MacBook Air M3 preorders and deals — how to get yours

The 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air M3 shown side by side
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Apple updated its MacBook line with the new MacBook Air M3. Available in 13-inch (from $1,099) and 15-inch (from $1,299) sizes, the new Air is said to be 60% faster than the M1-based MacBook Air and up to 13x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Air. (Check out our initial MacBook Air M3 review for a deeper dive into Apple's new laptop). 

MacBook Air M3 preorders are now live with the laptop arriving to customers and stores on Friday, March 8. Below we're listing all the retailers where you can preorder the MacBook Air M3. As a deals editor with 17 years of experience, I'm also listing the first MacBook deals on Apple's new laptops. 

Currently, My Best Buy Plus or Total members can save $50 on their preorders. My Best Buy Plus costs $49/year (you can sign up at Best Buy) and includes free 2-day shipping, exclusive discounts, 60-day return window, and more. 

How to preorder the MacBook Air M3

Preorder Quick Links

MacBook Air 13 preorders

MacBook Air 13 (M3/256GB): was $1,099 now $1,049 @ Best Buy
Best Buy member deal!

MacBook Air 13 (M3/256GB): <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6565837&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmacbook-air-13-inch-laptop-apple-m3-chip-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-latest-model-midnight%2F6565837.p%3FskuId%3D6565837&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $1,099 now $1,049 @ Best Buy
Best Buy member deal!
If you're a My Best Buy Plus ($49/year) or My Best Buy Total ($179/year) member, you can score Apple's new MacBook Air M3 for $50 off. (<a href="https://shop-links.co/link?id=pcmcat1679668833285&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Felectronics%2Fbest-buy-membership%2Fpcmcat1679668833285.c%3Fid%3Dpcmcat1679668833285&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sign up at Best Buy). The 13-inch MacBook Air now sports an M3 chipset with an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. It also features a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and support for up to two external displays (when the laptop lid is closed). Apple claims its 60% faster than the M1-based MacBook Air and boasts up to 18 hours of battery life.

MacBook Air 13 (M3/256GB): from $1,099 @ Amazon

MacBook Air 13 (M3/256GB): <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0CX23V2ZK%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">from $1,099 @ Amazon
The 13-inch MacBook Air now sports an M3 chipset with an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. It also features a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and support for up to two external displays (when the laptop lid is closed). Apple claims its 60% faster than the M1-based MacBook Air and boasts up to 18 hours of battery life.

MacBook Air 13 (M3/256GB): from $1,099 @ Apple

MacBook Air 13 (M3/256GB): <a href="https://apple.sjv.io/c/221109/435031/7613?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fshop%2Fbuy-mac%2Fmacbook-air%2F13-inch-m3" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">from $1,099 @ Apple
The 13-inch MacBook Air now sports an M3 chipset with an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. It also features a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and support for up to two external displays (when the laptop lid is closed). Apple claims its 60% faster than the M1-based MacBook Air and boasts up to 18 hours of battery life.

MacBook Air 15 preorders

MacBook Air 15 (M3/512GB): was $1,299 now $1,249 @ Best BuyBest Buy member deal!

MacBook Air 15 (M3/512GB): <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6565848&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmacbook-air-15-inch-laptop-apple-m3-chip-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-latest-model-starlight%2F6565848.p%3FskuId%3D6565848&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $1,299 now $1,249 @ Best Buy
Best Buy member deal! If you're a My Best Buy Plus ($49/year) or My Best Buy Total ($179/year) member, you can score Apple's new MacBook Air M3 for $50 off. (<a href="https://shop-links.co/link?id=pcmcat1679668833285&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Felectronics%2Fbest-buy-membership%2Fpcmcat1679668833285.c%3Fid%3Dpcmcat1679668833285&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sign up at Best Buy). The 15-inch MacBook Air now sports an M3 chipset with an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU. It also features a 15.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2880 x 1864), 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and support for up to two external displays (when the laptop lid is closed). Apple claims its 60% faster than the M1-based MacBook Air and boasts up to 18 hours of battery life.

MacBook Air 15 (M3/512GB): was $1,299 now $1,234 @ Amazon

MacBook Air 15 (M3/512GB): <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0CX251F4X%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $1,299 now $1,234 @ Amazon
The 15-inch MacBook Air now sports an M3 chipset with an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU. It also features a 15.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2880 x 1864), 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and support for up to two external displays (when the laptop lid is closed). Apple claims its 60% faster than the M1-based MacBook Air and boasts up to 18 hours of battery life.

MacBook Air 15 (M3/512GB): from $1,299 @ Apple

MacBook Air 15 (M3/512GB): <a href="https://apple.sjv.io/c/221109/435031/7613?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fshop%2Fbuy-mac%2Fmacbook-air%2F15-inch-m3" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">from $1,299 @ Apple
The 15-inch MacBook Air now sports an M3 chipset with an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU. It also features a 15.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2880 x 1864), 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and support for up to two external displays (when the laptop lid is closed). Apple claims its 60% faster than the M1-based MacBook Air and boasts up to 18 hours of battery life.

MacBook Air M3 — what's new?

MacBook Air M3

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The MacBook Air M3 is very similar to its predecessor. The biggest changes are the new M3 chipset, support for two external displays, and Wi-Fi 6E support. Otherwise, price, weight, ports, and dimensions have remained pretty much unchanged. Apple says the new M3 Airs are 60% faster than the M1-based Air, but interestingly enough, they don't say how it stacks up against the M2 MacBook Air. Make sure to follow this page for our complete lab tests once we've fully reviewed Apple's new Macs. Otherwise, for a side-by-side comparison, check out our MacBook Air M3 vs M2 guide.

MacBook Air M3 deals

MacBook Air M2

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The 13-inch MacBook Air M1 and the 15-inch MacBook Air M2 are officially out. Apple's new MacBook Air lineup includes: 

  • 13-inch MacBook Air (M2): from $999
  • 13-inch MacBook Air (M3): from $1,099
  • 15-inch MacBook Air (M3): from $1,299

That said, retailers like Amazon and Best Buy still have stock of the M1 MacBook Air, which regularly sells for $749 (its lowest price ever). On occasion, I've also seen the 13-inch MacBook Air (M2) sell for $899 (via Best Buy), whereas the now discontinued 15-inch MacBook Air (M2) has crashed as low as $999 (via Best Buy and B&H Photo). 

If you want a powerful Mac and you're on a budget, I would recommend snatching up the 15-inch MacBook Air M2 for $999. It's an amazing system (I bought one last December) and retailers will try to dump stock of it now that it's been replaced. 

If you want deals on the new M3 MacBook Airs, Best Buy is the first retailer to offer $50 off all preorders for its paying My Best Buy members. In the coming days, I expect to see from $50 to $100 off at other retailers such as Amazon and B&H Photo. 

MacBook Air 13 (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $899 @ B&amp;H PhotoPrice check: $999 @ Best Buy | sold out @ Amazon

MacBook Air 13 (M2/256GB): <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1710305-REG/apple_mly33ll_a_13_6_macbook_air_m2.html?BI=20811&KBID=16572&SID=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $1,099 now $899 @ B&H Photo
The MacBook Air M2 boasts a load of great features. It includes a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), Apple's M2 CPU w/ 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. In our <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/macbook-air-2022-m2" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"">MacBook Air M2 review, we called the Editor's Choice laptop an unbeatable combo of performance, design, and battery life.
Price check: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6509650&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmacbook-air-13-6-laptop-apple-m2-chip-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-midnight-midnight%2F6509650.p%3FskuId%3D6509650&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$999 @ Best Buy | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0B3C7MJX3%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">sold out @ Amazon

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.