Where to buy the new MacBook Air M3 - preorders available at these retailers

MacBook Air M3
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The MacBook Air M3 is coming. Apple surprised us by announcing the new MacBook Air M3 this week, confirming that a 13-inch and 15-inch model will launch on March 8. Retailers are taking preorders for these new premium laptops now, so if one's on your shopping list, then here's where to buy the latest MacBook Air M3.

Pre-order the MacBook Air M3 at Amazon
Pre-order the MacBook Air M3 at Best Buy

As we learned in the announcement, the MacBook Air powered by an M3 chip will be available in 13-inch and 15-inch display sizes with prices starting at $1,099 / £1,099 / AU$1,799. 

The base models come with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD storage, but you can choose to upgrade these to 16GB or 512GB for an additional cost if you want more memory or storage.

You can read our MacBook Air 13-inch (M3) review and MacBook Air 15-inch (M3) review for our hands-on thoughts with each device. Spoilers: they were very positive with both laptops being awarded a full five stars out of five for their excellent performance, impressive battery life, slick design and terrific value for money. It's clear these will feature highly in our best MacBook and best laptop guides.

If that's catapulted one to the top of your shopping list then you can find all the latest MacBook Air M3 preorders and current availability in various regions below.

MacBook Air M3 preorders available now

MacBook Air M3: $1,099 / £1,099 / AU$1,799 at Amazon

MacBook Air M3: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fgp%2Faw%2Fd%2FB0CX23V2ZK%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">from $1,099 / £1,099 / AU$1,799 at Amazon
Amazon has various configurations of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air M3 available to pre-order. The price starts at $1,099 for the standard 13-inch version with the M3 chip, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It costs extra to buy the larger display size, upgrade the RAM to 16GB, or extend the storage to 512GB. Jump through the link to see all the options.

MacBook Air M3: $399 with trade-in at Best Buy

MacBook Air M3: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?id=pcmcat1709556245942&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fapple%2Fmacbook-air-m3%2Fpcmcat1709556245942.c%3Fid%3Dpcmcat1709556245942&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">from $399 with trade-in at Best Buy
Best Buy is running an enhanced trade-in program alongside the launch of the MacBook Air M3 that can save you up to $1,200 on the new devices. On top of that, My Best Buy Plus and Total members save an extra $50 on both versions and all specifications. If you're a subscriber – and have an old MacBook to trade in – this is easily the best place to buy today. Be sure to check out the latest <a href="https://www.techradar.com/coupons/best-buy" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">Best Buy discount codes before hitting that buy button for more ways to save at the retailer.

MacBook Air M3: $1,099 / £1,099 / AU$1,799 at Apple

MacBook Air M3: <a href="https://apple.sjv.io/c/221109/435031/7613?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fshop%2Fbuy-mac%2Fmacbook-air" data-link-merchant="apple.com"">from $1,099 / £1,099 / AU$1,799 at Apple
Of course, you can also pre-order the new MacBook Air M3 from Apple directly. The manufacturer has all six configurations of the 13-inch and 15-inch models laid out neatly in its store for you to compare features such as memory, GPU cores, and storage sizes. If you buy from Apple, you can take advantage of monthly payment options and get credit to put towards your new purchase when you trade in an old device. There may also be ways to save with the latest <a href="https://www.techradar.com/coupons/apple" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="apple.com"">Apple promo codes.

It's unlikely that we'll see any seriously big savings or discounts at this early stage, but it could be a good opportunity for a price cut on the older M1 and M2 versions. You can check out our best MacBook deals hubs for all the latest offers and the best laptop deals roundup for other devices.

James Pickard
Senior Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.