Despite being Apple's newest model and featuring fancy Apple silicon, the M1 MacBook Air has already seen some solid discounts. For a limited time, you even have the chance to snag one for as little as $749.99. That's $250 off the entry-level model's regular price. Here's how.
The deal is available over at Best Buy. You'll see the MacBook Air listed at $849.99 there, the same price that it currently is at Amazon, though there's an easy way to take an extra $100 off.
All you need to do is ensure you are logged into a free My Best Buy account that is signed up for the Student Deals program. Once you are, you'll see a clippable coupon on the product page for the extra discount. If you haven't signed up for Student Deals already, you can click this link to enrol. No school information or verification is requred.
Despite being the cheapest portable Mac, the MacBook Air got a huge upgrade in late 2020 in the form of Apple silicon. The M1 chip is Apple's first system-on-a-chip designed for the Mac and brings with it some real performance and efficiency gains when compared to previous Intel-powered MacBooks.
According to Apple, you'll get 3.5 times faster CPU performance and 5 times faster GPU performance. Despite huge performance gains, the MacBook Air runs completely silently (it doesn't even have a fan) and its battery life is better than ever. You'll get as much as 18 hours per charge — a huge six-hour bump on the previous-gen model.
Apple recently kicked off its own Back to School event offering free AirPods with Mac purchases. Despite the free AirPods, you'd still be better served going with Best Buy's deal on the MacBook Air to save $250. Then use our guide to the best AirPods deals to snag a set for as little as $119 and keep the change.
Best Buy offers free shipping on orders totaling $35 or more, though you can also select free in-store pickup or curbside pickup where available to receive your order even faster.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.