Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
The 13-inch MacBook Air powered by Apple’s M1 chip is now $200, its cheapest ever. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an M1 MacBook Air at this price point, but it’s certainly the first time in over a month.
This laptop may not be the latest in Apple’s lineup, but it’s still one of the best you can buy right now. Compared to the MacBook Air M2, the M1 is slower, has a slightly smaller screen, and the battery doesn’t last as long (although it still lasts a long time). At the same time, the M2 is currently much more expensive than the M1, so if you want a laptop made by Apple without breaking the bank, Best Buy’s current deal is perfect.
What we love about the MacBook Air
The MacBook Air M1 was released in 2020, so it’s been around for a while, which is more than enough to establish itself as the reliable piece of tech. This laptop uses the M1 chip, which combines the CPU and GPU in the same chip, which is very nice to see, especially since it has greatly improved the performance of the company’s products. It’s fast, reliable, and even makes playing games on your Mac possible.
This is an ultra-portable laptop, weighing just 2.8 pounds, making it easy to slip into your bag when you leave the house. Plus, the fact that it gets around 18 hours of battery life on a single charge means you don’t necessarily have to take your charger with you, reducing the things you have to carry around on a daily basis. Speaking of which, if you ever find yourself in need of a new MacBook Air charger, there are quite a few that will do just fine.
The model currently available for $800 comes with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. The 512GB M1 MacBook is also on sale, available for $1,125 at Best Buy, which is just $125 less than its overall price.