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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Today you can get the 256GB M1 MacBook Air for $949.00, down from $999.00. We've seen this model go down to around $899.00, but those sales have been infrequent in 2021. Today's discount is the best around online and the best we've tracked in a few months.

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The MacBook Air is available in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray at this price, and they're all in stock and ready to ship today. Apple announced the MacBook Air in November 2020, with the new M1 chip that replaces the prior Intel chips and introduces major speed and efficiency improvements.

In regards to the 512GB M1 MacBook Air, Amazon is offering this model at $1,169.92, down from $1,249.00. This sale is only available in the Silver color option, and it's being sold by Expercom on Amazon. In terms of previous sales, it isn't quite a best-ever price, but it's close to the lowest price we've ever tracked for this model and it's the best online right now.

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: Save Up to $79 on Apple's M1 MacBook Air, Starting at $949 for 256GB


macrumors member
Jun 25, 2014
Seems weird that these sale posts always omit how much RAM there is.

This is the 8GB model. ?
It's safe to assume all them have 8 GB of memory because all of the standard configs have 8 GB of memory. The only way of getting 16 GB is to custom order it.

Mr. Dee

macrumors 601
Dec 4, 2003
I am starting to think there is a glut of M1's on the market. Apple likely overestimated and produced a lot. With current pandemic, budgets are tight and not a lot of people are buying them. Worst, with news of more powerful models in the pipeline.


Aug 19, 2002
Mid-West USA
I think that is a good price. I wonder how it will perform against the 2020 iPad Pro? I know Apples and Oranges comparison. Pun sort of intended. But the sale price vs. even a 2020 iPad Pro with MK might be worth a look at. I still miss my 12" Macbook, even though it ran sluggish.


macrumors regular
Jan 7, 2014
I have a 2020 MacBook Air with the 1.1 ghz quad core with 16 gb of ram and I get the using significant resource warnings on half the web pages I visit. The same pages on my iPad Pro run fine. I want to upgrade but not to an M1 with stronger machines in the pipeline. This sales on M1 are tempting but not tempting enough given they are outdated already.
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