Deals: Get Apple's M1 MacBook Air for Best-Ever Price of $799.99 ($199 Off)
Apple's 2020 M1 MacBook Air has hit its best-ever price on Amazon today, with the 256GB model on sale for $799.99, down from $999.00. Silver and Gold colors are available at this price, and the former color has a quicker shipping estimate of March 14-15.
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This version of the MacBook Air sports a tapered design and does not have the updated chassis of the newer M2 MacBook Air models. It has the M1 chip and a 13-inch Retina display, and today's sale matches the previous all-time low price seen on Amazon for the computer.
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What you give up when you buy an M1 MBA instead of an M2 MBA is a better webcam, brighter and slightly bigger display, and magsafe charging. (The M2 also has modestly improved performance over the M1, but the M1 is already as much as most non-power-users could ever want.) I think these sacrifices are well worth it for the price difference, especially with this $799 sale.
If I didn't already have one, I'd grab this deal.
MacBook SE using old M1 body: $850
13" MacBook Air: $1200
15" MacBook Air: $1400
14" Macbook Pro: $2000
16" Macbook Pro: $2500
It'd be a very strong lineup from top to bottom.
A Macbook SE with an M3 at $850 would destroy cheap Windows laptop competition. Today, the average selling price of a Windows laptop is around $700. At $850, a MacBook SE would provide insane value and would entice people to switch to Macs en mass. There are more iPhone + Windows laptop users than iPhone + Mac users today because the base price of a Mac has been so historically high.
Steve Jobs used to say that Apple didn't know how to make a cheap laptop that is also good. Apple knows now. It's with Apple Silicon.
Clearly, Apple's margin for the old Macbook Air is high enough that it can afford to sell it for $799.
Apple already makes the iPhone SE, Watch SE, and iPad 10" (SE in spirit). Macs shouldn't be the exception.
Today, the two most important Macs are the 13" Air and the 16" MBP. In the future, the two most important Macs will be the MacBook SE and the 15" Air.
I'm a pig, so I have the absolute opposite laptop (M2 Max/ 8TB)...yet I'm amazed at the snappiness (and light weight) of the M1 Air...and for only $800.
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