Get an M2 MacBook Air for less this Black Friday

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The Apple Silicon transition is in the rearview mirror, and one of the biggest beneficiaries has been the MacBook Air. While the M1 version underwhelmed with its classic (read: old) design, the M2 saw a huge facelift - and the introduction of a new 15-inch version, too.

We awarded the 13-inch M2 MacBook Air a 5-star rating in our review, and a year on, there's still little we'd change - except the price. Thankfully, B&H Photo feel the same way, and Apple's most portable laptop has seen a price cut of another $170 off of the MSRP - bringing it down to just $929.

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The latest MacBook Air models are an almost impossible combination of power and portability, with Apple's own M2 processor zooming through tasks like me after my morning coffee - but with none of the drawbacks. You'll still get more power from a MacBook Pro, but in doing so you lose a lot of the portability of the Air, which still offers fantastic battery life.

MacBook Air M2 from $929

MacBook Air M2 | $1099$929 at B&H Photo

MacBook Air M2 | $1099 $929 at B&H Photo

Apple's best small laptop ever is now considerably under a grand, making it an ideal purchase for a student, your home office, or just about anyone else. With a 1080p webcam, it's great for video calls, too.

Price check: $949 at Best Buy | OUT OF STOCK at Amazon

The MacBook Air is now so capable I almost feel a bit silly for owning a MacBook Pro when I use a fraction of its power - I said as much earlier this year when the 15-inch version was revealed. 

Even a few years into the Apple Silicon switchover, it feels a little like witchcraft that so much power and potential can be squeezed into such a small form factor. The MacBook Air is a great-looking machine, too, but perhaps the biggest boon for Intel or even M1 users is that Apple finally (FINALLY) upgraded the webcam to 1080p.

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If you're looking for the best Black Friday Apple deals as the annual sales season kicks off, we've got you covered. From now right through to Cyber Monday on November 27, we'll be serving up the best offers on iPhone, MacBook, Apple Watch, iPad, HomeKit smart home devices and more. Save a small fortune by checking back on our daily deals coverage.

Lloyd Coombes
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Lloyd Coombes is a freelance writer with a specialism in Apple tech. From his first, hand-me-down iMac, he’s been working with Apple products for over a decade, and while he loves his iPhone and Mac, the iPad will always have his heart for reasons he still can’t quite fathom.

Since moving from blogging to writing professionally, Lloyd’s work can be found at TechRadar, Macworld, TechAdvisor and plenty more.

He’s also the Editor in Chief at GGRecon.com, and on the rare occasion he’s not writing you’ll find him spending time with his son, or working hard at the gym (while wearing an Apple Watch, naturally). You can find him on Twitter @lloydcoombes.