Update: This deal has expired. However, you can get the MacBook Air M1 (512GB) on sale for $1,299 at Amazon, which is $200 off and its lowest price ever. Meanwhile, B&H Photo has the MacBook Air (256GB) on sale for $1,049, which is just $50 shy of its all-time price low.
The first Memorial Day sales of the season are slowly starting to appear. Of all the preview deals I've seen today — here's one I recommend you take advantage of right now, as I predict it'll sell out/or expire very fast.
For a limited time, you can get the MacBook Air (M2/256GB) on sale for just $999 at Amazon. That's $200 off and the lowest price we've ever seen for the M2 Air. Simply put, it's one of the best MacBook deals you can get.
MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,199 now $999 @ Amazon
Editor's Choice! The MacBook Air M2 boasts a load of new features. It includes a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), Apple's new M2 w/ 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. In our MacBook Air M2 review, we called the Editor's Choice laptop an unbeatable combo of performance, design, and battery life. Update: The 512GB model is on sale for $1,299, which is $200 off and its lowest price to date.
To be fair, I've seen the MacBook Air M2 sell for this price before. But it was a very rare and fast-moving deal. Could it get cheaper on Memorial Day proper? I doubt it. Instead, I think it might sell for at its second-lowest price of $1,049, which is still a solid deal, but not as good as today's offer.
Despite being super portable, it measures 0.44 inches thick and weighs 2.7 pounds, the MacBook Air M2 packs some serious power. Using Apple's M2 chip, we were able to transcode a 4K video in 7 minutes, 52 seconds. This beat the old MacBook Air M1’s time of 9 minutes, 15 seconds.
You’ll also be able to use the MacBook Air M2 for a long time before you have to charge it. We got 14 hours, 6 minutes of battery life out of our unit, which blows competing laptops like the Dell XPS 13 OLED (8 hours) out of the water.
Also worth mentioning are the MacBook Air M2’s two Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports, MagSafe charging port and excellent 1080p webcam.
That said, the MacBook Air M2 isn't all perfect. The notch in the display is a little distracting, and there’s only support for one external monitor. But for many people, these issues won't be deal breakers, especially not at $200 off its regular price.