If you’re looking for a discount on the MacBook Air, you’ve come to the right place. We follow all the Apple resellers all year round so we know the best prices various resellers have sold Apple products for – and we know when they have a really good deal and not just an ok deal. Check out the best deals we are seeing right now below.
There’s a new M2 MacBook Air on sale and we’ve got our eyes on where to buy one and where to get the best deal. Despite the arrival of the new M2 MacBook Air Apple will still continue to sell the $999/£999 M1 MacBook Air, so we expect to continue to see some great deals on that model. However, with the $1,299 model of the M1 MacBook Air being discontinued, this could be your last chance to pick up that model. Hopefully, there will still be some good deals on that model until stocks dry up.
Plus, with a second Prime Day happening on October 11, expect to see some good MacBook deals on Amazon soon.
Best MacBook Air deals right now
The new M2 MacBook Air only went on sale on July 8, but there are already some savings to be had on the M2 and the M1 MacBook Air.
Here are some of the best deals for the MacBook Air we are seeing right now in the U.S.:
- At Amazon you can get the Midnight or Starlight M2 Space Gray 256GB model (usually $1,199) for $1,099 ($150 off).
- Amazon also has the 512GB M2 model (usually $1,499) discounted to $1,449 ($50 off).
In the U.K.:
- Currys has the £1,249 M2 MacBook Air for £1,169 (£80 off)
- Laptops Direct has the £1,549 M2 MacBook Air model for £1,397 (£152 off).
- At KRCS you can get the MacBook Air with M2 for £1,186.55 (£62.45 off).
- Very and John Lewis have the £999 M1 MacBook Air for £919.
You’ll find even more deals below.
MacBook Air: What you need to know
There are three standard MacBook Air models on sale at Apple right now. The M1 MacBook Air that arrived in November 2020 and two configurations of the 2022 M2 MacBook Air which went on sale in July 2022.
Pricing is as follows:
- MacBook Air, M1 Chip, 8-core CPU, 7-Core GPU, 256GB, MSRP: $999/£999
- MacBook Air, M2 Chip, 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 256GB, MSRP: $1,199/£1,249
- MacBook Air, M2 Chip, 8-core CPU, 10-Core GPU, 512GB, MSRP: $1,499/£1,549
There was a M1 MacBook Air that has been discontinued, but you may still find it on sale:
- MacBook Air, M1 Chip, 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 512GB, WAS: $1,249/£1,249
If you aren’t sure whether to buy the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro we recommend that you read about the differences between the MacBook Air and Pro.
Best Apple MacBook Air deals right now
In the tables below you will see the best price right now for the various MacBook Air models Apple makes. Note Apple’s recommended retail price and you will be able to see just how good the deals on the MacBook Air are.
M2 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, 256GB, MSRP $1,199/£1,249
M2 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/10-core GPU, 512GB, MSRP $1,499/£1,549
M1 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/7-core GPU, MSRP $999/£999
M1 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, MSRP $1,249/£1,249 (Discontinued)
Make sure you also check out our complete round up of the best Apple deals we’ve seen.
Where to buy the M2 MacBook Air
You can buy a MacBook Air directly from Apple in the US or at Apple UK, but the stocks may be low and Apple very rarely drops prices – see Where is the MacBook Air in stock. You may however find a MacBook Air in stock and discounted at one of these resellers. There are plenty of stores and Apple Premium Resellers around the world that offer discounts on new and old Macs, so it’s worth shopping around (read our Where to buy a Mac article for more advice).
One benefit of buying from Apple is you could trade in your old Mac and get money off. We have an article explaining How to get money off with Apple’s trade-in program.
We recommend the following resellers in the US and UK:
UK Apple Authorised Resellers
Best refurbished MacBook Air deals
The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself – Apple very rarely drops the prices of the Macs it sells. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t save money buying from Apple: if you want to get a discount on a Mac from Apple you can buy a refurbished Mac. It’s not only Apple that sells refurbished Macs, but Apple does offer some great incentives to buy from Apple’s Refurbished Store, so we do recommend taking a look there for great MacBook Air deals.
The Macs in Apple’s refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full year’s warranty. It’s not like buying secondhand. Read about buying a refurbished Mac.
We see M1 MacBook Air models in Apple’s Refurbished Store from time-to-time. If none are available when you look we recommend you check again in a month or so, if you can wait that long. Check these links for refurbished MacBook Air in the US and refurbished MacBook Air in the UK You will probably see deals on the older Intel-powered MacBook Air models as well.
In the past we’ve seen refurbished MacBook Air (8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 512GB SSD, RRP $1,249/£1,249) discounted to £1,059/$1,059. That’s a saving of £190/$190 on Apple’s usual price. Keep an eye on the store to grab a bargain as soon as one comes up.
A refurbished MacBook Air, 8-core CPU, 7-Core GPU, 512GB SSD, RRP £999/$999 is often discounted to $849/£849. That’s a saving of $150/£150 on Apple’s usual price.
Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years – most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are very old. Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK, which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products.
Other ways to save money
Students should check the Apple Education Store, where they will be able to pick up a discount (as long as they qualify for one). Read more: How to get a student discount from Apple. There is also Apple holds a “Back To Uni” event which runs in the US from June to September (and in the US from July to October) and means you will get free vouchers with your purchase!