a few video editors and they all use external drives for their work and use very little internal storage.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
joshwithachance Avatar
17 months ago
The sweet spot ($999) is right around the corner.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iOS 17

10 New Things Your iPhone Can Do in Next Week's iOS 17.4 Update

Friday March 1, 2024 1:30 am PST by
Apple will this month release iOS 17.4, its biggest iPhone software update of the year so far, featuring a number of features and changes that users have been anticipating for quite a while. Below, we've listed 10 new things that your iPhone will be able to do after you've installed the update, which is projected to arrive by March 7. When the day arrives, be sure to check Settings ➝...
Apple Maps vs Google Maps Feature

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Which Is Better?

Friday March 1, 2024 7:10 am PST by
Apple Maps has been providing navigational guidance to Apple users for almost 13 and a half years now, and much has changed about the app in that time. However, according to data from Canalys, the overwhelming majority of iPhones in the U.S. still have Google Maps downloaded as an alternative to Apple Maps, which comes preinstalled on all iPhones. We want to hear from MacRumors readers. Which do...
apple tv plus banner

Apple TV+ Gains Over 50 Movies for a Limited Time

Friday March 1, 2024 6:29 am PST by
Apple TV+ today gained over 50 movies, adding to its back catalog of content for a limited time. The collection includes a large number of popular and classic titles. Subscribers can access the movies in a "Great Movies on Apple TV+" section in the Apple TV app. Some titles are also available in 3D. Movies in the collection include: 21 Jump Street 300 American Sniper Argo ...
airpods pro 2 pink

Apple Releases New Beta Firmware for AirPods Pro 2

Thursday February 29, 2024 11:41 am PST by
Apple today introduced a new beta firmware update for the AirPods Pro 2, both the USB-C and Lightning versions. The new firmware is version 6E188, up from the prior 6B34 firmware released in December. Apple does not often provide details or notes on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware, so it is unclear what's new. Note that this software is limited to developers at the...
iOS 18 Mock Feature Baubles

Will Your iPhone Support iOS 18? Here's What the Latest Rumor Says

Thursday February 29, 2024 7:29 am PST by
iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 are still over three months away from being unveiled, but we may already know which devices will be compatible with the updates. iOS 18 will be compatible with the same iPhone models as iOS 17, meaning that the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR from 2018 will remain supported for at least another year, according to information shared this week by a source with a...
iPad Pro OLED Feature 2

OLED iPad Pro's Thin Design Highlighted in CAD Drawings

Wednesday February 28, 2024 1:22 pm PST by
Apple is working on a new version of the iPad Pro that is set to launch as soon as March, and the refresh will mark the biggest design update to the Pro lineup since 2018. Apple is transitioning to OLED displays, and the swap will allow for a major change to the overall thickness of the device. CAD drawings of the upcoming ~11-inch and ~13-inch iPad Pro models give us some insight into just...