With only a few days left until Christmas, retailers know they need to do everything they can to get shoppers excited. And this is one MacBook deal that's worth scooping up before it's too late.
Right now Apple's 13-inch Air (M2/256GB) is $899 at B&H Photo, which is $200 off the regular price and the cheapest price since Cyber Monday. This model is so popular it's sold out at Amazon. I also think the MacBook Air M2 is a much better value than the MacBook Air M1. (Note that Best Buy also has the 15-inch MacBook Air M2 on sale for $999).
MacBook Air 13 (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $899 @ B&H Photo
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 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.
Price check: $949 @ Best Buy | sold out @ Amazon
In our MacBook Air M2 review, we said it delivers an unbeatable combo of performance, design and battery life for the price. And that was at $1,099.
This MacBook Air delivers a sleek design that weighs only 2.7 pounds, as well as a bright and colorful 13.6-inch display with a strong 495 nits of brightness in our lab testing.
You also get strong performance from Apple's M2 chip, whether you're surfing the web with multiple tabs open, editing photos or jumping from one video call to the next. On our Handbrake video editing test, which involves transcoding a 4K video clip, the new MacBook Air M2 needed just 7 minutes and 52 seconds to complete the task. The previous Air M1 needed 9:15 and the Dell XPS 13 Plus took 8:31.
The battery life is another major highlight of the MacBook Air M2. This machine lasted an epic 14 hours and 6 minutes on our web surfing test, beating most Windows laptops on the market.
Other highlights include a fairly sharp 1080p webcam, a comfortable keyboard, roomy and responsive touchpad. Just don't expect many ports, with two Thunderbolt/USB-C ports on the left side along with the MagSafe charging adpater and a 3.5mm heaphone jack on the right.
Overall, the 13-inch MacBook Air is a steal at $899, so I would snatch this deal up while you still can. And be sure to check out Best Buy's 24-hour flash sale to get all sorts of last-minute deals.
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Mark Spoonauer is the global editor in chief of Tom's Guide and has covered technology for over 20 years. In addition to overseeing the direction of Tom's Guide, Mark specializes in covering all things mobile, having reviewed dozens of smartphones and other gadgets. He has spoken at key industry events and appears regularly on TV to discuss the latest trends, including Cheddar, Fox Business and other outlets. Mark was previously editor in chief of Laptop Mag, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Follow him on Twitter at @mspoonauer.