Currently, just $799 at Amazon (opens in new tab) this matches the lowest price we have ever seen on the MacBook Air M1, and given that Apple has kept it around as a current model to maintain a $999 retail price for the Air, there’s a good chance this is the cheapest we will see the Air M1 through Black Friday.
While the M1 MacBook Air remains one of the best laptops available, if you aren’t sure if it’s the right MacBook for you, you can also save $150 on the newer M2 MacBook Air, or up to $200 off the MacBook Pro M2.
The M1 MacBook Air, an eight-core CPU-powered laptop, has a long-lasting battery runtime of nearly 15 hours. It also packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD.
In our MacBook Air with M1 review, we praised the notebook for its breakneck, speedy performance and slim, unibody design. It endured 14 hours and 41 minutes on our Laptop Mag Battery Test of continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. After thorough in-house testing, the MacBook Air M1 earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from us, backed by our Editor’s Choice award.
In one test, the M1 chip scoffed when we loaded 25 tabs on Google Chrome, four of which played YouTube videos while another pair streamed on Twitch. We emulated the same workload on Safari and everything launched instantly — text, graphics and photos blinked onto the screen the moment we pressed Return. Wow!
At just 2.8 pounds and 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches, the M1 MacBook Air is not too far off from its rivals when it comes to dimensions. It weighs just about the same as the Dell XPS 13 (11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches, 2.8 pounds) and 13.5-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (12.1 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches, 2.9 pounds). For your I/O needs, the 13-inch M1 MacBook Air equips you with two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a headphone jack.
Black Friday 2022 falls on November 25 and we expect to see deep discounts on must-have mobile tech. Be sure to bookmark our Black Friday 2022 deals roundup for the best holiday discounts.