MacBook Air M1 just got a $100 price drop

MacBook Air M1
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Back to school sales are in full swing right now, and that means we're seeing a multitude of awesome laptop deals. Luckily, one of the best MacBooks on the market just got a markdown.

For a limited time, you can get a 2020 Apple MacBook Air M1 for just $899 on Best Buy. Plus, if you need more storage, the 512GB SSD model is $200 off for just $1,049. They're among the best MacBook deals we've seen. (Make sure to browse our guide to the week's top Best Buy coupon codes for more ways to save). 

These deals are part of a bigger Apple sales event that takes up to $800 off iPhones, MacBook, and iPads. Additionally, B&H Photo offers the same price.

MacBook Air (256GB/2020): was $999 now $899 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air (256GB/2020): was $999 now $899 @ Best Buy
The 2020 Apple MacBook Air M1 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. Get it for $100 off right now, or save $200 if you double the SSD storage size. B&H Photo offers the same price.

The 2020 Apple MacBook Air M1 is one of the best laptops on the market right now. The addition of the M1 chip was a big deal, improving the optimization of macOS software and hardware, and putting a super-charged laptop in a thin, light, and portable package.

This MacBook is the perfect work station for anyone who loves Apple's clean and creative OS. It performs remarkably well, with a comfortable keyboard, great HD webcam and an amazing 14-hour battery life to boot.

The one downside is the MacBook Air's lack of ports. It has just 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB 4 ports, and a headphone jack. However, other features, like the MacBook's strong speakers and beautiful display, make this hard to complain about.

The other downside is that Apple just released a brand-new MacBook Air M2 (2022). The latest iteration of the popular laptop may be its best version ever. The battery life is killer, it looks gorgeous with the screen open or closed, and the new M2 chip is a definite upgrade over the M1.

That all being said, the price puts it at $1,199, or $300 more than this on-sale M1 MacBook Air. At that discount, newer isn't always better.

Malcolm McMillan
Senior Streaming Writer

Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.

Before writing for Tom's Guide, Malcolm worked as a fantasy football analyst writing for several sites and also had a brief stint working for Microsoft selling laptops, Xbox products and even the ill-fated Windows phone. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.