Though it's only been on the market for around six months, you can already score a sweet deal on Apple's M1 MacBook Air. Over at Amazon, the 512GB model has fallen to a new all-time low price with $150 off. The 256GB is also at a record-equalling low price of $899 — a $100 discount.
These represent some of the best MacBook deals around right now, though there's no telling exactly how long the discounts will last.
The MacBook Air has been Apple's most popular laptop for years, mainly because it is the entry-level model with the lowest price. Despite being the cheapest portable Mac, it 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.
Apple says that you'll get 3.5 times faster CPU performance and GPU performance that is as much as 5 times faster. Despite these improvements, the MacBook Air runs completely silently thanks to a fan-less design and battery life is better than ever with as much as 18 hours per charge. That's a huge six-hour bump on the previous-gen model.
With the M1 MacBook Air, Apple's most popular laptop got a significant upgrade in the form of Apple silicon. M1 is the company's first system-on-a-chip designed for the Mac and offers some real performance and efficiency gains over previous-gen Intel-powered machines.
Though Apple recently kicked off its annual Back to School event offering free AirPods with Mac purchases, it would be unwise to go that route with these deals. Instead, buy your MacBook Air at Amazon to save as much as $150 and then use our guide to the best AirPods deals to snag a set for as little as $119 and keep the change.
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.
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