Amazon just sliced $250 off the excellent 15-inch MacBook Air ahead of Black Friday

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You don’t have to wait until the Black Friday deals kick off to score a great price on one of the best laptops around. 

That’s because right now, the 15-inch MacBook Air is on sale for $1,249 at Amazon. That’s a cool saving of $250 on a laptop that came out this year and is excellent at pretty much most computing tasks. But I suggest you hurry, as I’ve seen such deals sell out very quickly.

MacBook Air 15-inch (M2): was

MacBook Air 15-inch (M2): was $1,499 now $1,249.99 at Amazon
Amazon just dropped the latest 15-inch MacBook Air to $1,249.99 for a model with a healthy 512GB of storage. No surprises - we're huge fans of this model at TechRadar and awarded it four stars out of five during our Apple MacBook Air 15-inch (2023) review. While it is essentially just an upscaled version of the 13-inch machine, that's by no means a bad thing when you consider the outstanding M2 processor inside. If you can make use of the bigger 15-inch display, this deal is absolutely recommended.

This MacBook Air basically takes everything that’s good about the excellent smaller 13-inch MacBook Air and gives it a larger display. This means it’s less portable but gives users more screen space, making it a great everyday laptop.

And as someone who bought and loves the MacBook Air M2, I can vouch for the impressive performance and power efficiency Apple’s in-house chip provides; impressively, it can even run demanding games like Total War: Warhammer 3 – just don’t expect screaming frame rates. I genuinely think the MacBook Air M2 line is so good it’s given Apple a problem; I’m not sure where the Air can go next. 

In TechRadar’s MacBook Air 15-inch review, Managing Editor Matt Hanson praised it for its big display, slimline design, and excellent speakers. While it’s not a revolution over the smaller Air, it’s still one of the best laptops you can buy today. And for a laptop that’s at the premium end of the market, it’s reasonably priced: this model with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD normally costs $1,499 – with $250 off that ticket price, I really feel it’s a bit of a bargain. 

I’ve been covering such deals for a while now, and I don’t predict the 15-inch MacBook Air will get much cheaper than this, even as we get closer to Black Friday itself and the tech-focused Cyber Monday two days after. So, if you’re on the lookout for a well-made 15-inch laptop with a great display and performance, don’t miss out on this early Black Friday deal at Amazon

See more of the best early Amazon Black Friday deals and shop our Apple Black Friday deals roundup.

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Roland Moore-Colyer a Managing Editor at TechRadar with a focus on phones and tablets, but a general interest in all things tech, especially things with a good story behind them. He can also be found writing about games, computers, and cars when the occasion arrives. And he also supports with the day-to-day running of TechRadar. When not at his desk Roland can be found wandering around London, often with a look of curiosity on his face and a nose for food markets.