Deals: Apple's M1 MacBook Air Drops to Best-Ever Price of $799.99

Apple's 2020 M1 MacBook Air (256GB) has dropped to $799.99 on Amazon today, down from $999.00, which is a record low price. This sale is available in all three colors of the M1 MacBook Air: Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.

m1 macbook air snowflakesNote: 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.

Gold and Space Gray are in stock and ready to ship, with estimated delivery dates between November 16 and 21. Silver is seeing slight delays into late November, with estimated delivery dates between November 23 and 28.

Apple updated the MacBook Air this year with the M2 chip, but kept the M1 notebooks in its lineup as entry-level models. Although they are previous-generation devices with older hardware, the M1 MacBook Air should be perfect for anyone who needs a computer for everyday tasks like internet browsing and checking email, especially at this all-time low price.

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.

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Top Rated Comments

swester Avatar
3 weeks ago

If it didn't have less RAM than my frickin iPad I might consider it as a travel computer.
8GB is honestly fine for 99% of tasks I've thrown at it. I've had Chrome, Slack, Final Cut, Whatsapp, etc all open concurrently and still has room to breathe.

The M1 and current OS versions are masterful at RAM management.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JoEw Avatar
3 weeks ago
Is this all time low? I thought people were getting this for $750 at some retail outlets last year.

I smell affiliate revenue ;)
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thisismattwade Avatar
3 weeks ago
This is an amazing deal! Decide if this fits your use case, and then don’t hesitate to pull the trigger if it does. (Proud base M1 MBA owner.) ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CalMin Avatar
3 weeks ago

8GB is honestly fine for 99% of tasks I've thrown at it. I've had Chrome, Slack, Final Cut, Whatsapp, etc all open concurrently and still has room to breathe.

The M1 and current OS versions are masterful at RAM management.
Agree 8GB is fine for most computer users. Even those who claim it is not generally go by Apple's memory pressure indicator which, frankly, seems designed to upsell RAM. I've seen this go yellow and red without any noticeable performance lag with Office, web, large photo libraries, massive email libraries, browsing with tons of tabs etc.

If you're into serious Photoshop, 8K video editing, coding, 100+ Logic Pro tracks etc. then you need more RAM - but you know that already.

Put it this way. I have both 16GB and 8GB Apple Silicon Macs. They perform about the same for nearly everything that I do with a computer. The only thing I don't do on the 8GB machine is use Windows 11 VMs. It might be fine, but I haven't tried because, well, I have a 16GB machine for that.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
3 weeks ago
If it didn't have less RAM than my frickin iPad I might consider it as a travel computer.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
swester Avatar
3 weeks ago
Best ever 'new' price, perhaps. I picked up an excellent condition open-box M1 MBA from Best Buy almost 2 years ago for...$670. Hard to believe anyone would be paying anywhere near $999 today.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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