Apple laptops are pricey, sure. But they can also be excellent value for money if you buy them at the right price thanks to their high performance and impressive longevity. Well, now's the time to plump for the MacBook Air M1 as it's back down to its lowest-ever price for Presidents' Day.
During the holiday sales, you can now get the MacBook Air M1 at Best Buy for $799. That's a $200 saving off the regular price and it matches the record-low we saw last year during Black Friday. It's a terrific deal for the premium machine that sits so highly on our best laptop list and one of today's best offers in the Presidents' Day sales.
Editor's note: If you'd prefer to opt for a newer model, check out this recently published MacBook Air M2 deal spotlight.
MacBook Air M1 - lowest price ever
MacBook Air M1: was
$999 now $799 at Best Buy
Get the MacBook Air for its lowest price since Black Friday right now at Best Buy in the Presidents' Day sales. This top-of-the-line laptop received 4.5 stars out of five in our review due to its speedy performance, mighty M1 chip that can comfortably handle all computing tasks and long-lasting battery life. With all those benefits and today's $200 saving, it sits as TechRadar's top value-for-money pick in our best laptop guide.
We've given the most affordable Apple laptop such a high place in our guide to the best laptop because of the sheer performance of the M1 chip that powers it. It's what gets the highest praise in our MacBook Air (M1, 2020) review as it gives the device such fast load times, incredible responsiveness, and the ability to handle intensive tasks such as 4K photo and video editing with ease. That's on top of the slick design and impressive battery life of around 11 hours.
Even with the newer MacBook Air (M2, 2022) now available, we still think the older model is one of the best devices Apple has ever made. Sure, the upgrade to the more modern M2 chip is a solid improvement, but the level of power it offers is excessive for most, and it's hard to justify at the recommended price.
Because of that, sticking with the MacBook Air M1 – especially while it's on offer – is definitely the way to go. In terms of overall lifespan, it will still outlast many other cheap devices, so will save you money in the long run if you're able to invest now.
If you've got a smaller budget but still want a new device, we've gathered even more of today's best offers on laptops just below, or you can check out our Presidents' Day laptop sales hub for more deals throughout the holiday weekend. You can also browse through today's top iPad deals if you'd prefer the flexibility of a tablet.
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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.