Walmart Begins Selling MacBook Air With M1 Chip for $699 in U.S.

Walmart today announced that it has started selling the MacBook Air with the M1 chip in the U.S., with pricing set at a very reasonable $699. The laptop can be ordered now on, and it will be available soon at select Walmart stores.

Walmart MacBook Air M1
This is the first time that customers can purchase a Mac that is sold directly by Walmart, the company said in a press release. Some other retailers like Amazon and Best Buy have previously offered this model for as low as $749.99.

Apple first released the MacBook Air with the M1 chip in November 2020, as one of the first Macs with an Apple silicon chip instead of an Intel processor. The configuration being sold for $699 includes the M1 chip, 256GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM/unified memory, with Gold, Silver, and Space Gray color options available. Walmart's product listing says the MacBook Air is in brand new condition, so this is not a used/refurbished model.

Apple discontinued the MacBook Air with the M1 chip earlier this month, following the launch of new MacBook Air models with its latest-generation M3 chip. Prior to being discontinued, the model was being sold for $999 brand new. Apple continues to sell refurbished MacBook Air models with the M1 chip, with pricing starting at $759.

Model Starting Price Condition Retailer
M3 MacBook Air (15")
M3 MacBook Air (13")
M2 MacBook Air (13")
M1 MacBook Air (13")
M1 MacBook Air (13")

While the MacBook Air with the M1 chip is around three and a half years old, it is still a very capable machine for many average day-to-day tasks. However, it has an older design and has fewer remaining years of macOS compatibility than the latest MacBook Air models, so those aspects should be factored into your purchasing decision.

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Top Rated Comments

Eminemdrdre00 Avatar
18 weeks ago

I don’t understand why Apple doesn’t just keep selling it at this price point. The profits would still be there, I’d imagine.
They don't want to be seen as a budget brand, but they're happy to let Walmart sell them at a budget price.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Darth Tulhu Avatar
18 weeks ago
There is no better bang-for-the-buck computer than this deal here.

This machine would last the average consumer many, many years.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
18 weeks ago
I don’t understand why Apple doesn’t just keep selling it at this price point. The profits would still be there, I’d imagine.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vertsix Avatar
18 weeks ago
Not a bad deal in the slightest considering all the abominably bad Inspirons, Pavilions and other Windows laptops that they sell.

This is also considering the used (mint) value of them is still around $625-650 or so on Swappa. So you're technically getting a solid deal.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oofio2461 Avatar
18 weeks ago
Don't why Apple didn't re-release the m1 MacBook as the Macbook SE and at a $699 price point, It is still premium enough at that price range.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
apparatchik Avatar
18 weeks ago
A $299 M1 Mac Mini would also sell pretty well IMHO.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)