M1 MacBook Air drops to its lowest-ever price


MacBook Air M1 2020
You don't want to miss this amazing deal on the M1 MacBook Air.
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Want to buy a new MacBook Air? Apple’s old but still powerful M1 MacBook Air is available with a whopping $199 discount on Amazon.

This fantastic deal brings the value of the machine down to $799.99.

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M1 MacBook Air packs a punch despite its old design

Don’t let the M1 MacBook Air’s dated design fool you. Apple gave the machine a major internal overhaul in 2020 with its M1 chip. This makes the M1 MacBook Air an absolute powerhouse despite its slim and compact form factor.

To give you an idea, we opened more than 650 Safari tabs on the M1 MacBook Air when we reviewed the machine in 2020. The only hiccup is the 8GB RAM, which won’t be sufficient if you are a heavy multitasker. But if you want a portable laptop for light browsing, notes and college work, the M1 MacBook Air is more than capable of handling such tasks.

What’s even more impressive is the M1 MacBook Air’s battery life. Two years after its launch, it can still give other portable laptops a run for their money in this department. Apple claims the M1 MacBook Air can last 18 hours in regular use.

This is the best time to get the M1 MacBook Air

Apple sells the M1 MacBook Air for $999. That’s a relatively steep price tag for a machine with a nearly 5-year-old design. Take advantage of Amazon’s latest deal, though, and you can get the 2020 MacBook Air for just $799.99. That’s a sweet $199 off its retail price, making it a tempting deal.

2020 M1 MacBook Air

The M1 MacBook Air offers a price-to-performance ratio that other laptops in this range cannot match. This is a 13-inch laptop with an M1 chip and Retina display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, backlit keyboard, FaceTime HD camera and Touch ID.

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03/08/2024 12:45 am GMT


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