Apple is gearing up to launch a new iPhone and Apple Watch today, but if you’re in the market for a new MacBook, you don’t need to wait. Amazon is selling the MacBook Air with either 256 or 512GB of storage for $850 and $1,100, respectively, the lowest prices we’ve seen. (Editor’s note: You can order any model, but depending on the color and capacity you choose, shipping might be delayed by several weeks.)
The MacBook Air has a speedy M1 processor with an 8-core CPU and either a 7-core (256GB) or 8-core (512GB) GPU. You’re also getting a 13-inch retina display, Magic Keyboard, and tremendous battery life that will easily last a full work (or play) day. In our 4.5-star review, we called it “excellent” and “incredible” with “shocking performance,” and we’re sure you’ll feel the same way.
So go grab this deal so you can save a little money before the Apple event before you spend a lot after it.
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.