You Can Snag Apple’s MacBook Air for Less Than $1,000 Right Now

In 2023, Apple announced its current flagship M3 chipsets, which are more power-efficient and speedier than its predecessor, but these processors are still available in only the MacBook Pro (14-inch and 16-inch) and 24-inch iMac models. It’s only a matter of time before Apple injects ’em into its MacBook Air lineup—and that could be quite soon. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggests Apple is on track to have new MacBook Air models by the end of March.

That might explain these discounts on the M2-powered MacBook Air models. They might not have the latest processor, but the 15-inch MacBook Air isn’t even a year old, and the 13-inch model is still a part of the current generation. These machines are plenty capable and good buys at these slashed prices.

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MacBook Air Deals

MacBook Air 13-Inch Laptop

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This is our go-to MacBook recommendation (7/10, WIRED Recommends) for most people in our Best MacBooks guide. It packs a 13.6-inch display, thinner borders, and a more modern design (MagSafe port included). With an M2 chip under the hood, it offers plenty of power for everyday tasks, a 1080p webcam for crisp video calls, and good battery life. It has dipped as low as $899 during major sale events, and dips to $949 often, but we still think this is a solid deal. This discount applies to the 8-GB version, but if you’d prefer more RAM, the 16-GB version is on sale (in Space Gray) for $1,149 ($150 off) at B&H.

2023 15inch Apple MacBook Air

MacBook Air 15-Inch Laptop

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The 15-inch MacBook Air (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the first large-screen option within the Air lineup. It’s a great choice for those who spend all day working off a laptop and don’t want to squint at a cramped display throughout the day (and prefer not to plug into an external monitor). Apple incorporated the same features as the 13-inch MacBook Air, including an M2 chip and 1080p webcam, all packed into a redesigned chassis that maintains a thin and lightweight design. If you need more RAM and storage, the 16-GB RAM and 512-GB storage configuration is also on sale for $1,399 ($300 off).