Amazon's M1 MacBook deals off unmissable low prices
Apple's M1 chip has received near-universal praise since it started shipping in Macs late last year, and it just made the jump to the 2021 iMac and even the latest iPad Pro.
Today, Amazon has cut prices of its existing M1 MacBook deals and dropped the late-2020 machines to new low prices. With up to $150 off (opens in new tab) regular retail prices, the M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro are stellar buys at these low prices.
Apple MacBook Air with M1 Chip (Late 2020) (opens in new tab)
Both of Apple's latest laptops are on sale at Amazon with record low prices. The late-2020 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro both features Apple's own silicon in the M1 chip and have as much as $150 off regular prices.
Apple's M1 MacBook Air features a 13.3-inch Retina display and comes in silver, space gray, or gold. The base-spec 256GB model is down to $899 in the sale, down from $999, and the larger-capacity 512GB version has fallen to $1,149. A discount of $100 is a huge saving considering these machines are just a few months old at this point and these are new record lows at Amazon.
If you need something a little more powerful, the entry-level M1 MacBook Pro is for you at $1,1499. That's $150 off its usual price and the lowest we've seen it go since its release. The 512GB model is discounted by the around same amount at $1,349.99 in space gray or silver.
Compared to its Intel predecessor, the new M1 processor yields up to 2.8x faster processing with its 8-core CPU and 5x faster graphics performance with the 8-core GPU. The new chip also comes packed with the 16-core Neural Engine, enabling up to 11x faster machine learning.
With these performance gains you might expect a hit on battery life, but that's not the case. The new MacBook Air gets up to 18 hours of battery life and the Pro model gets up to 20 hours of regular usage — twice that of its Intel counterpart and the longest battery life ever on a Mac.
If you still need an Intel Mac for now and want a great deal, check out our list of the best MacBook deals for discounts across all of Apple's computer models.
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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.