Amazon sells Apple's MacBook Air M1 for $799

The Budget MacBook Air M1 is on sale for $200.


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Amazon has reduced the price of the 2020 MacBook Air M1 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage to $799, making it the cheapest Apple Silicon MacBook yet.

The MacBook Air M1 has dropped 20% on Amazon before, but always for a limited time — and sometimes the price is exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers. This $799 MacBook Air deal doesn't have those restrictions, but it will likely run for a limited time or until stocks run out.

Buy on Amazon for $799.

You can't customize or reconfigure your MacBook Air. This is an Apple Silicon M1 model with a 7-core GPU, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of SSD storage and a 13.3-inch Retina display.

However, you can choose from three different colors. At the time of writing, this MacBook Air is available for $799 in Space Grey, Silver, or Gold for Tuesday shipping.

Apple's 2020 MacBook Air is the latest model to feature the famous wedge shape, with the front tilted down. The 2021 update loses out in favor of a form that is better ventilated and therefore slightly less comfortable to type on for extended periods.

This MacBook Air is $799, $400 less than the updated 2020 model with the M2. It also costs $500 less than the cheapest MacBook Pro, making it the perfect budget model. And it's AppleInsider's choice as the best entry point to Apple Silicon Mac for students and switchers.

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