While a little bit older now, the MacBook Air M1 is still an absolutely amazing buy for most users thanks to its speedy performance, solid design, and excellent battery life. It's quite simply a fantastic everyday driver if you're looking for a quality ultrabook that doesn't completely break the bank.
Today's deal at Best Buy - which is for the entry-level 256GB model - puts it at a whopping $500 less than the new M2 Air, which makes it a pretty excellent value in comparison. Sure, you're not getting the latest chip or the slimmest bezels on the display, but you're undoubtedly getting a lot more laptop for your money with the older model - enough to get an easy recommendation from us.
Overall, we're not expecting this one to go any lower with the upcoming main wave of Black Friday deals later this month either. Although you can never rule out an additional $50 saving here or there, we think it's unlikely that retailers will go that much lower on a product that's still very much in demand as of late 2022.
Outside the US? Check out today's best MacBook deals in your region just below.
Apple MacBook Air M1 at lowest price
Apple MacBook Air M1 (256GB):
$999 $799.99 at Best Buy
Save $200 - The slightly older (but still amazing) 2020 MacBook Air M1 is back down to its record-low price at Best Buy today thanks to the retailers' ongoing early Black Friday deals. A combination of a speedy chip, excellent design, and near-unbeatable battery life makes this one an absolutely stellar buy if you're looking for an entry-level Apple ultrabook that doesn't break the bank.
- Also available: discounts on iPads and AirPods at Best Buy
Want to wait until later this month? Check out our page specifically covering the upcoming Black Friday MacBook deals.
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Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.