MacBook Air M1 just hit its lowest price of 2021

MacBook Air M1 deals
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March has been a pretty solid month for MacBook deals, but one Mac laptop that didn't see many discounts is the MacBook Air M1. However, leave it to Amazon come through with an epic MacBook Air deal. 

Currently, Amazon has the rarely discounted Apple MacBook Air M1 (256GB) on sale for $949.99. That's $49 off and one of the best Apple deals we've seen this year. 

MacBook Air M1 deal

MacBook Air (M1): was $999 now $949 @ Amazon

MacBook Air (M1): was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
The new MacBook Air offers fantastic performance thanks to its new Apple Silicon. The new M1 CPU also helped it reach over 14 hours on our battery test. For a limited time, Amazon has it on sale for $949, which is its cheapest price of 2021. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. 

MacBook Air (M1): was $1,249 now $1,195 @ Amazon

MacBook Air (M1): was $1,249 now $1,195 @ Amazon
Need more storage space? The MacBook Air M1 with 512GB SSD is also on sale for $1,195, which is $54 cheaper than the Apple Store's price. Other than the expanded storage, it packs the same features as the base model. 

The new MacBook Air features a 13-inch 2,560 x 1600-pixel Retina display, 8GB of RAM, Apple's 8-core M1 CPU, and a 256GB SSD. Despite being the base configuration, this MacBook packs the same CPU as the pricier MacBook Pro M1 and offers enough horsepower for just about anything you throw its way.

In our MacBook Air M1 review, we gave this model a near-perfect score for its outstanding performance, comfortable keyboard design, high-resolution webcam, and surprisingly strong battery life. The Air scored 5,962 on the Geekbench 5.1 (Intel) multicore test, which was practically in a dead-heat with the 5,925 from the M1 MacBook Pro. It also soundly beat the 5,084 from the ZenBook 13 and the 5,319 from the XPS 13 (both tested with the Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU and 16GB of RAM), on the comparable Geekbench 5.2 test. 

This MacBook Air deal is bound to sell out fast, so get this deal while you can. 

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor-in-chief at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets, appliances, and apparel. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. He's also always on the look out for the best coupon codes to use when shopping. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.