13-Inch M2 MacBook Air Now Starts From $999, 15-Inch M2 Model Discontinued

Following the announcement of new M3 MacBook Air models, Apple has reduced the starting price of the 13-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip by $100, putting it at under $1,000 for the first time.

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Apple originally launched the 13-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip in June 2022 with a $1,199 starting price, but dropped the price to $1,099 in June 2023 when the 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip was launched. The base configuration includes an 8-Core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of unified memory, and 256GB of internal storage.

Pre-orders of the new MacBook Air models with M3 chip start today, with orders arriving to customers on Friday, March 8. The laptops continue to be available in Midnight, Starlight, Space Gray, and Silver with a starting price of $1,099. Apple today also discontinued the MacBook Air with M1 chip and the 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip.

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Top Rated Comments

555gallardo Avatar
6 weeks ago
Based on the headline, I thought they discontinued the 15-inch line overall.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SpanishAppleNerd Avatar
6 weeks ago
I am one of the owners of the discontinued. And I expect to keep my discontinued loved M2 15 inch Air
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darngooddesign Avatar
6 weeks ago

That's a bummer. the 15" Air was a great deal
So buy the 15” M3 Air which is the same price as the 15” M2 Air.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
6 weeks ago

So a nearly 2-year old laptop that gets discounted only $100 is good news?

2-year old.
M2 for most consumers is overkill

And its not two years old, your M2 Macbook Air you buy today is new… and actually amazing value for most people.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
6 weeks ago

if Apple were to eliminate the 8GB/256GB base option and make the entry point 16GB/512GB, there is no way they would start the price at $999.

If anything, Apple would increase the price enough to keep their margins high and start it at $1399 which is too far beyond the magic $999 number.
I'd still be ok with it, because there would be great deals at all the 3rd party resellers
That's the issue with the low base specs for me..

The market is flooded with deals for machines I have no interest in (due to low specs), and they can't be upgraded.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DinkThifferent Avatar
6 weeks ago
Base model M2 is 1199 euro in The Netherlands. Base model M3 is 1299 euro (both VAT included). Still an expensive notebook with just 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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