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Black Friday MacBook Air M1 deal takes $100 off right now on Amazon

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One of the best Amazon Black Friday deals is here with the retailer knocking $149 off the excellent M1-equiped MacBook Air. 

For a limited time, you can get the 2020 Apple MacBook Air M1 on sale for $899.99 (opens in new tab) in silver. The other colors offer less savings. That's $100 off the suggested retail price and one of the best Black Friday MacBook deals we've seen. But this deal will go fast, considering how popular the laptop is. B&H Photo also has it on sale for $899 (opens in new tab)

2020 Apple MacBook Air Silver: was $999 now $899 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2020 Apple MacBook Air is one of the best laptops Apple has ever made. It was the first machine to feature Apple's new M1 chip, and it astounded us with its power. Seriously, for a laptop this thin and light, it can take on much heavier machines. Do note, this deal is for the silver model. The gold and space grey models offer less savings.

The 2020 Apple MacBook Air with M1 (opens in new tab) is easily one of the best laptops ever created. Last year Apple introduced its own custom silicone with the M1 chip. By creating its own processor, Apple was able to optimize both the hardware and macOS software simultaneously. What this netted was a super thin and light laptop that could outperform a 10-series Core-i7 processor. It truly was next level. 

We called the MacBook Air a computing revolution, not only for its stellar performance, form factor, comfy keyboard and improved webcam, but also for its strong battery life. In our web browsing battery test, the MacBook Air lasted an epic 14 hours and 41 minutes. Seriously, how has Apple managed to create a machine that's this powerful yet this efficient?

Remember, this deal is for the 256GB model. The 512GB MacBook Air is on sale for $1,149 (opens in new tab), which is $100 off, but only for the gold model. If you're dead-set on that particular model and color, be sure to bookmark the Amazon page and check back frequently. There's always a chance of a restock. 

We've been seeing prices fluctuate all day for all models in all colors. If there's a specific model and color you want, you have to keep an eye on it. 

Even though this MacBook Air is a year old, and even though there's a strong chance that Apple may release a more powerful MacBook Air 2022 next year, we still can't help but recommend this excellent device. 

Imad is currently Senior Google and Internet Culture reporter for CNET, but until recently was News Editor at Tom's Guide. Hailing from Texas, Imad started his journalism career in 2013 and has amassed bylines with the New York Times, the Washington Post, ESPN, Wired and Men's Health Magazine, among others. Outside of work, you can find him sitting blankly in front of a Word document trying desperately to write the first pages of a new book.