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Amazon has every model of Apple's M1 MacBook Air in stock this week, with all offering delivery before the Christmas holiday. You can save up to $150 on these 2020 notebooks, and you'll find the 512GB model matching its Black Friday price tag.

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Prices start at $899.00 for the 256GB model, down from $999.00, and available for Christmas delivery in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. This isn't the lowest we've ever seen the 256GB model go, but it's now likely the last best deal you'll see in 2021.



You can get the 512GB model for $1,099.00, down from $1,249.00. This is the same price we saw on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and all three colors are again available for Christmas delivery.



You can find even more discounts on other MacBooks by visiting our Best Deals guide for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. In this guide we track the steepest discounts for the newest MacBook models every week, so be sure to bookmark it and check back often if you're shopping for a new Apple notebook.

Article Link: Deals: Get Up to $150 Off Apple's M1 MacBook Air
 

PBG4 Dude

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If you’re looking for an “everyman’s laptop” that’ll last you the next several years, this is the machine to get. Personally I wouldn’t go for less than 512GB storage, but that’s just me. Bought my wife one last year and she loves it. It replaced a 2012 11” MBA.
 
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doolar

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Such a great machine. I have two, one at work and one for myself. It’s one of the best computers I’ve ever owned, I bought my first own Mac in 1994.

It’s not the latest design and lack ports, but at a fantastic price, built like a tank and the performance and battery life.

Went on a business trip for three days, came home a few hours ago. I’ve used the laptop for hours each day, plus some YouTube at the hotel. It had 69% battery left when I returned to the office and plugged it in. Didn’t plug it in once on the trip. Amazing. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty darn close.
 
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Biro

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I picked up base 8gb/256 for $799 at Costco! That price is good thru most of December.
I keep waiting for $799 to return to Amazon. I have a $100 Amazon gift card. At $699, I would jump on the current base MBA even with an updated machine due in 2022.
 
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citysnaps

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B&H Photo Video has $100 discounts on the 16GB MBA (1,349 instead of 1,449].

That's a good deal. And even better if you live in a high sales tax state (10%, California) and pay with B&H's credit card where sales tax is credited.
 

BGPL

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I picked up base 8gb/256 for $799 at Costco! That price is good thru most of December.
Wow, that's an insane price for a great machine.

out of stock though https://www.costco.com/macbook-air-13.3%22-–-apple-m1-chip-8-core-cpu%2c-7-core-gpu-–-8gb-memory-–-256gb-ssd-–-gold.product.100688138.html
 

suns93

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I am normally leery of 1st generation products but given the high praise this machine received immediately, we got one at launch 8gb/256.

It is truly an amazing machine. Performance, battery life, the screen - all amazing. The premium experience this product delivers - and will continue to for many years - at a very reasonable price out matches the competition by miles.

I’ve used Apple products since 1992 and seen the good and the bad. This is high on my personal all-time product list (which given my personality is very price/performance weighted).

That being said, everything depends on your intended use case. There’s a non-insignificant group that this machine would be overkill for their needs. Likewise, a group this would be drastically underpowered/under-ported for. But I do think there’s a big (the biggest?) group out there that this hits the sweet spot for? Absolutely. A complete home run for Apple, and on the first try.

I think many of us thought Apple had somewhat lost their way when it came to Mac - either because devoting resources to other parts of the company resulted in a higher ROI, and/or sheer ineptitude. I now think that Intel’s failures completely derailed and constrained the vision the Mac team wanted to execute and they were forced to turn to a ‘bag-of-tricks’ of sorts, and made some blunders. I know we love to tout that constraints leads to innovation - I mean sure, but sometimes that innovation is Touch Bar. Happy to see the Mac team run free.
 

mlody

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Wow, that's an insane price for a great machine.

out of stock though https://www.costco.com/macbook-air-13.3%22-–-apple-m1-chip-8-core-cpu%2c-7-core-gpu-–-8gb-memory-–-256gb-ssd-–-gold.product.100688138.html

I had to drive over 30 miles to one of the more remote Costco stores as all stores around me (checked 5 of them) were out of stock.

I also used Chase Visa promo where points spent at wholesale clubs are worth 10% more with Pay Yoursefl Back. Add 2% Executive membership and I find this deal hard to beat :)
 

ignatius345

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Not sure why I fail to learn this lesson, but once again I find myself wishing I'd gotten 16GB of RAM instead of 8GB, and a 512GB drive instead of 256GB. I bought this Mac thinking it was "just for writing and some web stuff" and sure enough things have changed and now I'm using it to run a lot more stuff related to work and have separate user accounts logged in at the same time, which can feel sluggish at certain moments.

Right now I'd happily fork over a few hundred bucks to make this machine more capable, but the ship has sailed. The RAM isn't as big a bottleneck as it would be on an Intel Mac, but I can definitely notice a difference
 
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applemanit

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Just bought one with 512 gb on Amazon at 180€ off. aren’t 8 gb enough for non professional users?
 

ToryWho

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Microcenter has them for $879 and has frequently had them on sale for $799. I have bought two of them at Microcenter for $799 in the last 6 months.
 

ignatius345

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Just bought one with 512 gb on Amazon at 180€ off. aren’t 8 gb enough for non professional users?
I'm actually pretty blown away with how smooth 8GB of RAM is on the M1 Air. I've experienced some stutters and things, but that's in cases where I'm running a bunch of stuff at once spread across my personal and work user accounts both logged in. I would go with 16 personally based on that, but I think 8GB is absolutely usable for regular use, and MUCH more usable than 8GB was in Intel Mac.
 

Flood4

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The machine are great and a fantastic buy. But M1 has its limit.
Open number or excel file with 1million row and try to do simple stuff. It lag.
I’m not surprised, and it’s probably way better than a intel version, it’s just not magic like I used to think.

Ps : I have a mini with 16g.
 

bommai

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Wow, that's an insane price for a great machine.

out of stock though https://www.costco.com/macbook-air-13.3%22-–-apple-m1-chip-8-core-cpu%2c-7-core-gpu-–-8gb-memory-–-256gb-ssd-–-gold.product.100688138.html
I saw it at the local store today. Just walk into a store and buy it. Costco has 2 year warranty and 2 more with Costco citi card. They also had the new 14” and 16” machines.
 
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umbilical

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that Air M1 is better (speed/performance) than my Macbook Pro Late 2013 (8gb ram / 2 GHz Intel Core i7, 256gb), I work on that late 2013 (I feel slow now but I can work on), I'm front end dev/designer so I do only sketch, affinity photo, sublime text and casual video edit and that is!

I'm really start to thinking only buy Airs and sold every 3 years, that things seems to enough for my needs (I think, I'm trying yet.)
 

jerryk

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The machine are great and a fantastic buy. But M1 has its limit.
Open number or excel file with 1million row and try to do simple stuff. It lag.
I’m not surprised, and it’s probably way better than a intel version, it’s just not magic like I used to think.

Ps : I have a mini with 16g.
It is just not as advanced as our previous experience with Intel macs trained us. Or in the words of Arthur C Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
 
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