MacBook Air M2 still available for lowest ever price — $200 off in Black Friday-tier deal

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Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days has come and gone, but Best Buy clearly didn't get the memo because the M2 MacBook Air is still available at its lowest ever price! 

Right now, Apple's 13-inch Air (M2/256GB) is $899 at Best Buy right now — a stellar deal that knocks $200 off the price of one of the best laptops around if you just need something light and speedy. 

This is the biggest discount on a new MacBook Air M2 we've seen to date, and while this model has just 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage that's more than enough for browsing the web and getting work done. Amazon is all sold out of these ultra-slim speed machines, but Best Buy still seems to have plenty of stock available.

MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $899 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $899 @ Best Buy
The MacBook Air M2 is one of our most recommended laptops because it's remarkably light and thin yet sports a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, a speedy Apple M2 CPU w/ 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a great 1080p FaceTime camera. In our MacBook Air M2 review we lauded this Editor's Choice laptop for its versatility and battery life, so don't miss your chance to get one at a great discount.

While the Apple M2 chip driving the MacBook Air M2 isn't great for gaming, it speeds through everyday tasks like writing, browsing the web and editing photos and video. While it's not as powerful as the MacBook Pro M2, unless you plan to do a lot of computationally-demanding work (think programming, video editing, or serious gaming) the MacBook Air M2 should have more than enough pep in its step for your needs.

Plus, the battery life is incredible. In our lab testing the MacBook Air M2 lasted 14 hours and 6 minutes on a full charge, which is better than most non-Apple laptops on the market. This laptop is also fully compatible with macOS Sonoma, the latest version of Apple's operating system. That means you get to check out the latest advancements in macOS, which include cool desktop Widgets and fun new video screensavers.

Given what I know about laptops and laptop deals during times like these, I can confidently say you'd have a hard time getting a better ultraportable for under a thousand bucks. 

The MacBook Air M2 is an absolute steal at $899, but if you're still not sold, check out our Prime Day laptop deals page to stay on top of all the sales and discounts that are still available on portable PCs.

Alex Wawro
Senior Editor Computing

Alex Wawro is a lifelong tech and games enthusiast with more than a decade of experience covering both for outlets like Game Developer, Black Hat, and PC World magazine. A lifelong PC builder, he currently serves as a senior editor at Tom's Guide covering all things computing, from laptops and desktops to keyboards and mice.