Update 5/10: Amazon has dropped its price by a buck.
If you’re in need of a new Mac notebook, there’s never been a better time to jump into Apple silicon: Amazon is selling the M1 MacBook Air with 256GB of storage for $899 today, $100 off the MSRP and matching the best price we’ve ever seen.
The M1 MacBook Air is a powerful machine with the excellent M1 processor with an 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU, a 13-inch Retina display, and incredible battery life. It also has the fantastic Magic Keyboard with integrated Touch ID, and a pair of Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports all wrapped up in a super lightweight design available in silver, space gray, or gold. We loved it in our 4.5-star review and our opinion of it hasn’t changed.
So if you’re looking for a great Mac that won’t break your bank, go grab one before the price shoots back up.
Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.