The MacBook Air M2 drops to $1,199 in time for back to school - the lowest price ever

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The back to school sales season is heating up, and retailers have been posting some great deals on plenty of Apple devices. Today's best deal is on the newly released 15-inch MacBook Air at Amazon. This deal is especially surprising considering that the 15-inch model just came out in June 2023, and it's already on sale.

Apple's 2023 15-inch MacBook Air is on sale for $1,199 (was $1,299), the lowest price we've ever seen and a great value at that. You're able to get your hands on a brand-new laptop for just over $1,000. And according to our Apple MacBook Air 15-inch review, while it's not as great as the M1 MacBook Air, it's still a solid entry into the ecosystem. Currently, all four colors — Starlight, Midnight, Silver, and Space Gray — are in stock, though Starlight is discounted at the price of $1,234 instead.

This is still one of the best MacBooks and one of the best laptops on the market, especially if you're looking for a well-balanced machine at a lower price, though it's still a bit pricey. And thanks to the upgraded and powerful M2 chip powering it, you can use it for productivity tasks, creative projects, and even for up to mid-range gaming.

Today's best Apple MacBook Air deal

15-inch Apple MacBook Air (M2): $1,299 $1,199 at Amazon

15-inch Apple MacBook Air (M2): was $1,299 now $1,199 at Amazon
If you're looking for a more affordable MacBook, Amazon has slashed the price of the 2023 15-inch M2 MacBook Air down to $1,199 — the lowest price it's ever been. This increases the screen size to a 15-inch, which is handy for those who want a bigger display. It still delivers excellent performance thanks to Apple's M2 Chip and includes an ultra-thin design and an impressive battery life.

The Apple MacBook Air M2 improves on the M1 version in terms of sheer performance, making it an especially great value for the currently discounted price. And since it upgrades the display size from 13-inch to 15-inch, for those who want a larger laptop this is a solid choice. If you're looking for something that can handle a heavy workload, creative projects, streaming movies, and more, then take advantage of this sale.

The standout feature of the newer MacBook Air models is Apple's silicon powering them, which provides the Apple machines with high-class performance without breaking the bank. It allows these machines to compete and surpass many of the best Windows laptops in its price range, as it's easily one of the best Macbooks for productivity work.

This deal makes the 15-inch Apple M2 MacBook Air model affordable, making it the best deal out there. So, if you've been looking for a fantastic discount for an equally great Apple laptop with solid specs, take advantage of this deal now. 

More MacBook deals

 You can also see more laptop offers with our best laptop deals and the best MacBook deals that are happening now, and look forward to discounts at the 2023 Labor Day sales event.

Allisa James
Computing Staff Writer

Named by the CTA as a CES 2023 Media Trailblazer, Allisa is a Computing Staff Writer who covers breaking news and rumors in the computing industry, as well as reviews, hands-on previews, featured articles, and the latest deals and trends. In her spare time you can find her chatting it up on her two podcasts, Megaten Marathon and Combo Chain, as well as playing any JRPGs she can get her hands on.