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.

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. Our full Deals Roundup has more information on the latest Apple-related sales and bargains.

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Top Rated Comments

roncron Avatar
18 months ago
Even though the M1 MBA was introduced over two years ago, it remains a fantastic computer, especially at the price on offer now. Very solid performance and battery life, silent fanless operation, more than powerful enough for most users, and very thin and light.

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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JoEw Avatar
18 months ago
Why is MacRumors straight up lying? This was on sale for $750 on woot a month ago. These guys need that affiliate revenue that bad?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
18 months ago

Fellow MacRumor folks, I’ve been eyeing this for a while. The issues I have are the small storage and small memory.

Is 256 GB enough for storage, and 8 GB enough for RAM?

But, if I bump up either spec, it no longer becomes a good deal.
What are you using it for? If it's a basic use computer 8/256 should be plenty. If you're trying to do video editing or major 'work' then no, it might be a bit tight.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
senttoschool Avatar
18 months ago
Apple should release a Macbook SE using the M1 Air body but with an M3 chip. Sell it for $799 - $850 permanently.

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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anakin44011 Avatar
18 months ago
This is more than enough for 80%+ of users (and will be for many years to come), and a really good deal for $800. Each of my kids have one of these. They rock.

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.

If anyone is still suffering through Intel MacBook heat & fan noise, check these out.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
compwiz1202 Avatar
18 months ago

What are the main differences between M1 and M2 MBA ?,MacBook-Air-M2
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)