Apple's MacBook Air gets a rare discount ahead of Black Friday

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Getting the best Apple MacBook Air laptop deals can be tough, considering the high quality of the brand's products and the lack of normal sales. But Black Friday is a unique time of year and even the most stubborn of retailers will lower prices on the machines, mainly to clear out inventory for newer models.

That's why now's the time to take advantage of these excellent Black Friday deals, like ones that slash prices of the MacBook Air M1 laptop to under $800 on both Best Buy and Amazon. They're available in silver, gold, or space gray.

Shockingly, we've also got a discount on the 2022 model at Best Buy, which packs the powerful new Apple M2 processor. It's a fairly modest reduction, but definitely still worthwhile if you want the newest, shiniest MacBook Air.

There's even a refurbished version on Newegg with lower specs that makes for an excellent casual machine, which you can easily stream and watch the 30 best Netflix shows on.

(Not in the US? Scroll down for deals in your region).

Today's best MacBook Air Black Friday deals

Apple MacBook Air (M1): $999 $799 at Amazon

Apple MacBook Air (M1): was $999 now $799 at Amazon
If you're looking for a MacBook in today's Black Friday deals, Amazon has slashed the price of the 2020 MacBook Air down to $799 - the lowest price we've ever seen. The powerful 13-inch laptop delivers excellent performance thanks to Apple's M1 Chip and includes an ultra-thin design and an impressive battery life. It's fantastic value for money and the best deal you can find.

Apple MacBook Air (M2): $1,199 $1,049 at Best Buy

Apple MacBook Air (M2): was $1,199 now $1,049 at Best Buy
Best Buy has the latest MacBook Air M2 for its lowest-ever price. The cheaper M1 model may be better for most, but this newer model does come with the added power of Apple's M2 chip that will chew through all computing tasks. For creative professionals, it's a laptop deal that can't be beaten today.

MacBook Air M1 (2020):$999$799 at Best Buy

MacBook Air M1 (2020): was $999 now $799 at Best Buy
A laptop that we declared one of the best ones ever made in our review, the MacBook Air M1 chip boasts excellent performance and battery. It's also able to run legacy apps, M1-optimized apps, and iOS apps, all for a tidy discount of $200.

MacBook Air M2 (2022):$1,499$1,299 at Best Buy

MacBook Air M2 (2022): was $1,499 now $1,299 at Best Buy
If you want a MacBook Air M2 with all the spec fixings including 8GB RAM and 512GB storage space, this is most likely the best deal you'll find. And while our review pointed out that, based on value, this isn't better than the M1 model, it's still an excellent laptop with great performance and battery life.

MacBook Air:$999$674.99 at Neweggrefurbished

MacBook Air: was $999 now $674.99 at Newegg
This is a refurbished model of an M1 MacBook Air but the pricing is as low as you're gonna get, cutting it by over $300. The specs are on the lower end, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space, but it's great for a streaming machine with its solid battery life and performance if you're willing to go with a second-hand item.

These MacBook Air laptop deals are incredible, with most slashing prices by at least $200. And these deals are especially great because they discount laptops that were on the expensive side and make them far more affordable. Considering how excellent the MacBook Air line is, that's definitely a boon for anyone in the market.

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No matter where you live, you'll find all the lowest prices for the MacBook Air from around the web right here, with offers available in your region. 

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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.