$799 for an M1 MacBook Air is a steal ahead of Prime Day

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Amazon has announced that its Prime Day sale will take place on July 11 and 12, but this MacBook Air deal remains one of the best deals you can get on any Apple product, and it's already live. 

Apple silicon changed the game when it came to laptop processors, and the M1 changed the game when it came to MacBook Air. Whilst it has since been surpassed by Apple's M2 MacBook Air and the exciting new 15-inch MacBook Air, for several years the 13-inch M1 beast was the best MacBook when it came to value for money, and arguably, it still is. Check out one of the best Prime Day MacBook deals you can already buy. 

The best laptop. Ever.

MacBook Air M1 (Gold) |$999now $799 at Amazon

MacBook Air M1 (Gold) | $999 now $799 at Amazon

The perfect MacBook for everyone, the MacBook Air M1 packs in some great features for an excellent price. The Retina display is still incredible, and the M1 chip continues to show just how strong Apple silicon is. The keyboard is nice and clicky, and the thin aluminum shell makes it eminently slippable into most bags and backpacks.

This 13-inch laptop is extremely light and thin, so it's very portable. It's also powered by Apple's M1 chip. Apple silicon is Apple's answer to chips from Intel and AMD, and the company currently leads the way when it comes to efficiency and battery life, as well as performance-per-watt. With that in mind, the laptop was an immense buy at its usual $999 price tag. At this unreal discount of just $799, it's the bargain of the century.

For $799 you can get a 256GB SSD MacBook Air in any of the three colors, along with 8GB of unified memory. The 13.3-inch Retina display is a joy to work on, and this laptop is perfect for anyone who wants to do computing on the go. 

It boasts an astonishing 18 hours of battery life, and will also provide plenty of power for Apple's newest software, macOS Sonoma. 

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9

  • nellewrites
    Until Apple makes a laptop with a touchscreen, nothing fantastic about it for me. I use a Windows touchscreen and it is indispensible.