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Apple this morning announced new models of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air, now with the M3 chip. With Apple moving onto the next generation of MacBook Air models, we're looking back at the original 13-inch M1 MacBook Air, which is at a great all-time low price on Best Buy.

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You can get the 256GB 13-inch M1 MacBook Air for $749.99, down from $999.99. Best Buy has this notebook in all three colors, and offers free two-day shipping to all customers. Although nearly four years old, this version of the MacBook Air still has an Apple silicon chip and should be perfect for anyone who wants to prioritize saving money over having the latest and greatest product.



With the launch of the new MacBook Air models, this M1 device from late 2020 has now been discontinued from Apple's official lineup. Additionally, Apple has discontinued the 15-inch M2 MacBook Air, so we'll likely be tracking last-chance deals on those notebooks soon. Head to our full Deals Roundup to get caught up with all of the latest deals and discounts that we've been tracking over the past week.

Article Link: Best Buy Has Apple's Just-Discontinued 13-Inch M1 MacBook Air for Only $749.99
 

foo2

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Decent price, but I remember (a few months after this M1 MBA model was first announced) it going on sale at BB (in early 2021) for $750 or thereabouts. 2 years later, getting the same price, isn't that much of a deal.

I also have to believe we'll see M3 MBA 13" for $899 soon, and M2 MBA 13" for $799 or $849 soon (we already see it for $899...). So $749 for M1 MBA just isn't that interesting, IMHO.
 

Edgecrusherr

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IT HAS BEEN THIS PRICE FOR YEARS 🤣. No one buy it, so they can drop it to something more inline with it's age.
 

antnythr

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Seems like a lot to pay for a device that will stop receiving updates in about 3 years. Add in the low end 8/256 specs and it really seems hard to justify the purchase.
 

StuBeck

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Decent price, but I remember (a few months after this M1 MBA model was first announced) it going on sale at BB (in early 2021) for $750 or thereabouts. 2 years later, getting the same price, isn't that much of a deal.

I also have to believe we'll see M3 MBA 13" for $899 soon, and M2 MBA 13" for $799 or $849 soon (we already see it for $899...). So $749 for M1 MBA just isn't that interesting, IMHO.
This is the normal price for this computer. I think it was this price in late 2022 for example. The biggest reason to get a M1 MBA over an M2 MBA is if you specifically have a need for quick file transfer on the lowest spec model. The M1 is much faster than the M2 in this case, but if you need a larger HD this issue isn't a problem anymore.
 

TallManNY

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This is the normal price for this computer. I think it was this price in late 2022 for example. The biggest reason to get a M1 MBA over an M2 MBA is if you specifically have a need for quick file transfer on the lowest spec model. The M1 is much faster than the M2 in this case, but if you need a larger HD this issue isn't a problem anymore.
Truely a niche group of folks who have that kind of need on an internal 256gb SSD and who work with large enough files for the speed difference to be noticeable, but don't want to spend money for larger amount of storage. The weird case of (A) working with 30gb+ sized files (so speed difference is actually noticeable) but able to (B) get by with 256gb internal storage for these massive (and hourly or at least daily) file transfer needs.
 
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StuBeck

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Truely a niche group of folks who have that kind of need on an internal 256gb SSD and who work with large enough files for the speed difference to be noticeable, but don't want to spend money for larger amount of storage. The weird case of (A) working with 30gb+ sized files (so speed difference is actually noticeable) but able to (B) get by with 256gb internal storage for these massive (and hourly or at least daily) file transfer needs.
Of course, but for that niche, in 2024, it's still a bit of important info. I'd get the MBA M1 if I had a budget of $900 instead of the MBA M2 for example for video production work.
 

svish

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Good price and good laptop. But not sure whether to purchase a discontinued model. M2 Air will be available with discounts in a short while.
 
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