Proving that Apple deals don’t need to be insanely expensive, Best Buy continues its Black Friday pricing for the stylish and practical MacBook Air M1. It usually costs $1,000, but it’s down to $800 right now, so you can save $200. MacBook deals rarely hang around for long, so we’re glad to see this one continuing after Black Friday. However, if you are tempted by it, hitting the buy now button is a smart move as it is likely to expire soon. Here’s what else you might want to know about it.
Why should you buy the MacBook Air M1?
When we reviewed the MacBook Air M1 in 2020, it was described as “fast, fanless, and absolutely brilliant.” It may be three years old now but it’s still one of the best MacBooks, especially at this price.
We took an in-depth look at the differences between the M1 chips, but all you really need to know is that the M1 chip remains a faster processor. It has a 7-core GPU along with an 8-core CPU so it is highly powerful for most tasks. Additionally, the MacBook Air M1 has 8GB of memory and 256GB of SSD storage. More storage would be nice but macOS is quite well optimized so it’s not a big issue by any means.
Another highlight of the MacBook Air M1 is its 13.3-inch Retina screen with P3 wide color support, so it delivers vibrant images and tremendous levels of detail. The laptop has a fanless design so it remains completely quiet throughout operation which is great for classroom use. It also has neat extra features like a backlit Magic Keyboard, Touch ID support, and up to 18 hours of battery life. The latter is great for peace of mind during a busy day and you never need to carry a charger.
The MacBook Air M1 also has a FaceTime HD webcam for taking video calls with a three-microphone array that focuses on your voice instead of the sounds around you. Two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports come in handy for charging and your accessories.
A compact but practical package, the MacBook Air M1 typically costs $1,000. For now, you can buy it from Best Buy for $800 so you can save $200. Whether you’re looking for a great gift idea or a nice upgrade before the new semester, you’ll love this. Check it out now before the price increases.